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


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.

ENGLISH EXTRA | Much more than English classes

The best way to reinforce English learnt in class is by integrating it naturally into daily leisure activities. When you join the British Council, in addition to attending English classes which will help you achieve your goals, you will be able to enjoy a wide variety of services and activities free of charge, helping to to make the most of your academic and personal development. And of course when you register your child in a British Council centre, the whole family will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of complementary services and activities.

You can discover everything about English Extra here.

We also encourage you to develop your English outside the centre. We offer free storytelling sessions in various libraries, and also the programme 'Let’s go to the movies', where they will view and debate films and documentaries, thanks to our collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum.

Courses, dates and calendar




Early Years English

4 - 5 years

October - June



Primary English

6 - 11 years

Secondary English and Cambridge exam preparation

12 - 17 years

Get more information about our English courses for Schools



Face to face courses every term

General English and Cambridge exam preparation

October to December

January to March

April to June

Exam Preparation Course for IELTS


Exam Preparation Course for Aptis

Corporate training   

Find all the information about courses and prices for adults in Bilbao here.


Contact and location


Public customer services

Monday to Friday 10:00 to 19:00



Phone: 911 218 000


On December 10, our centre will be closed but you may contact us through our remote contact centre.

On December 22 and 23, and on January 5, our centre will be closed but you may contact us through our remote contact centre.

Our centre will remain closed from December 24 to January, 2, and on January, 7. 

On January 3 and 4 our centre will be open from 10am to 3pm.


We welcome visitors with disabilities and those bringing pushchairs. Access to British Council Bilbao.

How to get there

Public transport: Metro (Deusto station)

How to pay and FAQs

How to pay

At the British Council we'd like to make it as easy as possible for you to access the best English training, so we offer various discounts and payment methods.

What payment methods do we accept?

  • Direct payment orbank transfer to the following account: ES29 2100 2815 9822 0059 9427 La Caixa (Account: British Council). Please send the payment receipt to or hand it to our customer services department.
  • By direct debit (for young learner courses)
  • By credit or debit card (we do not accept American Express or Diners Club)
  • We do not accept payments in cash.


  • Families with three or more people (parents, children or siblings) registered in a British Council course at the same time will receive a 5% discount on the total price of the course.
  • Maximum cumulative discount is 10%


I'd like to register myself or my child, how do I do this?

For adults, or for children between 8 and 17 years old, and it's the first time you have studied with us, it will be necessary to take a level test. You can make an appointment here. Once you have taken the level test our customer service department will inform you about available timetables. Children between 5 and 7 years old do not need to do a level test.

What resources can I access as part of the course?

As a student, you or your child can:

  • Access the student portal - our online tool which contains a wide variety of resources to improve your English
  • Attend our English Extra activities at no extra cost

What happens if I decide to cancel the course?

If you decide to cancel the course before classes bein, we will return the money you have paid less 60€ for administrative costs. If you want to cancel the course after classes start, we will not be able to issue a refund. For more information please consult our cancellations policy in the centre.