Build your English with Minecraft!
In this year’s spring holiday course at the British Council, your child will have the chance to learn English and develop their 21st Century Skills with our tailored English programmes for Elementary School students, Primary Plus along with creative and challenging activities using the open-world game Minecraft: Education Edition.
The course aims to develop the students’ confidence and competence in communicating in English via a game-based context. It allows students to interact with virtual environments that would otherwise be unavailable in their current learning contexts. For example, collaborating to make a town to scale rather than a map of a town, or exploring a famous landmark in an immersive manner rather than watching a video. This immersion provides learners with chances to express creativity, collaborate with each other and communicate during the process and as part of pre-task preparation and post-task reflection.
Each week, students will explore different stimulating up-to-date topics linked to real life with a range of tasks and projects to work on with classmates. For instance, in one week they will design a new theme park and in another week, they will plan and present a photo exhibition. Students will also have plenty of opportunities to build their English communication skills and express their ideas as they work in groups on tasks and projects.
Through this course, your child will:
- develop 4 skills leading to communication in English
- expand range of vocabulary and knowledge of grammatical structures and develop good pronunciation
- building confidence and developing positive attitudes
- develop 21st Century Skills such as Problem-solving, Collaboration, Intercultural Awareness, Global Citizenship and Digital literacy
|Primary Plus Starter, Primary Plus 1-6|
6-12 year olds ( Including those who are expected to be Japanese Elementary School grades 1 from April 2023)
*Please refer to the minimum entrance requirements for Primary Plus courses below. We will recommend a level/class that suits your child due to the results of placement test (writing and speaking test) and supervision by our teachers.
Date and Time
Week 1: Monday 27 – Friday 31 March 2023, 9.00-16.00
6 hours x 5 days per week (30 hours). 1-hour lunch time and 15-minute break are included.
*Due to the daily nature of the courses we cannot offer 'study support' catch-up sessions for students who miss lessons.
|British Council (Iidabashi, Tokyo)|
Group lesson (Class capacity: 15 students)
*Onsite face-to-face lessons only
All British Council teachers hold professional teaching qualifications including CELTA, DELTA, PGCE, MA TESOL and TYLEC. They have extensive experience teaching children.
1 week (30 hours): 128,700 yen (incl tax)
* All materials are included.
Minimum entrance requirements
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*The child must be accompanied by parent or guardian for the consultation.