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 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
(in progress)
Winter term (2017)
Workshop session dates
8, 22 Oct | 12, 24 Nov | 10, 17 Dec
Workshop session dates
21, 28 Jan | 18, 25 Feb | 11, 18 Mar
Hours
1630-1800 | 1815-1945
Hours
1100-1230 | 1630-1800 | 1815-1945

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

Workshops for grades 1-2 (winter 2017)

Winter term workshops

1100 - 1230
Comix 101

1630 - 1800
Pet superheroes
Fun math & logic
Art quests

1815 - 1945
Wow lab
International cuisine

Comix 101 (Anca Dima)

Do you love comics? Then join us to discover how fun team work can be when you’re learning how to make your own comic  zine! You will find out more about the fascinating world of comics and then, in groups, gradually create your own comic which we will later publish. You will talk, ask questions, come up with solutions, develop your creativity and have lots of fun. And don’t worry if you’re not the next Picasso – we’ll work a lot with collage, photography and other techniques. 

Pet superheroes (Oana Costache)

We have at least one thing in common with our furry friends - we all do better when we like what we're doing. Let's have a good time and use fun games and surprising activites to find out what roles animals play in our lives, how diverse they are and how their abilities are true superpowers. We'll learn how to speak "Doggie", how easy clicker training can be and how therapy cats work - and what better way to do this than by playing and interacting with cute animals?

Fun math & logic (Geanina Mihai)

Discover the magic of numbers! Put your mind to the test and find out the most fascinating and entertaining facts about numbers, shapes, statistics and odds. Through fun games and activites, you will discover how interesting and useful math an be and you will train your mind with logic puzzles, while also developing your logic, critical thinking & observation abilities, as well as your creativity and presentation skills. 

Art Quests (Cristina Iacob)

Become an art explorer! Join this art and games workshop and have fun exploring - draw your own abstract work and intepret others, create a vegetal world with just a tray, water and toothpicks or even your favourite hybrid animal. You’ll play with art and its riddles, have fun and enjoy colourful, spectacular and creative results!

Wow Lab (Andreea Cruglic-Popescu)

Try some fun experiments in our special lab and discover the fun and interesting 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.

International Cuisine (Iulia Cojocaru)

Come and discover the joy of cooking! We'll experiment with raw ingredients and travel with our imagination to 6 different places, to discover traditional cuisine. And then we'll cook and taste the exciting dishes we learned about. You'll make all sorts of delicious appetizers, 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 3-4 (winter 2017)

Winter term workshops

1100 - 1230
Space, the final frontier

1630 - 1800
Comix 101
English cocktail club (reloaded)
Wow lab (reloaded)
Space, the final frontier

1815 - 1945
Fun math & logic
Money talks
Pet superheroes

Space, the final frontier (Dan Radu-Simota)

They say “sky’s the limit”. Well... think twice! There is an unimaginable amount of mysteries waiting to be discovered beyond the blue veil we see every day. And this workshop is here to give you a chance to discover everything that's fascinating about the universe -  our Solar System, faraway galaxies, stars, planets, black holes and many other puzzling realities. Don't let the sky be the limit - go beyond!

Comix 101 (Anca Dima)

Do you love comics? Then join us to discover how fun team work can be when you’re learning how to make your own comic  zine! You will find out more about the fascinating world of comics and then, in groups, gradually create your own comic which we will later publish. You will talk, ask questions, come up with solutions, develop your creativity and have lots of fun. And don’t worry if you’re not the next Picasso – we’ll work a lot with collage, photography and other techniques. 

English cocktail club: reloaded (Mariana Duțescu)

Let’s have fun, play a lot and get our hands dirty! You’ll read and write stories, try role-playing, play with dolls and toys, recite poems, sing, watch videos and listen to songs, work in a team and put your imagination to the test with arts & crafts. And you’ll definitely have a good time while practicing English in a happy & friendly environment!

Wow lab: reloaded (Andreea Cruglic-Popescu)

Try some fun experiments in our special lab and discover the fun and interesting 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.

