Chennai English Language Centre

British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission, 737 Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 002
Telephone number
1800 102 4353
Fax number
+91 44 4205 0688


Away from the mania of Mount Road, a lush lawn and creeping bougainvillea greet you as you walk into the tranquillity of the British Council premises in Chennai.

Painted a fuchsia pink and tangerine orange, this contemporary and inspiring building provides the perfect ambience to learn English.

Learning English has never been more enjoyable and interesting. Come visit us and change your mind about language learning.


Academic Calendar 2015

Sessions Course Dates Registration Dates
Term 1 04 Jan to 24 Feb Open till 03 Jan
Term 2 01 Mar to 21 Apr Not Open
Summer Intensive 27 Apr to 15 May Not Open
Term 3 21 May to 08 Jul Not Open
Term 4 14 Jul to 06 Sep Not Open
Term 5 07 Sep to 30 Oct Not Open
Term 6 03 Nov to 22 Dec Not Open

Level assessment and Course registration: 

  • Call our customer service team at 1800 102 4353 or SMS ENGLISH to 567678 to make an appointment for a level assessment.
  • Our customer service team is available from 1000 to 1900 hours, Monday - Saturday.
  • On the day of your appointment, allow up to 90 minutes for the level assessment.
  • You will meet one of our teachers or specialist course counsellors for an interview to find the most suitable class for you.
  • Talk to one of our customer service executives about registration and for further details about starting your course.
  • We advise you to register as soon as you can to confirm your place on the course.


Contact and location

Contact Us

British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission,
737 Anna Salai,
Tamil Nadu
600 002
Telephone: 1800 102 4353 (Toll free)
Fax: +91 44 4205 0688

Telephone enquiries opening hours

Monday-Saturday 09:00-19:00
Sunday Closed

Visitor opening hours

Monday-Saturday                                                                09:00-19:00
Sunday 11:00-19:00 (library members and students only)

Public holiday closing dates in 2014

25 December - Christmas
26 December - Boxing Day


We are centrally located in the heart of the city.

Our English language centre is accessible by public transport including the upcoming Thousand Lights metro link. We also offer reserved car parking. Come and join our state of the art teaching centre and be part of our community of over 7500 students per year.

Our classrooms open out into our extensive library stocked with the latest collection of English language learning and teaching resources. You can chill out in our Eco café or converse in our courtyard to practise your English.

We are also the flagship teaching centre in south India for the increasingly popular CELTA course.


Wrap around services 


  • Join our popular interactive Facebook community 
  • Get free extra classes with trainee CELTA participants* 
  • Develop your fluency by joining our free English Club, Best of British - Movie Sessions
  • Become a library member at a special discounted rate 
  • Have your say with termly focus groups and feedback 


Young Learners 

  • Opt into our library workshops*
  • Parents gain access to LearnEnglish Parents 
  • Take part in our global and national art competitions* 
  • Access LearnEnglish online and other mobile applications
  • Enrol for a Platinum library membership at a specially discounted rate
  • have fun while learning with our Storytelling sessions

*Subject to timetable and availability