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Kolkata English Language Centre

British Council, L&T Chambers, 1st Floor, 16 Camac Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017
Telephone number
1800 102 4353
Alternative telephone number
SMS 'ENGLISH' to 567678
Fax number
+91 33 2282 4804


Join learners from all over the world at our bustling Kolkata English language centre. Each year, we help thousands of people develop their English skills and achieve their goals.

Centrally situated near Park Circus 7 point crossing, all of our classrooms are clean, modern, and air-conditioned, providing you with the best possible learning environment.

Along with our expert teachers, interactive methodology and small class size, this makes us your best bet for learning English in Kolkata.

Our courses for adults will help you develop the skills to communicate clearly and effectively in English. Our IELTS Preparation courses provide all the input and advice that you need to maximise your performance and achieve the highest band score you can. For young learners, our courses focus on enhancing the confidence and language that they need for their studies, social life and future career.


Our next seven-week winter term for adults and young learners begins 7 December 2015.


Academic Calendar 2015-16

Sessions Course Dates Registration 
Summer Intensive 18 May 2015 - 05 June 2015 Closed
Term 1  16 June 2015 - 08 Aug 2015 Closed
Term 2 11 Aug 2015 - 03 Oct 2015 Closed
Term 3 06 Oct 2015 - 29 Nov 2015 Closed
Term 4 08 Dec 2015 - 29 Jan 2016 Open
Term 5 02 Feb 2016 - 26 Mar 2016 Not Open
Term 6 27 Mar 2016 - 14 May 2016 Not Open


Step 1: Book your level test appointment

To book a level test appointment in Kolkata Call 1800 102 4353 or SMS ‘ENGLISH’ to 567678

Step 2: Your level test

On the day of your appointment, allow up to 90 minutes for the level test. Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior your appointment time with a valid photo ID. Your test will consist of a pre-test for 8 minutes followed by a written test for 40 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.



January 01 - New Year's Day

January 25 - Saraswati Puja
January 26 – Republic Day
March 5 - Doljatra

April 3 - Good Friday

April 15 - Bengali New Year's Day

July 18 - Id-ul- Fitr

August 15 - Independence Day

September 25 - Id-ul-Zuha

October 02 - Gandhi's Birthday

October 20 - Durga Puja

October 21 - Durga Puja

October 22 - Durga Puja

November 10 - Kali Puja

December 25 - Christmas Day

Contact and location


The Main Office

British Council
L&T Chambers,
1st Floor, 16 Camac Street, 
Kolkata 700017
West Bengal
Telephone  1800 102 4353 or SMS 'ENGLISH' to 567678
Fax  +91 33 2282 4804

The English Language Centre

Mahadevi Birla World Academy,
17A, Darga Road, 4th Floor
Park Circus, Kolkata 700017
West Bengal

Telephone enquiries opening hours:

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

Visitor opening hours:

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




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

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

For teaching centre students, classes take place in Mahadevi Birla World Academy, conveniently located near Ballygunge station and Park Circus 7 Point Crossing. 

The student-friendly design of our teaching 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 mini-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