Fun math & logic (Geanina Mihai)

Discover the magic of numbers! Put your mind to the test and find out the most fascinating and entertaining facts about numbers, shapes, statistics and odds. Through fun games and activites, you will discover how interesting and useful math an be and you will train your mind with logic puzzles, while also developing your logic, critical thinking & observation abilities, as well as your creativity and presentation skills. 

Money talks (Lucia Radu-Simota)

Is it too expensive or is it worth it? What’s the best way to use your money? Join us and let’s play with budget, finances and planning! Through fun games and challenges, you will find out what money is and where it comes from, how you can create and manage a simple budget, what economy and investment is all about and what makes up the price of a product. Let’s learn together how money talks!

Pet superheroes (Oana Costache)

We have at least one thing in common with our furry friends - we all do better when we like what we're doing. Let's have a good time and use fun games and surprising activites to find out what roles animals play in our lives, how diverse they are and how their abilities are true superpowers. We'll learn how to speak "Doggie", how easy clicker training can be and how therapy cats work - and what better way to do this than by playing and interacting with cute animals?

Workshops for grades 5-6 (winter 2017)

Winter term workshops

1100 - 1230
Money talks

1630 - 1800
Money talks
International cuisine
The world is a playground

1815 - 1945
Space, the final frontier
Imaginary journeys
You can be who you want

Money talks (Lucia Radu-Simota)

Is it too expensive or is it worth it? What’s the best way to use your money? Join us and let’s play with budget, finances and planning. Through fun games and challenges, you will find out what money is and where it comes from, how you can create and manage a simple budget, what economy and investment is all about and what makes up the price of a product. Let’s learn together how money talks!

International Cuisine (Iulia Cojocaru)

Come and discover the joy of cooking! We'll experiment with raw ingredients and travel with our imagination to 6 different places, to discover traditional cuisine. And then we'll cook and taste the exciting dishes we learned about. You'll make all sorts of delicious appetizers, 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.

The world is a playground (Adina Maiorescu)

Everyday life can become an art museum when guided by modern masters. Come and discover your potential, be imaginative and play with objects and images that will express your true self through famous artists’ styles.

You will explore, play and improve your knowledge of art, decorate objects, make collages, illustrate idioms and discover cubism, conceptual art or the world of childhood under the guidance of famous artists like Matisse, Picasso, Bruce McLean, Dr Seuss or Eric Carle. Let’s create art and stories!

Space, the final frontier (Dan Radu-Simota)

They say “sky’s the limit”. Well... think twice! There is an unimaginable amount of mysteries waiting to be discovered beyond the blue veil we see every day. And this workshop is here to give you a chance to discover everything that's fascinating about the universe -  our Solar System, faraway galaxies, stars, planets, black holes and many other puzzling realities. Don't let the sky be the limit - go beyond!

Imaginary Journeys (Alexandra Popa)

Life’s a journey! Our final destination is imagination – a realm that grows the more we look for its boundaries; a place that allows us to go beyond our limits and discover new and unexpected things; a world where anyone can be anything. Together we will take part in activities that will challenge our imagination – drawing, theatre, creative writing and storytelling. Come and discover how you can enjoy the world around you even more.

You can be who you want (Marius Smîntînă)

Imagine a world where you can choose your favourite character and build your own untold story with your colleagues. Come and experience a fun way to make friends, build and shape unbelievable characters and even more unbelievable stories. Discover a new confident and relaxed you with the help of some fun and challenging theatre and acting games or activities.

Workshops for grades 7-8 (winter 2017)

Winter term workshops

1100 - 1230
Be ready!

1630 - 1800
Theatre & improvisation
Creative photo editing (reloaded)
Say it loud!

1815 - 1945
Mind your step & go higher!
Imaginary journeys

Be ready! (Dorin Eugen Ionescu)

Come and learn how to be yourself and stay cool in every situation at our theatre & improvisation workshop! 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 and spontaneous!

