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We provide a full information and registration service for international examinations and UK Education opportunities

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Find out more about our products and services at www.britishcouncil.org/vietnam

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We provide a friendly, supportive, well equipped learning environment.

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We use a variety of the best published and in-house EFL books and resources available to meet the specific needs of our learners

Our vision The future for the UK in this crowded, dangerous, beautiful world depends on people of all cultures living and working together on foundations of education, mutual understanding, respect and trust.

All teachers receive regular specialist training from British Council development programmes to ensure you receive the best English language teaching possible

Our purpose We build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide.

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Our teachers are highly experienced, native - speaker university graduates who have internationally recognised English language teaching qualifications

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Addresses British Council 25 Le Duan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Tel: +84 (0) 8 3823 2862 Fax: +84 (0) 8 3823 2861 Email: teachingcentre.hcmc@ britishcouncil.org.vn

ADULT COURSES

20 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho, Ha Noi Tel: +84 (0) 4 3843 6780 Fax: +84 (0) 4 3843 4962 Email: teachingcentre.hn@ britishcouncil.org.vn BETTER ENGLISH, MORE OPPORTUNITIES

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What courses do you offer?

Courses

Our English courses help you to develop the skills you need to communicate confidently in English. They also prepare you for internationally recognised examinations and the challenges of doing business in the modern world.

English for International Communication (EIC) (32 hours per module) Our EIC (General English) courses will help you to improve your accuracy in grammar and pronunciation, expand your vocabulary and develop your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. If you need to improve your English for general communicative purposes, this is the course for you.

English for International Business (EIB) (32 hours per module) Our EIB (Business English) courses are designed to meet the needs of working adults. They will help you to improve your accuracy in grammar and pronunciation, enrich your business vocabulary and develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. They will also build your confidence in key business skills.

IELTS Preparation (32 hours) The course will provide you with the essential exam skills and techniques required to thoroughly prepare you to sit the IELTS examination and help you perform to the very best of your ability. The courses are designed for students at Intermediate and Upper Intermediate who will take the test within 6 months from when they register. We also offer IELTS General Training (16 hours) and IELTS Academic Writting (16 hours). You will also have free access to our Information Centre and a wide range of up to date self study materials to help you prepare for the test. For information on our examination services please see our website or email ielts.hcmc@britishcouncil.org.vn.

Business Skills (16 hours) We offer a number of short, specialist courses for business professionals at Intermediate level and above wanting to improve their skills and gain a competitive advantage in the modern business world. • > Email Writing: This course will teach you how to structure emails effectively and improve your grammatical accuracy through regular feedback and practice activities. • > Report Writing: This course will help you to write clear, well structured reports and gain a better understanding of what constitutes a successful business report. • > Presentations: This course will provide you with expert guidance and training in the skills required to give presentations successfully.

Speaking and Pronunciation (16 hours per module) This short course aims to develop the accuracy and fluency of your speaking, listening and pronunciation to enable you to successfully communicate in everyday situations, both at work and socially. This modular course is offered at Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate levels. We also offer a range of training and tailored programmes for all organisational levels. Contact us if you have a specific business communication requirement.


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What courses do you offer?

Courses

Our English courses help you to develop the skills you need to communicate confidently in English. They also prepare you for internationally recognised examinations and the challenges of doing business in the modern world.

Levels

What levels do you offer?

English for International Communication (EIC) (32 hours per module) Our EIC (General English) courses will help you to improve your accuracy in grammar and pronunciation, expand your vocabulary and develop your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. If you need to improve your English for general communicative purposes, this is the course for you.

English for International Business (EIB) (32 hours per module) Our EIB (Business English) courses are designed to meet the needs of working adults. They will help you to improve your accuracy in grammar and pronunciation, enrich your business vocabulary and develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. They will also build your confidence in key business skills.

Further Information

How large are the classes?

EIB/EIC/IELTS- max.18 Skills courses- max.14 IELTS –max.12

How often are the classes?

IELTS, EIB and EIC – twice a week Skills courses- once a week

What time do classes start?

