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We work to build relationships between people and institutions in the UK and Algeria through programmes and events in the areas of education, English and the arts. 

Much of what we do in connecting Algeria and the UK has a wider international dimension involving other countries in Middle East and North Africa.

The British Council was established in Algeria in 1962. We are currently working from offices within the British Embassy in Algiers. We will be moving in autumn 2014 and opening a new British Council teaching centre to the public in Hydra, Algiers.

Our work focuses on improving the teaching and learning of English in schools and universities across Algeria, sharing the UK’s expertise and working with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and corporate partners Anadarko Algeria Company LLC, Hess and HSBC. 

Around 200,000 people in Algeria use our online resources for independent learning of English each year.


We work with the best of British creative talent to develop innovative, high-quality events and collaborations with artists and cultural institutions around the world.

In Algeria we work in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and the Delegation of the European Union to bring the best of UK arts to a few carefully selected festivals each year.

Find out more information about our work in arts.


Since 2008 we have been the partner of choice for the Ministry of National Education to reform and develop English language teaching and learning in middle schools across Algeria. 

We have trained over 3000 English teachers and all 87 inspectors at middle school level and developed the new role of teacher trainer, working with the Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE) among others in the UK and supported by our corporate partner Anadarko. 

We are also now working to develop English language teaching at secondary level with the Ministry and the support of corporate partner Hess. 

Find out more information about our work in education.