About this course

 Better understanding. Improved fluency. Greater confidence.

This is the ideal course if you want to listen more attentively, speak more confidently and communicate more clearly. English Conversation courses will help you improve all aspects of oral communication.

We’ll develop your listening skills to help you better follow and participate in conversations.

You will learn more than stock phrases; we will teach you the language you need to know to speak with greater fluency in a wide variety of situations. We help you work on your speaking skills by encouraging conversation through role-plays, debates, mini- presentations and discussions.  

On this course you will:

  • Learn to speak more confidently
  • Practise listening more attentively
  • Learn phrases that help with your fluency

Why should you choose this course at the British Council?

Improve your conversation skills with the world’s English experts and you will:

  • Be taught by highly qualified teachers
  • Enjoy lessons using proven techniques to get results
  • Gain access to the LearnEnglish website featuring thousands of hints, tips, games and downloads
  • See your fluency, pronunciation and confidence improve

Practise Sessions:

Attend practice sessions to enhance your English outside the classroom in a fun and friendly environment. 

What are Practise sessions?

Practise sessions is a free programme that gives you an additional opportunity to practice your English outside of the class room. 

Each term you can attend a wide range of language-based sessions that can help you practice your English in a friendly, inclusive, and stimulating way.

This gives you the chance to meet other students and interact with British Council teachers.

Why attend Practise sessions?

  • Gives you more opportunities to practice English and see rapid progress.
  • Develops your English with topics that interest you. 
  • You can choose from a range of extra activities that suit you.
  • Meet friendly people with similar interests and goals.
  • Discover how improving your English can be fun

Extra activities:

TED talks, Grammar workshops, Skills sessions.

Who can join?

Our students can attend seven sessions per term for free. 

How to Join?

For more information or to book a place call the call centre on 19789 or speak to a member of the customer of the customer service team. 

Online classroom:

Online classroom is a free online space where you can consolidate your learning, interact with other students from across the country and develop your language skills from the comfort of your own home. 

Who can join?

Our students can join for free.

How can you join?

Your teacher will give you the access code during your first lesson

The right level for you

We offer English conversation courses at 4 levels from pre-intermediate  for those with basic English skills right up to advanced level for those who have almost mastered  many aspects of the language. 

  • Pre-intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-intermediate
  • Advanced

If you’re a new British Council student you’ll need to take a placement test to find out which is the right course level for you. These tests take place in our teaching centres in Agouza, Heliopolis, Citystars, Nile University and Alexandria and you can book your placement test online on here.

How will I be assessed? 

At the end of the course you’ll receive a grade based on your progress in speaking, fluency, accuracy, use of vocabulary and pronunciation. There are no formal tests.

Where is this course taught?

Additional information


You do not need to buy any books for conversation course.

Bookshop opening times

  • Agouza is open Sunday to Thursday, 10.00–14.30 and 16.00–20.30. 
  • Heliopolis is open Saturday to Thursday, 09.00–19.00. For the first two weeks of term it will also open at these times on Friday.

Free online resources 

Visit the LearnEnglish website for free resources to assist your learning.


Refunds are only available if the course is cancelled by the British Council or if you can prove that you are unable to complete the course due to serious illness, a loss or bereavement, or another personal trauma.Credit transfers are also available if you can provide evidence of a reasonable cause for cancellation. The credit must be used within six months, after this period the credit expires. Read more about our refund policy.

Calendar and pricing

When are classes held?

These courses are made up of five lessons that are 2.5 hours long and held once a week. There are four different courses for each level, which you can take in any order.  Lessons take place on the following times:

  • 10.30 – 13.00
  • 13.30 – 16.00
  • 16.30–19.00
  • 19.30–22.00

* Please note: Not Every course is run on all the days and times listed above. When you register for your course you will be told which days and times are available. 

 Where are classes held?

You can choose between our teaching centres in Agouza, Heliopolis, Citystars, Nile University or Alexandria. Visit our teaching centres page for more information about these locations. 

How much does the course cost?

  • Course fees:
  • Morning classes (10.30 to 13.00) EGP 1680
  • Afternoon classes (13.30 to 16.00) EGP 1470
  • Peak classes (16.30 to 19.00 and 19.30 to 22.00) EGP 1930

Placement test for new students – 200 LE

In Alexandria office:

Peak classes (16.30 to 19.00)  EGP 1800

Peak classes (19.15 to 21.45) EGP 1800

Conversation English term dates 2018/ 2019

Term Dates 
Term 1 9 September – 16 October 2018
Term 2 17 October – 20 November 2018
Term 3 2 December – 22 January 2019
Term 4 28 January – 3 March 2019
Term 5              5 March – 8 April 2019
Term 6      9 April – 22 May 2019
Term 7 13 June – 11 July 2019
Term 8 11 July – 8 August 2019