BritTeen Club Bucharest

At the BritTeen club, children and teenagers in grades 1-12 can improve their conversation skills with fun and creative English workshops covering a wide range of topics, from art, games and creative expression to public speaking, personal development and team work. 

If you want to help your child practice what they learn in English classes or simply want to offer them a pleasant environment where they can develop their skills and make new friends, register them for the BritTeen conversation club.

BritTeen timetable and workshops

Club structure

The BritTeen club has an autumn, winter and spring term and each term lasts three months. During a term, children and teenagers can participate in 6-session workshops (90 min/session)or an 8-session intensive workshop called BritStar (120 min/session). Each workshop and takes place at the British Council main centre in Bucharest (14 Calea Dorobanților) on Saturdays.

BritTeen workshops

We have several 6-session workshops for each age group, as well as the BritStar workshop for students in grades 5-8. Your child can register for our themed workshops, and if they are in grades 5-8, they can also attend BritStar: Acting Games with actor Andrei Aradits, a special 8-session workshop focused on personal development through theatre and improvisation.

Autumn term
(October - December)
Workshop session dates
7, 21 Oct | 11, 25 Nov | 9, 16 Dec
Hours
16:30 - 18:00 | 18:15 - 19:45

See below details about the workshops you can register your child for in the autumn term.  

BritStar Acting Games with Andrei Aradits, grades 5-8

BritStar: Acting games

Acting is not a talent, it's a skill.  The good thing is that any skill can be taught and learned. Anybody with a little intuition, a little imagination and a bit of curiosity can learn how to act. Quality acting is nothing more than the art of behaving naturally in imaginary situations.

Come and learn the basic instruments of acting, improvisation and how to have total control over your emotions. Don't think that acting is 'lying' or 'deceiving' the public - on the contrary, the most important thing for an actor is to be able to be as honest as possible. Take part in BritStar and fall in love with acting.

About the trainer

Actor Andrei Aradits has performed in numerous plays, movies and TV shows, and is currently a jury member on the TV show Te cunosc de undeva airing on Antena 1. 

Andrei Aradits graduated from the National Theatre and Cinema Art University in prof. Florin Zamfirescu’s class. He had his stage debut in the Public Jewish Theatre where he performed until 2002. He then performed in plays at the Bulandra Theatre (King Lear, Turandot) and at the Bucharest National Theatre (Edward the III). He has also performed in full-length movies (The rest is silence, Slaughter, The past mistake), TV shows (In familie, Efect 30, Narcisa Sălbatică), and in the short movie 10, directed by Dorian Boguță. 10 was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2010 and included in the Romanian Short Waves programme.

BritStar timetable

The "BritStar: Acting Games" workshop is comprised of 8 sessions (120 minutes/session) held weekly, on Saturdays. The spring term sessions will take place as follows:

  • Dates: 7 October - 25 November, every Saturday
  • Hours: 14:30 - 16:30

Workshops for grades 1-2

Autumn term workshops

16:30 - 18:00 Play & learn

18:15 - 19:45 Wow lab

16:30 - Play & learn (Lucia Radu-Simota)

Do you want to discover the jolly side of English? Join this workshop! We’ll play with arts & crafts, we’ll go through fun movement and improvisation exercises, we will test the limits of our imagination with creative stories, we will laugh, speak English and discover, step by step, how learning can be fun and easy!

18:15 - Wow lab (Anca Tănăsescu)

Feed your curiosity and see what fun in the lab looks like! Discover the exciting part of physics and chemistry through unique science activities. You’ll find out how to defy gravity, create unique contraptions, wind mills or bionic hands and how to control optical illusions. No only will you have loads of fun, but you will also gain a better understanding of the forces driving our world. 

Workshops for grades 3-4

Autumn term workshops

16:30 - 18:00 Wow Lab
16:30 - 18:00 The world of food
16:30 - 18:00 ImproFUN

18:15 - 19:45 Play & learn
18:15 - 19:45 Pet superheroes
18:15 - 19:45 Art masters

16:30 - Wow lab (Anca Tănăsescu)

Feed your curiosity and see what fun in the lab looks like! Discover the exciting part of physics and chemistry through unique science activities. You’ll find out how to defy gravity, create unique contraptions, wind mills or bionic hands and how to control optical illusions. No only will you have loads of fun, but you will also gain a better understanding of the forces driving our world. 

