Registering for a course

If you or your child are a new British Council learner, you'll need to book a level test before registering for a course.

How does the level test work?

The level test consists of a written part and a speaking part. You must make an appointment in advance in order to take a level test.

Children aged 3 – 4 (by 30 September 2022). A level test is not required for this age category. Please fill in this online registration form by selecting the available date and the hour 00:00.

Once you’ve filled in the form, we will contact you by e-mail within 24 hours (one working day) to provide you with information about the available timetable options, as well as the next steps in the course registration process.  

Children aged 5 – 7 (by 30 September 2022) must take an online interview with one of our consultants. To book a level test, choose a convenient date and time for your child and yourself. Fill in the form with your contact information and your child’s personal information. Please note that, according to our Child Protection Policy, we cannot accept contact information of your child. You will be contacted 24 hours (one working day) after the interview with more information about your child’s level and the registration process.

Children aged 8 – 10 (by 30 September 2022) must take an online interview (duration: 15 minutes) with one of our teachers and an online written test which needs to be completed in maximum 30 minutes. To book a level test, fill in the form with your contact information and your child’s personal information. The level test result will be determined after the interview and it consists of the online written test and interview score (valid for six months). According to our Child Protection Policy, we cannot accept the contact information of the child. After filling in the form you will receive a confirmation e-mail including the link for the online written test. Your child will need to take their online written test before the day the interview is scheduled. You will be contacted 24 hours (one working day) after the interview with more information about your child’s level and the registration process.

Children and teens aged 11 – 18 (by 30 September 2022)  must take an online written test which takes 45 minutes.To book a level test, fill in the form with your contact information and your child’s personal information. According to our Child Protection Policy, we cannot accept the contact information of the child. After filling in the form you will receive a confirmation e-mail including the link for the online written test. Your child will need to complete the test until the day you chose on the website.

Adults will take an online written test, then have a phone / Zoom consultation. You will receive all the test details in the appointment confirmation e-mail you receive after booking your level test.

Additional information (all age categories)

  • Levels confirmed by this test are valid for 6 months for children and teens, and 1 year for adults
  • If you want to change or cancel your reservation, please follow the link included in the confirmation e-mail. 

Do I need a level test?

You can register for a course without taking a level test by contacting us if you or your child:

  • have completed a course with us within the last six months (young learner courses) or within the last year (adult courses)
  • is three or four years old.

What happens after the test?

Once you know your level, our teachers will recommend the most appropriate course for you.

Our customer services team will provide you with details regarding timetable options for your course.

After choosing the preferred course and group, you will need to pay the course fee and register. Please see further payment details below.

Registration takes place on a first come first served basis, subject to availability of places.

Payment details

Payment for courses must be paid in full in order to register. 

  • by cash or card at our premises
  • by bank transfer after reserving a place for the preferred course

If you intend to claim the value of the course from your company, please note that invoices are issued on request only and within 30 days from the payment date.

We look forward to welcoming you at the British Council!

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