At the British Council, we help our students maximise their English learning potential. We use the most effective methodologies for all age groups to develop real communicative ability. We believe that interaction between students and the teacher is the best way to achieve this and help your child learn English.
Our teaching methodology for young learners
Teaching methodology for Playgroup and Kindergarten
Our aim is to develop in your child a love for English and a positive attitude towards language learning. Our courses give children the opportunity to learn the language in an English-speaking environment and help prepare them for entering into kindergarten and primary schools.
- We use fun and interactive communicative activities such as games, songs, chants and stories.
- Children engage in structured and free play activities to practise what they have learned in class.
- Our lessons are theme-based and we nurture reading and communication through a range of activities including arts and crafts, show and tell, role-plays and experiments.
- After an initial presentation on the topic of the day, children get to work in small groups so that the teacher is able to give each child more attention and help. Children also get group time with classmates, which encourages the development of social skills and the use of English in a natural setting.
- Our varied classroom activities support personal, social, emotional and physical development, problem solving, reasoning and numeracy, knowledge and understanding of the world and creative development.
Teaching methodology for Primary
We see a bright future for your child. At the British Council, we use many different teaching methodologies to boost your child's confidence and build positive attitudes towards language learning.
- Primary Plus uses fun, interactive activities such as communicative games, songs, chants, drama and role-plays, which emphasise spoken fluency and improve students' pronunciation.
- Primary Plus uses topics which are relevant and motivating for the age and level of the students to present and develop grammar and vocabulary for everyday use.
- Students read and write stories, poems, letters, reviews and reports to learn about a variety of text types and styles of writing.
- Students work on projects to activate and consolidate English learned in class, and develop leadership, critical thinking and digital literacy skills.
- Parents and students can keep track of their learning progress together on our online learning hub.
Teaching methodology for Secondary
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Our Secondary and DSE courses:
- are taught by experienced and internationally qualified teachers in a small-class setting which is focused on interaction between teacher and students
- develop your speaking skills and pronunciation, and consolidate your knowledge of grammar through engaging lessons with lots of speaking opportunities, unlike ‘one-way’ tutorial-style lessons
- help you learn English by using topics you care about, with a stimulating and motivating curriculum that sparks your creativity and lets you express yourself fully
- help you prepare for English exams at school by providing regular study skills practice
- help you prepare for the DSE exam by giving you the opportunity to apply the exam skills you have developed to DSE-style tasks
- help you develop your critical thinking skills and confidence to benefit your everyday communication in our internationalised world
- use a wide range of learning materials, including videos, songs, websites, computer games, books and magazines, to help you understand the formats, genres and styles of English that you will encounter in the modern world.