Live English courses online for young learners from 6 to 17 years old

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

Our highest quality offer, now online

Our priority has always been the health and safety of our students and their families. For this reason, our summer programme this year has been transferred online.

Our online summer courses run from Monday to Friday and are the perfect combination of virtual classes with a teacher, projects with clear learning objectives, and individual activities which allow children to absorb the language taught in class. This is how we help children to progress with their English and enjoy learning with us.

Experts in virtual classes

At the British Council we can count on long international experience in virtual English classes. This experience has provided us with specific systems and methodology designed for the online space with proven efficacy over a number of years.

Maximum flexibility

We want your child to take full advantage of the summer to improve their English, so our Summer Online courses have been designed with maximum flexibility in mind. Children can study up to 4 separate weeks in July, August and September, and on specific dates so that you can easily adapt them to your own summer plans.

Primary: 6 to 11 years. Confidence and creativity.

  • LIVE ONLINE CLASSES WITH A TEACHER: Students will follow our famous Primary Plus programme, and each week they will focus on a module based on a real life subject with a series of projects to complete.
  • GUIDED ACTIVITIES: on the learning hub platform students will engage in activities such as puzzles, tests and songs which will help them to prepare online sessions with their teacher. They will also be able to send their projects to their teacher for evaluation.
  • ENJOYABLE DAILY WEBINARS: as well as daily classes with their teacher and the Learning Hub projects, students can attend a daily 30 minute webinar with one of our expert teachers. These sessions will include handicrafts, stories for the youngest children, exercise and yoga, cookery, science experiments and programming. And all in English, of course! 

The art of combining these elements is what makes us different and unique, creating a positive dynamic in the group which boosts learning for all students and encourages personal development.

Secondary: 12 to 17 years. Preparing for a global environment.

Summer Online courses for young learners at secondary and Bachillerato level are structured as follows:

  • LIVE ONLINE CLASSES WITH A TEACHER: based on Secondary Plus, an exclusive British Council programme which prepares our students to communicate with confidence in English in international environments. In this course they will develop a written project, presentation or debate. These projects will help students to express themselves in English and to develop their communicative abilities, group work, and digital skills - all of which are key competencies in the 21st Century.
  • CREATE: dynamic classes with a teacher in which students work in a group on a project of interest to them: an information video Youtuber-style, or a live chat on a subject realted to themselves. In this way we help to develop their confidence, collaborative skills, and creativity. 
  • CONNECTING CULTURES: where students have an opportunity to contact and collaborate with British Council students from other countries, working on tasks where they can share similar or different aspects of their culture. These activities give an international dimension to our teaching programme.

Cambridge exam preparation: 11 to 17 years

These courses prepare your child to obtain the best reult in the Preliminary for Schools (B1), First for Schools (B2), Advanced (C1) and Proficiency (C2) exams from Cambridge. Through exercises, practice from real past exam papers and the study of the right techniques to master each of the tests, our expert exam teachers will make sure that your child reaches the day of the exam with the best preparation possible.

EXAM MOCKS AND EXPERT ADVICE: during this course students complete a full practice test and receive detailed feedback on every aspect of the exam. They can also attend a masterclass given by a Cambridge exam expert, in which we will give students essential tips and tricks to maximise their chances of getting the best result in the real exam. 

ONLINE PRACTICE WHEN YOU REGISTER WITH US: what's more, if you register in the exam with us, students will get access to a digital platform to practise each part of the exam.

Dates and timetables

Courses will take place in July, August and September, choosing between the following options:

  • SUMMER ONLINE – PRIMARY AND SECONDARY: Our Summer Online courses for Primary and Secondary can be taken by week. The complete course consists of four modules, each of one week. In order to offer maximum flexibility, you can choose the weeks you want: 1, 2 or 3 weeks; or 2 weeks in July and 2 weeks in August if you would like to take the complete course but have holidays planned in between. You can choose between two timetables: 09:45-11:55 or 12:15-14:25. Price: 195€ per week.
  • EXAM PREPARATION: Our Summer Online courses in exam preparation consist of 30 hours in two weeks or 60 hours in four weeks in the following timetable: 10:00-13:30 (16:00-19:30 from7-18 of September, with two breaks of 15 minutes). Price: 475€ for the two week 30 hour course, 895€ for the four week 60 hour course.

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