Advanced skills course

The classes are part of a training programme for qualifying teachers studying on the CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English Language Teaching to Adults)course. The Teacher Development Centre at British Council Singapore trains a selected group of teachers under this programme every term. The classes are supervised by qualified Cambridge tutors, and form part of the final assessment for the new teachers.

Who can apply?

Foreigners and Singaporeans who wish to improve their English language skills.  Your current English level should be post Beginner.


If you are a Permanent Resident or hold a Singaporean IC, employment pass, work permit, dependant’s pass, social visit pass, you can apply for the Teaching Practice classes. Your pass must extend to at least 1 day beyond the final day of the class.


We do not accept Study Mamas (parents accompanying a child studying in Singapore), Student Pass and VP (Visit Pass: Short-Term or Long-Term) holders for the free classes.


Course levels and dates:


Teaching Practice Free Classes are offered several times in a year. The sessions are usually twice a week (Part-Time) for 5 or 10 weeks or 5-days a week (Full-Time) for 2 or 4 weeks between 9.00am to 11.00am/11.15am.

You may choose to register into any ONE of the intake based on the recommended level given to you.

Priority will be given to NEW Students. Existing Students will be contacted 2 weeks prior to the start of class should there be availabilty.


FREE!  You will have to attend the full course (consisting of 10 or 20 lessons depending on the option you have chosen) and commit to regular class attendance. There is an attendance deposit of S$200 payable by cash or NETS only. This will be refunded if you attend at least 80% of the classes you register for.


Trainee teachers (various nationalities) supervised by British Council Teacher Trainers.

How can you apply?

*TP* test will be required for NEW students who have not attended any free classes. For test and registrations,

Please walk-in to Toa Payoh Centre on:

Day: every Tuesdays

Time: 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Please do not forget to bring along your IC/Identification Passes and Bank details (Name of Bank, Bank/Branch Code, Bank Account Number, Name of Bank Account Holder) for registration purpose.

As registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, we encourage you to register early to secure your preferred test slot.


British Council Toa Payoh Centre
480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
#09-01 HDB Hub East Wing
Singapore 310480

Call +65 6439 2124