Our General English courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is an international standard for describing language ability. It describes language ability on a six-point scale, from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for those who have mastered a language. This makes it easy for anyone interested in language learning and ability such as employers, teachers or learners, to see the level of different qualifications.

Course CERF Level CERF Level
Elementary A1 Basic
Pre-Intermediate A2 Basic
Intermediate B1 Independent
Upper-Intermediate B2 Independent
Advanced C1 Proficient Proficient

Why should you choose this course with the British Council?

On this course, you will:

  • be taught by expert teachers with experience of the challenges and demands of the local context
  • improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • learn through structured learning tasks and activities that will help you achieve the next level of proficiency according to the CEFR
  • have the opportunity to prepare for one of the internationally recognised Cambridge Assessment English language tests.

How will I be assessed?

We strongly believe in assessment for learning (AFL). AFL is an approach to teaching and learning that creates feedback which is then used to improve your performance. You become more involved in the learning process and from this gain confidence in what you are expected to learn and to what standard.

Course information

  • Levels

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

  • Course fees

    From €225

  • Course length

    Face to Face Courses: 40 hours over ten weeks, four hours a week

  • How to register

    Book a free level test before registering.

In person courses – 40 hours
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.

Timetable

Face to Face Courses

Course 1

 10 October – 14 December 2022

Monday & Wednesday

18.00–20.00

Course 2 

16 January – 27 March 2023

Monday & Wednesday

18.00–20.00

 Course 3

29 March – 28 June 2023

Monday & Wednesday

18.00–20.00

Exact timetable will depend on level.

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

Course fees

€450* per ten-week course

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

*Refer a friend or a family member and we will reward you and them with a €50 discount on the next 40-hour course.

Payment of the standard course fee of €450 in two instalments only by credit card.

Find out more about our payment terms and conditions.

In person courses – 20 hours
Course dates & timetables

Each level is divided into six, five-week courses, which are made up of 10 lessons that are two hours long (20 hours in total) and held twice a week.

Timetable

Face to Face Courses

Course 1

10 October – 9 November 2022

Monday & Wednesday

20.00–22.00

Course 2

14 November – 14 December 2022

Monday & Wednesday

20.00–22.00

Course 3

16 January – 15 February 2023

Monday & Wednesday

20.00–22.00

Course 4

20 February – 27 March 2023

Monday & Wednesday

20.00–22.00

Course 5

29 March – 17 May 2023

Monday & Wednesday

20.00–22.00

Course 6

22 May – 28 June 2023

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.

Course fees

€250 per five-week course, by the start of each course.

€50 discount for registrations in two 20-hour courses, over ten weeks, by the start of the course.

Find out more about our payment terms and conditions.