10.00-12.00 / 15:15-17.15 / 17.45-19.45 / 20.00-22.00

Which days can I study?

Mon & Tue/ Tue & Thu/ Wed & Fri

What’s the minimum age?

18 years old +

Do I get a certificate?

All learners who attend a minimum of 75% of classes will receive a certificate

How am I assessed?

Each course has a structured syllabus and learning aims for each module. Your teacher will assess your ability and progress through a series of continuous assessment tasks based on these and give you a grade for each skill at the end of the course.

IELTS Preparation (32 hours) The course will provide you with the essential exam skills and techniques required to thoroughly prepare you to sit the IELTS examination and help you perform to the very best of your ability. The courses are designed for students at Intermediate and Upper Intermediate who will take the test within 6 months from when they register. We also offer IELTS General Training (16 hours) and IELTS Academic Writting (16 hours). You will also have free access to our Information Centre and a wide range of up to date self study materials to help you prepare for the test. For information on our examination services please see our website or email ielts.hcmc@britishcouncil.org.vn.

Business Skills (16 hours) We offer a number of short, specialist courses for business professionals at Intermediate level and above wanting to improve their skills and gain a competitive advantage in the modern business world. • > Email Writing: This course will teach you how to structure emails effectively and improve your grammatical accuracy through regular feedback and practice activities.

How do I register for a course?

• > Report Writing: This course will help you to write clear, well structured reports and gain a better understanding of what constitutes a successful business report.

1. Book a language assessment test (by telephone or in person) 2. Take the language assessment test: There is a written test and

• > Presentations: This course will provide you with expert guidance and training in the skills required to give presentations successfully.

spoken test which takes one hour. It shows us your current level of English

Speaking and Pronunciation (16 hours per module) This short course aims to develop the accuracy and fluency of your speaking, listening and pronunciation to enable you to successfully communicate in everyday situations, both at work and socially. This modular course is offered at Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate levels. We also offer a range of training and tailored programmes for all this organisational levels. Contact us if you have a specific remove watermark. business communication requirement.

3. Course options: The teacher will talk to you about your level of For more information on the CEF (Common European Framework) please go to www.coe.int British Council Modular Syllabus EIC, EIB and Speaking and Pronunciation courses consist of 4 modules of equal difficulty which can be taken in any order. Most learners complete four modules, but in exceptional cases you don’t have to before moving to the next level, depending on your level and progress on the course. Your teacher will recommend what is best for you when you have an individually counselling session during week four of your course.

“ British Council has been a very good place for me to improve my English. I love it here.” Dan Que, EIB class

English, learning goals and the time you have available to study

4. Timetable options: Our Customer Services Advisers on the ground floor will show you the timetable options

5. Registration: You can register or reserve if there is an available

course. Your language assessment is valid for 6 months if you choose to wait. If classes are full you are added to a waiting list

6. Start your course and make the most of extra learning resources, such as the information centre, CDrom, websites,...


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What courses do you offer?

Courses

Our English courses help you to develop the skills you need to communicate confidently in English. They also prepare you for internationally recognised examinations and the challenges of doing business in the modern world.

Levels

What levels do you offer?

English for International Communication (EIC) (32 hours per module) Our EIC (General English) courses will help you to improve your accuracy in grammar and pronunciation, expand your vocabulary and develop your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. If you need to improve your English for general communicative purposes, this is the course for you.

English for International Business (EIB) (32 hours per module) Our EIB (Business English) courses are designed to meet the needs of working adults. They will help you to improve your accuracy in grammar and pronunciation, enrich your business vocabulary and develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. They will also build your confidence in key business skills.

Further Information

How large are the classes?

EIB/EIC/IELTS- max.18 Skills courses- max.14 IELTS –max.12

How often are the classes?

IELTS, EIB and EIC – twice a week Skills courses- once a week

What time do classes start?

10.00-12.00 / 15:15-17.15 / 17.45-19.45 / 20.00-22.00

Which days can I study?

