English skills for success

Our Secondary Plus course teaches teenagers the skills they need to feel confident communicating in English as a second language. They will go out into the world ready to seize opportunities and achieve everything they have dreamed of. 

Led by qualified English-teaching experts who offer a fantastic learning experience, Secondary Plus will enable your child to reach their full potential.

Course overview 

  • Price: from MMK 14,000 per hour (flexible payment options are available and annual package buyers can choose a discount or instalment plan)
  • Duration:4 hours per week in two 20-week semesters (April–September and October–March)
  • Age: 13–17 years 

Build skills and confidence in English

Teenagers can be themselves in our inclusive learning environment. Our English courses encourage them to: 

  • learn English as a second language and become assertive, independent and culturally aware global citizens
  • express their opinions openly, helping them to gain confidence in speaking English 
  • work on practical and challenging tasks that encourage self-expression and creative thinking  
  • collaborate in team tasks alongside classmates with a similar language level and age.

What parents need to know 

How is the course delivered? 

Expert teachers guide and support each student and use modern learning methods, getting students ready to use English in the real world, in university and in the workplace.

In our English language classes for teens, learners:

  • participate in engaging, interactive activities
  • enjoy stimulating speaking classes 
  • develop language skills with guidance from a qualified English teacher.

What are the learning principles? 

During the course, your teen will: 

  • practise skills for success in school exams and at international universities
  • build teamwork and leadership skills by working collaboratively with classmates
  • develop their creativity and connect with learners from other cultures.

How is progress assessed? 

At the British Council, we listen to your feedback because we want our learners to have a better learning experience. We provide regular feedback on your child’s progress, along with certificates of attendance and reports on their language skills. 

  • Formal and informal assessments are part of the course programme. 
  • Personalised online dashboards help you track progress together with your child. 

We will show you your child’s progress throughout the academic year in a report with information about:

  • the magazines and the projects that your child has studied
  • an assessment of the project completion
  • feedback on language and skills development

The learning hub and your child’s progress

Our learning hub is a secure online platform that helps your child study independently and at their own pace, before and after class. This means class time is focused on improving their English-speaking and productive skills. Children can enjoy extra activities guided by their teacher, and parents can access data on progress. Find out more in our Parent centre.

Lively speaking classes with expert teachers help you find your voice

Lively speaking classes with expert teachers help you find your voice 

During class, you will: 

  • have lots of time to speak English and practice pronunciation with your teacher and fellow classmates 
  • develop your communication skills by working on projects in pairs and small teams 
  • build up to a final project at the end of each module that has a real-life outcome, such as a presentation or blog 
  • practise the skills you need for success in school exams and international universities 
  • focus on real-world topics like artificial intelligence, gaming, ethical food and climate change. 

Small classes mean you will get the best out of learning English because you are guaranteed attention and personal support from your expert teacher.

Develop life and study skills for a global world

Our English course helps you develop into an assertive, independent global citizen: 

  • you will work on an exciting range of practical and challenging tasks that encourage self-expression and creative thinking  
  • by working with classmates on team tasks, you will build collaboration and leadership skills
  • you will practise skills for success in school exams and international universities.

The learning hub helps you make more progress

To help you get the most out of each class, your teacher will set you interactive, independent study on the learning hub to complete before and after class. This means you will come to class fully prepared so you can focus on improving your English-speaking skills: 

  • everyone learns in their own way so you will complete the independent study at your own pace, helping you to build your confidence to speak English and get ready for your future
  • tasks are specially designed to develop your reading, writing and listening skills
  • you will use real-world English materials, such as magazine articles, job adverts, film reviews, music podcasts and sports vlogs to improve your grammar and vocabulary 
  • a personalised dashboard will help you to work on your projects and keep track of your progress, anytime.

Be yourself and build confidence in an inclusive learning environment

Our inclusive learning environment provides a space for you to be yourself: 

  • you will be in a class with others who have the same language level and are of a similar age 
  • your teacher will give you plenty of opportunity to express your opinions openly, helping you to gain confidence in speaking English 
  • we put your well-being first and have robust measures in place to ensure you are kept safe.

Technical requirements

The learning hub can be accessed using a desktop computer, laptop or tablet. We do not recommend using a mobile phone because we want to make sure all our students enjoy a quality learning experience. 

You will also need a good wifi connection.

Find out more about the system requirements.