Theatre & improvisation (Marius Smîntînă)

Theatre and improvisation can help you a lot in life, even if you don't want to become an actor. Join this workshop to learn how to think and act on the spot, to develop essential team work skills and discover how important it is to pay attention to those around you, to listen to them and respect them, all through acting and improvisation games and techniques. You'll learn how to express yourself creatively by taking risks in a safe environment, and by the end you will become more confident and better prepared for the unexpected!

Creative photo editing: reloaded (Alexandru Popovici)

Have you ever wondered what makes a photo great? Do you want to learn how to draw or paint using the computer? Do you want to know how to create collages or how to change some of the colors in a photo? Come and discover the world of photo editing and find out how to master creative editing softwares like Photoshop. Take the first step and become a true digital artist!

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. 

Mind your step & go higher! (Constantin Dedu)

You face pressure from parents, from school and society as you also search your own path in life. Guess what? You are not the only one! Join us to tackle serious topics in a responsible manner - but we’ll do it the fun way. Come and discover more about yourself, learn how to confidently step through life and manage your time and goals, improve your communication skills and team work abilities, all through fun games, role playing activities and team work challenges!

Imaginary journeys (Alexandra Popa)

Life’s a journey! Our final destination is imagination – a realm that grows the more we look for its boundaries; a place that allows us to go beyond our limits and discover new and unexpected things; a world where anyone can be anything. Together we will take part in activities that will challenge our imagination – drawing, theatre, creative writing and storytelling. Come and discover how you can enjoy even more the world around you.

Workshops for grades 9-12 (winter 2017)

Winter term workshops
1100 - 1230
An actor's universe
1630 - 1800
Compass for career & life
World of comics
Be ready!
1815 - 1945
Procrastination & the real you
Medieval England (via Westeros)

An actor's universe (Cristina Flutur)

Do you like acting? If you'd like to pursue a career in this field or just want to learn how to be more confident or some useful techniques, join this workshop and let's explore the world of acting. Through surprising games, you will learn about attention, memory, reaction, concentration. You will find out how to understand a character and bring it to life and discover the dozens of ways to tell a single story. Come with us on a journey through an actor's universe!

Compass for career & life (Constantin Dedu)

Exams, university, pressure, competition. Why do we 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 career. 

World of comics (Ioana Covei)

They’re generally portrayed as nerdy, frivolous and juvenile, but there’s (a lot) more than meets the eye. They’ve redefined the concept of heroism. They’ve had such a huge impact on readers they’ve even been used in state propaganda. Characters introduced by them are currently making Hollywood billions of dollars.
There’s plenty to talk about, so if you want to know more about comics, discuss your favourites with a like-minded crowd, and even work on some original stories, register now!

Be ready! (Dorin Eugen Ionescu)

Come and learn how to be yourself and stay cool in every situation at our theatre & improvisation workshop! 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 and spontaneous!

Procrastination & the real you (Gabriela Moraru)

Don’t blame yourself, we all do it – we leave important stuff for later. So let’s get that elephant out of the room. Come and discover time management techniques that will get you out of your comfort zone, find out more about motivation and productivity, learn how to form healthy habits and drop those you don’t desire, all to ensure an easy slide into adulthood.

Medieval England via Westeros (Ioana Covei)

While there were no dragons, Medieval England was surprisingly similar to the land G.R.R. Martin called Westeros. There were legendary knights, power-hungry kings and cunning queens. During our sessions, we’ll explore Power, War, Love, Superstition and Culture in the English Middle Ages and see how it compares to the Game of Thrones/ASOIAF universe. 

BritStar Acting Games with Andrei Aradits, grades 5-8 (winter 2017)

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 winter term sessions will take place as follows:

  • Dates: 21 January - 25 March (holiday: 4, 11 February)
  • Hours: 1430 - 1630

How much does BritTeen cost?

Fees for BritTeen club workshops:

  New members Club members*
One workshop (6 sessions) 280 250
2nd workshop (6 sessions) 250 250
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.