English for development

The British Council has been teaching English for more than 75 years. We reach 100 million people in over 100 countries and support teachers and learners with comprehensive and innovative learning resources. We work with governments, institutions, teachers and learners to provide English language learning and teaching solutions that create life-changing opportunities for individuals and their future prosperity. 

Supporting reform

We help governments improve the teaching and learning of English in their education systems and institutions. From policy, curriculum and teaching, to testing, assessment and quality assurance, we provide sustainable solutions at all levels, from pre-school to higher education.

Managing policy change

Our experience, scale and expertise, along with our strong project management capability, means we can reliably implement policy change programmes on a grand scale. Using our project monitoring tools we can also rigorously track progress, measure impact and evaluate success. 

Improving teacher education

Our teacher training and development courses allow us to put together tailored solutions that address teaching needs specific to individual situations. Our goal is to provide the necessary tools, contacts and networks to help teachers teach and learners learn. 

Providing targeted resources

Learners can attend face-to-face lessons in one of our teaching centres or choose to learn online. Our on-going learner support provides access to the world’s most comprehensive range of materials and tools, which can be mapped to any syllabus or curriculum. We can also demonstrate learner progress by providing internationally recognised proficiency tests.