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

Our Lower Secondary English courses for 10 to 12 year olds offers immersive classes with expert teachers to boost your child's English speaking skills. 

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

Teaching centres, course fee and duration

Coimbra

Lower Secondary (10-12 years old)

Course fees:

  Monthly payment x10 Termly payment x3 Annual payment
Course fee

150€

480€

1380€

Upon enrolment, a 60€ registration fee is added.

Duration: 90 academic hours, 30 weeks.
Available once a week (one lesson of 3 academic hours and a break) or twice a week (two lessons of 1.5 academic hours and a break). Each academic hour is 50 minutes.

Lisboa - Príncipe Real, Miraflores and Parede

Lower Secondary (10-12 years old)

Course fees:

  Monthly payment x10 Termly payment x3 Annual payment

Course fee:
weekdays

150€

480€

1380€

Course fee:
Friday 17.30 &
Saturday mornings

156€

500€

1440€

Upon enrolment, a 60€ registration fee is added.

Duration: 90 academic hours, 30 weeks.
Available once a week (one lesson of 3 academic hours and a break) or twice a week (two lessons of 1.5 academic hours and a break). Each academic hour is 50 minutes.

Lisbon - Telheiras/Lumiar

Lower Secondary (10-12 years old)

Course fees:

  Monthly payment x10 Termly payment x3 Annual payment

Course fee:
weekdays

150€

480€

1380€

Upon enrolment, a 60€ registration fee is added.

Duration: 90 academic hours, 30 weeks.
Available once a week twice a week (two lessons of 1.5 academic hours and a break). Each academic hour is 50 minutes.

Odivelas/Ramada

Lower Secondary (10-12 years old)

Course fees:

  Monthly payment x10 Termly payment x3 Annual payment

Course fee:
weekdays

150€

480€

1380€

Upon enrolment, a 60€ registration fee is added.

Duration: 90 academic hours, 30 weeks.
Available once a week (one lesson of 3 academic hours and a break) or twice a week (two lessons of 1.5 academic hours and a break). Each academic hour is 50 minutes.

Porto e Foz do Douro

Upper Secondary (13-17 years old)

Course fees:

  Monthly payment x10 Termly payment x3 Annual payment

Course fee:
weekdays

150€

480€

1380€

Course fee:
Saturday mornings

156€

500€

1440€

Upon enrolment, a 60€ registration fee is added.

Duration: 90 academic hours, 30 weeks.
Available once a week (one lesson of 3 academic hours and a break) or twice a week (two lessons of 1.5 academic hours and a break). Each academic hour is 50 minutes.

Developing the life skills your child needs for their future

Your child will develop leadership, collaboration, and critical thinking skills in a relaxed environment where they can be themselves. Our English courses encourage them to:

  • make use of their skills and knowledge to help others 
  • explore issues affecting society and the environment and find solutions
  • find out about places, cultures, ideas and inventions
  • discover the exciting world of sport and the beauty of the arts 
  • look back on primary school and think about their hopes for the future.

What parents need to know

How is the course delivered?

Expert teachers guide and support each student and use modern learning methods, getting students ready to use English in the real world and building essential life skills and self-confidence.

In our English language classes for teens, learners:

  • 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

What are the learning principles? 

During the course, your teen 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

How is progress assessed? 

At the British Council, we listen to your feedback because we want our learners to have a better learning experience. We provide regular feedback on your child’s progress, along with certificates of attendance and reports on their language skills.

  • Formal and informal assessments are part of the course programme. 
  • Personalised online dashboards help you track progress together with your child. 

We will show you your child’s progress throughout the academic year in a report with information about:

  • the magazines and the projects that your child has studied
  • an assessment of the project part based on international CEFR standards
  • a graph showing you their progress throughout the assessed period.

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.