Secondary Plus Summer 2020

Discover a new way of learning English this summer! 

Please note that lessons will take place onsite but online if necessary due to the Covid-19 updates.
Safety Measure for our onsite English courses

This summer, we are running a 5-day x 2 weeks English course for teenagers age 12-18 using the British Council’s original Secondary Plus programme. Students will have the chance to study with us for three hours each day, learning English along with coding activities. 

Secondary Plus is a modern and innovative English course which is unique to the British Council. The course has been written in consultation with a team of experienced British Council course writers, who know and understand the needs and wants of our teenage students and provides clear real-life outcomes via interesting and challenging tasks and projects.

The course materials are delivered in an exciting magazine-style format, which learners are issued each week. Stimulating up-to-date topics linked to current issues and real-life tasks provide the incentive for students to develop their communication skills in English, as well as the core skills for learning that includes:

・Critical thinking


・Communication and Collaboration



・Digital literacy

・Student leadership

・Personal Development 

Learning to learn is another key feature of Secondary Plus which enables learners to become more effective and independent language learners. Throughout the course learners are guided and supported by their teacher and peers so they build positive relationships and learn with and from each other in collaborative works.
Secondary Plus also links to the British Council’s highly acclaimed Learn English Teens website, which provides students with additional stimulating and engaging learning content.


  • Delivered in an engaging magazine-style format
  • A modular, project-based approach: stimulating up-to-date topics linked to current issues and real-life tasks provide incentive for students to develop their communication skills in English
  • Learning how to learn: Secondary Plus encourages students to learn how to learn so they become more effective and independent language learners

Learn more about Secondary Plus
Upper Secondary Plus for High School Students

Lower Secondary Plus for Junior High School Students

Topic and Task for Secondary Plus Summer】 

Level Week Module topic Task
Secondary Plus 1 1 Let’s Play Sport! Sports Create a role-play set in a sports centre
  2 We’re Going on a Holiday Holidays and Tourism Plan a tour of your town or city
Secondary Plus 2 1 Let’s Enjoy Life! Social life and activities Create an advert for a summer camp
  2 Lights, Camera, Action! Films Create a film trailer
Upper Secondary  1 Wanderlust Life at the edge of civilisation Plan a round-the-world trip
  2 Fantastic Beasts The role of animals in human lives Present an argument for ‘saving’ an animal of your choice

Please see the ‘Secondary Plus Summer Course Overview’ for the details. 


Combining English language and computer skills empowers teenagers with critical skills, creativity and imagination for their future. Students will challenge to apply their English skill and core skills to coding project related to the weekly topic using BBC micro:bit – a tiny programmable computer.

The micro:bit lessons help students:

  • Learn about the principles of computer programming
  • Use micro:bit to code a number of programs
  • Incorporate new vocabulary and grammar into their English
  • Participate in project-based learning to enhance their confidence in their abilities
  • Enjoy activities designed to help them to advance in all areas of English.
Photo: Secondary Plus Summer (Spain)


Students will be provided our specially-created online materials where they can practice in developing vocabulary, grammar and reading skills. This new part of the learning experience helps them to deepen the understanding of English in the live lessons at own pace along with building digital literacy and resilience. The online platform is designated in a safe environment in accordance with British Council Safeguarding policies.


Students’ progress is monitored by the teacher in each lesson as part of an ongoing assessment measurement tool. Student’s performance in four essential skill areas is assessed (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and performance in other non-linguistic areas including teamwork, task completion, and behaviour.
At the end of the course, each student will receive a progress report. The report will have specific details on areas of good performance, and areas where improvement can be made along with practical advice and suggestions for further development.

Students must have a minimum CEFR level of A1 to enrol.



Date and time

Student can choose 1 week (15 hours) or 2 weeks (30 hours) 

  • Week 1: Monday 10 August - Friday 14 August 2020, 17.30-20.30  3 hours x 5 days, Total 15 hours
  • Week 2: Monday 17 August - Friday 21 August 2020, 17.30-20.30  3 hours x 5 days, Total 15 hours
  • Week 1+Week 2: Monday 10 August to Friday 21 August 2020, 17.30-20.30  3 hours x 10 days, Total 30 hours
    *See 'Secondary Plus Summer Timetable' for more details.
    Secondary Plus 2 (Lower Secondary Level 2) for Week 2 is now full. You will be placed on the wait list.

Class Style

Group lesson


12-18 years old (Japanese junior high school years 1-3, high school years 1-3)


Level 1,2 (Lower Secondary) / Level 2,3 (Upper Secondary)
* Please refer to ‘Progression Chart’ below.

Course Fee

  • 1 week (15 hours): 58,500JPY(excl. tax) Materials included. No registration fee required.
  • 2 weeks (30 hours): 105,300JPY(excl. tax)* Materials included. No registration fee required.
    *10% discount if you register for 2 weeks. 10% is available only for those who book 2 weeks before the start of week 1. 


British Council (Iidabashi, Tokyo)

How to Register

Take an online placement test (online writing test) before registering
You will receive the results of the test at your consultation.
*The child must be accompanied by parent or guardian for the consultation.

Lessons will take place onsite but online if necessary due to the Covid-19 updates. There will be some changes in case of online lesson:
Time: 17.30-18.30, 19.30-20.30 *There will be 1-hour break between the lesson. 
Each online lesson will consist 1-hour x 2 live lesson and 1-hour coding activity and online guided learning at home. The micro:bit kit will provided before the course starts.


British Council English Teaching Centre (Tue-Fri 9.30-19.00, Sat 10.30-17.00)