About Us

The British International Institute (BII) is an English Language School offering English Courses, Language Camps, and TOEFL & TOEIC Preparation & Testing. We have been licensed by the Ministry of Education KRG since 2006, bringing quality classes to students for over eight years.

The British International Institute can be found in the middle of a bustling urban area in central Erbil, a city growing commercially and culturally by the day. BII proudly contributes to this growth by offering excellent courses aimed at bettering the lives of those looking to improve their English.

Professional Teachers

Our professional teachers are all university graduates, holding at least a B.A. or M.A. in relevant fields.  Our teachers are also TESOL Certified and all have extensive experience teaching abroad to students at a variety of levels. Teachers give individual attention to each student, assuring you that you are progressing at a steady rate in your studies.

Beginner Courses are taught by a Kurdish teacher to ensure full comprehension during the first stages of your learning, as well as an opportunity for you to become comfortable with English.

Intermediate and Advanced courses are taught by a native English speaker to put your English at the next level, challenging you and offering insight to the cultural aspect of language-learning.

What We Offer:

General English Courses

The General English courses concentrate on all essential areas of language learning: speaking, listening, reading, ‎grammar, writing, vocabulary building, idioms and slang. All classes place special focus on speaking & ‎listening.‎

Specialized Courses

BII offers specialized courses so that you can perfect an area of English most relevant to your goals. Some of the Specialized Courses we offer include:

  • Business English
  • Intensive English
  • English for Marketing & Advertising
  • English for the Energy Industry

Refer to the ‘Specialized Courses’ section of our website to discover the full list of courses and what they have to offer!

TOEIC & TOEFL Preparation Courses

These courses aim to prepare you for to TOEIC or TOEFL exams which are designed to test the English proficiency of students who are looking to enter into undergraduate or postgraduate studies or to pursue career purposes requiring English.

Each intensive course is taught by a certified TOEIC or TOEFL instructor familiar with all sections of the exams.

English Language Camps

Children & Teen Program

Our Summer English Language Camp is the perfect choice for youth and teens aged 8 to 17 who wish to experience living & learning English in BII, make friends from around the world, and enjoy a full schedule of fun trips & activities.

Parent & Child Program

Our Parent & Child program is a great way for families to visit England and improve their English together. The Parent(s) will study English at Birmingham College UK, and then join their child on daily afternoon trips & activities around Birmingham City. There is a special day-trip planned to London for you to enjoy together. This program is guaranteed to provide memories to last a lifetime!

Course Benefits

All courses are very practical and are designed to help you become comfortable speaking and to use the language more effectively.

After taking a course you will be able to:

  • Communicate much more confidently
  • Speak more accurately and fluently
  • Improve your grammar
  • Be better prepared for placement tests and certification exams
  • Acquire and succeed in a job field that requires English


At the end of your course you will be presented with the BII Course Certificate signed and accredited by one of our two prestigious sister universities, Birmingham College or Trinity College. Your certificate will be presented to you at a special awards ceremony where you will be honored for your success. You must have completed at least 90% attendance to receive your certificate.

A certificate from BII offers you international recognition from:

  • Universities
  • Employers
  • Governments
  • Schools
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Professional bodies
  • Employment offices
  • Trade Unions

While following your course, you can continue to improve your English through self-study by accessing our BII e-Learning Program from the time you enroll until three months after you finish your course.

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Contact Us


Address : Shoresh Street Erbil - Iraq
Phone :00964- (0) 750 - 4010203