We offer high quality English courses for adults in modern, well equipped classrooms. Our teachers are experienced and well-qualified. As well as general English courses, you can choose from Cambridge English exam preparation courses, business English and a variety of skills courses.

We want you to be motivated by and enjoy our classes and we believe that language learning is more effective when: students interact and participate actively in English; students enjoy classes; classes encourage independent learning and student autonomy; students get involved and strive to progress both in the classroom and beyond.

English courses for adults

English courses at our Madrid Adults teaching centre cover all abilities, from beginner to advanced. At some levels you can prepare for a Cambridge Exam, such as First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency or you can focus on a specialist area such as speaking skills. We offer specialised courses in communications skills and business English.

All classes feature the British Council’s comprehensive learning support, which include a well-stocked library. Our varied timetables mean you can choose to come to class for the number of hours and days that best suits you.

Learn more about English courses for adults.

Summer courses

We have a wide range of courses during the summer months for adults. In July, August or September you can take one of our 50 hour courses, a great opportunity to complete a full level in one month. You can choose from general English, Cambridge English First or Advanced preparation courses or conversation.

Summer courses for adults

Which course is right for you?

To make sure your course is at the right level for you, you’ll need to take a ‘level test’, which assesses your spoken and written English. The test takes an hour at most. You have to do the test if:
  • you’ve not studied with us before or 
  • you haven't studied English with us in the last year.

If you have passed the Cambridge First Certificate (FCE), Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) in the last year, you don't need to take the level test, but please bring your certificate when you come to register.

Madrid Adults

"We have lots of courses beginning in October, January and April. We also have intensive courses beginning in November, February and May. To get started, visit our registration page to find out about the ‘level test’: this will give us – and you – an idea of your current level, and ensure that you’ll sign up for the right course. You can also visit our video gallery to see what our classes are like.”

Guy Heath
manager, Madrid Adults
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Location and Opening Times


British Council - Madrid Adults
Pº General Martínez Campos, 31
28010 Madrid


91 337 35 01


91 337 50 01

Opening Times

Monday - Friday:
09:00 – 20:00

Teaching Saturdays: 
09:00 – 13:30 and 15:00 - 17:00 

Public Transport

Metro: Rubén Darío (line 5), Gregorio Marañón

(lines 7 and 10), Iglesia (line 1)

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