You will receive immediate access to your course once you complete the payment. You can start straight away or up to 4 weeks from the date of payment. Once you start, you will have a total of 6 weeks to complete one module and you are responsible for booking and attending 1 class per week before the end date of the course.
Each module (6 weeks) includes:
6 x 55-min live group classes: Our live online group classes are delivered by British Council online teaching experts. You must book and attend one class per week for six weeks.
24 hours of online exercises to do before and after the live class: Each week you will complete 4 hours of exercises connected with your live class, in your own time. Remember that the exercises before class are an excellent way to gain knowledge of the topic prior to engaging in class discussion. You will be prepared in advance to ask questions and your teacher will have additional time in class to focus on the more challenging material. The online exercises after class will help you consolidate what you learnt in the live class.
12 x 25-min live-stream language sessions (Live25): Join 12 live stream language sessions that focus on one aspect of English grammar or pronunciation. Taught by one of our expert British Council teachers, each live session is 25 minutes long, and will help you improve your knowledge of English so that you can write and speak with more accuracy.
In every Live25 Grammar session your teacher will explain different areas of grammar going through what they mean and how to use them. Examples include the verb tenses (present, past and future), or those related to parts of speech (adverbs, prepositions, comparatives) or questions (question tags, question formation).
In every Live25 Pronunciation session your teacher will demonstrate different aspects of pronunciation: sounds and their combinations, word stress, sentence stress and intonation. You will learn how to speak more naturally and how to understand fast connected speech in English.
Our English for Life and for Work courses are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR), the international standard for English language learning: Elementary (A1); Pre-Intermediate (A2); Intermediate (B1) and Upper-Intermediate (B2).
To move up a level you need to complete 3 modules. Each module has a duration of 6 weeks from the date of payment and you are responsible for booking and attending 1 class per week before the end date of the course.
You can register for 6 weeks, 12 weeks or 18 weeks. After completing a module, you can sign up for more and add modules as you go. Once you have completed 3 modules (18 weeks), you will automatically join the next level. If you feel you are ready to move up a level earlier, please contact our friendly Customer Support team.
If you feel you need to change your level for any reason, please contact our Customer Support team immediately after your first live class. We will move you to the right level and you will restart your course. Level changes are not permitted if they are not requested in your first week.
The English for Work course is designed to improve your English language skills and is tailored to your specific study motivations, language goals and needs.
Our English for Work course is suitable for students looking to communicate with confidence in professional situations.
The English for Work course is only available for students that are 18 years old or above.
Our live online classes follow a task-based approach. It is a strong communicative methodology where students spend their time actively communicating. The students have a much more varied exposure to language. All live classes are based around a main real-life and communicative task.
Before and after each group class, you’ll be able to access a wide range of premium British Council online exercises to practise your listening, reading, grammar and vocabulary skills on our easy-to-use platform.
To access your student portal and attend our live online classes, you will need:
English Online classes take place using the free and secure Zoom software. Please make sure to download Zoom to your device before your class begins.
We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access the English Online platform as some portal features may not work as desired on other browsers.
Your name on Zoom must perfectly match the name connected to your English Online account, otherwise teachers reserve the right to deny you access to your live class.
To ensure an optimal learning experience for all, our students must commit to respecting our virtual classroom rules. This means you must actively participate in your class and have your microphone and webcam turned on at all times, so that your teacher and the other students can interact with you freely, as they would in any face-to-face classroom.
Please consult our English Online code of conduct for students before you subscribe.