British Council Bilbao Avda. Lehendakari Aguirre 29, 2º 48014 Bilbao Vizcaya
Telephone number
94 476 36 50
Telephone number
bilbao@britishcouncil.es

About

If you’re determined to improve your level of English, you have no excuses with the British Council Bilbao teaching offer. We’ve got alternatives for all students aged 4 and above. They not only improve their command of the English language but also learn how to use it in job interviews and in a wide range of legal and professional environments.

We’ve also got a wide offer of online and on-site classes for teachers. Thanks to these, you can develop your communication skills, improve your professional profile, get access to the best teaching methodologies and certify your level of English to get your dream job.

Courses for young learners

 Our courses are taught across an academic year.

Course name Course dates
Early Years (4-5 years) Sep 19 - Jun 20
Primary (6-11 years) Sep 19 - Jun 20
Lower Secondary (12-14 years)  Sep 19 - Jun 20
Upper Secondary (15-17 years)  Sep 19 - Jun 20
Adults (from 18 years)  Sep 19 - Jun 20
Cambridge exam preparation

Every term

More information about courses, timetables and prices for Young Learners courses here

Young Learner courses calendar here

*Discounts are available on some courses, please see the How to pay tab for more information. 

Courses for adults

Our courses are organised across three terms. You can choose to study for one, two or three terms and pay per term.

Course name Course dates
IELTS exam preparation Please enquire

English for adults

T1: October-December
T2: January-March
T3: March-June

Cambridge exam preparation

FCE, CAE and CPE

T1: September-December
T2: January-March
T3: March-June

Corporate training

Please enquire

Teacher training

Please enquire

More information about courses, timetables and prices here

Adults courses calendar here

*Discounts are available on some courses, please see the How to pay tab for more information. 

Summer courses for young learners

Course name Course dates
Summer Primary (6-11 years) June, July 2019
Summer Lower Secondary (12-14 years) June, July 2019
Summer Upper Secondary (15-17 years) June, July 2019
Summer  Adults (from 18 years) June, July 2019
FCE and CAE prep summer June, July 2019

More information about courses, timetables and prices here

*Discounts are available on some courses, please see the How to pay tab for more information. 

Summer courses for adults

Course name Course dates
Cambridge exam preparation (FCE and CAE), summer June, July and September 2019
Summer intensive courses for adults June, July 2019

More information about courses, timetables and prices here

 *Discounts are available on some courses, please see the How to pay tab for more information.  

More than English classes - English Extra

In the Bilbao centre there’s a lot more to do in English apart from your class. During school holidays (Christmas, Easter, June, July and September) we offer our activity courses for young learners where students improve their English through sports, cooking, technology and more.

We want you to practise English in a friendly atmosphere with our cultural talks on a wide range of topics, themed weeks, arts and crafts competitions for students and parents and our Reading Challenge.

Do you want to extend further your learning? You can access the learning resources available in our library and on our online student/portal. In addition, you can make an appointment to have a chat with our teachers about your progress or that of your children.

We also encourage the learning of English language outside our classes. Anyone can attend our free storytelling sessions or our Let’s go to the movies programme, where they can watch films and documentaries and discuss them, thanks to our collaboration with the Guggenheim museum.

Contact and location

Visitor opening hours (From October to June)

Monday-Friday 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00
Sunday Closed
Days Opening hours

Exceptions:

June: M-W 9:00 - 16:00h / Th & F 9.00 - 18.00 (Saturdays closed)

July: M-W 8:30 - 16:30h / Th & F 8.30 - 18.30 (Saturdays closed)

August: M-F 10:00 - 16:00h Closed from 3rd to 25th August (both dates included). 

September: M-F 10:00 - 18:00 (Saturdays from 21st open form 8.00 to 14.30)

Closed: centre will be closed from 24th December to 1st January 2020, both dates included. 

  • 18-22 April 19: closed.
  • 1 May 19: closed.
  • 25 July 19: closed.
  • 31 July 19: closed.
  • 15 August 19: closed.
  • 12 October 19 closed.
  • 1 November 19: closed.
  • 6 December 19: closed.
  • 8 December 19: closed.
  • 25 December 19: closed.

How to get there

Public transport: Metro (Deusto station)

Term dates and how to pay

Academic term dates (2019/20)

Adults

Terms Registration
Term 1: September - December 2019 From June 2019
Term 2: January - March 2020 From November 2019
Term 3: March - June 2020 From February 2020

Courses, timetables and prices for adult courses here

Adults calendar here

Young Learners (4 - 18 years)

Terms Registration to start in September 2020 opens
27 September 2019 - 13 June 2020 From May 2019

Courses, timetables and prices for young learners courses here

Young Learners Calendar here.

 

How to pay

-Reservation:  €50 to be deducted from the course fee

-Adults: must pay before the start of each term.

-Young Learners: can pay for the whole course in advance, or pay in two (September, January) or six instalments (August to January). 

-Summer courses: must be paid in full before the start of the course.

You can pay by:

  • credit or debit card.
  • direct debit (Young Learners annual only).
  • cheque made out to British Council.
  • bank transfer.

DISCOUNTS

If you’ve already decided to study with us you can benefit from these discounts when booking a course:

  • 5% for students with three or more family members studying simultaneously.