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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

About

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.

Calendar

Academic Calendar

Sessions Course Dates Registration Dates
Summer Intensive 28 Apr to 16 May

18 Mar to 27 Apr

Term 3 23 May to 11 July 10 May to 22 May
Term 4 17 July to 15 Sep 05 July to 16 July
Term 5 11 Sep to 31 Oct 31 Aug to 10 Sep
Term 6   06 Nov to 24 Dec 25 Oct to 05 Nov
  • 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 1800 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 Us

If you are interested in taking one of our English courses or if you have any questions about studying here, please email us at chennai.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org

Contact and location

Contact Us

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

Telephone enquiries opening hours

Monday-Saturday 10:00-18:00
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

14 April - Tamil New Year's Day
18 April - Good Friday
20 April - Easter
23 June - Customer service training day
29 July - Ramzan
15 August - Independence Day
29 August - Ganesh Chaturthi
02 October - Gandhi Jayanthi
03 October - Ayudha Puja
22 October - Diwali
24 November - Customer service training day
25 December - Christmas
26 December - Boxing Day

Location

British Council Division British Deputy High Commission 737 Anna Salai Chennai 600 002

Facilities

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 6000 students.

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 

Adults

  • Join our popular interactive Facebook community 
  • Get free extra classes with trainee CELTA participants* 
  • Develop your fluency by joining our free English Club* 
  • 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

*Subject to timetable and availability