Rua de Tomar, 4 3000-401 Coimbra
Telephone number
(+351) 210 456 210



If you or your child want to study general English or prepare for an English language exam, our English school in Coimbra is the perfect place to start.

We offer:

  • structured courses from beginners to advanced levels for young learners from 4 to 17 years old and adult-only classes
  • help to prepare you for exams
  • specially focussed courses for groups or individuals at your company or institution
  • you will also gain access to the British Council's Student Portal, where you can find news, help, practice, as well as records of attendance and assessment. 

We are located in the heart of the city’s prestigious university district.

Our centre, which has been delivering top-class English courses since 1938, occupies two modernised period buildings with outdoor areas ideal for break times.

We also offer a full library service and have WiFi connection throughout.

Free parking is available outside both buildings and we are well connected by bus services (5, 6, 7, 10, 19, 24, 33, 42) and nearby taxi ranks. 

Contact and location

Normal opening hours*


Our centres  will be closed to the public from 14 March to 13 April in line with the advice of the national authorities.

During this period all our face-to-face English courses and Exams will be temporarily suspended until further notice.


Day Telephone
Monday 10.00-13.00;
15.30-20.15 14.30-21.45 
Tuesday 10.00-19.00 13.00-20.15 17.45-21.45 
Wednesday 10.00-19.00 13.00-20.15 14.30-20.20 
Thursday 10.00-19.00 10.00-20.15 14.30-21.45 
Friday 10.00-19.00 10.00-20.15 14.30-20.20 
Saturday** 10.00-13.00;
10.00-13.30 10.00-13.00
Sunday Closed Closed Closed

 * Opening hours may vary during holidays 
** Only open on Saturdays when there are classes at the British Council