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Children of Oman’s healthcare heroes offered free English classes with the British Council

9 Aug 2020

THE British Council has given away 20 free online English classes to the children of Oman healthcare workers as a thank you for working during Covid-19.

Each of the winners will receive two weeks of online English classes as part of British Council’s new summer programme, which was launched in response to the pandemic.

This will give their children access to an online learning platform, and along with virtual lessons with dedicated teachers,they will receive support between classes and extra online resources.

Speaking about the initiative, Helen Mehta, Director, British Council Oman said: “This is a way to say thank you and show our support to our healthcare heroes during the pandemic. They have done a phenomenal job and have selflessly worked round the clock to combat the spread of the virus.

“We’ve had a lot of our staff asking, ‘what can we do to help?’ and we thought about how we can use the resources we have to help people in Oman during what is a very difficult time. We wanted to help take care of their child’s education while they fight for us.

“Because of the current circumstances, our teaching centres remain closed for the time-being, but we have been able to successfully deliver our usual English summer schools online through this new virtual offer. We hope that the children get the most out of these classes and can engage in some fun learning with new friends this summer.”
Recipients of the prize include healthcare workers from a range of backgrounds, including those in infection and control, paediatric specialists and nurses.

British Council has two separate online English courses for children and teens – Primary Plus, which is suitable for children aged six to 11 and Secondary Plus, designed for those aged 12 to 17.

Primary Plus is designed to be as child-friendly and intuitive as possible with high quality, engaging materials – including lots of varied activities, with songs, videos and quizzes.  It will focus on critical and creative thinking, problem solving and citizenship alongside English learning.

While Secondary Plus will help develop students into assertive, independent global citizens. It features an exciting range of practical and challenging tasks to encourage self-expression and creative thinking in a digital world. 

To find out more about British Council’s English Language offer or book a place for your child, visit:

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