Primary Plus, our English course for kids, will encourage your child aged six (born in 2013) to ten years (born in 2009) to express themselves in a safe, motivating environment. 

We create a space where only English is spoken. Children feel at the centre of their own learning. They grow in confidence as they develop their fluency in English.

Inspiring. Engaging. Motivating.

Your child will: 

  • Build confidence by speaking in English about familiar topics such as their surroundings, from their bedroom to their neighbourhood
  • Express themselves through exciting activities and group projects – exploring subjects like the natural world, from under the sea to outer space
  • Develop important life skills, which prepare them for their future beyond the classroom.



For children born in 2012 or 2013.

Your child will:

  • Learn to read and write in English, first at word level, then at sentence level
  • Build accurate sentences, using new vocabulary 
  • Understand and present their ideas in English on familiar topics.

They will do this by: 

  • Finding out how everyone is unique in their likes, dislikes and interests
  • Recognising how daily lives can be similar or different 
  • Describing their own surroundings, from their bedroom to their neighbourhood
  • Being aware of how they express their feelings and make life choices
  • Thinking about the natural world and how they belong in it.



For children born in 2009, 2010 or 2011.

Your child will:

  • Learn and practise new vocabulary on familiar topics, in activities such as writing creatively
  • Read independently and form an interest in a variety of topics.
  • Learn story writing and to read more confidently in English
  • Present and compare ideas and opinions using more complex language.

They will do this by: 

  • Developing their imagination through storytelling
  • Learning from their curiosity about the natural world, from the sea to outer space   
  • Thinking about and sharing ideas on how to keep happy and healthy
  • Making use of their skills and knowledge to help others 
  • Exploring issues affecting society and the environment and finding solutions
  • Looking back on primary school and thinking about their hopes for the future.


This course is taught at the following British Council centres.

Term dates



Term 1 7 January to 5 April 2020
Term 2 23 April to 24 July 2020
Term 3 25 August to 19 December 2020


Course Colombo Kandy Jaffna Matara
Lower Primary  (6 - 7 years) Rs. 20,000 × 6 instalments Rs. 20,000 × 6 instalments Rs. 18,500 × 6 instalments Rs. 20,000 × 6 instalments
Upper Primary (8 - 10 years) Rs. 20,000 × 6 instalments Rs. 20,000 × 6 instalments Rs. 18,500 × 6 instalments Rs. 20,000 × 6 instalments

* Prices are subject to change. Refunds are only possible before your child's first class and an administration fee will be deducted.  
* Please note that this is a one year course. The course fee can be paid in up to six instalments. The instalments will be spread across the span of one year. 

Price includes: British Council student folder, notebook, portfolio

Additional costs: course books, stationery

Instalment payments 

If you possess a Commercial Bank Credit Card you can pay the fees via the 0% interest easy payment plan. Please contact our customer services for more information. 

Discount and offers


If you register your child for 3 consecutive terms at once you will be entitled to a discount. Please contact our customer services for more information. 

*Please note that the multi-term discount scheme and the family discount scheme cannot be used together. 


If more than one child (siblings from the same family) are following the Young Learner course with the British Council, they are entitled to a special family discount. Please see below the information on how the discount works.

No of children Discount available
1st child

No discount

2nd child

10% discount*

3rd child

20% discount*

*Term and conditions : 

  • This offer is valid for each Term and is for siblings in Young Learner classes only
  • All children should be studying in the same term
  • Please produce birth certificates of all your children studying with us to receive this discount. If you have already given us birth certificates, please disregard. 
  • Late submissions of birth certificates will not be accepted
  • The family discount scheme and the multi-term discount scheme cannot be used together. 


Kids and teens are placed into classes according to ages and ability. There are two age bands within this course (Lower Primary, Upper Primary) and within each age band, there are different ability levels. 

It may take up to four terms to complete a level. 

If your child is new to the British Council, they will need to take a level check to find out which level is right for them. Register for this course and book a level check by visiting our English language centres.

Learn English and so much more

Young students in our English courses learn by getting involved in activities that interest them. Our expert teachers help them develop their English skills – and also creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and leadership skills.

Set your child on the path to success

We see parents as partners. You will receive regular feedback on your child’s progress. At each age, we will assess their development in the English language and core life skills. 

Our aim is that by the end of the course your child will achieve a minimum of A2 on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

You will also get a log in to the Primary Plus online portal so that your child can continue learning at home.

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