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Brit Up! workshops – an exclusive offer for schools in Poland!

One-day linguistic and cultural workshops for students from lower and upper secondary schools run in English by the British Council experts.

BRIT UP! IS AVAILABLE IN WARSAW THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR, 5-DAYS A WEEK! 

Call or e-mail us to check which dates are available: + 48 668 927 856; aptis@britishcouncil.pl.

What’s in the Brit Up! offer?

  • Innovative computer-based Aptis for Teens testing sessions that will equip students with official candidates’ reports on their English language proficiency levels 
  • Cultural workshop on a chosen topic (out of five different options)

What is Aptis for Teens?

Aptis for Teens is an English assessment test targeted at teenagers, aged 13 -18, to assesses their English proficiency level quickly and accurately. It is a modern and innovative tool that tests their skills through familiar topics and scenarios. Aptis for Teens can be used by students, teachers, parents, and other educational institutions.

What does the cultural workshops offer look like?

You can choose from three various topics:

  • Shakespeare LivesRomeo and Juliet or Hamlet - transferability of Shakespearean themes (love, tragedy, supernatural) and language in countless modern contexts (for lower and upper secondary schools)
  • The Lord of the Rings -one of the greatest fantasy stories of all time will come to life in the classroom (for lower and upper secondary schools)
  • How to think like Sherlock - an extraordinary ability to decode, decipher and look at a problem from many different angles. 'Play the game for the game's own sake' (for upper secondary schools)
  • Passport to the UK - how to write a successful Personal Statement and which language certificate to choose (for upper secondary schools)
  • Top Tips for Matura Exam - how to be successful while taking Matura exam (for upper secondary schools).

How students, parents and students can benefit from the Brit Up! workshops?

  • total English immersion for a whole day
  • overcoming language barriers outside a school environment
  • official British Council-certified reports on English language proficiency for all students
  • ensuring interesting and engaging form of contact with live English language
  • following English language teaching syllabus during a day off from the school
  • acquiring new, interesting and practical knowledge
  • guaranteeing contact with the British culture without moving abroad

How long is the Brit Up! workshop?

An example of a Brit Up day programme:

09:45 - arrival at the British Council

Group 1 Group 2
10:15 - 11:45 cultural workshop 10:15 - 12:30 Aptis for Teens testing session
11:45 - 12:30 lunch break 12:30 - 13:15 lunch break
12:30 - 14:45 Aptis for Teens testing session

13:15 - 14:45 cultural workshop

 15:00 - distribution of the Aptis for Teens official results forms and departure from the British Council

How much does it cost?

The cost of a one-day trip to the British Council for a group of min. 15 participants is 95 PLN/person.

Teacher’s/guardian’s participation is free of charge.

The fee covers:

  • participation in the cultural workshops run by the British Council experts
  • participation in the Aptis for Teens testing session
  • official, British Council-certified report on student’s English language proficiency
  • refreshments provided by the British Council during the lunch break.

How to sign up a group of students for the workshops?

All teachers interested in registering their students for the Brit Up! workshops should contact us via email: aptis@britishcouncil.pl in order to arrange all the required logistics and agree on the Brit Up! date.

Our clients about Brit Up!

In my and students’ opinion the workshop was extremely useful and contributed much to the perception of learning English. 
The first part of the day, which was a test indicating the level of proficiency in English, raised a lot of excitement. It was, in my opinion, a great tool for checking the knowledge and proficiency in individual language skills. This knowledge is useful both for students and for teachers and parents.
The second part, the cultural workshops about Shakespeare, proved to be very interesting, and students could learn many interesting things. It is worth mentioning that the workshops involved all the students, and the exercises were so interesting and varied that everyone could find something suitable for them. 
At the same time, I would like to point out that the whole organization, both of the test and the workshop, was of the highest quality, and everything was done in a very nice atmosphere. All the details have been previously discussed and agreed upon, which resulted in the classes running smoothly. As an English teacher, I am highly satisfied with participation in this project, and my students also had a positive experience.  

Anna Gawinowska, English language Teacher, Gimnazjum Nr 13 in Płock