At the British Council, the health and safety of all our students and staff is our top priority. In light of the rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation in India and related government advisory, we have postponed the face-to-face classes/courses until further notice. Do check out our virtual learning course here.

For our existing students, the classes are resuming through a digital platform. Please contact our customer care at indiacustomercare@britishcouncil.org for further details. We thank you for your cooperation.

Delhi - 9873810135, 9899107876 | Chennai - 9488995400, 9488995396 | Kolkata - 9830722284, 9830233157

Want to speak English fluently?

Our Spoken English course is designed to help you achieve a natural speaking style, as well as gain confidence in speaking English. With our Spoken English modules, you will talk, practice and improve your pronunciation and intonation. 

Whatever your motivation for learning English, we can help!

We are pioneers and world leaders in English teaching and provide a learning experience that is enriching, interactive, social and stimulating. And you learn more effectively! Our centres are equipped with multimedia resources, libraries and the latest technology to help you make the most of your learning experience.

You will:

  • practice your English and achieve greater fluency and accuracy.
  • learn to use English in a spontaneous way, making use of natural pauses. 
  • debate with fellow students and make presentations in English. 
  • acquire the necessary confidence to communicate and connect in diverse contexts

You’ll develop strategies to make your conversation more fluent and natural while gaining confidence when speaking in English.

To suit your learning needs and convenience, the British Council offers Spoken English courses in a variety of formats, ranging from 20 hours to 50 hours. To know more about our variety of Spoken English courses, call us Mon-Sat 10 AM to 6 PM on the following numbers:

  • Kolkata - 9830722284, 9830233157
  • Delhi - 9873810135, 9899107876
  • Chennai - 9488995400, 9488995396

Course location and fees:

For 50 hours course | 8 weeks 

Especially suited for those willing to spend extra hours improving and optimizing your English speaking skills, our Spoken English premium course offers 36 hours of face to face interactive learning, 14 hours of digital learning and free access to our unique British Council Clubs. 

Course location & fees: Delhi (INR 15500) and Chennai (INR 12000), Kolkata (INR  12,000)

Course format: 50 hours across 8 weeks in Delhi,  50 hours over 6 weeks in Chennai and Kolkata

Course levels:  Elementary and above for Delhi, Pre-intermediate and above in Chennai and Kolkata 

For 50 hrs course| 4 weeks

Designed for those who want to maximise their preparation in a short time and are willing to undergo a rigorous regimen of learning and practicing. This unique course helps you align your efforts towards achieving your goals and optimize your English speaking potential. 

Course location & fees: Delhi (15,500) and Chennai (12,000). Not available in Kolkata

Course format – 50 Hours across 4 weeks

Course levels – Pre-Intermediate and above

For 20 hrs course | 4 weeks 

Tailored for those who wish to familiarize themselves and upgrade their existing English speaking skills. This short course will not help students touch upon the basic skills of improving Spoken English but also to utilize it in their daily life. This light mode version of our regular course will help you get started slow on the preparation 

Course location & fees: Delhi (INR 8,900) and Chennai (INR 8,500). Not available in Kolkata

Course format: 20 hours across 4 weeks

Course levels: Intermediate and above

For 10 hours course | 1week 

Best suited for students already with a good grasp of Spoken English but looking for a last-minute brush-up of skills possibly before appearing for an interview or making that important presentation. This course helps work upon specific skills set and can be chosen individually basis your learning requirements.

Course location & fees: Delhi (INR 5,500) and Chennai (INR 5,500), Not available in Kolkata

Course format: 10 hours across 1 week

Course levels: Upper-Intermediate and above

Understand our course levels - from beginner to advanced

Course timetables:

Kolkata (at British Council)

Level Days and timings Start and end date Location
Pre-intermediate Mon, Tues - 16:15-19:15 17 Feb - 30 Mar 2020 | 06 Apr - 12 May 2020 British Council, Kolkata
Thurs, Fri - 09:30-12:30 19 Feb - 27 Mar 2020 | 09 Apr - 15 May 2020
Intermediate Mon, Tues, Wed - 07:15-09:15  17 Feb - 25 Mar 2020 | 08 Apr - 15 May 2020
Mon, Tues - 09:30-12:30 & 16:15-19:15 17 Feb - 30 Mar 2020 | 06 Apr - 12 May 2020
Thurs, Fri - 13:00-16:00 19 Feb - 27 Mar 2020 | 09 Apr - 15 May 2020
Upper-intermediate Thurs, Fri - 16:15-19:15 20 Feb - 27 Mar 2020 | 09 Apr - 15 May 2020
Mon, Tues, Wed - 07.15-09.15 06 Apr - 13 May 2020
Wed, Thurs, Fri - 07:15-09:15 19 Feb - 27 Mar 2020

Kolkata (at South City International School)

