中学・高校生向け夏休み英語プログラム
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Kenichi Aikawa

Build your English and a sustainable world with Minecraft!

 
In this year’s summer holiday course at the British Council, you will be challenged to explore and tackle the real-life topic and global issues while developing your English skills at Secondary Plus, a global English course designed especially for teenagers with fun and memorable activities using the immersive and interactive game platform Minecraft: Education Edition.

One day, you are writing an article about environmental issues. Another, you are discussing the role of animals in human lives with classmates. Each week, you will learn about different up-to-date topics and issues, and how they affect you and the world around you through range of tasks and project to work on with classmates. From research, discussion to presentation in small groups, you are supported by your teacher and classmates to build positive relationships and learn with, and from, each other.

What is Minecraft: Education Edition?

A game-based learning platform that promotes skills that develop STEM knowledge (e.g. interacting with the physics of the environment they create), creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive digital environment. Educators in more than 115 countries are using Minecraft: Education Edition across the curriculum.

[Teacher's blog] Block by Block: Building English skills with Minecraft

 

Through this course, you will:

  • develop 4 key skills leading to communication in English
  • expand range of vocabulary and knowledge of grammatical structures and develop good pronunciation
  • gain a vital set of skills you can use in university, college and the work life through research, presentation and collaboration – and the confidence to use them
  • develop 21st Century Skills such as Critical thinking, Problem-solving, Collaboration and Communication, Global Citizenship through real-life related tasks and projects
  • expand your Creativity and Digital literacy using Minecraft for some task completion 

An English course built on creativity with Minecraft Education Edition.

Let them learn English while having fun with an exciting holiday course featuring Minecraft Education Edition. Kids work in teams to build a city and explore famous landmarks in Minecraft Education Edition – the world’s most popular virtual reality game. Their confidence and communication skills will soar with every lesson. Let the adventure begin!

 

Sense of Progress

Each week, students will work on a project such as a writing report or a presentation as the final task to deliver a successful, real-life project at the end of the course. Students will receive a certificate of completion for each week of the course they attend.

Overview

Age

12-18 years old (Suitable for Japanese Junior High School grades 1-3 and High School grades 1-3)

Level

Secondary Plus (Junior High School students): CEFR level A2/B1

Upper Secondary Plus (High School students): CEFR level B1

*Students must have a minimum CEFR level A1-A2 to enrol. We will recommend a level/class that suits you due to the results of placement test and supervision by our teachers.

Date and Time

Week 1: Monday 25 – Friday 29 July 2022, 9.00-16.00 

Week 2: Monday 1 August – Friday 5 August 2022, 9.00-16.00

Week 3: Monday 8 August – Friday 12 August 2022, 9.00-16.00

* 6 hours of classes a day x 5 days per week  
* 1-hour lunch time and 30 minutes of break times per day
* Students can choose from 1 week, up to 3 weeks. Magazine topic differs every week.
* Due to the daily nature of the courses we cannnot offer 'study support' catch-up sessions for students who miss lessons.

Venue

British Council (Iidabashi, Tokyo)

Class style

Group lesson (Class capacity: 15 students)

*Onsite face-to-face lessons only

Teachers

All British Council teachers hold professional teaching qualifications including CELTA, DELTA, PGCE, MA TESOL and TYLEC. They have extensive experience teaching children. 

>>Meet our teachers

Course Fee

Duration Price Bundle discount
1 week (30 hours) 128,700 yen (incl tax) -
2 weeks (60 hours) 244,530 yen (incl tax) 5% discount
(257,400 yen→244,530 yen)
3 weeks (90 hours) 347,490円 yen (incl tax)  10% discount(386,100 yen→347,490 yen)

* All materials are included. No registration fee required.
* The 5-10% discount will be applied at the time of registration for multiple weeks. 

Find out more – Three steps to register

1. Book a Free Consultation

Choose a suitable date and time and book a free online consultation from the booking form.

>Booking form

* existing students are not required to take a placement test and consultation. 
* course registration closes 5 days before each course starts

2.Free Placement test (Online)

Take our free placement test (online writing test) before the consultation day.

3.Consultation & Speaking Check (40-50 minutes) 

In order to recommend a level that suits your child, a speaking check with our teacher is required. At the consultation, please discuss your child’s learning needs with our professional consultants. 

*The child must be accompanied by parent or guardian for the consultation.

>Safety measure for our onsite English courses

This course includes using Minecraft: Education Edition, but it is not an official program organized by Microsoft or Mojang.