16:30 - The world of food (Iulia Cojocaru)

Come and discover the world of food! We'll experiment with ingredients, travel with our imagination to discover various cuisines and learn about the impact of food and our behaviour on the world, but also about food waste and how to control it. We'll talk, cook and taste exciting dishes, from appetizers to main courses and deserts, and at the end of each session you'll get to take home what you learned and practice it with your family.

16:30 - ImproFUN (Dorin Eugen Ionescu)

Learn how to have fun and be creative through theatre & improvisation! Games, tempo, rhythm, spontaneity, creativity, speech, fun and play are the ingredients you will use to learn how to be confident, how to react in every situation, how to use your imagination and creative ideas and how to communicate and know yourself better. Be ready!

18:15 - Play & learn (Lucia Radu-Simota)

Do you want to discover the jolly side of English? Join this workshop! We’ll play with arts & crafts, we’ll go through fun movement and improvisation exercises, we will test the limits of our imagination with creative stories, we will laugh, speak English and discover, step by step, how learning can be fun and easy!

18:15 - Pet superheroes (Oana Costache)

We have at least one thing in common with our furry friends: we all do better when we enjoy what we're doing. So let's have a great time and use fun games and surprising activities to discover more about the roles animals play in our lives and how their abilities are true superpowers. We'll learn how to communicate with therapy dogs, read a cat's body language and how to become best friends with our cute pets by using clicker training.

18:15 - Art masters (Adina Maiorescu)

There’s nothing like giving yourself a fun creative challenge! Discover famous artists, new techniques and play with colours and textures. You will express yourself through illustrations, painted t-shirts or collages, you will create portraits, objects or stories for your art. And through games designed to help you discover modern art, you will learn to appreciate creativity and imperfections and gain both new language skills and inspiration for future art projects.

Workshops for grades 5-6

Autumn term workshops

16:30 - 18:00 Picture this
16:30 - 18:00 Act your way out
16:30 - 18:00 Your 3D world

18:15 - 19:45 Lights, camera, action!
18:15 - 19:45 Math magic
18:15 - 19:45 The world of food

16:30 - Picture this (Anca Dima)

Are you an amateur photographer? Then come to discover all the ways in which art and photography meet. Through fun games and open conversations, you will realise that you can understand your surroundings, people and even your feelings  better by experimenting with digital or analog photography, you will learn to create personal images and will work on your own exhibition, from concept to reality. 

16:30 - Act your way out! (Marius Smîntînă)

Join our fun and interactive theatre & improvisation workshop! Throughout the 6 sessions you will create and interpret various short sketches inspired from life. Through guided exercises and techniques, you will develop your creativity and imagination and you will learn to listen and communicate better in English, all while becoming more confident and more spontaneous.

16:30 - Your 3D world (Alexandru Popovici)

Do you wish to learn how the 3D objects from your favorite movies and games were created? What about learning to create your very own 3D world? Join this workshop and you will learn how to create objects, buildings and interiors, all while discovering one of the professional tools used in anything from architecture to Google Maps: Sketchup. You will be able use your creations in school projects, in 3D printing, but also in games or on the web. Just don’t forget to bring your laptop with a charger and a mouse!

18:15 - Lights, camera, action! (Iulia Delia Popa)

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of your favourite films? It’s only 10% magic and 90% hard work! We will be looking at the filmmaking process and even shoot a short film ourselves to better understand it. By the end of this workshop you will learn to write for film and express your ideas in a more structured way, as well as the basic filming techniques to help you bring your stories to life on screen.

18:15 - Math magic (Dan Radu-Simota)

Looking for a way to make math not only easier, but downright fascinating? Join us on a fun ride through a very special kind of math – vedic mathematics. With games, interactive exercises and interesting stories, you will discover more about an ancient system of mental maths and learn techniques to solve mathematical arithmetics easier and faster. Become a MatheMagician this autumn!

18:15 - The world of food (Iulia Cojocaru)

Come and discover the world of food! We'll experiment with ingredients, travel with our imagination to discover various cuisines and learn about the impact of food and our behaviour on the world, but also about food waste and how to control it. We'll talk, cook and taste exciting dishes, from appetizers to main courses and deserts, and at the end of each session you'll get to take home what you learned and practice it with your family.