Mon & Tue/ Tue & Thu/ Wed & Fri

What’s the minimum age?

18 years old +

Do I get a certificate?

All learners who attend a minimum of 75% of classes will receive a certificate

How am I assessed?

Each course has a structured syllabus and learning aims for each module. Your teacher will assess your ability and progress through a series of continuous assessment tasks based on these and give you a grade for each skill at the end of the course.

IELTS Preparation (32 hours) The course will provide you with the essential exam skills and techniques required to thoroughly prepare you to sit the IELTS examination and help you perform to the very best of your ability. The courses are designed for students at Intermediate and Upper Intermediate who will take the test within 6 months from when they register. We also offer IELTS General Training (16 hours) and IELTS Academic Writting (16 hours). You will also have free access to our Information Centre and a wide range of up to date self study materials to help you prepare for the test. For information on our examination services please see our website or email ielts.hcmc@britishcouncil.org.vn.

Business Skills (16 hours) We offer a number of short, specialist courses for business professionals at Intermediate level and above wanting to improve their skills and gain a competitive advantage in the modern business world. • > Email Writing: This course will teach you how to structure emails effectively and improve your grammatical accuracy through regular feedback and practice activities.

How do I register for a course?

• > Report Writing: This course will help you to write clear, well structured reports and gain a better understanding of what constitutes a successful business report.

1. Book a language assessment test (by telephone or in person) 2. Take the language assessment test: There is a written test and

• > Presentations: This course will provide you with expert guidance and training in the skills required to give presentations successfully.

spoken test which takes one hour. It shows us your current level of English

Speaking and Pronunciation (16 hours per module) This short course aims to develop the accuracy and fluency of your speaking, listening and pronunciation to enable you to successfully communicate in everyday situations, both at work and socially. This modular course is offered at Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate levels. We also offer a range of training and tailored programmes for all this organisational levels. Contact us if you have a specific remove watermark. business communication requirement.

3. Course options: The teacher will talk to you about your level of For more information on the CEF (Common European Framework) please go to www.coe.int British Council Modular Syllabus EIC, EIB and Speaking and Pronunciation courses consist of 4 modules of equal difficulty which can be taken in any order. Most learners complete four modules, but in exceptional cases you don’t have to before moving to the next level, depending on your level and progress on the course. Your teacher will recommend what is best for you when you have an individually counselling session during week four of your course.

“ British Council has been a very good place for me to improve my English. I love it here.” Dan Que, EIB class

English, learning goals and the time you have available to study

4. Timetable options: Our Customer Services Advisers on the ground floor will show you the timetable options

5. Registration: You can register or reserve if there is an available

course. Your language assessment is valid for 6 months if you choose to wait. If classes are full you are added to a waiting list

6. Start your course and make the most of extra learning resources, such as the information centre, CDrom, websites,...


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Why should I study at the British Council?

WHY

We are the world’s leading provider of high quality English language training and pride ourselves on the delivery of the best quality English language teaching Our teachers are highly experienced, native - speaker university graduates who have internationally recognised English language teaching qualifications

All teachers receive regular specialist training from British Council development programmes to ensure you receive the best English language teaching possible We use a variety of the best published and in-house EFL books and resources available to meet the specific needs of our learners We provide a friendly, supportive, well equipped learning environment. Every student receives free membership to our Information Centre where you will have access to a wide range of self study resources including books, CDs, DVDs, CD-roms and the internet to improve your English out of class We provide a full information and registration service for international examinations and UK Education opportunities


Why should my child study at the British Council?

About us

We aim for every child to:

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We build engagement and trust between people of different cultures through the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

• Improve their English: Our courses progressively develop confidence in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Our courses are designed to stimulate and motivate students through enjoyable activities. We aim for every child to communicate clearly, confidently and accurately in English. • Develop social skills: Lessons include group and pair work to develop teamwork, co-operation and other social skills necessary for later life. Teachers encourage learners to work effectively with others through games and role-plays and to contribute confidently to class discussions. • Learn in a safe, friendly and supportive environment: Your child’s welfare is our first concern. We have security guards to ensure the British Council is a safe and welcoming place. Classroom assistants are present in several classes to help the youngest children feel comfortable. If your child has any special needs (for example, asthma, allergies or a physical mobility disability) please let us know before the course starts.

