Learn to build, build to learn

Learn English with LEGO® Education Solutions and Minecraft Education Edition

Does your child lack motivation when learning English? 

On our winter courses, your child will be excited to talk – in English! – about what they have built each day when they go home.

Help your child have fun with the British Council during the winter holiday and immerse them in English! We provide exciting and practical English learning activities for primary students aged from 5–12 years old.

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Primary Courses

Primary Prep Courses (students aged 5–6) – Building Stories

Join our new, exciting Primary Prep courses which combines LEGO® Education Solutions with our Young Learner English language teaching expertise. 

Primary Prep is a specifically tailored, hands-on course for very young learners of English. Your child will embark on their English learning journey with activities, songs, and videos that will build confidence and develop the skills needed for primary school. Our Young Learner English Language teachers are experts in helping your child to start to express themselves in English whilst increasing literacy skills through group reading sessions with exciting big book stories. Students explore the world of make believe as they retell fictional stories and improve their English language skills by creating and telling their own stories in this student-centred course by building using Lego® blocks, characters, and colourful backgrounds.

Young Kids Courses (students aged 6–8) – Building Solutions

Join our new, exciting Young Kids courses which combines LEGO® Education Solutions with our Young Learner English language teaching expertise. 

On this course, your child will practise key communication skills in English which they will need for school and life. Students are much more motivated to learn and produce English if they can talk or write about something that they have designed and created themselves. As students work in pairs and groups, they have a real reason to communicate in English with each other as they brainstorm, plan, and build their creations. Your child will also explore core STEM concepts in English such as ‘force and motion’ and are given hands-on design challenges each day - from building a dog obstacle course to designing a sail car! Students will work together using LEGO® Education bricks to present their ideas in English which will develop their problem solving, creativity and communication skills in a fun and exciting way. 

Kids Courses (students aged 9–12) – Building Challenges

Join our new, exciting Kids courses which combines Minecraft Education Edition with our Young Learner English language teaching expertise. 

Students are much more motivated to learn and produce English if they can talk or write about something that they have designed and created themselves. As students work in pairs and groups, they have a real reason to communicate in English with each other as they brainstorm, make decisions, plan, design, and build. Your child will also develop creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills as take part in a variety of engaging ‘build challenges’. Your child will receive a daily build challenge  - these range from building a better bedroom to designing a spaceship! Depending on the ‘build challenge’ of the day, new English vocabulary and language will be introduced, so that students can write and talk about their creations and justify why their design is the best!

Course duration and location

Half day course:

30 Jan – 10 Feb, 2023 (Mon–Fri)

  • Ages 5–6: 2 weeks, total 30 hours (five 3-hour lessons per week)

Full day course:

30 Jan – 3 Feb, 2023 or 6 – 10 Feb, 2023 (Mon–Fri)

  • Ages 6–12: 1 week, total 30 hours (five 6-hour lessons per week)

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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.