An Introduction to Primary Plus

Primary Plus is a six-level series of courses which aims to develop young children’s confidence in communicating in English while facilitating the child’s development into a well-rounded individual. The courses are designed by British Council experts with reference to the specific needs of children in Tunisia.

All courses are module-based with age-appropriate themes and topics that match with child development stages. Children will learn English skills alongside learning how to form opinions, discuss and compares ideas as well as developing important life skills for the 21st-century such as leadership, digital literacy and critical thinking through a series of interactive and creative activities and stimulating materials such as games, music and tasks.

Levels

Lower Primary (ages six-seven)

Middle Primary (ages eight-nine)

Upper Primary (ages 10-11)

If your child is four to six years, register them for 'Learning Time with Timmy' course.

If your child is 12 to 17 years, register them for 'English Courses for Teens'.

Build your child’s confidence and ability in English

Our courses are designed to expand children's capabilities step by step and build their confidence. In each level of Primary Plus, there is a balance of all four language skills with an emphasis on reading development followed by literacy at lower levels.

Equip your child with skills for life 

Our courses support children in their physical, personal, social and emotional development as well as in developing important life skills:

  • Collaboration and communication
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Leadership and personal development
  • Social awareness

Fun and interactive classes 

We use a variety of stimulating materials and activities such as games, music and tasks that employ logic and higher-order thinking to appeal to different learning styles and multiple intelligence inclinations.

Collaboration and interaction between children and teachers create an environment where children are free to express themselves and ask questions. Children will love these types of lessons!

A clear sense of progress

Parents will be able to see their child’s progress via a termly report on modular tasks and automatically-marked online grammar and vocabulary activities.

Primary Plus online portal

The learning activities on the Primary Plus online portal are specially designed for grammar and vocabulary training with language learning games and videos that unlock once students reach a certain level of progress.

An example of a Module

Making a Difference (Primary Plus 5)

In this module, children talk about what they think they can do for the environment and what others can do to help. They create a poster about protecting the environment, including writing tips for other children on what to do for the environment.

End of module task: 

Children plan and give a short presentation about an invention that can help the environment.

Whole child learning goals:

  • Leadership: demonstrating self-confidence in class discussions.
  • Social awareness: developing an understanding of environmental sustainability.

Learning Time with Shaun: 

The farmer wants to help save the environment. He is interested in wind energy.