Smiling lady working for the British Council

1  Book a date and time for your placement test 

Before registering for a course you will need to take a placement test. This is free and you can book date and time of the test online.

If you have been studying with us in the previous term, you do not need to take the level assessment. Your teacher will recommend the next level for you. 

2  Take the British Council placement test

Here is a short description of what to expect. 

CHILDREN (7-10 years)
Children of this age will be given a speaking placement test which will last about 10 minutes. They will not need to read or write for the test but remember that we do practice reading and writing in our lessons at this age, even for the 7 year olds.

TEENS (11-17 years)
Young learners between the age of 11 and 17 will have a short conversation with a native speaker to assess the level of their spoken English and will then take a written test of vocabulary, grammar and reading. All children take a basic test which lasts 20 minutes and for children with a higher level of English there is a 10-minute extension. The entire process should take no longer than 60 minutes.

You will first be given a speaking test of about 10 minutes, followed by a written test of 30 or 40 minutes at the right level for you. The aim of these tests is to assess your level of spoken and written English so that we can offer you the most appropriate course. The entire testing and registration process will take no longer than 90 minutes at the absolute maximum.

3  Register for a course 

When your level has been assessed, we will recommend the best course for you. You can now register for the course. 

4  Payment and discounts 

We accept payments by cash, credit cards, bank transfer or invoice.

We offer the following discounts:

  • Student discount: 10% off for students with a valid ISIC card (Note: Discounts must be claimed at the time  of payment, they cannot be claimed retrospectively.) 
  • Bring a Friend Discount: 10% off your next course if you introduce a new student
  • 10% discount if you pay for all three terms at once