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

About

As a British Council student at our two Teaching 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 teaching 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 (18+ years) and young learners (7 to 17 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.

Our 8 week regular courses for adult learners are starting from 20 August 2018, and young learners from 25 August 2018. Register now!

Limited seats available.

*T&C apply

English courses we offer at this centre

Calendar

Academic Calendar 2018

Sessions Course Dates Registration 
Term 1  19 June 2018 - 12 August 2018 Open
Term 2 21 August 2018 - 14 October 2018 Open
Term 3  29 October 2018 - 23 December 2018  Open
Term 4  8 January 2019 - 03 March 2019  Closed
Term 5 12 March 2019 - 05 May 2019  Closed

LEVEL CHECK AND COURSE REGISTRATION PROCESS

Step 1: Book your level check

To book a level check 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 level check date.

Step 2: Your level check

On the day of your appointment, allow up to 30-45 minutes for the level check. Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes prior your appointment time to complete registration by paying INR 500/-. Your level check will consist of a written test for 10 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 2018

January 22 - Saraswati Puja

January 26 - Republic Day

March 02 - Doljatra

March 30 - Good Friday

June 16 - Id-Ul- Fiter

August 15 - Independence Day 

August 22 - Id-Uz-Zuha

October 2 - Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday

October 16 - Durga Puja (Saptami) 

October 17 - Durga Puja (Astami)

October 18 - Durga Puja (Nabami)

October 19 - Durga Puja (Dashami)

November 6 - Kali Puja

December 25 - Christmas

 

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

Teaching 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

Public holidays 2018 - Centre will be closed on these dates

Name Day and Date
Saraswati Puja Monday, 22 January 
Republic Day Friday, 26 January
Holi Friday, 2 March
Good Friday Friday, 30 March
Id-Ul-Fitr Saturday, 16 June
Independence Day Wednesday, 15 August
Eid-Ul-Zuha Wednesday, 22 August
Gandhi Jayanti Tuesday, 2 October
Durga Puja (Saptami) Tuesday, 16 October
Durga Puja (Ashtami) Wednesday, 17 October
Durga Puja (Nabami) Thursday, 18 October
Dussehra Friday, 19 October
Laxmi Puja Wednesday, 24 October
Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja Tuesday, 6 November
Christmas Tuesday, 25 December

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 teaching 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 Teaching 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 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 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