Introducing English to your child between the ages of three and five allows them to learn the language when it comes to them most naturally.

Our Early Years groups use Learning Time with Timmy.

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.

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What will my child learn?

In this course stage your child will:

  • Respond to simple instructions in English, verbally or through body language;
  • Listen to stories in English with increasing attention and recall;
  • Begin to notice how stories are structured, and identify where the story, action, and main characters unfold;
  • Begin to notice repetitive structures in songs and stories;
  • Learn simple songs and rhyming structures in English; 
  • Explore the meaning and sounds of new words in English;
  • Listen to and repeat words and structures in English;
  • Explore the sounds of English, and identify and repeat the sounds of the words;
  • Be aware of own feelings and describe some of them;
  • Join in with dancing and ring games;
  • Use spontaneously language associated with numbers and begin to represent the numbers using fingers, signs on paper or images;
  • Practice fine motor skills and creativity through art and crafts projects;
  • Describe self, identify abilities, and express preferences and opinions;
  • Recreate roles and experiences in play situations;
  • Receive a free membership of the British Council library. Find out more about the benefits of our library services.

Levels

Early Years 3 years old Learning Time with Timmy 1
Early Years 4 or 5 years old Learning Time with Timmy 2
Early Years 5 years old Learning Time with Timmy 3

Course Format

68 hours of English during an academic year.

Two 60-minute lessons per week

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.

Learning Time with Timmy 1: between 8 and 10 students in a class

Learning Time with Timmy 2 and 3: between 8 and 12 students in a class.

Available centres

Bucharest (Main CentreLiceul Teoretic NaționalTimpuri Noi and Militari)

Iași

Bucharest - Timetable for academic year 2019-2020

Academic Calendar

The academic year 2019 - 2020 takes place between 12 September 2019 and 13 June 2020. The calendar is identical for all our premises in Bucharest and can be consulted here.

Learning Time with Timmy 1 (3-year-olds)

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

Learning Time with Timmy 2 (4-5-year-olds)

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

Learning Time with Timmy 3 (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 2019 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 2019 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 for Academic Year 2019 - 2020

Calendar Amount
Instalment 1
On registration day
200
Instalment 2
By 1 August 2019
1075
Instalment 3
By 27 October 2019
975
Instalment 4
By 13 January 2020
1075
Instalment 5
By 30 March 2020
775

The discount for the second family member (100 RON) is applied to the last instalment.

Iași - Timetable for academic year 2019-2020

Academic Calendar

The academic year 2019 - 2020 takes place between 12 September 2019 and 13 June 2020. The academic calendar can be consulted here.

Early Years Plus 2 (5-year-olds)

Days Times
Tuesday and Thursday 18.15

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.

3 or 4-year-old children

If your child has turned 3 or 4 years old by the end of September 2019 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 2019 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 2019-2020

Calendar Amount
Instalment 1
On registration day
200
Instalment 2
By 1 august 2019
750
Instalment 3
By 27 October 2019
650
Instalment 4
By 13 January 2020
750
Instalment 5
By 30 March 2020
450

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.