British Council and St. Christopher Introduce Innovative Partnership Model for English Language Learning in the Gulf

At the British Council, we are committed to addressing the growing demand for English language learning among young people in Bahrain. To achieve this goal, we have been exploring novel and inventive ways to assist learners across the country., This summer,  the British Council and St. Christopher School announced a partnership agreement to enhance access to English language education. The ceremony was attended by the British Ambassador Mr Roddy Drummond and  the British Council Cluster English Lead Mr.Rob Pender distinguished guests, teachers, partners, share our unwavering commitment to assist young people in acquiring essential language and life skills, necessary for their success,

The partnership provides easy access to the British Council offerings and young people aged 6-17 from the wider public living around Saar area as from the beginning of the academic year:  September 2023. 

The school, equipped with modern facilities and equipment, meets all the requirements of new teaching methods, providing an opportunity to effectively support students to develop and improve their English skills for their future education and careers.

Speaking about this collaboration, British Ambassador to Bahrain Roddy Drummond says, “As the British Council’s ambassador, I am honoured to support this partnership and its commitment to delivering high-quality English language education to students in Bahrain. We are grateful to St. Christopher’s School for partnering with us to bring our programme closer to parents in the area. We look forward to seeing the positive impact of this partnership on the students and communities we serve. We appreciate everyone involved in making this partnership a reality. The British Council has been operating in Bahrain since 1948, and they have helped thousands of children develop English language and life skills, enabling them to realize their full potential.”.

The courses are fully face-to-face and provide a high-quality English learning experience in a friendly environment with personalized attention from special teachers. Workshops for parents are also included to keep them informed about their children’s progress and involvement in their learning journey.

In addition to English language learning, our classes aim to foster whole child development. We strive to develop social, personal, and emotional competencies, as well as skills such as communication, creativity, leadership, and critical thinking. Our goal is to equip children with the learning strategies they will need throughout their lives, and we believe that these skills are essential for success both in and out of the classroom.

The courses offer flexible timings and after school hours from beginner to upper intermediate levels.

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