About these courses

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Primary 1

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

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 1 Reading Development

This course is designed for students who require additional support in building their literacy skills.  

The course runs for two terms and then in the third term the learners are assimilated into the regular Primary 1 course.

Features of the course include a thorough review of different phonic combinations and a graded reading book that can be practised at home as well as in class. Every two weeks, a new piece of authentic children’s literature is explored and then used to produce a written text in line with the Primary 1 MOE syllabus.

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

Our Primary 1 Reading Development course helps your child:

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

Where is this course taught?

Calendar and pricing

Courses available are for Primary 1.

Creative English

Napier Road

Semester 2 (June - November 2020) 

Date Day Time Fees
02 Jul - 19 Nov Thu 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,459.50
03 Jul - 20 Nov Fri 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,459.50
04 Jul - 21 Nov Sat 09.00 - 10.45 S$1,715.00
04 Jul - 21 Nov Sat 11.00 - 12.45 S$1,715.00
04 Jul - 21 Nov Sat 13.30 - 15.15 S$1,715.00
05 Jul - 22 Nov Sun 09.00 - 10.45 S$1,715.00
05 Jul - 22 Nov Sun 11.00 - 12.45 S$1,715.00

Semester 1 (January - June 2020)* 

Date Day Time Fees
02 Jan - 25 Jun Thu 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,532.48
03 Jan - 26 Jun Fri 15.30 - 17.15 S$1,459.50
03 Jan -  26 Jun Fri 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,459.50
04 Jan - 27 Jun Sat 09.00 - 10.45 S$1,800.75
04 Jan - 27 Jun Sat 11.00 - 12.45 S$1,800.75
04 Jan - 27 Jun Sat 13.30 - 15.15 S$1,800.75
05 Jan - 28 Jun Sun 09.00 - 10.45 S$1,715.00
05 Jan - 28 Jun Sun 11.00 - 12.45 S$1,7150.00

* 04 to 30 May: School Holidays

Marsiling

Semester 2 (June - November 2020)

 

Date Day Time Fees
30 Jun - 17 Nov Tue 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,459.50
01 Jul - 18 Nov Wed 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,459.50
03 Jul - 20 Nov Fri 16.30 - 18.15 S$1,459.50
04 Jul - 21 Nov Sat 11.15 - 13.00 S$1,715.00

 

Semester 1 (January - June 2020)*

Date Day Time Fees
07 Jan - 23 Jun Tue 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,386.53
08 Jan - 24 Jun Wed 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,459.50
03 Jan - 26 Jun Fri 16.30 - 18.15 S$1,459.50
04 Jan - 27 Jun Sat 11.15 - 13.00 S$1,800.75

* 04 to 30 May: School Holidays

Tampines

Semester 2 (June - November 2020) 

 

Date Day Time Fees
01 Jul - 18 Nov Wed 16.30 - 18.15 S$1,459.50
02 Jul - 19 Nov Thu 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,459.50
03 Jul - 20 Nov Fri 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,459.50
04 Jul - 21 Nov Sat 09.00 - 10.45 S$1,715.00
04 Jul - 21 Nov Sat 11.00 - 12.45 S$1,715.00
04 Jul - 21 Nov Sat 13.30 - 15.15 S$1,715.00
05 Jul - 22 Nov Sun 09.00 - 10.45 S$1,715.00
05 Jul - 22 Nov Sun 11.00 - 12.45 S$1,715.00

 

Semester 1 (January - June 2020)* 

Date Day Time Fees
08 Jan - 24 Jun Wed 16.30 - 18.15 S$1,459.50
02 Jan - 25 Jun Thu 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,532.48
03 Jan - 26 Jun Fri 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,459.50
04 Jan - 27 Jun Sat 09.00 - 10.45 S$1,800.75
04 Jan - 27 Jun Sat 11.00 - 12.45 S$1,800.75
04 Jan - 27 Jun Sat 13.30 - 15.15 S$1,800.75
05 Jan - 28 Jun Sun 09.00 - 10.45 S$1,715.00
05 Jan - 28 Jun Sun 11.00 - 12.45 S$1,715.00
05 Jan - 28 Jun Sun 13.30 - 15.15 S$1,715.00

