The British Council has resumed face-to-face English courses in Qatar for the start of the new school term, according to a statement.
Classes for secondary students, primary students and adults are now available and they will be combined with online guided learning that students can do independently at home.
Precautionary measures in place include Ehteraz app status at the entrance, temperature screening at the teaching centre, ensuring staff and students maintain social distancing, having a maximum of eight students in class and the use of face masks.
Speaking about the resumption, Sam Ayton, Country Director, British Council Qatar said: “We have been working hard over the last few months to ensure that our face-to-face classes can be delivered in a secure and enjoyable environment and have put in place a number of health and safety measures in line with government guidance. These measures will be kept under review and our classes can be moved online if necessary.
“Over the last few months, we have successfully brought our classes online through a new learning platform and this has made it possible for students to continue to learn with us. It has also given us the opportunity to gather feedback and shape and develop our offer to deliver the best possible learning experience. By combining face-to-face classes with online learning, we are confident that we can prepare our students for global challenges with 21st century skills.”
Currently, there are a number of English courses available with the British Council. These include Primary Plus, suitable for children aged six to 11. It is designed to be as child-friendly and intuitive as possible with high quality, engaging materials - including lots of varied activities, videos and quizzes. It will focus on critical and creative thinking, problem solving and citizenship alongside English learning.
Secondary Plus, designed for those aged 12 to 17, will help develop students into assertive, independent global citizens. It features a range of practical and challenging tasks to encourage self-expression and creative thinking in a digital world.
For adults, there is English Plus – courses, designed to deliver an engaging, flexible, high quality learning experience which builds learners’ confidence no matter their skill levels. The course is delivered through face-to-face lessons with our expert teachers, in small-sized classes.
More information about British Council’s English language courses is available at https://www.britishcouncil.qa/en.