First Steps

With the British Council’s courses for 3-5-year-olds, your child is immersed in a positive and fun environment, where they can learn English confidently while also encouraging their social, cognitive, emotional and physical development.

In every Early Years Plus class, we have a teacher and a teaching assistant. Together with the teacher, the teaching assistant monitors the children during the activities and works with the children who need extra support. The assistant also translates when necessary and accompanies the children when they leave the classroom during the lesson. 

Children learning with the world’s English experts will:

  • Have a positive experience of learning English
  • Increase their confidence and interest in the English language
  • Be exposed to English through songs and stimulating language learning activities
  • Learn and practise basic language through the use of songs, rhymes, stories, and games
  • Develop classroom social skills
  • Develop fine motor skills through finger play, tracing, colouring, cutting out and other craft activities
  • Receive a free membership of the British Council library. Find out more about the benefits of our library services.

What's more, parents will always be informed of their child's progress with regular meetings and reports.

Course information

  • Levels

    Foundation:

    • Early Years Discovery (3-year-olds)
    • Early Years Plus 1 (4 - 5-year-olds)
    • Early Years Plus 2 (5-year-olds)

    In order to have classes of children of similar ages and abilities, we constantly report to the age they turned before September, the beginning of the academic year for which registrations are done.

  • Course Format

    68 hours of English during an academic year.
    Two 60-minute lessons per week.

    Early Years Discovery: between 8 and 10 students in a class
    Early Years 1 and 2: between 8 and 12 students in a class.

  • Available centres

Bucharest - Timetable for academic year 2018-2019

Academic Calendar

The second semester of the current academic year takes place between 11 February and 20 June 2019. The calendar is identical for all our premises in Bucharest and can be consulted here.

Early Years Discovery (3-year-olds)

Days Times
Tuesday and Thursday 16.30, 17.45, 19.00 
Wednesday and Friday 16.30, 17.45, 19.00

Early Years Plus 1 (4-5-year-olds)

Days Times
Tuesday and Thursday 16.30, 17.45, 19.00
Wednesday and Friday 16.30, 17.45, 19.00

Early Years Plus 2 (5-year-olds)

Days Times
Tuesday and Thursday 16.30, 17.45, 19.00
Wednesday and Friday 16.30, 17.45, 19.00

Please note that exact class timetables will be confirmed upon registration.

Bucharest - Registration and costs

Registration is done on a first come-first served basis and it involves paying the course fee. Registrations can be done until the moment the courses start. We also accept late registrations, subject to available places.

3 or 4-year-old children

If your child has turned 3 or 4 years old by the end of September 2018 and is beginning his English studies, please follow the next steps:

  1. Fill in the online registration form for Bucharest.
  2. Someone from our Customer Services team will contact you with information on the available timetable and on finalizing the registration.

5-year-old children

Children who have turned 5 by the end of September 2018 will have to take an online level test, for us to get a better idea of their English language skills. Book a level test for our courses in Bucharest.

Payment in instalments in Semester II 2019

Calendar Amount
Instalment 1
On registration day
100
Instalment 2
By 13 January 2019
 925
Instalment 3
By 30 March 2019
 925

The discount for the second family member (70 RON) is applied to the last instalment.

Please note

All costs are expressed in RON and include course materials.

Iași - Timetable for academic year 2018-2019

Academic Calendar

The second semester of the current academic year takes place between 11 February and 20 June 2019. The academic calendar can be consulted here.

Early Years Plus 2 (5-year-olds)

Days Times
Tuesday and Thursday 17.30 - 18.30

Please note that exact class timetables will be confirmed upon registration.

Iași - Registration and costs

Registration

Registration is done on a first come-first served basis and it involves paying the course fee. Registrations can be done until the moment the courses start. We also accept late registrations, subject to available places.

5-year-old children

Children who have turned 5 by the end of September 2018 will have to take an online level test, for us to get a better idea of their English language skills. Book a level test for our courses in Iași.

Payment in instalments in the academic year 2018-2019

Calendar Amount
Instalment 1
On registration day
100
Instalment 2
By 13 January 2019
 625
Instalment 3
By 30 March 2019
 625

The discount for the second family member (70 RON) is applied to the last instalment.

Please note

All costs are expressed in RON and include course materials.