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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 information

  • Course format

    Full course - 11-13 year olds

    • 48 hours / 16 lessons, once a week (Saturday), over 16 weeks
    • 48 hours / 32 lessons, twice a week (Monday and Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday), over 16 weeks  

    Full course - 14-17 year olds

    • 48 hours / 16 lessons, once a week (Friday), over 16 weeks
    • 48 hours / 32 lessons, twice a week (Monday and Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday), over 16 weeks  
  • Course location

    Buda Centre - II. Rákóczi Ferenc Gimnázium, Keleti Károly street 37., Budapest 1024

    Pest Centre - Madách Imre út 13-14., Madách Trade Center - A épület TORONY, 2. emelet, Budapest 1075

  • Price

    The full price of a single semester is 169,000 Ft

    Available discounts

    • Sibling discount – 5 per cent discount for first sibling and 10 per cent for all subsequent siblings if paying on a semester basis (18 and under).
    • Annual payment discount – 7 per cent discount for the entire academic year paid fully in advance by 15 September 2023.

    Discounts cannot be combined.

    Instalment payments are available on selected courses – please enquire.

  • Our promise to you

    • If we need to close the teaching centre in line with government guidelines, we guarantee that your classes will continue online.
    • Online classes will include the same number of hours as face-to-face classes.

Secondary Plus (11-13)
Terms and timetables

SEMESTER 1: 12 September 2023 to 3 February 2024

SEMESTER 2: 13 February to 15 June 2024

Levels Days Time

Secondary Plus A2 (Buda)

Saturday 13.15-16.30

Secondary Plus B1.1 (Buda)

Saturday 13.15-16.30

Secondary Plus B1.2 (Buda)

Saturday 13.15-16.30
Secondary Plus B2.1 (Buda) Saturday 13.15-16.30
Secondary Plus B2.2 (Pest) Tuesday and Thursday 16.00-17.30

Please note that class timetables are subject to change.

List of public holidays and non-teaching days can be found here.

Upper Secondary Plus (14-17)
Terms and timetables

SEMESTER 1: 11 September 2023 to 2 February 2024

SEMESTER 2: 12 February to 14 June 2024

Levels Days Time

Upper Secondary Plus B1.1 (Pest)

Monday and Wednesday

16.00-17.30

Upper Secondary Plus B1.2 (Pest)

Monday and Wednesday

16.00-17.30

Upper Secondary Plus B2.2 (Pest)

Tuesday and Thursday

16.00-17.30

Upper Secondary Plus C1.1 (Pest)

Monday and Wednesday

16.00-17.30

Upper Secondary Plus C1.2 (Pest)

Friday

15.15-18.30

Upper Secondary CAE (Pest)

Friday

15.15-18.30

Upper Secondary FCE (Pest)

Friday

15.15-18.30

Please note that class timetables are subject to change.

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 part based on international CEFR standards
  • a graph showing you their progress throughout the assessed period.

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.