British Council introduces Primary Plus
British Council, the United Kingdom's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, has announced the launch of Primary Plus, its new course to improve English learning for children aged 7-10 years. The experiential program aims to enhance communication, creativity and leadership skills, helping children become more confident in all walks of life.
Primary Plus will provide children with a chance to interact confidently in English, through speaking, reading, and writing and participating in storytelling, singing, rhyming, games, craft, movement and drama. The method of teaching will encourage freedom of expression during highly interactive sessions in a safe and conducive environment.
British Council has exclusively partnered with Aardman Animations, to bring these lessons to life with stories of Shaun the Sheep and Friends. The characters are created to capture children’s imagination and deepen their engagement thereby enriching the learning experience. Shaun’s stories will allow children to encounter and learn English in an age-appropriate context. An online portal for Primary Plus has also been designed to facilitate learning English at home, with grammar and vocabulary activities, songs and video content that are unlocked when ‘homework’ is completed. This will help parents track their child’s progress at home.
The course will be taught by British Council's specialists who are world experts in English language teaching. The learning methodology is designed to improve children’s confidence and equip them with 21st-century skills through tried and tested approaches, built up over decades of experience.
Duncan Wilson, Director – Schools, English and Skills, British Council, said, "Today children need 21st century life skills from an early age to develop into successful and confident individuals. Employability in a highly mobile labour market is also an important part of that development. For over 75 years around the world and 70 years in India, the British Council, the world’s English experts,- have been delivering high-quality English courses globally. Our internationally-qualified teachers make learning enjoyable, fulfilling and purposeful for the very young."