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Online English courses for adults

Learn English online – with the world's English experts

As a parent, you may want to improve your own level of English so that you can help and support your child’s learning.

Whatever your motivation or level, our highly qualified English teachers are by your side and provide you with the right tools to help you interact confidently in the real world and achieve professional and personal success.

We help students all over the world to accomplish incredible achievements and we can help you to:

  • improve your proficiency in English speaking
  • increase your confidence in English grammar and vocabulary
  • effectively communicate and collaborate with friends and colleagues
  • gain the confidence to achieve your professional and personal ambitions.

Online English courses to suit your learning style

Whether you want to improve your English reading and writing skills, learn to speak English more fluently or simply develop your English vocabulary, we offer a range of flexible and personalised online courses to suit your unique style of learning.

Choose between self-study or teacher-led learning and discover a wide variety of exclusive learning materials to support your study of the English language. Experience live, online group classes, personalised learning pathways, detailed progress tracking and valuable feedback.

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Be part of the LearnEnglish community

We run live, online, teacher-led events where you can listen, learn and practise with other learners. Get help from our online community to help you reach your goals.

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Why learn English with the British Council?

We have over 80 years of expertise in English language education and reach over 80 million learners a year.

Designed by experts, our online English classes and courses provide a safe and inclusive learning community in which to grow and develop your English communication skills.

We are here to support your educational journey every step of the way.