Give your child a head start – with our inspiring English classes for kids

Primary Plus, our English course for kids, will encourage your child aged six to nine years to express themselves in a safe, motivating environment. 

We create a rich English language environment. Children feel at the centre of their own learning. They grow in confidence as they develop their fluency in English.

With us your child will have a more rewarding learning experience, getting the most out of learning English with a combination of: 

  • lively classes with a specialist teacher  
  • interactive independent study, set by your child's teacher to prepare them for the lesson – all in a safe, easy-to-use learning environment. 

You will have access to your child’s personal dashboard. Together you can track their progress, celebrate their successes and understand where they are within their learning journey. 

Developing the life skills your child needs for their future 

Your child will also develop leadership, collaboration, and critical thinking skills in a relaxed environment where they can be themselves. They will: 

  • work in teams or pairs to practise speaking, problem-solving and collaborating on projects with a focus on real-world topics like the natural world and the environment 
  • build resilience and get used to communicating and collaborating with others in preparation for life in a global, world. 

Deepen their learning between classes 

Your child will prepare for each class with independent study, set by their teacher to complete at their own pace so class time is more focused on improving their English-speaking skills. This part of their experience  

  • helps your child improve their English reading, writing and listening skills with engaging, high-quality online learning resources designed by experts 
  • keeps your child motivated with online exercises and activities, including quizzes and games based on real-world topics and fun characters 
  • gives them space to deepen their understanding of English and improve their grammar and vocabulary 
  • is child-friendly and easy to use, so they can work independently 
  • has built-in self-evaluation, so your child can feel proud of their progress and reflect on where they can improve 
  • includes a personalised dashboard so you and your child can understand where they are within their learning journey 
  • helps your child feel the benefit of preparation, making them feel more confident to speak in class 
  • helps build good habits and a love of learning English. 

Immersive classes with expert teachers to boost English speaking skills 

Happy learners make confident speakers! There are many reasons your child will love our classes: 

  • lots of time to practise speaking English, having fun learning with classmates of the same age in groups and pairs  
  • small class sizes mean that our highly qualified and passionate teachers can give more personalised attention 
  • the chance to enjoy natural interactions and bond with classmates 

What will my child learn?

Aged 6 to 7 your child will:

  • begin to read and write in English, first at word level, then at sentence level
  • build phrases, 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.

 

Aged 8 to 9 your child will:

  • learn and practise new vocabulary and phrases 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 

  • learning from their 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.


Learn English and so much more

Young students on our English courses learn by getting involved in activities that interest them. Our expert teachers help them develop their English skills – and also creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills. 

Set your child on the path to success

We see parents as partners. You will receive regular feedback on your child’s progress. At each age, we will assess their development in English language and core life skills. 

You will also get a log in to the Primary Plus online portal, so that your child can continue learning at home.

Course details and fees

Coimbra

Primary Plus (6 to 9-year-olds)

DURATION HOURS FEES 2020/21
30-week course 1 x 2.75 hours/week*
or
2 x 1.5 hours/week**

Annual fee: EUR 1320.00

+ Annual registration fee:

EUR 60.00

Family discounts available

*2.75 hrs/week includes 3 academic hours (each 50min) and a break.
**1.5 hrs /week includes 1.5 academic hours (one academic hour is 50 min) and a break. 

Foz do Douro

Primary Plus (6 to 9-year-olds)

DURATION HOURS FEES 2020/21
30-week course 1 x 2.75 hours/week*

Annual fee: EUR 1320.00

Friday (17.30) and Saturday morning:
30-week course
1 x 2.75 hours/week* Annual fee: EUR 1380.00
+ Annual registration fee

EUR 60.00

Family discounts available

*2.75 hrs/week includes 3 academic hours (each 50min) and a break.
**1.5 hrs /week includes 1.5 academic hours (one academic hour is 50 min) and a break. 

Lisbon, Miraflores, Parede

Primary Plus (6 to 9-year-olds)

DURATION HOURS FEES 2020/21
30-week course 1 x 3 hours/week*
or
2 x 1.5 hours/week**
Annual fee: EUR 1320.00
Friday (17.30) and Saturday morning:
30-week course
1 x 3 hours/week* Annual fee: EUR 1380.00
+ Annual registration fee   EUR 60.00

 Family discounts available

*3 hrs /week include 3 academic hours (each 50min) and a break. 
**1.5 hrs/week include 1.5 academic hours (one academic hour is 50 min) and a break. 

Porto

Primary Plus (6 to 9-year-olds)

DURATION HOURS FEES 2020/21
30-week course 1 x 2.75 hours/week*
or
2 x 1.5 hours/week**
Annual fee: 1320.00
Friday (17.30) and Saturday morning:
30-week course
1 x 2.75 hours/week* Annual fee: EUR 1380.00
+ Annual registration fee

EUR 60.00

Family discounts available

*2.75 hrs/week includes 3 academic hours (each 50min) and a break.
**1.5 hrs /week includes 1.5 academic hours (one academic hour is 50 min) and a break. 

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. Read our Child Protection policy

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

Our priority is to keep everyone safe while ensuring minimal disruption your child’s English learning experience.  

Our promise to you 

  • in case we need to close the teaching centre in line with government guidelines, your child’s classes will continue online 
  • online classes will include the same number of hours as face-to-face classes 

Technical requirements  

  • Interactive study 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.

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM PARENTS OF OUR LEARNERS

“This course is an added value for them, not just for the English but also for all their skills.”

“One of the good things about the British Council is that, unlike other language courses, a person is immersed in British culture”

“When he comes out of class, he feels so enthusiastic and at ease.“

Father of a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old learner Father of a 6-year-old learner Mother of an 8-year-old learner