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.

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.

Courses, dates and calendar


Our courses are taught across an academic year, starting from September and ending at June. We have also specific English programs and courses during the summer.



General English | Early Years (3-5 years)

General English | Primary Plus (6-11 years)

General English | Secondary Plus (12-17 years)


Open Enrolment!


Find the information about the different courses and the prices for Young Learners during the academic year in Bilbao here.


Start improving your English today: request your online appointment here and one our our experts will help you to choose the best solution to meet your needs. Book your appointment.


myClass: Flexible and personalised English Course

Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses:

Exam Preparation Course for IELTS

Exam Preparation Course for Aptis

Corporate training 

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





Summer Plus | Summer Course 

July and August

Summer Online | Summer Course


Cambridge Exam Online Preparation Courses:

  • Cambridge English B2 - First (FCE)
  • Cambridge English C1 - Advanced (CAE)


You can contact us here to find out more about final places, prices and class times of our summer courses for Young Learners.



Summer Online Courses: Flexible and personalised English Course


Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses:

  • Cambridge English B2 - First (FCE)
  • Cambridge English C1 - Advanced (CAE)


IELTS Exam Online Preparation Course

Aptis Exam Online Preparation Course


You can contact us here to find out more about final places, prices and class times of our summer courses for adults.


Check the academic calendar to get to know the class start dates, non-teaching days and holidays:

Contact and location

Visitor opening hours (From October to June) STARTING FROM 14th SEPTEMBER

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

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


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 23th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021, both dates included. 

  • 12 October: closed
  • 8 December: closed
  • 23 December to 3rd january: closed

How to get there

Public transport: Metro (Deusto station)

Term dates and how to pay

Academic term dates (2020/21)


Terms Registration
Term 1: September - December 2020 From June 2020
Term 2: January - March 2021 From November 2020
Term 3: March - June 2021 From February 2021

Courses, timetables and prices for adult courses here

Adults calendar here

Young Learners (4 - 18 years)

Terms Registration to start in September 2020 opens
September 2020- June 2021 From July 2020

Courses, timetables and prices for young learners courses 19/20 here

19/20 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.


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.