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Share ideas about environment issues, discuss the role of animals- Explore more and become a Global Citizen

In this year’s summer course at the British Council, you will be challenged to explore and tackle the real-life topic and 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.

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.  

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
Minecraft: Education Edition
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How do we use Minecraft in building English skills?

Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes skills that develop STEM knowledge (e.g. interacting with the physics of the environment they create, exploring geographical concepts), creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive digital environment. The British Council uses Minecraft: Education Edition to engage students by encouraging creativity while creating new communicative opportunities through collaborative tasks (e.g. planning and building a town together) or individual work (e.g. presenting what they’ve made to others).

We will use Minecraft to explore and further develop ideas and concepts introduced in their English lessons to support and develop language use.

Minecraft: Education Edition Official Site

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

15-18 years old (Suitable for Japanese High School grades 1-3)

*Students must have a minimum CEFR level 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 26 – Friday 30 July 2021, 17.00-20.00
Week 2: Monday 2 – Friday 6 August 2021, 17.00-20.00
Week 3: Monday 9 – Friday 13 August 2021, 17.00-20.00

3 hours x 5 days per week (15 hours). 15-minute break is included.
*Students can choose from 1 week, up to 3 weeks. Magazine topic differs every week.

Venue

British Council (Iidabashi, Tokyo)

Class style

Group lesson (Class capacity: 12 students)

Teachers

Our teachers are the world’s English experts. All British Council teachers hold professional teaching qualifications including CELTA, DELTA, PGCE, MA TESOL and TYLEC. They have extensive experience teaching teens.
>>Meet some of our teachers

Course Fee

Duration Price Bundle discount
1 week (15 hours) 64,350 yen (incl tax)
2 weeks (30 hours) 115,830 yen (incl tax) 10% discount
(128,700 yen→115,830 yen)
3 weeks (45 hours) 154,440 yen (incl tax) 20% discount
(193,050 yen→154,440 yen)

*All materials are included. No registration fee required.

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. Online writing test will be sent via email after the booking.
  2. Free Placement test
    Take our free placement test (online writing test) before the consultation day. 
  3. Your Consultation (30-40 minutes)
    Please discuss your child’s learning needs with our professional consultants. We will recommend a level that suits your child due to the results of online placement test and supervision by our teachers. * The child under 18 years old 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.

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