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Re: British Council - Discussion

Postby SherOSY » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:21 am

Mushroom14 wrote:Hello all. We are planning on sending our kids for Primary 1 English courses at the British Council. Does anyone know what fees they charge for these?


For weekdays class it's $2800 for a year (40 lessons) or $1400 (half a year)

For weekends I believe it's $3000 for a year or $1500 (1/2).

We just signed up the weekday class for my lil bro next year (p1) and had a $300 discount during their open house. Can check w them if it's still available.

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Re: British Council - Discussion

Postby Supermomcarrie » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:37 am

Strange...I can't find reviews on The Learning Lab anymore.... ;(

Are teachers from British Council all native English speakers? Would also like to hear feedback if your child's standard of english has improved after attending their courses. Thank you in advance

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Re: British Council - Discussion

Postby jetsetter » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:01 pm

Supermomcarrie wrote:Strange...I can't find reviews on The Learning Lab anymore.... ;(

Are teachers from British Council all native English speakers? Would also like to hear feedback if your child's standard of english has improved after attending their courses. Thank you in advance

Is a blocked thread I believe?

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Re: British Council - Discussion

Postby jetsetter » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:10 pm

melloh88 wrote:
jjxy mum wrote:DS now in sec1 class. Yesterday, I asked him how much knowledge he has gained in the class, he said 7 out of 10. When I asked him how good is the teacher ability to provide him the knowledge, he said 9. ...



Hi,
Checking out Sec one course at BC. Any comment for their Sec one course?
Is your son still with BC? Which branch? My nearest branch would be either Tampines or Toa Payoh.
BC has different courses for Sec one. How do one choose? Need your valuable advise.

TIA.


i attended the sec 1 course at BC too at Napier Rd/Tanglin, but that was in the 80s. Rating was 9/10.

BC was then an enrichment language centre (similar to Alliance Franchise, Goethe Institute and Jap Cul centre before MOELC came about). Students needed to take placement test and 1-1 interview with the native assessor before enrolment. All native teachers with CELTA/TOEFL/IELTS/ESL teaching qualifications or years of UK teaching experience. Fantastic library (UK daily broadsheets) and audio resource centre (BBC video tapes) accessible to students. Imported EL textbooks and workbooks from Britain. Listening Compre, CW and Compre were pitched at a very high level (I attended the Intermediate one I think).

TLL EL lessons are taught by local teachers. But good for scoring in local exams.

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Re: British Council - Discussion

Postby JJ2 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:13 pm

Anyone here sends your P3 & P4 children to English enrichment classes at British Council? Looking at their Nov/Dec holiday classes for compre and composition. Thinking of letting my girl try. Any feedback?

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Re: British Council - Discussion

Postby WorriedDadto3 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:52 pm

Any recent reviews for BC? Good? Academic enough?

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Re: British Council - Discussion

Postby Joy of Learning 111 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:39 pm

WorriedDadto3 wrote:Any recent reviews for BC? Good? Academic enough?

Professional and competent teachers. Partners with MOE on teacher training projects. Modern facilities.

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Re: British Council - Discussion

Postby FantasyLandDreams » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:10 pm

Joy of Learning 111 wrote:
WorriedDadto3 wrote:Any recent reviews for BC? Good? Academic enough?

Professional and competent teachers. Partners with MOE on teacher training projects. Modern facilities.


How about their worksheets/ materials-wise, for PSLE preparation? Are they in-line with moe syllabus and sufficient to prepare a student well? Thanks.

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Re: British Council - Discussion

Postby JJ2 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:11 am

If you go to their Toa Payoh branch, you can view their materials which is on display. They claimed their materials are aligned to the MOE syllabus. However I didn't compare them hence can't comment on this part..

How about their worksheets/ materials-wise, for PSLE preparation? Are they in-line with moe syllabus and sufficient to prepare a student well? Thanks.

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Re: British Council - Discussion

Postby janice.g » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:21 pm

I heard from my neighbour who is a teacher that her student from China attended British Council lessons and can speak and write very fluently now. But the boy is very hardworking and puts in a lot of effort.

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