Play.Imagine.Create.Share: Design your own English board game to take home and play with family and friends!

This winter holiday, our professional and experienced teachers have designed a course that will to learn through play as they start from learning about and remembering new vocabulary and language in their fact and ficton readers, test run a variety of different popular board games, and finally design and create a unique board game that they can play with their classmates, and take home to show family and friends!

Your child will practice both lower-level and higher-level thinking skills as they use the knowledge they have gained to:

  • Create their own original work
  • Evaluate their classmates' board games 
  • Test out different ideas for their game before agreeing on a final product
  • Apply their understanding of the new language they have learnt through their game design
  • Understand as they explain to their class how to play their game
  • Remember new language and skills

Your child will learn to :

  • Consolidate and personalise new language they have learnt by using it in a practical, creative and fun way as they choose interesting facts in their readers to put in  their board game as elements or question cards.
  • Practice and use language for a real purpose - to create a board game and explain how it works to others while they play their personalized game board with classmates and teachers not only leads to high motivation and genuine cooperation, but also allows your child to largely practice topic-related, interactional and transactional language. 
  • Brainstorm, make decisions, experiment with different ideas, plan and organize their game with other classmates under the close guidance and supervision from their teacher.

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Course information

  • Kids Ages 6-12

    Students will read short, fun, factual readers packed with information about an interesting real-life topic such as space, rainforests or safari animals or short, fun stories and fairy tales full of interesting characters, amazing settings and plot twists and turns. They will use this newly-found knowledge to create their own unique 3D board game which they will take home on the last day. You can continue your child’s English learning even after the course has finished in a fun, motivating way as your child shows you how to play their board game at home. Once they have discovered how to create board games they can become a regular part of your child’s English learning routine.

  • Young Kids Ages 5-6

    Students will learn to read visual, fun storybooks or factual readers about an interesting real-life topic such as animal families, pets or jungles. They will use this newly-found knowledge to create their own unique 3D board game which they will take home on the last day. You can continue your child’s English learning even after the course has finished in a fun, motivating way as your child shows you how to play their board game at home. Once they have discovered how to create board games they can become a regular part of your child’s English learning routine.

Play-based learning

Research shows that children learn well when they are mentally active, engaged, social, and can make meaningful connections to their lives, which are all characteristics of play. Neuroscientists have found that ‘structured focused play’ activates young learners’ brains in significant ways that rote memorization, testing, worksheets, and traditional classroom techniques do not. Play is good for the brain, increasing flexibility and improved potential for learning later in life and allows children to explore, identify, negotiate, take risks and create meaning. Furthermore, children who frequently engage in quality play experiences are likely to develop memory skills, narrative language ability and has a positive influence on their grammar acquisition.

Course duration and location

Course dates: 25 Jan, 2021 - 5 Feb, 2021

Course duration:

  • Ages 5-6: 3 hours per day, 5 days a week, for 2 weeks (total 30 hours) 
  • Ages 6-12: 6 hours per day, 5 days a week, for one week (total 30 hours) 

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Course requirements

  • Abiding by the U.K. Child Protection policy, we only accept students who are at least 5 years of age at this time.
  • All of our Young Learners classes usually take on 7-12 students (16 students maximum), and are grouped by age and level, based on the placement test results taken before enrolling in a class. 
  • Learn about our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Find out your English level

Our English placement tests thoroughly assesses your child's language knowledge and ability in a fast and efficient way. After the test, our English Services Consultants will help select the most suitable course that fits your child's needs and English level. 

*Course levels are subject to differ with each school; please contact your English course consultant for details.