Your child will learn naturally through play and Timmy's stories 

English to your child between the ages of 3 and 5 allows them to learn the language when it comes to them most naturally.

The British Council's early years specialists have designed Learning Time with Timmy to be fun and engaging for your child. Our approach to learning nurtures your child's creativity, critical thinking, and social skills as they learn English.

It boosts their self-confidence and helps them develop communication skills and good pronunciation. Find out more about how we teach.

We have partnered with Aardman animation studios because the stories of their world-famous character Timmy, star of Timmy Time, enable your child to learn new words in context. Timmy and his friends will capture your child’s imagination. This connection deepens their engagement in the learning process. A more memorable and motivating experience for your child, a stronger foundation in English.

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 Course overview

Course fee (RON)

- payable in 5 instalments -

4800

Duration

13 September 2022 – 17 June 2023

Format

66H/academic year

2x60 min. lessons / week

Age categories

Learning Time with Timmy 1 (3-4 years)

Learning Time with Timmy 2 (4-5 years)

Learning Time with Timmy 3 (5 years)

Centres

Main Centre OR online

Learning Time with Timmy 1 | Aged 3, your child will:

  • Become more familiar with stories, develop listening and demonstrate understanding  
  • Build confidence to speak words in English 
  • Develop social skills, their imaginations and self-expression
  • Build the foundations for developing literacy in English.

They will do this by:  

  • being immersed in stories in English, engaging with increasing attention 
  • becoming aware of how stories are structured, identifying the settings, events and characters  
  • exploring the meaning and sounds of new words in English 
  • responding to simple instructions in English 
  • joining in with songs and nursery rhymes, describing textures, and saying numbers spontaneously in English 
  • expressing themselves by giving meaning to their drawings and paintings 
  • representing numbers, using fingers, marks on paper or pictures 
  • joining in with dancing and ring games.

Learning Time with Timmy 2 | Aged 4 and 5, your child will:

  • Build confidence in speaking and singing in English through interacting with others  
  • Develop and build their vocabulary  
  • Continue to lay foundations for developing literacy in English  

They will do this by: 

  • expressing themselves in English  
  • by saying the alphabet, counting to 15 and using number names in play, talking about size of everyday objects, e.g. 'big' and 'small' 
  • joining in with familiar songs and stories in English by using pictures and props, and being able to recall and anticipate key events 
  • extending vocabulary by grouping and naming objects 
  • giving meaning to the marks they make as they draw, write and paint 
  • using three fingers (tripod grip) to hold writing tools when ready 
  • counting and recording using marks they can interpret and explain 
  • looking at similarities, differences, patterns and change 
  • recognising and reciting numbers in order to 15 and use some number names in play.  

Learning Time with Timmy 3 | Aged 5, your child will:

  • Increase confidence to speak in sentences English by playing with stories   
  • Develop creativity and begin to express his/her own ideas  
  • Develop literacy skills to begin reading and writing in preparation for primary level 

They will do this by: 

  • describing, imitating and changing familiar stories  
  • inventing stories and expressing them through art, drama, dance, movement, information technology or writing 
  • being aware of own feelings and describing some of them 
  • describing him/herself and expressing preferences and opinions 
  • forming recognisable letters and attempting to write short sentences 
  • extending vocabulary by grouping and naming objects 
  • linking sounds to letters, beginning to segment sounds in simple words and blending them together to read 
  • recognising numbers and counting up to 20 
  • counting items in two or three groups, and recording them using marks they can interpret and explain 
  • ordering familiar events in stories and familiar steps in everyday tasks 
  • recreating roles and experiences in play situations.

Learning Time with Timmy (3-5 years) | Class timetable AY 2022/2023

Face to face class timetable

Tuesday and Thursday
Wednesay and Friday
13:00-14:00
14:45-15:45
16:30-17:30
17:45-18:45
19:00-20:00

Online class timetable

Tuesday and Thursday
16:30-17:30
17:45-18:45
19:00-20:00

Academic Year (AY) 2022/2023 - term dates

For students and parents convenience, we have organised our course dates around the Romanian school year calendar.

Term

Dates

Registration

Semester 1

13.09.2022 – 04.02.2023 22.06.2022 – 15.10.2022

Semester 2

13.02.2023 – 17.06.2023 To be confirmed

HOLIDAYS (NO CLASSES)

24 - 29 October | parents' meetings

22 December - 7 January | Christmas holiday

6 - 12 February School holiday (exact dates to be confirmed depending on a final decision by the Ministry of Education)

7 - 18 April | Easter holiday

We reserve the right to modify these dates according to the subsequent changes in the state school system and the academic requirements of the teaching centre. 

A safe, supportive place to learn

We are trusted by parents the world over, not only for our expertise in teaching English, but also for our high levels of child protection and safeguarding.

We’ve put in place robust measures to make sure your child is safe and that their data is protected.

Course information

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.

Depending on your child's age on 30 September 2022, the following steps are necessary to register your child for Learning Time with Timmy:

  1. Ages 3 and 4 | Fill in the online registration form and our friendly customer advisers will follow up with additional information regarding place availability and the final steps of the registration process

  2. Age 5 | Book a free online level test so that we can determine your child's English language skills.

Fees and Installments 

Level

Instalment (RON)

Deadline

Learning Time with Timmy 1-3

200

1350

1150

1050

1050

Enrolment

01.08.2022

31.10.2022

31.01.2023

31.03.2023

Please note that all British Council course materials are included in the fees - which means you won’t have to purchase anything else.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

If you choose our face-to-face courses and, at any point throughut the year, we need to close the teaching centre in line with government guidelines:

  • we guarantee that your classes will continue online
  • online classes will include the same number of hours as face-to-face classes
  • we will do our best to ensure that online classes will be with the same teacher, the same classmates and at the same time.

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