The British Council offers free English activities and resources in the context of back-to-school’


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Coinciding with the start of the school year on Monday 11 September, the British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, is offering free face-to-face activities and online materials to support children, young people, and adults for their back-to-school in English.

Under the theme British Council Vine Mai Aproape de Voi! (British Council comes closer to you!), British Council is holding open days from 11 to 15 September at its new teaching centres in Bucharest: City Gate South Tower floor 1 (3, Piata Presei Libere) and Bucharest One Cotroceni Park Unit C (Strada Sergent Nuțu Ion 44). The events include a session for adults to experience how British Council teaches, children and teenagers activities, and informative talks to introduce parents to the British Council’s interactive and communicative teaching method, as well as other surprises. British Council will offer a discount for everyone who attends the events between 11 and 15 September. To get this discount, all attendees can register for a course by the end of October 2023. Parents with multiple children will receive this discount for each registered child.

The open days consist of free taster classes, taught by teaching experts, where participants can experience first-hand the British Council’s learning experience. Interested people can book their place online to take part in the free programme of activities for young learners and the adult sessions.

Free online materials

British Council also offers free guidance to learning English to everyone who cannot attend courses in-person or online.

English learners can take a free English language level test through this portal and they can register for British Council courses, in-person or online, as well as make use of the free resources. The free resources from British Council:

  • Pre-school students. Learning Time with Timmy videos for children aged 3 to 5 to help them learn their first words in English while developing their imagination and creativity.
  • Primary students. The LearnEnglish Kids portal includes, among other materials, games, stories, songs and how-to videos for children aged 6 to 11 to expand their vocabulary and grammar while gaining confidence in English.
  • Secondary students. The LearnEnglish Teens website is the alternative for 12- to 17-year-olds to practice their English at home, while learning about topics of their interest with materials adapted to their age.
  • Adults. Adults can register for The Business English section of the LearnEnglish website, the IELTS exam preparation materials and the FutureLearn MOOCs are the ideal option to broaden the knowledge of a wide range of subjects while practising English.


Strengthening the educational commitment in Bucharest

In the context of the start of the school year, British Council Romania is opening two new teaching centres in September, Bucharest City Gate and Bucharest One Cotroceni Park, located in the north and centre-east of the capital, respectively. The new locations expand the educational offer provided by the organisation through the Dorobanți Campus, located in the heart of Bucharest.

The new centres offer the full portfolio of British Council’s courses for children and teenagers aged 3 to 17, with face-to-face and online classes for Infant (Learning Time with Timmy), Primary and Secondary. The offer for young adults also includes the 30-hour preparation course for the Cambridge English B2 First exam.

The adult offer consists of English learning and exam preparation courses. MyClass courses, a course designed with two options, flexible or modular, aimed for people with any level of English. British Council also offers the Foundation Elementary course, specifically designed for English beginners. The exam options are courses for Cambridge English IELTS and C1 Advanced. Adults are also offered Business English programmes and group and individualised classes for students of all levels.

The British Council also offers corporate courses, using expertise and experience to create scalable, engaging, and impactful learning solutions for professionals in all roles, industries, and career stages, as well as for students, recent graduates, and researchers.

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