About this course

Whether your child is learning English for the very first time or has studied the subject before, our unique approach gives children all the opportunities they need to express themselves in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere. Building their English skills and confidence through games, group activities, stories and creative projects.

On this course your child will:

  • Learn to use a broad range of vocabulary and grammar 
  • Enhance their fluency in speaking and writing through a variety of fun tasks
  • Boost their listening and reading skills by engaging with different types of text

Why should you choose this course from the British Council?

Kids learning English with the world’s English experts will:

  • Be taught by the best qualified teachers
  • Enjoy lessons that use modern, group based activities specially designed for the way children learn
  • Get access to the world’s largest online learning resource
  • Have lessons that support their school studies
  • Keep parents connected to progress through meetings and reports from the teachers

Start learning now

Visit the Learn English Kids website and start improving their English today. There are thousands hints and tips, games and downloads. And most of it is FREE.

The right level for your child

We offer courses for every age group and ability level with classes organized as follows:

Students aged 6 and up are also assigned levels within their age group.

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

Please bring your child’s birth certificate with you. 

 How will my child be assessed? 

At the end of the course, your child will receive a report card containing grades for speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as for participation, behaviour and effort. 

If your child passes, they’ll receive a certificate and progress to the next level. If they don’t, their teacher may suggest they repeat the course to ensure they’re learning with children of the same ability. 

Where is this course taught?

Additional information

What course materials do I need to buy?

Your child will need their textbook in time for their first lesson. They’re available at the British Council bookshops in Agouza and Heliopolis and at the Virgin Megastore at City Stars. If you tell the bookshop staff which level your child is in, 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. For the first two weeks of term this bookshop extends its opening hours to include the following times:

  • Friday 09.00–14.00 and 15.00–18.00 
  • Saturday 09.00–14.30 and 16.00–20.00.

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 Kids website for free games and activities. 

Can I get a refund? 

Refunds are only available if the course is cancelled by the British Council or if you can prove that your child is 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

Winter terms for the 2019-2020 academic year are as follows:

YL Term 1: 12 September 2019 – 14 November 2019

YL Term 2: 28 November 2019 – 15 February 2020

YL Term 3: 1 March 2020 – 15 May 2020

Click here to download the 2017-2018 YL Academic Calendar.

When are classes held?

The course consists of 10 lessons, Primary and secondary lessons are two hours long.

Friday classes are scheduled at these times:

  • 09.30 – 11.30
  • 13.00 – 15.00
  • 15.30 – 17.30

Saturday classes are scheduled at these times:

  • 09.30 –11.30
  • 12.00 – 14.00
  • 14.30 – 16.30
  • 17.00 – 19.00

Thursday classes are scheduled at these times:

  • 17:00-19:00

Where are classes held?

'Kids’ classes are available in all of our branches across Egypt, in Agouza, Heliopolis, City Stars, Nile University and Alexandria.  

Please visit our teaching centres page for further information.

How much does the course cost?

  • Course fee – EGP 3500 (until 19 May 2019) and EGP 3600 (starting 20 May 2019) 
  • Placement test for new students – 200 LE

There is a sibling discount of 200 LE for the second and every subsequent child registered from the same family.

A discount of 10% will also be applied on the purchase of three winter terms at the same time for the same child.