Your child will learn naturally through play and Timmy's stories

Introducing English to your child between the ages of three and five allows them to learn the language when it comes to them most naturally. 

The British Council's early years specialists have designed Learning Time with Timmy to be fun and engaging for your child. Our approach to learning nurtures your child's creativity, critical thinking and social skills as they learn English. 

It boosts their self-confidence and helps them develop communication skills and good pronunciation. Find out more about how we teach.

We have partnered with Aardman animation studios because the stories of their world-famous character Timmy, star of Timmy Time, enable your child to learn new words in context. Timmy and his friends will capture your child’s imagination.  This connection deepens their engagement in the learning process. It gives your child a more memorable and motivating experience, and a stronger foundation in English.

Improve your child's learning with our world of English expertise. 

Course overview

Courses in Milan

2024-25

Learning Time with Timmy 3 - 30 hours, one lesson of one academic hour per week from September/October 2024 to June 2025 

Learning Time with Tmmy 4 and 5 - 45 hours, one lesson of one academic hour and a half per week from September/October 2024 to June 2025 

The course is available at  Via Andrea Appiani, 21 (Swiss School of Milan) and Collegio San Carlo

15% discount until July 6 2024

Course price  Deposit Balance 
€659 instead of €775 (30 hours) €160 €499
€945 instead of €1110 (45 hours) €160 €605
  • Our instalment plan is managed using the SmallPay platform, with a €60 extra charge 
  • We accept Visa, Mastercard and Paypal
  • As an alternative to instalments, you can pay for the whole course before it begins. 

Courses in Rome

Learning Time with Timmy 3 - 30 hours, one lesson of one academic hour per week from September/October 2024 to June 2025 

Learning Time with Tmmy 4 and 5 - 45 hours, one lesson of one academic hour and a half per week from September/October 2024 to June 2025

15% discount until July 6 2024

Course price  Deposit Balance 
€638 instead of €750 €160 €478
€765 instead of €900 €160 €605
  • Our instalment plan is managed using the SmallPay platform, with a €60 extra charge 
  • We accept Visa, Mastercard and Paypal
  • As an alternative to instalments, you can pay for the whole course before it begins. 

Pre-school (3-5 years)

In this course stage your child will: 

  • join in with repeated refrains in songs and stories
  • be able to follow a story with pictures or props
  • be aware of the way stories are structured
  • listen to stories with increasing attention and recall and anticipate key events
  • extend vocabulary by grouping and naming objects
  • say the alphabet
  • begin to talk about size of everyday objects, e.g. 'big' and 'small'
  • give meaning to the marks they make as they draw, write and paint
  • use three fingers (tripod grip) to hold writing tools
  • understand and use some positional language
  • look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change
  • recognise and recite numbers in order to 15 and use some number names accurately in play
  • count and record using marks they can interpret and explain.

Please note that children should have turned 3 by the time the course starts.