British Council - Madrid Adults Pº General Martínez Campos, 31 28010 Madrid
Telephone number
911 218 000
Telephone number


Come and see our centre

Located in a historical building in the capital, our campus, the headquarters of the British Council in Spain, is a cultural landmark of Madrid. From our main centre we promote the best of British arts, education and science, through events at which our students are the guests of honour.


Our Madrid campus has top-class facilities. In our light and airy classrooms with interactive whiteboards, you'll study in a dynamic cultural environment with the latest technology. 

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.


Our Library for adults, located on the ground floor of the main building, is the perfect place to study, do your homework or go online. 

You'll have access to a wide range of materials, arranged by level, so that you can keep learning outside class.


Enjoy the international atmosphere in our café while having a coffee before or after class.


Come and see our facilities, where tradition and modernity go hand in hand. While you're here, you can find out your level of English for free. 

Courses, dates and calendar

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.



Termly face to face courses

Oct - Dec

Jan - Mar

Apr - Jun

Intensive English courses Monthly
(Limited places)

Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses:

100% Flexible

Exam Preparation Course for IELTS

100% Flexible

Exam Preparation Course for Aptis

100% Flexible

Corporate training  100% Flexible


Contact and location

Contact us, come and see us

Come and see our facilities, where tradition and modernity go hand in hand. While you're here, find out your level of English for free.


Monday to Friday 10:00 to 20:00
Saturdays 10:00 to 15:00


  • From December 24 to 27 our centre will remain closed. 
  • On December 28, 29 and 30, the opening hours will be from 10h to 16h.
  • From January 6 to January 8 our centre will remain closed. 

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


We are close to the lively Chamberí and Malasaña neighbourhoods.


Metro: Rubén Darío (line 5), Gregorio Marañón (lines 7 and 10), Iglesia (line 1).

Bus: 16, 61, 5, 7, 40, 147.

How to pay and FAQs

How to pay

In the British Council we want to help you to access the best education for you, and that's why we offer a range of discounts and payment methods.


  • Cash deposit in our bank account or bank transfer.  Bank account in ES34 2100 9194 1222 0152 3000 de La Caixa (name: British Council). Payment receipt: send by email to or hand in to Customer Service, quoting the Student number if you know it.
  • Credit or debit cards (except American Express y Diners Club).
  • Cheque made out to the British Council.
  • Cash payments are not accepted.


  • If three or more members of your family are registered in any British Council course in Madrid, you could benefit from a 5% discount on our courses.
  • If you buy the textbooks (where applicable) in your centre during the first week of term, you'll benefit from a special price.


I'm an adult. What do I have to do to register?

To sign up you have to do a level test. You can make an appointment and do the written part here. Then, in the centre, you'll do the speaking part and we'll tell you your result. Once you've done the level test, our Customer Services department will give you information about the courses and timetables available. 

What are the benefits of being a student?

The benefits you get for being our student are:

  • membership of our Resource Centre, from where you can borrow material to use at home.
  • access to the student portal, an online tool with a variety of resources for you to improve your English.
  • free access to our English Extra events and activities.

What happens if I decide to cancel the course?

If you decide to cancel before classes start, your money will be refunded except for 60 €  to cover our administrative costs. If you cancel after the course has started, your money will not be refunded.

For more information, see the cancellation policy in the centre.