Our General English courses are designed to improve every aspect of your English. Each lesson has clear objectives that contribute to your overall progress and moves you closer to achieving your language goals.
In every class, your teacher will provide you with structured learning tasks and monitor your progress, providing you with feedback, correction and guidance to help you become better, more fluent and more confident when communicating in English.
Our courses can help you improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and whilst the focus is on using English naturally, grammar and vocabulary are developed as well.
On this course you will:
- Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
- Gain confidence in all aspects of English
- Progress towards your personal language goals
Why should you choose this course from the British Council?
Learn English with the world’s English experts and you will:
- Be taught by highly qualified teachers
- Enjoy lessons that use modern, communication-centred activities, teaching methods and materials.
- Gain access to the LearnEnglish website featuring thousands of hints, tips, games and downloads
- See your skills progress in all areas
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
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 service team.
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 General English courses at every level. We have 6 levels of ability from Elementary starter for those with very basic English skills right up to advanced level for those who have already mastered many aspects of language.
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. You can book your placement test online on here.
How will I be assessed?
Each level (e.g. intermediate, advanced, etc) is divided into five courses. The courses are made up of 10 lessons that are 2.5 hours long and are held twice a week. At the end of the course you’ll receive a grade based on your progress in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
There will be some assessed tasks during the course. If you pass, you’ll progress to the next level. If you are not successful, you can repeat the course.
You must attend at least 8 out of 10 lessons to pass.