Live online classes with expert teachers

Designed around your needs. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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  • 80+ years teaching expertise
  • 80+ million people
  • 80+ countries around the world

Learn with the world's English experts

Online and interactive

A 100% online and interactive adult course

Join classmates from around the world in live online classes with expert teachers.

  • Live online classes available 24/7
  • Practise with online activities and materials
  • Enhance your learning experience
Everywhere

Customise your learning with our flexible curriculum

Study in your own time and at your own pace. Create the perfect course you need to achieve your goals.

  • Choose your lesson themes
  • Set your study goals
  • Create your lesson schedule
Mobile experience

Plans and pricing to suit your budget and lifestyle

Choose from a range of subscription plans and start learning today.

  • Flexible monthly payment plans
  • Free 7-day trial period
  • Cancel anytime

Achieve your goals with English Online

  1. Choose your level, themes and class times
  2. Practise with premium online learning activities
  3. Earn your British Council certificate

Learn from highly experienced and qualified British Council teachers

Small classes of up to 10 adult students mean you get the individual attention you need in every class.

Maria Penner

English Online is great because your English course is always at hand wherever you are! You can communicate with people from around the world in a safe and comfortable class environment, while being supported by the teacher at the same time.

Maria Penner
Donald Moore

One of the great benefits of teaching online is that you can exchange ideas and dialog with other students without having to travel to a common meeting place that might not be convenient for you. It offers you flexibility to learn at your own pace.

Donald Moore
Dina ElSebaie

English Online provide learners with self-paced learning along with class flexibility, and these two parts are key. Learners develop their language along with other skills like tech literacy.

Take your first steps with a 7-day free trial

English Online levels are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR), the international standard for English language learning.

Whatever your level, you can enjoy the flexibility of learning with English Online.

English Online is available at CEFR levels:

  • Elementary (A1)
  • Pre-Intermediate (A2)
  • Intermediate (B1)
  • Upper Intermediate (B2)
  • Advanced (C1)

Learn with the world's English experts

Gold

10 group classes per month
  • 3 live-stream grammar classes with our expert teachers
  • Unlimited access to online materials and activities
  • British Council certificate of achievement
  • Business English & job specific lessons
  • Pay monthly & cancel anytime

Platinum

15 group classes per month
  • 4 live-stream grammar classes with our expert teachers
  • Unlimited access to online materials and activities
  • British Council certificate of achievement
  • Business English & job specific lessons
  • Pay monthly & cancel anytime

Need a little more information?

How does the 7-day trial work?

Enter your details to create your English Online account (but don't worry - you will not be charged). You will receive an email to activate your account. Explore the English Online platform and book your first live class!

If you choose to continue your studies with us after the trial period, your first payment will be taken 7 days after account activation. You may cancel at any time during the free trial to avoid this charge.You can cancel at any time during your trial or monthly subscription.

Which subscription plan is right for me?

Study in your own time and at your own pace. If you want to fast track your spoken English then try our Platinum subscription plan, so that you can attend 3-4 classes per week. If you prefer a slower pace, then our Gold subscription plan will improve your general English skills with 2-3 classes a week. You can change your subscription plan at any time.

Who will be my teacher?

All of our teachers are highly qualified and experienced British Council English teaching professionals. Our teachers work with students from many different countries and are trained in modern teaching methodologies.

What happens in a live class?

Join online classes with students from around the world for real-time speaking, listening and reading practice with an expert British Council teacher. We encourage you to interact with the materials, your teacher and your fellow students. Towards the end of class, the teacher will recap, share all the learning materials and ensure everybody has understood the lesson.

What technology do I need to participate?

Learning with us is easy. You need a desktop or laptop computer, a reliable internet connection, a headset or headphone with a built-in microphone, and the free video conferencing tool Zoom.

Don’t miss your chance!

We are here to help

Get in touch with our Customer Support Team with any questions you may have. help.englishonline@britishcouncil.org