Workshops for grades 7-8

Autumn term workshops

16:30 - 18:00 Say it loud!
16:30 - 18:00 The best of YOU

18:15 - 19:45 Masquerade
18:15 - 19:45 Digital animation

16:30 - Say it loud! (Răzvan Ropotan)

Join this workshop to learn useful public speaking techniques and to find out how to express your inner thoughts and desires most effectively, as well as how to control your emotions when holding a speech, be it in school, at an exam or anywhere else. We will talk about the power of thoughts, images and examples, the importance of the 4 temperaments and attention and about the importance of verbal and non-verbal language and we will go through lots of fun public speaking exercises. 

16:30 - The best of YOU (Sabina Dumitrescu)

We know you know the “know thyself” saying, but do you know all that you should? Join this workshop to go on a journey of self-discovery leading straight to the best version of yourself! You will find out how temperament and personality influence your day-to-day interactions and how you can use this to your advantage, you’ll discover what roles you play in society, learn how to understand emotions and communicate better, as well as how to set goals and achieve them.

18:15 -  Masquerade (Marius Smîntînă)

Join this unique and fun mask theatre workshop to discover a new side of you! Through improvisation games, basic acting exercises and the use of simple masks, you will learn how to communicate better, both verbally and non-verbally, you will become more relaxed and better at expressing yourself, you will learn how to control your nerves and understand the feelings and motivations of  others – real people or characters – much easier. 

18:15 -  Digital animation (Alexandru Popovici)

Do you wish to find out how movies and animations really work? Or even learn how to create simple, but impressive animations? Join this workshop to learn the fundamentals of the moving image. You will learn how to use software like Photoshop in order to create animations and to modify pictures. You can use this knowledge to improve your school or personal projects with amazing animations. Just don't forget to bring your laptop with a charger and a mouse!

Workshops for grades 9-12

Autumn term workshops

16:30 - 18:00 The best of YOU
16:30 - 18:00 Compass for career & life

18:15 - 19:45 Words of wisdom
18:15 - 19:45 reCreative writing

16:30 - The best of YOU (Sabina Dumitrescu)

We know you know the “know thyself” saying, but do you know all that you should? Join this workshop to go on a journey of self-discovery leading straight to the best version of yourself! You will find out how temperament and personality influence your day-to-day interactions and how you can use this to your advantage, you’ll discover what roles you play in society, learn how to understand emotions and communicate better, as well as how to set goals and achieve them.

16:30 - Compass for career & life (Constantin Dedu)

Exams, university, pressure, competition. Why do you do it? What is the best suitable career for you & how do you go for it?  If it's your path, then you should be the one to design it. Join this workshop and and find out more about yourself and how you can achieve your learning and career goals. You will find out how to create an attention-grabbing CV, what strategy and personal development plans are and how they can help you, and you will have a clearer picture of all the steps you should follow for a successful future. 

18:15 -  Words of wisdom (Sabina Dumitrescu)

There are so many sources of wisdom out there, from scientific discoveries to technological innovations to artistic creations and philosophical thought. We’ll take snippets of wisdom from various fields, comment on their use and usefulness and form our own opinions and points of view. Figure out if and how they could make a difference for the perspective of the world or maybe just for us, from a psychological perspective. Learn, think critically, discuss, analyze, share, debate, integrate!

18:15 -  reCreative writing (Alexandra Popa)

There are many ways in which we can live out our favourite stories, whether they are real or fictional. And so many things we can learn from our favourite heroes. And so many ways to write without using a pen and paper. Join this workshop to re-create yourself and set your imagination free! You will move a lot, debate, invent and reinvent worlds and stories, all while coming to realise the true positive impact your creative self can have on your life.  

How much does BritTeen cost?

Fees for BritTeen club workshops:

  New members Club members*
BritTeen workshop (6 sessions) 300 270
BritStar: Acting Games (10 sessions) 700 700

All fees are in RON.

*You are considered a BritTeen club member if you have attended our BritTeen workshops or camps anytime in the last 12 months.

How to register

If it's the first time you're registering your child for the BritTeen workshops, you will need to book an interview. Please follow the registration steps listed here.

If your child has attended our BritTeen workshops or camps anytime during the last 12 months, please contact us for direct registration.