Learn English

People around the world learn English with the British Council. In addition to specialised English courses and services with the British Council Switzerland, we offers free online resources to help you improve your English.

Learn English Online

The British Council has a wide range of online resources to help adults, teenagers and children learn English. This includes videos, mobile apps, games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises. Visit Learn English online for more information.

English Teaching Resources

If you are an English language teacher or ELT professional, the British Council has resources to support your work. Browse through lesson plans, classroom materials and advice on professional development and qualifications. You can also join discussion groups and access training materials. Find out more about teaching English.


If you are interested in studying at a university in an English-speaking country, we can help you with the IELTS test. Please have a look at our Exams page.