* 04 to 30 May: School Holidays

 

Toa Payoh

Semester 2 (June - November 2020) 

 

Date Day Time Fees
30 Jun - 17 Nov Tue 15.30 - 17.15 S$1,459.50
01 Jul - 18 Nov Wed 15.30 - 17.15 S$1,459.50
02 Jul - 19 Nov Thu 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,459.50
03 Jul - 20 Nov Fri 15.30 - 17.15 S$1,459.50
04 Jul - 21 Nov Sat 09.00 - 10.45 S$1,715.00
04 Jul - 21 Nov Sat 11.00 - 12.45 S$1,715.00
04 Jul - 21 Nov Sat 13.30 - 15.15 S$1,715.00
05 Jul - 22 Nov Sun 09.00 - 10.45 S$1,715.00

 

Semester 1 (January - June 2020)* 

Date Day Time Fees
07 Jan - 23 Jun Tue 15.30 - 17.15 S$1,386.53
08 Jan - 24 Jun Wed 15.30 - 17.15 S$1,459.50
02 Jan - 25 Jun Thu 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,532.48
03 Jan - 26 Jun Fri 15.30 - 17.15 S$1,459.50
04 Jan - 27 Jun Sat 09.00 - 10.45 S$1,800.75
04 Jan - 27 Jun Sat 11.00 - 12.45 S$1,800.75
04 Jan - 27 Jun Sat 13.30 - 15.15 S$1,800.75
05 Jan - 28 Jun Sun 09.00 - 10.45 S$1,715.00
05 Jan - 28 Jun Sun 11.00 - 12.45 S$1,715.00

* 04 to 30 May: School Holidays

 

Reading Development

Napier Road

Semester 1 (January - May 2020) 

Date Day Time Fees
08 Jan - 27 May Wed 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,639.75
04 Jan - 30 May Sat 09.00 - 10.45 S$2,005.45

Toa Payoh

 Semester 1 (January - May 2020) 

Date Day Time Fees
04 Jan - 30 May Sat 13.30 - 15.15 S$2,005.45

Marsiling

Semester 1 (January - May 2020) 

Date Day Time Fees
08 Jan - 27 May Wed 17.30 - 19.15 S$1,639.75
05 Jan - 31 May Sun 09.00 - 10.45 S$1,909.95

Tampines

Semester 1 (January - May 2020) 

Date Day Time Fees
04 Jan - 30 May Sat 13.30 - 15.15 S$2,005.45

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How are your courses aligned to the MOE?

The learning outcomes for each class are taken from the MOE English Language Syllabus (2010). These can be seen in the student notes at the beginning of every lesson.

We target areas that Singaporean students find most challenging. Therefore we focus on comprehension and composition. Our curriculum also includes vocabulary and grammar.    

How will this course help my child in their exams?

We use authentic literature and themes to expose our students to language and ideas in more depth. This approach will have an impact on your child’s ability to read more complex texts and confidently answer more inferential level questions; their compositions will be richer both in style and content. We believe this will have a positive impact on their grasp of language and lead to better results. 

How can I help my child with their English study?

You can help strengthen and cement knowledge gained in class by regularly talking with them about the topics they are studying. You don’t need to quiz them. Just talking and adding an adult’s perspective will help develop and strengthen ideas. This will eventually help them to understand more complex texts and write better compositions. In short, you don’t have to be a teacher to have a positive impact on your child’s learning! 

What is unique about studying with the British Council?

  • High calibre teachers: Our teachers are supported to develop continuously, keeping up-to-date with current educational research. In addition, all teachers are trained in current MOE guidelines in order to support students studying at Primary school.
  • A course dedicated to Singaporean needs: This course is designed and taught by teachers who understand the biggest issues that local students have.
  • An international environment: Students meet teachers and staff from across the world, exposing them to different values and opinions, broadening their mind. Not only a useful tool at school, this will prepare them for the world of further study and work, where global communication is essential.
  • Close home-school links: You will receive a welcome email from the teacher in addition to parent meetings and progress reports. We encourage you to communicate regularly with the teacher through these channels.