We know that language learning is most effective when learners enjoy themselves and participate fully in lessons. We also know that children learn best when their parents are interested and involved in their learning.
Information for parents
How we teach
We will put your child at the centre of the learning experience.
- Your child will not only learn from carefully selected course books, but will take part in language games, projects that challenge them to use English productively, and integrate the use of technology such as educational apps into their learning.
- We know that children learn in different ways. That's why we engage your child in a variety of activities that use sight, sound and movement. This ensures that all children learn to their highest potential.
- Your child will have lots of opportunities to use the language they are learning by speaking with other children and by practising a range of skills. This helps develop their ability to communicate effectively, fluently, and with confidence.
Assessment and progress
- Monitor your child's progress actively through age-appropriate assessment tools such as participation in class, homework and tests.
- You will be informed if your child isn't making the progress expected, and we will discuss with you the best way to help your child improve their performance.
- Give your child a report at the end of each semester.
We’d like you to:
- Talk to us if you have questions or concerns about your child’s progress or participation.
- Give younger children (Early Years Plus and Primary Infants) supplementary activities to complete at home according to the needs of the students.
- Give older children (Primary Plus, Lower and Upper Secondary) homework every week to support and consolidate the learning that they have done in class.
We’d like you to:
- Check the Edmodo educational platform to find out what your child learned in class and make sure your child does their homework before their next lesson.
- Review with your child what they have been learning in class as much as possible.
Keeping your child happy - our student code of conduct
The British Council, first and foremost, believes in respecting one another and not behaving in a way which is likely to offend or upset others.
This means that, at all times, we require our students to:
- Respect the other students in the class.
- Remember that everyone is different in some ways, the same in others, and we can all learn from one another.
- Respect the opinions of other people, especially when they are different to our own.
- Treat people sensitively and never disrespect someone because of their origin, beliefs, gender, or orientation.
When our rules are broken we will:
- Speak to the child/children and explain the effect of their behaviour on other students.
- Further iscuss with the parents the best course of action to take, if there is no improvement in the child's/children's behaviour.
Keeping your child safe - our child protection policy
The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. Our position is that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNHCR 1989.
- Look after your child from the start of the lesson until the end of the lesson.
- Enforce our Collection Policy for Early Years Plus, Primary Infants and Primary Plus age groups so that your child can only be collected by you or an appointed guardian.
- Speak to you if your child hurt himself during the lesson.
We’d like you to:
- Bring and collect your child on time (Early Years Plus, Primary Infants and Primary Juniors).
- Let us know if your child will be absent for more than one lesson by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.