Registration for 2018 courses opens on 25 September.

Learn more about our English enrichment courses below:

Nursery 1 (Learning Time with Shaun and Timmy)

We help build a strong foundation in literacy skills and phonics awareness to help develop reading and speaking confidence for a smooth transition to Primary 1.

As often a child’s first introduction to school, our Nursery 1 programme sets the foundation for a life-long love of learning and school. Children will be introduced to lettersnumbers and shapes and take part in storytelling to form the beginnings of early reading and listening comprehension skills

Classes will focus on developing speaking confidence through language and kinaesthetic activities and improve fine motor skills through the use of thematically linked arts and crafts projects.

Nursery 2 (Learning Time with Shaun and Timmy)

We help build a strong foundation in literacy skills and phonics awareness to help develop reading and speaking confidence for a smooth transition to Primary 1.

We also offer an innovative approach to Early Years English learning. “Learning Time with Shaun and Timmy” is themed around the world-famous children’s film and TV characters, Shaun the Sheep and lamb of the flock Timmy.

As children progress to level two in this Nursery program, they will be introduced to single letter sounds both orally and in written form through our unique Timmy Time Phonics programme. Phonics learning is thematically linked to the lesson focus in order to give students’ context to their new sound and letter knowledge.

These thematic linked lessons will also build learners’ vocabulary, creativity and critical thinking skills through class discussions, role play and interactive games.

Kindergarten 1

We help build a strong foundation in literacy skills and phonics awareness to help develop reading and speaking confidence for a smooth transition to Primary 1.

In this course students will develop their phonic awareness and learn to recognise and pronounce 2-3 letter combinations. Students will be introduced to high frequency 'tricky words' with irregular spellings and begin to distinguish some spelling patterns. By the end of the course they will be able to write and read short sentences accurately.

Show and Tell discussions will continue to play a pivotal role in developing speaking confidence and socialisation skills.

Kindergarten 2

We help build a strong foundation in literacy skills and phonics awareness to help develop reading and speaking confidence for a smooth transition to Primary 1.

By the end of K2, students will be ready to begin P1.

They will have a firm grasp of the Jolly Phonics sounds and will be moving towards becoming independent readers. They will develop their comprehension skills through story-related activities and be able to write simple paragraphsWeekly spelling tests, that cover course content and irregular spellings, will help to enhance their literacy.

As with our other pre-school courses, Show and Tell sessions will continue on a weekly basis. In the second half of term, students will be asked to focus on the books they are reading with the aim of improving both their comprehension skills and speaking confidence.

Primary 1

Our courses help children gain confidence and the skills to improve their overall performance in English at school.

This course is designed for students currently studying Primary 1. Our courses supplement learning in local schools and target areas that Singaporean learners students find most challenging.

Our Primary 1 course is designed to develop your child’s literacy and writing skills. They will become more confident readers and will learn to identify the different features of written texts and infer meanings from context. Students will learn to organise texts, use grammar accurately and produce a variety of different text types in line with the MOE syllabus

Weekly Show and Tell sessions will give your child the opportunity to grow in confidence and improve their pronunciation.

We challenge our students to think deeply and critically about themes and their own performance. We believe that this leads to better grades.

Our Primary 1 course helps your child:

  • Explore texts for early comprehension through literature based lessons
  • Experiment with MOE text types with supported writing tasks
  • Gain the confidence to speak out in communicative classrooms
  • Learn to take pride in their work by acting on peer and teacher feedback

Primary 2

Our courses help children gain confidence and the skills to improve their overall performance in English at school.

This course is designed for students currently studying Primary 2. We supplement learning in local schools and target areas that we know Singaporean students find most challenging.

Our lower Primary courses are based on authentic children’s literature and provide practice in many MOE type compositioncomprehension and oral type activities.  

We challenge our students to think deeply and critically about themes and their own performance. We believe that this leads to better grades.

All our lower Primary courses help your child:

  • Explore texts for early comprehension through literature based lessons
  • Experiment with MOE text types with supported writing tasks
  • Gain the confidence to speak out in communicative classrooms
  • Learn to take pride in their work by acting on peer and teacher feedback

Primary 3

Our courses help children gain confidence and the skills to improve their overall performance in English at school.

This course is designed for students currently studying Primary 3. We supplement learning in local schools and target areas that we know Singaporean students find most challenging.

Our lower Primary courses are based on authentic children’s literature and provide practice in many MOE type compositioncomprehension and oral type activities.  

We challenge our students to think deeply and critically about themes and their own performance. We believe that this leads to better grades.

All our lower Primary courses help your child:

  • Explore texts for early comprehension through literature based lessons
  • Experiment with MOE text types with supported writing tasks
  • Gain the confidence to speak out in communicative classrooms
  • Learn to take pride in their work by acting on peer and teacher feedback

Primary 4

We help develop comprehension techniques and composition strategies and support this with regular PSLE-style exam practice and quality feedback.

