Taking a British Council course will improve your language and skills, but to speed up your learning you need regular opportunities to use English outside the classroom. We have a range of free activities, where you can practice the English you study in class and get to meet new people.

Extra activities for adults and children 

Find out more about the additional activities we offer and choose the ones that you want to take part in:

For adults in General English courses

Lessons in Learning

Good study habits can make you a much better learner. In these online webinars (Zoom), you’ll discuss ways to learn more effectively and more independently, and get lots of practical advice from one of our expert teachers. At the end of each session, you’ll also get a list of useful links to support your learning. 

Who  All adult students (level A2 and above)
When

One session each month (three in a term)
Wednesdays, 18.00-20.00

Duration  12 weeks
Mode of delivery Online – via Zoom and the online student communications portal Edmodo.

Book Club 

If you love reading, you’ll love the Book Club. Every term, we pick a book we think you’ll like and lend you a copy. You read the book at home and every two weeks, you meet up with a teacher to talk about the story, characters and themes. There’s also an online group (Edmodo) where you can chat with other club members.

Who  All adult students (level B2 and above)
When

Twice a month
Wednesdays, 18.30-20.00

Duration  Four meetings over two months
Mode of delivery Face to face and on the online student communications portal Edmodo.

For adults in Business English courses

Business Communication Club 

This club means business! Every month, we give you some reading material to help you prepare for a meeting where you get together with a teacher to discuss different topics and practise your English by taking part in business role plays. There’s also an online group (Edmodo) where you can chat with other club members.

Who  Adult students in Business English courses (level B1 and above).
When New material will be posted at the beginning of every month; there will be a session with a teacher (some via Zoom) at the end of the month on Fridays, 18.30-20.00. 
Duration  3 months
Mode of delivery Blended (face-to-face and Zoom) and on the online student communications portal Edmodo.

For children in Primary Plus courses (aged 6-11)

Code Club

Code Club is a partnership between the British Council in Bulgaria and Code Club International. This is a free five-week course where Primary Plus students work together to solve a series of simple coding (programming) problems. To solve these problems and complete four Code Club Projects, the students learn to use Scratch – a basic programming language. By using the software and combining their creativity with logical thinking, the children become ‘digital makers’. 

Code Club is a chance for children to learn useful skills and practise their English in a safe, fun environment. By the end of the course they will be able to create their own animations, games and much more! 

Duration   Over five weeks, during each term.
Mode of delivery  Face to face courses at our main Teaching Centre.

Kano Club

Kano club is a partnership between the British Council and Kano – the creators of ‘the computer anyone can make’. It is a free, five-week creative computing course where Primary Plus students work together to build and code a simple computer. To complete four projects, the students first assemble and explore their Kano Computer Kit. Then, using open source software and apps, they code their own digital creations. We are all technology consumers, but very few of us know much about the devices we use every day. Kano World will help young children to explore and understand the digital world, giving them the confidence and the power to create their own technology! Working together in a safe classroom environment, it’s also a chance for children to practise their English language skills and learn the value of creativity and teamwork!

Duration   Over five weeks, during each term.
Mode of delivery  Face to face courses at our main Teaching Centre.

Reading challenge

The Reading Agency is a charity registered in England and Wales which works with partners (including the British Council) to promote the benefits of reading among children. Every year, the Reading Agency puts together a collection of books on a theme and children race to read six books over a period of six weeks. When students finish reading the six books they get special rewards. 

Places are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Find out more from your teacher and book a place by contacting our Customer Services Centre.