Welcome to the British Council

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

Our web pages include information on our globally recognised language test IELTS, free learning materials for learners and teachers of English and advice on studying in the UK. In addition, you will find information on British arts and culture, on our projects work as well as details on endorsed events across Germany.

Find out more about what we do on the About us page. If you would like to work with us, please get in touch. Comments and suggestions on our website are very welcome.

Latest News

Florian Feigl (right) at Sophiensäle, Berlin (Image © Christopher Hewitt)

Understanding telematic theatre – Is it worth trying?

The term telematic theatre refers to the use of web technologies to transmit images and sound between two or more locations, with performers at each site interacting with each other. Images from both locat...

Michael Stumpf's Massive Angry Sculpture is part of the artist's exhibition at Glasgow International 2014.

Inspiration drawn from coffeemakers and metaphors: Michael Stumpf talks about his art

Michael Stumpf was born and grew up in Mannheim and is currently based in Glasgow, UK. He studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe (1996-2001) with Prof.Harald Klingelhöller and in 2002 he r...

Upcoming events

April 18, 2014 - April 18, 2014


Good Friday | 15:00 | Weimar | Church “St. Peter und Paul” Their performance of the St Matthew Passion at the opening of the Festival in 2012 left a deep impr…

April 19, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Maurice Steger

Holy Saturday | 19:30 | Eisenach | Wartburg Maurice Steger – recorder, John Butt — conductor Maurice Steger from Switzerland is clearly one of the best known reco…

How can we help you?


Take an IELTS English Exam

Over 2 million IELTS tests are taken each year. Find out more about IELTS in...


Check out our Learn English and Teaching English resources

If you want to learn English or are an English language teacher, we can support you through various networks and online...

Postgraduate Studiengänge © Mat Wright

Looking to study at a UK University?

We can help you find the right university course for you, with information and advice on courses, entry procedures and...


Find out more about our work in Society

We support the development of people and societies, working in partnership with national, multinational, private sector,...