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Our general English courses are designed to improve every aspect of your English. Each lesson has clear objectives that contribute to your overall progress and move you closer to achieving your language goals.

In every class, your teacher will provide you with structured learning tasks and monitor your progress, providing you with feedback, correction and guidance to help you become more fluent and confident when communicating in English.

Our courses will help you improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and while the focus is on using English naturally, grammar and vocabulary are developed as well.

On this course you will:

  • improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • gain confidence in all aspects of English
  • progress towards your personal language goals.

Why should you choose this course with the British Council?

Learn English with the world’s English language experts and you will:

  • be taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers of adults, who will give you all the support and individual attention you need
  • enjoy lessons that use modern, communication-centred activities, teaching methods and materials
  • learn through a variety of teaching techniques including pair and group work
  • see your skills progress in all areas.

How will I be assessed?

There will be some assessed tasks during the course. If you pass, you’ll progress to the next level. If you are not successful, you can repeat the course. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your progress at a one-to-one meeting with your teacher at the end of the course.

You must attend 80% of classes to progress to the next level.

Course information

  • Levels

    Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, Advanced, Proficiency

  • Course fees

    €450 per ten-week course

    €50 discount if you also register for our Conversation skills course.

  • Course length

    40 hours over ten weeks, four hours a week

  • How to register

    Book a free level test before registering.

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Course dates & timetables

Each level is divided into three ten-week courses, which are made up of 20 lessons that are two hours long (40 hours in total) and held twice a week.

Course dates

Course 1 9 October–13 December 2017
Course 2 15 January–26 March 2018
Course 3 16 April–25 June 2018

Class timetables

Monday & Wednesday 18.00–20.00
Monday & Wednesday 20.00–22.00

Exact timetable will depend on level.

For further information about the academic calendar and holidays, please see our Kolonaki Teaching Centre page.