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Connecting Culture – Practising English with learners from other countries: Our Primary Plus course has an exciting new feature. We will connect children with other English learners from our global network of teaching centres in over 40 countries. With this unique experience they can practise their English skills while exploring different cultures. Each year students will work with their peers in other countries on team projects that broaden their horizons and help them become globally connected citizens of the world. Delivered in a safe and relaxed way by our expert teachers, all these experiences will be organised around the existing learning curriculum and class schedules.

 

Primary Plus: The best way for children to learn English and build confidence

Primary Plus is an English language course for kids aged 6 to 12 years old. Designed to spark your child’s imagination, our engaging lessons are led by qualified teachers. Together with our topical materials and fun learning environment, we help young learners become confident, happy and skilled English speakers. 

This rewarding learning experience combines:

  • personalised attention in lively group classes, led by expert teachers
  • interactive pre- and post-class activities on an easy-to-use online learning hub
  • a safe, supportive classroom environment.

Course overview

Track progress, celebrate successes and see your child triumph in English.

  • Duration: 20 weeks (60 hours)
  • Age: 6–12 years

Immersive classes and expert teachers to boost English speaking skills

Your child will thrive in our classes. Our students:

  • spend lots of time speaking English
  • work in a small group and receive personalised attention 
  • have fun learning with classmates of the same age in groups and pairs
  • have a chance to build lasting friendships with classmates and practise English with learners from other countries.

Develop skills for life

Primary Plus helps your child develop leadership, collaboration and critical-thinking skills in a relaxed environment.

  • Learn how to work in teams
  • Communicate and collaborate with others 
  • Engage in familiar and intriguing real-world topics
  • Practise speaking in pairs and groups 
  • Work on projects and problem solving
  • Prepare for studying and working in a global world

The learning hub and your child’s progress

Our learning hub is a secure online platform that helps your child study independently and at their own pace, before and after class. This means class time is focused on improving their English-speaking and productive skills. Children can enjoy extra activities guided by their teacher, and parents can access data on progress. Find out more in our Parent centre.

Age 6-7 years your child will:

  • learn how to write a story and read English with confidence 
  • build accurate sentences, using new vocabulary 
  • understand and present their ideas in English on familiar topics.

They will do this by: 

  • finding out how everyone is unique in their likes, dislikes and interests
  • recognising how daily lives can be similar or different 
  • describing their own surroundings, from their bedroom to their neighbourhood
  • being aware how they express their feelings and make life choices
  • thinking about the natural world and how they belong in it.

Age 8-9 years your child will:

  • learn and practise new vocabulary on familiar topics, in activities such as writing creatively
  • read independently and form an interest in a variety of topics.

They will do this by:

  • developing their imagination through storytelling 
  • nurturing curiosity about the natural world, from the sea to outer space 
  • thinking about and sharing ideas on how to keep happy and healthy
  • exploring ways to be a good citizen 
  • reflecting on their life, interests and hopes for the future.

Age 10-11 your child will:

  • learn story writing and to read more confidently in English
  • present and compare ideas and opinions using more complex language.

They will do this by:

  • making use of their skills and knowledge to help others 
  • exploring issues affecting society and the environment and finding solutions
  • finding out about places, cultures, ideas and inventions
  • discovering the exciting world of sport and the beauty of the arts 
  • looking back on primary school and thinking about their hopes for the future.

A safe, supportive place to learn

We are trusted by parents the world over, not only for our expertise in teaching English, but for our high levels of child protection and safeguarding.

We’ve put in place robust measures to make sure your child is safe during class and that their data is protected.

Technical requirements

The learning hub can be accessed using a desktop computer, laptop or tablet. 

We do not recommend using a mobile phone because we want to make sure all our students enjoy a quality learning experience.  

You will also need a good wifi connection.

Find out more about the system requirements.

*Terms and conditions apply.