English courses - 10-12 Lower Secondary. It will be fun - and it will be quite a challenge, too.

An English course that goes further – so your child can go further, too

Our Lower Secondary English courses for 10 to 12 year olds, developed by our team of English experts, will teach your child  the skills to build their  confidence and help them  reach their full potential. 

Our new approach means your child will have a more rewarding learning experience, getting the most out of learning English with a combination of: 

  • lively classes with lots of speaking activities and a specialist, highly-trained teacher  
  • interactive independent study, to prepare for or consolidate classroom learning– all on an easy to use learning hub.

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.

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:

  • have lots of time to speak English and practise pronunciation with their teacher and fellow classmates 
  • develop their communication skills by working on projects in pairs and small teams 
  • learn about real-world topics like animals and the environment , science and inventions,  film, music and culture
  • build up to a final project at the end of each module that has a real-life outcome, such as designing and presenting a new gadget, planning a speech to help save the environment, or participating in a debate about animal rights

How the learning hub helps your child make more progress

Your child will do independent study on the learning hub before and after class. It is 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 
  • 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.

Discover our courses and the learning hub

Coimbra

Lower Secondary (10-12 years old)

Annual registration fees:

DURATION HOURS FEES 2021/22
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

*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

Lower Secondary (10-12 years old)

Annual registration fees:

DURATION HOURS FEES 2021/22

30-week course:
weekdays

1 x 2.75 hours/week*
or
2 x 1.5 hours/week**

Annual fee: 
EUR 1320.00

30-week course:
Friday 17.30 &
Saturday mornings

1 x 2.75 hours/week*
or
2 x 1.5 hours/week**

Annual fee: 
EUR 1380.00

+ Annual registration fee:

EUR 60.00

*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.

Lisboa, Miraflores, Parede

Lower Secondary (10-12 years old)

Annual registration fees:

DURATION HOURS FEES 2021/22

30-week course:
weekdays

1 x 2.75 hours/week*
or
2 x 1.5 hours/week**

Annual fee: 
EUR 1320.00

30-week course:
Friday 17.30 &
Saturday mornings

1 x 2.75 hours/week*
or
2 x 1.5 hours/week**

Annual fee: 
EUR 1380.00

+ Annual registration fee:

EUR 60.00

*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

Upper Secondary (13-17 years old)

Annual registration fees:

DURATION HOURS FEES 2021/22

30-week course:
weekdays

1 x 2.75 hours/week*
or
2 x 1.5 hours/week**

Annual fee: 
EUR 1320.00

30-week course:
Friday 17.30 &
Saturday mornings

1 x 2.75 hours/week*
or
2 x 1.5 hours/week**

Annual fee: 
EUR 1380.00

+ Annual registration fee:

EUR 60.00

*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.

What will my child learn?

Learning English with the British Council will give your child a solid foundation for future success. It will help them with their future studies and build essential life skills and self-confidence.

Age 10-12 years your child will

  • gain further confidence in expressing themselves in English 
  • improve their English across the four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • expand their grammar and vocabulary, and learn to use the language in a natural way

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.

Our promise to you

If you chose a face to face course and if we need to close the teaching centre in line with government guidelines, we guarantee that 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.