Our purpose We build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide. Our vision The future for the UK in this crowded, dangerous, beautiful world depends on people of all cultures living and working together on foundations of education, mutual understanding, respect and trust. Vietnam is a key country in the British Council’s East Asia Region where our goal is to engage emerging leaders with the UK to tackle regional and global priorities in education, creativity and climate security, and to support positive social change.

• Enjoy English: We believe that learning only takes place when the child is relaxed in a comfortable learning environment. Teachers provide carefully planned tasks and fun activities. Learners also have opportunities to participate in British Council events like art competitions and story-telling.

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• Use the best materials: We select the best English Foreign Language text books. Engaging illustrated reading books are used in many courses to develop language skills and encourage good reading habits. Our ‘Young Learner Cupboard’ is stocked with the most up to date children’s literature from the UK and many children enjoy borrowing these books in the breaks.

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• Acquire study skills To help learners succeed in school and realise their potential in exams, ‘learner training’ such as dictionary skills and note taking, is integrated into many young learner courses.

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• Receive the best teaching: All our teachers are internationally qualified university graduates and are among the most experienced foreign language teachers in Vietnam. The British Council is constantly investing in training for our teachers.

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British Council 25 Le Duan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Tel: +84 (0) 8 3823 2862 Fax: +84 (0) 8 3823 2861 Email: teachingcentre.hcmc@ britishcouncil.org.vn

YOUNG LEARNER COURSES

20 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho, Ha Noi Tel: +84 (0) 4 3843 6780 Fax: +84 (0) 4 3843 4962 Email: teachingcentre.hn@ britishcouncil.org.vn BETTER ENGLISH, MORE OPPORTUNITIES

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What levels do you have for Young Learners?

Primary (Grades 2 - 5)

Primary 1

This is an introductory level for those Primary students who are starting out in their English studies. Students are given lots of opportunities to practice listening, speaking, reading and writing on familiar topics. This course is designed for Grade 2 and 3 students only.

Primary 2

At this level, students begin to use more language and continue to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Primary 3

These students will further develop all the four skills and extend their vocabulary in a variety of everyday topics.

Primary 4

At this level students will develop all their English skills and vocabulary to deal with more complex topics and situations. This course is designed for Grade 4 and 5 students only.

Primary 5X and 5Y

These students will be able to have longer conversations on familiar topics and ask questions, and give their opinions on them. In this level they will continue to develop all four skills as well as confidence. These courses are rotated on a yearly cycle and are for Grade 4 and 5 students only.

“ My teacher helps me a lot and the team games we play are great.� Lan Hanh, Senior student

Levels Secondary 1

Secondary 2

Secondary (Grades 6 - 9)

A basic level course to enable students who have had little experience speaking or listening to English to develop their confidence. By the end of this level students will be able to communicate simply about topics that are familiar to them. Students will develop their language skills and gain an understanding of basic English structures and vocabulary. They will develop their ability to communicate effectively on a variety of everyday topics.

Secondary 3

Students will extend their language knowledge and gain confidence in their skills. They will be able to speak for longer and communicate on a broader range of topics, giving their opinion and agreeing or disagreeing with the opinions of others.

Secondary 4

These students will be able to communicate in more complex situations and form opinions on topics that are new to them. They will be able to converse in English for longer periods of time on a variety of topics. They will be able to clearly present their opinion in both written and spoken English on a variety of subjects.

Secondary 5

At this level, students are becoming more aware of the subtle differences between formal and informal English, both in spoken and written form. They will broaden their vocabulary further which will enable them to express themselves with more clarity and subtlety in different situations.