This course is designed for students currently studying Primary 4. It reflects a greater emphasis on pre-exam skills development in line with the same change of focus in schools. We supplement learning in local schools by targeting areas that we know Singaporean students find most challenging.

Our upper Primary courses provide a pathway to success in the PSLE. We continue to use engaging, age appropriate fiction and non-fiction through compositioncomprehension, listening and oral tasks that reflect PSLE requirements. 

We challenge our students to think deeply and critically about themes and their own performance. We believe that this leads to better grades.

All our upper Primary courses help your child:

  • Improve techniques, using fiction and non-fiction texts, for better comprehension
  • Develop composition skills through a range of MOE text types
  • Gain regular practice in PSLE-style exam questions
  • Get quality, individual feedback on learning progress
  • Achieve deeper knowledge of Singaporean and international topics and apply it to writing, reading and oral tasks

Primary 5

We help develop comprehension techniques and composition strategies and support this with regular PSLE-style exam practice and quality feedback.

This course is designed for students currently studying Primary 5. In line with the local school curriculum, our programme provides the opportunity to explore new skills intensively before the PSLE year. We supplement learning in local schools by targeting areas that we know Singaporean students find most challenging.  

Our upper Primary courses provide a pathway to success in the PSLE.  We continue to use engaging, age appropriate fiction and non-fiction through compositioncomprehensionlistening and oral tasks that reflect PSLE requirements. 

We challenge our students to think deeply and critically about themes and their own performance. We believe that this leads to better grades.

All our upper Primary courses help your child:

  • Improve techniques, using fiction and non-fiction texts, for better comprehension
  • Develop composition skills through a range of MOE text types
  • Gain regular practice in PSLE-style exam questions
  • Get quality, individual feedback on learning progress
  • Achieve deeper knowledge of Singaporean and international topics and apply it to writing, reading and oral tasks

PSLE

This course is designed for students studying in their PSLE year. Courses give intensive exam practice, targeting crucial problem areas for Singaporean students

All exam tasks are deconstructed to provide students with a greater depth of understanding of the challenges; strategies are highlighted before students complete rigorous practice activities

We challenge our students to reflect on their answers and believe that this results in deeper understanding and better exam results.  

  • Sharpen your PSLE compositions through frequent practice and individual feedback
  • Gain marks in comprehension assessments with regular challenging exam style texts
  • Boost your exam strategies for PSLE and beyond with proven exam techniques
  • Target personal improvements through regular testing and feedback

Secondary 1

We focus on improving comprehension and composition skills and track students' progress with regular 'O' Level-style assessment tasks.

As your child moves to Secondary school the academic demands placed on them increase. At the British Council we understand these and have designed this course to teach these areas to give your child the skills to succeed academically.

This course is designed for Secondary 1 students studying in local Singaporean schools. It teaches, and tests, comprehension and composition skills through a variety of challenging up to date topical texts. This course will equip students with both a broader knowledge of the world as well as key comprehension and composition skills that lead to exam success.

An assessment book written by an MOE expert will be used throughout the course for homework, in-class assessment and review in addition to the main course book.

Secondary 2

We focus on improving comprehension and composition skills and track students' progress with regular 'O' Level-style assessment tasks.

In Secondary 2 students need to consolidate the jump from Primary school and prepare for the increased demands of Upper Secondary and the ‘O’ Levels. At the British Council we understand these demands and have designed this course to give your child the skills to succeed academically.

This course is designed for Secondary 2 students studying in local Singaporean schools. It teaches, and tests, comprehension and composition skills through a variety of up to date topical texts. This course will equip students with both a broader knowledge of the world as well as key comprehension and composition skills that lead to exam success.

An assessment book written by an MOE expert will be used throughout the course for homework, in-class assessment and review in addition to the main course book.

Secondary 3

We focus on improving comprehension and composition skills and track students' progress with regular 'O' Level-style assessment tasks.

As your child moves towards their ‘O’ Level exams next year, their English skills need to be to a high academic standard. At the British Council we understand this and have designed this course to give them the skills to succeed academically.

This course is designed for Secondary 3 students studying in local Singaporean schools. It teaches, and tests, comprehension and composition skills through a variety of up to date topical texts. This course will equip students with both a broader knowledge of the world as well as key comprehension and composition skills that lead to exam success.

An assessment book written by an MOE expert will be used throughout the course for homework, in-class assessment and review in addition to the main course book.

'O' Level

We focus on improving comprehension and composition skills and track students' progress with regular 'O' Level-style assessment tasks.

With the ‘O’ Level exams at the end of the year, this is a vital time for your child. Their English skills need to be of a high academic standard and they need exam strategies to ensure they perform at their best. At the British Council we understand this.

This course is designed for Secondary 4 students preparing to take the ‘O’ Level. It teaches, and tests, comprehension and composition skills as well as Listening and Oral Communication. This course will equip students with time saving exam strategies, targeted exam practice as well as key language skills that lead to exam success.