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Learn English online – with the world's English experts

Join millions of learners worldwide and discover English learning online – whatever your age, ability or ambition.

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 the professional and personal success you are working towards.

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

  • improve your proficiency in English speaking
  • learn important digital literacy skills
  • 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.

Choose how you want to study online

LearnEnglish Subscription: self-access courses
Study at your own pace with our self-study online courses, which offer top-quality learner support and an online community.
Self-access courses
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English Online: 100% online teacher-led course
Join our live online lessons, which include personalised study plans and are led by our expert teachers.
Live online classes
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EnglishScore: personal online English tutors
A personal tutoring service offering 30-minute one-to-one online English sessions with British Council approved tutors.
Personal tuition
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IELTS test preparation
Online IELTS preparation and practice. These four courses will give you all the information and practice you require to achieve the band score you need.
Self-access courses
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Join our community events

The British Council organises events on social media where you can ask questions to our expert educators. If you have any questions about our courses or about learning English in general, you’re welcome to join our live events on Facebook and YouTube. They’re free and you can join as many as you want.

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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.