Secondary 6X and 6Y

By the end of this level, students will be confident and effective speakers, they will be able to carry out a conversation on a broad range of topics and present their opinion clearly both in written and spoken English. They will also be able to adapt their language to suit their audience. These courses will be rotated in a yearly cycle. If students complete both these courses before they are in Grade 10, they have finished studying at the British Council.


Primary 2

At this level, students begin to use more language and continue to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Primary 3

These students will further develop all the four skills and extend their vocabulary in a variety of everyday topics.

Primary 4

At this level students will develop all their English skills and vocabulary to deal with more complex topics and situations. This course is designed for Grade 4 and 5 students only.

Primary 5X and 5Y

These students will be able to have longer conversations on familiar topics and ask questions, and give their opinions on them. In this level they will continue to develop all four skills as well as confidence. These courses are rotated on a yearly cycle and are for Grade 4 and 5 students only.

“ My teacher helps me a lot and the team games we play are great.” Lan Hanh, Senior student

Levels Secondary 1

Secondary 2

Secondary (Grades 6 - 9)

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A basic level course to enable students who have had little experience speaking or listening to English to develop their confidence. By the end of this level students will be able to communicate simply about topics that are familiar to them.

EYA Elementary

EYA Pre-Intermediate

EYA Intermediate

EYA Upper-Intermediate

A basic level course to enable students who have had little experience speaking or listening to English to develop their confidence. By the end of this level students will be able to communicate simply about topics that are familiar to them.

Secondary 3

Secondary 4

These students will be able to communicate in more complex situations and form opinions on topics that are new to them. They will be able to converse in English for longer periods of time on a variety of topics. They will be able to clearly present their opinion in both written and spoken English on a variety of subjects.

Secondary 5

At this level, students are becoming more aware of the subtle differences between formal and informal English, both in spoken and written form. They will broaden their vocabulary further which will enable them to express themselves with more clarity and subtlety in different situations. By the end of this level, students will be confident and effective speakers, they will be able to carry out a conversation on a broad range of topics and present their opinion clearly both in written and spoken English. They will also be able to adapt their language to suit their audience. These courses will be rotated in a yearly cycle. If students complete both these courses before they are in Grade 10, they have finished studying at the British Council.

What courses do you offer? How large are the classes?

Primary

Secondary

(Grades 2 to 5)

(Grades 6 to 9)

English for Young Adults (EYA) (Grades 10 to 12)

Max.16

Max.18

Max.18

How often are the classes?

Twice a week

Twice a week

How long is a level?

There are usually 3 terms in each level, each term is 64 hours, but in exceptional cases your child may be moved up sooner or may have to study for longer

The term is 8 weeks (32 hours: 4 hours a week)

What days are the classes?

Saturdays and Sundays and some weekday evenings

Mon/Tues or Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri

At Intermediate level, students will extend their language knowledge and gain confidence in their skills. They will be able to speak for longer and communicate on a broader range of topics, giving their opinion and agreeing or disagreeing with the opinions of others.

What times are the classes ?

08.00-10.00 10.30-12.30 13.30-15.30 16.00-18.00 (also some weekday evenings 17.45 to 19.45)

17.45-19.45 20.00-22.00

Upper-Intermediate students will be able to communicate in more complex situations and form opinions on topics that are new to them. They will be able to converse in English for longer periods of time on a variety of topics. They will be able to clearly present their opinion in both written and spoken English on a variety of subjects.

What happens in the summer?

Courses in the summer are either 2 hours x 4 days or 4 hours x 2 days a week (64 hours, 8 weeks) Lessons are Monday to Saturday

Special term in summer with project work

How can I know about my child’s progress?

Detailed mid-term report after 8 weeks. End of term report, certificate and parent-teacher meeting after 16 weeks. Any absences or problems reported to you. During term you are welcome to email, telephone or make an appointment to talk to us about your child’s progress

Receive a certificate with an overall grade in week 8

As students progress to Pre-Intermediate, they will develop their language skills and gain an understanding of basic English structures and vocabulary. They will develop their ability to communicate effectively on a variety of everyday topics.