Level Days and timings Start and end date Location
Pre-intermediate Wed, Thurs, Fri - 16:00-20:00 19 Feb - 27 Mar 2020 | 08 Apr - 15 May 2020 South City International School
Sat, Sun - 17:00-20:00 22 Feb - 29 Mar 2020 | 11 Apr - 16 May 2020
Intermediate

Mon, Tues - 18:00-21:00 17 Feb - 30 Mar 2020 | 06 Apr - 12 May 2020
Wed, Thurs, Fri - 18:30-20:30 19 Feb - 27 Mar 2020 | 08 Apr - 15 May 2020
Sat, Sun - 17:00 - 20:00 22 Feb - 29 Mar 2020 | 11 Apr - 16 May 2020
Upper-intermediate Mon, Tues - 18:00-21:00 17 Feb - 25 Mar 2020 | 06 Apr - 12 May 2020
Sat, Sun - 13:45 - 16:45  22 Feb - 29 Mar 2020 | 11 Apr - 16 May 2020

Chennai

Level Days and timings Start and end date Location
Pre-intermediate

Mon, Tue, Wed - 07:00-10:00 or 17:00-20:00

2 Mar 2020 - 25 Mar 2020 British Council, Chennai
Sat, Sun - 10:15-13:15 22 Feb 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
Intermediate Mon, Tues - 10:15-13:15 2 Mar 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
Thurs, Fri - 07:00-10:00  05 Mar 2020 - 16 Apr 2020
Sat, Sun - 12:00-06:30 07 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
Sat, Sun - 17:00-20:00 22 Feb 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
Upper-intermediate Mon, Tue, Wed - 18:30-21:30 02 Mar 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
Thurs, Fri - 07:00-10:00  05 Mar 2020 - 16 Apr 2020
Sat, Sun - 10:15 - 13:30 07 Mar 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
Sat, Sun - 12:00-16:30 07 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
Advanced Sat, Sun - 10:15 - 13:30 07 Mar 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
20 hours 4-weeks Intensive Mon, Tue - 13:30-16:00  02 Mar 2020 - 24 Mar 2020
Sat, Sun - 18:00-20:30 22 Feb 2020 - 15 Mar 2020
Spoken English (Effective Presentations) Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri - 09:00 - 11:00 2 Mar 2020 - 06 Mar 2020

New Delhi

Level Days and Timings Start and end date Location
Pre Intermediate Module Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1200-1415 9 Mar-31 Mar 2020 New Delhi 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 0930-1145 9 Mar-31 Mar 2020  
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1430-1645 9 Mar-31 Mar 2020  
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, 1200-1415 1 April-11 May 2020  
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, 1430-1645 1 April-11 May 2020  
Thursday, Friday, 0930-1145 2 April-14 May 2020  
Thursday & Friday, 1300-1630 2 April-14 May 2020  
Thursday & Friday, 1015-1315 2 April-14 May 2020  
Thursday & Friday, 1645-1945 2 April-14 May 2020  
Sunday, Saturday, 0930-1145 14 Mar-3 Mar 2020  
Intermediate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 0930-1145  9 Mar-31 Mar 2020  
  Sunday, Saturday, 0930-1145 14 Mar-3 Mar 2020  
  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,1930-2145 9 Mar-31 Mar 2020  
  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1700-1915 2 April-14 May 2020  
  Sunday, Saturday, 1930-2145 14 Mar-3 Mar 2020  
  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1930- 2145 9 Mar-31 Mar 2020  
  Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, 0930-1145 1 April-11 May 2020  
  Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, 1430-1645 1 April-11 May 2020  
  Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, 1930-2145 1 April-11 May 2020  
  Thursday & Friday, 0700-0915 2 April-14 May 2020  
  Thursday & Friday, 1330-1630 2 April-14 May 2020  
  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 0700-0915 9 Mar-31 Mar 2020  
  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1200-1415 9 Mar-31 Mar 2020  
  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1200-1415 9 Mar-31 Mar 2020  
  Sunday, Saturday, 0700-0915 14 Mar-3 Mar 2020  
  Sunday, Saturday, 1700-1315 14 Mar-3 Mar 2020  
  Sunday, Saturday, 1930-2145 14 Mar-3 Mar 2020  
Upper Intermediate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 0930-1145 9 Mar-31 Mar 2020  
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1200-1415 9 Mar-31 Mar 2020  
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1700-1915 9 Mar-31 Mar 2020  
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1930- 2145 9 Mar-31 Mar 2020  
Sunday, Saturday, 0700-0915 14 Mar-3 Mar 2020  
Sunday, Saturday, 1200-1415 14 Mar-3 Mar 2020  
Sunday, Saturday, 1700-1915 14 Mar-3 Mar 2020  
Sunday, Saturday, 1930-2145 14 Mar-3 Mar 2020  
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, 0930-1145 1 April-11 May 2020  
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, 1200-1415 1 April-11 May 2020  
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, 1930-2145 1 April-11 May 2020