Kolkata English Language Centre

British Council, L&T Chambers, 1st Floor, 16 Camac Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017
Telephone number
0120 4569000 / 0120 6684353
Alternative telephone number
SMS 'ENGLISH' to 567678
Fax number
+91 33 2282 4804

About

As a British Council student at our two English Language Centres in Kolkata, you will be a member of a community of learners from all over India and the world.

Each year, we help thousands of people, just like you, develop their communicative language skills to achieve professional, academic and social goals.

Centrally and conveniently located in Camac Street and Park Circus, our two state of the art language centres provide you with the best possible learning experience.

Our expert teachers, interactive methodology and small class sizes make us your preferred option to enhance your English learning.

We offer a range of courses for adults (16+ years) and young learners (7 to 15 years).

Our adult courses help you develop the skills to communicate clearly and effectively in English. In addition, our IELTS Preparation courses provide the input and practice you need to maximise your score in all four parts of the test to achieve the band score you need.

For young learners, our courses focus on enhancing the confidence and language that children need not only for their studies and social life but for their future careers too.

Enrol for our 7 week monsoon term for adults (16+years) and young learners (7-15 years) starting 08 August.

Registrations open!

Calendar

Academic Calendar 2016-17

Sessions Course Dates Registration 
Summer Intensive 16 May 2016 - 03 Jun 2016 Closed
Term 1  13 Jun 2016 - 01 Aug 2016 Closed
Term 2 08 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 2016 Open
Term 3 15 Oct 2016 - 04 Dec 2016 Not Open
Term 4 05 Dec 2016 - 04 Feb 2017 Not Open
Term 5 06 Feb 2017 - 23 Mar 2017 Not Open
Term 6 25 Mar 2017 - 12 May 2017 Not Open

LEVEL TEST AND COURSE REGISTRATION PROCESS

Step 1: Book your level test

To book a level test appointment in Kolkata visit: https://bookeo.com/elckol-britishcouncil

 

Once you have done your booking, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. A reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before your test date.

Step 2: Your level test

On the day of your appointment, allow up to 90-120 minutes for the level test. Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes prior your appointment time to complete registration by paying INR 300/-. Your test will consist of a pre-test for 10 minutes followed by a written test for 60 minutes and will end with a speaking test with one of our teachers who will also guide you with the course option(s) suited to your level and requirements based on your test results.

Step 3: Course registration

We offer various course timings to suit every need. We advise you to register as soon as you can to confirm your place on the course since early applicants will receive priority.

* As with other organisations and institutions, we are closed on some holidays. If you lose more than one class due to public holidays, the teacher will conduct a make-up class and ensure that the syllabus is still covered. 

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 IndiaCustomercare@britishcouncil.org 

PUBLIC HOLIDAY CLOSING DATES 2016

January 26 - Republic Day

February 13 - Saraswati Puja

March 23 - Doljatra

March 25 - Good Friday

July 6 - Id-Ul- Fiter

August 15 - Independence Day

September 12 - Id-Ul-Zuha

October 02 - Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday

October 8 - Durga Puja (Saptami)

October 9 - Durga Puja (Astami)

October 10 - Durga Puja (Nabami)

October 11 - Durga Puja (Dashami)

October 29 - Kali Puja

December 25 - Christmas Day

Contact and location

CONTACT US

Main Office

British Council
L&T Chambers, 1st Floor
16 Camac Street
Kolkata 700017
West Bengal
Telephone  0120 4569000 / 0120 6684353 or SMS 'ENGLISH' to 567678 
Fax  +91 33 2282 4804

English Language Centres

British Council 
L&T Chamber, 1st Floor,
16 Camac Street, Kolkata 700017
West Bengal                                                                                                                                                                                                          
and
 
Mahadevi Birla World Academy  
17A Darga Road, 4th Floor,
Park Circus, Kolkata 700017
West Bengal                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Telephone enquiries opening hours:

Monday-Saturday 09:00-18:00
Sunday Closed

Visitor opening hours:

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

 

 

Facilities

The British Council office is a Camac Street landmark in the heart of the city’s buzzing commercial district. 

Together with one of two language centres, our main office boasts a well-stocked library containing books, magazines, journals and DVDs as well as access to Education UK services and an in-house Café Coffee Day.

For English Language Centre students, classes take place at Camac Street and Mahadevi Birla World Academy. Both are conveniently located near AJC Bose Road and Park Circus 7-point crossing respectively and are easily accessible by public transport.

The student-friendly design of our language centre ensures that the premises are safe and secure, classrooms are spacious and comfortable and that tea and coffee facilities are always available. Library members can browse and borrow English-learning resources from our library while parents or guardians can wait in comfort. 

Wrap-around services 

Adults Learners 

  • Join our popular interactive Facebook community 
  • Get free extra classes with trainee CELTA participants* 
  • Develop your fluency by joining our free Conversation Clubs* 
  • Become a library member at a special discounted rate 
  • Have your say with termly focus groups and feedback 
  • Enjoy, Learn and Socialize with our Film Club* 

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 

*Subject to timetable and availability