EYA Pre-Advanced

In this course, students will continue their studies at a more challenging level. As well as the usual general English input, this course introduces an academic element which is a useful basis for students planning to do an examination in the future such as IELTS. It is not an exam preparation course, but instead combines building vocabulary and language skills with examination type exercises to prepare students for an advanced level course.

EYA Advanced

This course will build students’ vocabulary and communication skills to a high level. By the end of the Advanced level, students will be confident and effective speakers, they will be able to carry out a conversation on a broad range of topics and present their opinion clearly both in written and spoken English. They will also be able to adapt their language to suit their audience.

Students will develop their language skills and gain an understanding of basic English structures and vocabulary. They will develop their ability to communicate effectively on a variety of everyday topics. Students will extend their language knowledge and gain confidence in their skills. They will be able to speak for longer and communicate on a broader range of topics, giving their opinion and agreeing or disagreeing with the opinions of others.

Secondary 6X and 6Y

English for Young Adults (EYA) (Grades 10 to 12)

Sign up How do I register for a course? 1. Book a language assessment test (by telephone or in person) 2. Take the language assessment test: There is a written test and spoken test which takes one hour. It shows us your current level of English

3. Course options: The teacher will talk to you about your level of English, learning goals and the time you have available to study

4. Timetable options: Our Customer Services Advisers on the ground floor will show you the timetable options

5. Registration: You can register or reserve if there is an available course. Your language assessment is valid for 6 months if you choose to wait. If classes are full you are added to a waiting list 6. Start your course and make the most of our other learning resources

How does my child progress?

Your teacher will assess your child’s ability and progress through a series of continuous assessment tasks and give a grade for each skill at the end of the course.

“ I am very happy that my child studies at the British Council. His English, as well as his teamwork skills, are progressing very well. Thank you to the British Council.” Mrs Bach Lan, mother of Quang Vu, Junior student

Parents’ opinion

Frequently asked questions

What levels do you have for Young Learners?

Primary (Grades 2 - 5)

Primary 1

This is an introductory level for those Primary students who are starting out in their English studies. Students are given lots of opportunities to practice listening, speaking, reading and writing on familiar topics. This course is designed for Grade 2 and 3 students only.


Primary 2

At this level, students begin to use more language and continue to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Primary 3

These students will further develop all the four skills and extend their vocabulary in a variety of everyday topics.

Primary 4

At this level students will develop all their English skills and vocabulary to deal with more complex topics and situations. This course is designed for Grade 4 and 5 students only.

Primary 5X and 5Y

These students will be able to have longer conversations on familiar topics and ask questions, and give their opinions on them. In this level they will continue to develop all four skills as well as confidence. These courses are rotated on a yearly cycle and are for Grade 4 and 5 students only.

“ My teacher helps me a lot and the team games we play are great.” Lan Hanh, Senior student

Levels Secondary 1

Secondary 2

Secondary (Grades 6 - 9)

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A basic level course to enable students who have had little experience speaking or listening to English to develop their confidence. By the end of this level students will be able to communicate simply about topics that are familiar to them.

EYA Elementary

EYA Pre-Intermediate

EYA Intermediate

EYA Upper-Intermediate

A basic level course to enable students who have had little experience speaking or listening to English to develop their confidence. By the end of this level students will be able to communicate simply about topics that are familiar to them.

Secondary 3

Secondary 4

These students will be able to communicate in more complex situations and form opinions on topics that are new to them. They will be able to converse in English for longer periods of time on a variety of topics. They will be able to clearly present their opinion in both written and spoken English on a variety of subjects.

Secondary 5

At this level, students are becoming more aware of the subtle differences between formal and informal English, both in spoken and written form. They will broaden their vocabulary further which will enable them to express themselves with more clarity and subtlety in different situations. By the end of this level, students will be confident and effective speakers, they will be able to carry out a conversation on a broad range of topics and present their opinion clearly both in written and spoken English. They will also be able to adapt their language to suit their audience. These courses will be rotated in a yearly cycle. If students complete both these courses before they are in Grade 10, they have finished studying at the British Council.

