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

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 and Heliopolis 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 will need to buy a textbook in time for your first lesson. They’re available at the British Council bookshops in Agouza and Heliopolis. If you tell the clerk which course you are taking, they’ll know which book to give you.

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.

If a refund is offered, you will be issued with a course credit. This credit must be used within six months. 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
  • 19.15–21.45

* 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 or Nasr City. Visit our teaching centres page for more information about these locations. 

How much does the course cost?

  • Course:

    – Morning classes (10.30 - 13.00) 1,190 LE

    – Standard classes (13.30 - 16.00) 1,130 LE

    – Peak time classes (16.30 - 19.15/19.30 - 21.45) 1,250 LE

  • Placement test for new students – 150 LE

Conversation English term dates 2016/ 2017

Term Dates 
Term 1 5 September - 1 November 2016
Term 2 2 November - 21 December 2016
Term 3 15 January - 20 February 2017
Term 4 26 February - 30 March 2017
Term 5              4 April - 15 May 2017
Term 6      21 May – 22 June 2017