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The British Council is the UK’s official cultural relations organisation that delivers hundreds of projects in the area of education, arts, science, sports and governance, all over the world. We are a world leader in the provision of English Language Training in Mauritius, we have been providing English courses for more than 6 years at our Teaching Centre in Rose Hill.

We offer a variety of high quality English courses which cater to all learners needs. Our customers come to the British Council with a wide range of cultural backgrounds, experiences, expectations and learning requirements.

Our English language courses are tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers, including General English for Adults, Cambridge and IELTS Exam Preparation, Pre-University Skills Courses, as well as courses in English for Business, Academic and Specific Purposes. We also offer a wide range of young learner courses, including General and CPE Exam Preparation courses, and fun, engaging Holiday courses.

We also offer specialised one-to-one specialist training for Corporate Clients and both small and large group tuition for many other sectors including teacher training. We are also proud to deliver outreach projects providing educational support to the local community in collaboration with our NGO partners.

As a student at the British Council, you will experience significant improvement in your English language learning as all of our programmes are delivered by highly-experienced and fully-qualified English Language Teaching Professionals. All learners are assessed with a placement test before commencement and assigned to classes which are level-appropriate. All courses are structured with a clear syllabus and achievable learning outcomes and progress is regularly monitored by friendly and helpful teachers.

Our courses are held in spacious and comfortable learning environments and use authentic and relevant learning materials. Students are provided with plenty of opportunities to practice both productive and receptive skills of English in realistic situations with other learners, which maximises their fluency and accuracy of the language.

What courses can I take?

We offer English courses for primary children (5-10 years), senior young learners (11-17 years) and adults (18+ years) throughout the year. We have three 12-week terms starting in January, May and August. We also offer holiday programmes for young learners and adult soft skills courses.

Primary Young Learners 
12 weeks - 24 hours (2-hour classes, once a week)
Download the Primary Young Learner Flyer 

Senior Young Learners 
12 weeks - 36 hours (3-hour classes, once a week; or 1.5 hour classes, twice a week)
Download the Secondary Young Learner Flyer 

Fun with English (Holiday Course for Kids) 
1 week - 15 hours (3-hour classes, 5 days a week)
Download the Holiday programme flyer

Adult General English 
12 weeks - 36 hours (1.5-hour classes, twice a week)
Download the Adult General English Flyer

Business English 
Access the Business English Site for more information.

IELTS workshop 
4 days - 10 hours (2.5 hours a day over 4 days)
Download the IELTS Workshop Flyer

Adult Speaking Skills 
12 weeks – 24 hours (2-hour classes, once a week)
Download the Speaking Skills Flyer

Speak WIth Confidence 
4 days - 12 hours (3-hour classes / day)
Download the Speak With Confidence flyer

Write With Confidence 
4 days - 12 hours (3-hour classes / day)
Download the Write With Confidence flyer

Corporate Courses 
For corporate clients or businesses please contact us for more information or a personalised consultation service.

How can I register?

Before the start of our courses, you need to do a placement test. Our placement testing procedure takes one-hour. It allows us to determine your level of English prior to enrolling you into any of the courses. With this information we are able to recommend classes which will be of an appropriate level to allow you to maximise your language development.

The placement test is Rs 300 per person. To book your placement test, please call our Customer Service Desk.

The next dates for you to register for term courses are as follows:

Term 2 2014: 
Registration Dates Registration Times
Saturday 19 April and Tuesday 22 April (Children and Adults) 10:00 to 14:30
Tuesday 23 April (adults only) 15:00 - 17:00

Conditions of registration
Young Learner registration form
Adult registration form
Holiday Class registration form
when can i take a course and how much will it cost?
Course: Start Date: Cost:
Placement Test Saturday 19 April and Tuesday 22 April (Children and Adults)

Tuesday 23 April (Adults only)
Rs 300
Primary Young Learners 03 May 2014 Rs 7,100
Senior Young Learners 03 May 2014 Rs 6,500
Fun with English (Holiday Course for Kids)

14 to 18 April 2014
Rs 2,000
Adult General English 29 April 2014
Rs 7,800
Business English

30 April 2014 (36 hours)

3 May 2014 (24 hours)

Rs 7,800

Rs 5,000

IELTS Workshop
(including IELTS preparation materials)
25 to 28 March 2014

22 to 25 April 2014

27 to 30 May 2014

01 to 4 July 2014

22 to 25 July 2014

26 to 29 August 2014

23 to 26 September 2014

14 to 17 October 2014

25 to 28 November 2014
Rs 3,900
Adult Speaking Skills 03 May 2014 Rs 5,000
What are the Course times?

Our Teaching Centre operates a Monday to Saturday working week. While class times may vary from term to term according to demand and teacher availability, please see table below for class times for last term.

Placement test
Primary Young Learners Saturday 08:30 - 10:30, 10:45 - 12:45 or 11:15 - 13:15
Senior Young Learners Saturday 13:15 - 15:15 or 15:30 - 17:30
Fun with English (Holiday Course for Kids) Monday to Friday 09:30 - 12:30
Adult General English Tuesday & Thursday or Wednesday & Friday, 17:00 - 18:30
Business English 36 hours - Wednesday & Friday 17:00 - 18:30
24 hours - Saturday 15:30 - 17:30
IELTS workshop Tuesday to Friday 17:00 - 19:30
Adult Speaking Skills Saturday 15:30 - 17:30
Corporate Clients Class times can be during normal office working hours or subject to negotiation, according to your requirements and trainer availability.
How can I pay for my course?
You can pay the course fees by cash, cheque or debit/credit card. Payments for courses must be made before your course starts.
Who are our teachers?
Our teachers are all fluent English language speakers with internationally-accredited English Language Teaching qualifications and a vast amount of experience in the EFL teaching industry. Our teachers are happy to assist learners in achieving their learning goals by providing advice, support and clear instructions. Lessons are varied, cover a wide range of stimulating and informative topics and employ a broad range of techniques using methodologies proven to be successful in second language acquisition.
Where are our courses held?

All week day classes are held at British Council, Royal Road, Rose Hill. Some of our Saturday classes are held at our off-site venue, Middlesex University, Bonne Terre, Vacoas.

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If you require further details please contact us.

Other useful information
We are closed on public holidays although classes are replaced within the term.
We reserve the right to change the course schedule or cancel a course.
No reimbursements can be made once the class has started.  Exceptional refunds will be given at the management’s discretion but a 15% administrative fee will be charged.
The maximum number of students enrolled in a class may vary according to the course but does not exceed 20.
Our teaching centre is registered with the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA) and our Adult courses are MQA approved.

Equal Opportunity Statement
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We work to ensure that people are not unjustifiably discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant grounds.

Child Protection Statement
The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC 1989.

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