What courses do you offer? How large are the classes?

Primary

Secondary

(Grades 2 to 5)

(Grades 6 to 9)

English for Young Adults (EYA) (Grades 10 to 12)

Max.16

Max.18

Max.18

How often are the classes?

Twice a week

Twice a week

How long is a level?

There are usually 3 terms in each level, each term is 64 hours, but in exceptional cases your child may be moved up sooner or may have to study for longer

The term is 8 weeks (32 hours: 4 hours a week)

What days are the classes?

Saturdays and Sundays and some weekday evenings

Mon/Tues or Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri

At Intermediate level, students will extend their language knowledge and gain confidence in their skills. They will be able to speak for longer and communicate on a broader range of topics, giving their opinion and agreeing or disagreeing with the opinions of others.

What times are the classes ?

08.00-10.00 10.30-12.30 13.30-15.30 16.00-18.00 (also some weekday evenings 17.45 to 19.45)

17.45-19.45 20.00-22.00

Upper-Intermediate students will be able to communicate in more complex situations and form opinions on topics that are new to them. They will be able to converse in English for longer periods of time on a variety of topics. They will be able to clearly present their opinion in both written and spoken English on a variety of subjects.

What happens in the summer?

Courses in the summer are either 2 hours x 4 days or 4 hours x 2 days a week (64 hours, 8 weeks) Lessons are Monday to Saturday

Special term in summer with project work

How can I know about my child’s progress?

Detailed mid-term report after 8 weeks. End of term report, certificate and parent-teacher meeting after 16 weeks. Any absences or problems reported to you. During term you are welcome to email, telephone or make an appointment to talk to us about your child’s progress

Receive a certificate with an overall grade in week 8

As students progress to Pre-Intermediate, they will develop their language skills and gain an understanding of basic English structures and vocabulary. They will develop their ability to communicate effectively on a variety of everyday topics.

EYA Pre-Advanced

In this course, students will continue their studies at a more challenging level. As well as the usual general English input, this course introduces an academic element which is a useful basis for students planning to do an examination in the future such as IELTS. It is not an exam preparation course, but instead combines building vocabulary and language skills with examination type exercises to prepare students for an advanced level course.

EYA Advanced

This course will build students’ vocabulary and communication skills to a high level. By the end of the Advanced level, students will be confident and effective speakers, they will be able to carry out a conversation on a broad range of topics and present their opinion clearly both in written and spoken English. They will also be able to adapt their language to suit their audience.

Students will develop their language skills and gain an understanding of basic English structures and vocabulary. They will develop their ability to communicate effectively on a variety of everyday topics. Students will extend their language knowledge and gain confidence in their skills. They will be able to speak for longer and communicate on a broader range of topics, giving their opinion and agreeing or disagreeing with the opinions of others.

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English for Young Adults (EYA) (Grades 10 to 12)

Sign up How do I register for a course? 1. Book a language assessment test (by telephone or in person) 2. Take the language assessment test: There is a written test and spoken test which takes one hour. It shows us your current level of English

3. Course options: The teacher will talk to you about your level of English, learning goals and the time you have available to study

4. Timetable options: Our Customer Services Advisers on the ground floor will show you the timetable options

5. Registration: You can register or reserve if there is an available course. Your language assessment is valid for 6 months if you choose to wait. If classes are full you are added to a waiting list 6. Start your course and make the most of our other learning resources

How does my child progress?

Your teacher will assess your child’s ability and progress through a series of continuous assessment tasks and give a grade for each skill at the end of the course.

“ I am very happy that my child studies at the British Council. His English, as well as his teamwork skills, are progressing very well. Thank you to the British Council.” Mrs Bach Lan, mother of Quang Vu, Junior student

Parents’ opinion

Frequently asked questions

What levels do you have for Young Learners?

Primary (Grades 2 - 5)

Primary 1

This is an introductory level for those Primary students who are starting out in their English studies. Students are given lots of opportunities to practice listening, speaking, reading and writing on familiar topics. This course is designed for Grade 2 and 3 students only.


