About this course

Give your child a head start – with inspiring English classes for kids

Primary Plus, our English course for kids, will encourage your child aged six to 11 years to express themselves in a safe, motivating environment. 

We create a space where only English is spoken. Children feel at the centre of their own learning. They grow in confidence as they develop their fluency in English.

Inspiring. Engaging. Motivating.

Your child will: 

  • build confidence by speaking in English about familiar topics such as their surroundings, from their bedroom to their neighbourhood
  • express themselves through exciting activities and group projects – exploring subjects like the natural world, from under the sea to outer space
  • develop important life skills, which prepare them for their future beyond the classroom.





Primary Plus Starter

Primary Plus Starter is for those 6-11 year olds whose first language has a different script to English. It offers a step-by-step pathway for learning to read and write independently, demonstrates clear and quick progress with learning the foundations of English and has fun, creative activities to develop confidence to speak in English.

 Aged 6-7 years your child will:

  • find out how everyone is unique in their likes, dislikes and interests

  • recognise how daily lives can be similar or different 

  • describe their own surroundings, from their bedroom to their neighbourhood

  • be aware how they express their feelings and make life choices

  • think about the natural world and how they belong in it.

Aged 8-9 years your child will:

  • develop their imagination through storytelling 

  • learn from their curiosity about the natural world, from the sea to outer space
  • think about and sharing ideas on how to keep happy and healthy

  • explore ways to be a good citizen 

  • reflect on their life, interests and hopes for the future.


Aged 10-11 years your child will:

  • make use of their skills and knowledge to help others 

  • explore issues affecting society and the environment and finding solutions

  • find out about places, cultures, ideas and inventions

  • discover the exciting world of sport and the beauty of the arts 

  • look back on primary school and thinking about their hopes for the future.

Learn English and so much more

Young students on our English courses learn by getting involved in activities that interest them. Our expert teachers help them develop their English skills – and also creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills.

Set your child on the path to success

We see parents as partners. You will receive regular feedback on your child’s progress. At each age, we will assess their development in English language and core life skills. 

Our aim is that by the end of the course your child will achieve a minimum of A2 on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

You will also get a log in to the Primary Plus online portal, so that your child can continue learning at home.

Where is this course taught?

Additional information

What course materials do I need to buy?

Your child will need their textbook in time for their first lesson. They’re available at the British Council bookshops in Agouza and Heliopolis and at the Virgin Megastore at City Stars. If you tell the bookshop staff which level your child is in, they’ll know which book to give you.

Bookshop opening times

Agouza is open Sunday to Thursday, 10.00–14.30 and 16.00–20.30. For the first two weeks of term this bookshop extends its opening hours to include the following times:

  • Friday 09.00–14.00 and 15.00–18.00 
  • Saturday 09.00–14.30 and 16.00–20.00.

Heliopolis is open Saturday to Thursday, 09.00–19.00. For the first two weeks of term it will also open at these times on Friday.

Free online resources 

Visit the LearnEnglish Kids website for free games and activities. 

Can I get a refund? 

Refunds are only available if the course is cancelled by the British Council or if you can prove that your child is unable to complete the course due to serious illness, a loss or bereavement, or another personal trauma. Credit transfers are also available if you can provide evidence of a reasonable cause for cancellation. The credit must be used within six months, after this period the credit expires. Read more about our refund policy below.

Calendar and pricing

Winter terms for the 2019-2020 academic year are as follows:

YL Term 1: 12 September 2019 – 14 November 2019

YL Term 2: 28 November 2019 – 15 February 2020

YL Term 3: 1 March 2020 – 15 May 2020

Click here to download the 2017-2018 YL Academic Calendar.

When are classes held?

The course consists of 10 lessons, Primary and secondary lessons are two hours long.

Friday classes are scheduled at these times:

  • 09.30 – 11.30
  • 13.00 – 15.00
  • 15.30 – 17.30

Saturday classes are scheduled at these times:

  • 09.30 –11.30
  • 12.00 – 14.00
  • 14.30 – 16.30
  • 17.00 – 19.00

Thursday classes are scheduled at these times:

  • 17:00-19:00

Where are classes held?

'Kids’ classes are available in all of our branches across Egypt, in Agouza, Heliopolis, City Stars, Nile University and Alexandria.  

Please visit our teaching centres page for further information.

How much does the course cost?

  • Course fee – EGP 3500 (until 19 May 2019) and EGP 3600 (starting 20 May 2019) 
  • Placement test for new students – 200 LE

There is a sibling discount of 200 LE for the second and every subsequent child registered from the same family.

A discount of 10% will also be applied on the purchase of three winter terms at the same time for the same child.

English Courses Instalment Plans

If you are a National Bank of Egypt cardholder, paying for one of our courses is now much easier. 

You can pay the fees of any course over monthly instalments. Select the most suitable plan for you from the below options:

A) six-months plan –  interest free
B) 12-months plan with an interest rate of 11.74 per cent

 

These instalment plans are applied whether you are paying for an adult’s course or a course for your child.