Cultural and Educational Opportunities | The British Council

by BTM

Mon, 02 April 2018

Cultural and Educational Opportunities | The British Council

United Kingdom Supplement

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

The council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. Its presence in Bahrain for more than 80 years has brought the two nations closer through both cultural and educational exchange. 

The organisation is widely recognised for the excellence of its English courses and has taught multiple generations of Bahrainis and expatriates. Its Teaching Centre attracts more than 6,500 students annually, with over 19,000 class hours taught to the highest standard. The British Council in Bahrain has also been recognised with the Child Safety Award in the past year, and continues its efforts in maintaining the facility and curriculum to the highest quality.

British Council is also a trusted distributor of a variety of globally recognised exams, including IELTS, IGCSE and Cambridge Admissions tests, with more than 12,000 students taking a variety of English school, university and professional exams. 

On the cultural front, the council is involved in arts, sports, science, skills development and higher education. The projects team has delivered more than 55 activities in the past 12 months, engaging 13 higher education institutes that included 4,000 parents and students as well as 436 teachers. Team members collaborated with more than 200 researchers and have captured an online audience of over 188,000 people. Staff have also worked with multiple ministries in order to give amazing opportunities for growth and improvement to as many people as possible.

This summer, the British Council is once again opening its doors to welcome thousands of children and adults onto its English summer course, designed to boost language skills over the course of one to 
two months.