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• Improve their English: Our courses progressively develop confidence in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Our courses are designed to stimulate and motivate students through enjoyable activities. We aim for every child to communicate clearly, confidently and accurately in English. • Develop social skills: Lessons include group and pair work to develop teamwork, co-operation and other social skills necessary for later life. Teachers encourage learners to work effectively with others through games and role-plays and to contribute confidently to class discussions. • Learn in a safe, friendly and supportive environment: Your child’s welfare is our first concern. We have security guards to ensure the British Council is a safe and welcoming place. Classroom assistants are present in several classes to help the youngest children feel comfortable. If your child has any special needs (for example, asthma, allergies or a physical mobility disability) please let us know before the course starts.

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• Enjoy English: We believe that learning only takes place when the child is relaxed in a comfortable learning environment. Teachers provide carefully planned tasks and fun activities. Learners also have opportunities to participate in British Council events like art competitions and story-telling.

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• Use the best materials: We select the best English Foreign Language text books. Engaging illustrated reading books are used in many courses to develop language skills and encourage good reading habits. Our ‘Young Learner Cupboard’ is stocked with the most up to date children’s literature from the UK and many children enjoy borrowing these books in the breaks.

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• Receive the best teaching: All our teachers are internationally qualified university graduates and are among the most experienced foreign language teachers in Vietnam. The British Council is constantly investing in training for our teachers. • Acquire study skills To help learners succeed in school and realise their potential in exams, ‘learner training’ such as dictionary skills and note taking, is integrated into many young learner courses.

“ We did a great project on films. I got good grades for a presentation in English about our favourite film. It was fun.” Hieu Anh, Senior student


Why should my child study at the British Council?

About us

We aim for every child to:

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We build engagement and trust between people of different cultures through the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

• Improve their English: Our courses progressively develop confidence in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Our courses are designed to stimulate and motivate students through enjoyable activities. We aim for every child to communicate clearly, confidently and accurately in English. • Develop social skills: Lessons include group and pair work to develop teamwork, co-operation and other social skills necessary for later life. Teachers encourage learners to work effectively with others through games and role-plays and to contribute confidently to class discussions. • Learn in a safe, friendly and supportive environment: Your child’s welfare is our first concern. We have security guards to ensure the British Council is a safe and welcoming place. Classroom assistants are present in several classes to help the youngest children feel comfortable. If your child has any special needs (for example, asthma, allergies or a physical mobility disability) please let us know before the course starts.

Our purpose We build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide. Our vision The future for the UK in this crowded, dangerous, beautiful world depends on people of all cultures living and working together on foundations of education, mutual understanding, respect and trust. Vietnam is a key country in the British Council’s East Asia Region where our goal is to engage emerging leaders with the UK to tackle regional and global priorities in education, creativity and climate security, and to support positive social change.

• Enjoy English: We believe that learning only takes place when the child is relaxed in a comfortable learning environment. Teachers provide carefully planned tasks and fun activities. Learners also have opportunities to participate in British Council events like art competitions and story-telling.

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• Use the best materials: We select the best English Foreign Language text books. Engaging illustrated reading books are used in many courses to develop language skills and encourage good reading habits. Our ‘Young Learner Cupboard’ is stocked with the most up to date children’s literature from the UK and many children enjoy borrowing these books in the breaks.

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• Receive the best teaching: All our teachers are internationally qualified university graduates and are among the most experienced foreign language teachers in Vietnam. The British Council is constantly investing in training for our teachers.

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British Council 25 Le Duan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Tel: +84 (0) 8 3823 2862 Fax: +84 (0) 8 3823 2861 Email: teachingcentre.hcmc@ britishcouncil.org.vn

YOUNG LEARNER COURSES

20 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho, Ha Noi Tel: +84 (0) 4 3843 6780 Fax: +84 (0) 4 3843 4962 Email: teachingcentre.hn@ britishcouncil.org.vn BETTER ENGLISH, MORE OPPORTUNITIES

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HCMC courses brochure in English