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

Introducing English to your child between the ages of two and six 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.

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

Course overview

Course format: Two 60-minute lessons per week. Maximum 13 students in a class

Location: British Council Prague 


  • Whole school year (37 weeks): 26,307 CZK (price includes 10% discount for a single advanced payment for the whole school year)
  • Term 1 (13 weeks): 10,270 CZK 
  • Term 2 (12 weeks): 9,480 CZK 
  • Term 3 (12 weeks): 9,480 CZK

Instalment payments are available on selected courses – please enquire.

Courses can be paid using Benefity or Benefity Plus programs. Note that these payments cannot be combined with other discounts, except for the late registration discount, and are not applicable for installment payments.

Term 1: 14 September - 16 December 2024
Term 2:
 6 January - 29 March 2025
Term 3: 3 April - 1 July 2025

Duration: Courses in Term 1 run for 13 weeks, in Term 2 and in Term 3 for 12 weeks. The total course length over three terms in the academic year is 37 weeks.

Age: 4-7 years

What will my child learn aged 4-5 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.

What will my child learn aged 5-7 years?

In this course stage your child will: 

  • identify and describe main story settings, events and principal characters, and suggest how a story might end
  • imitate a familiar story
  • start to change a familiar story supported by an innovative approach from Talk4Writing   
  • represent a changed story through chosen form of expression e.g. art, drama, dance/movement, information technology or writing
  • invent a new story and represent it through desired expression
  • extend vocabulary by grouping and naming objects
  • order and sequence familiar events in stories and/or familiar steps in an everyday task
  • be aware of own feelings and describe some of them
  • describe self, identify abilities, and express preferences and opinions
  • recreate roles and experiences in play situations
  • link sounds to letters, begin to segment sounds in simple words and blend them together to read
  • say the number that is one more than a given number and recognise the numerals 1-20
  • find the total number of items in two or three groups, by counting all of them, and record using marks they can interpret and explain
  • use a pencil effectively to form recognisable letters and attempt to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.

Our promise to you:

  • In case we need to close the teaching centre in line with government guidelines, we guarantee that your classes will continue online.
  • Online classes will include the same number of hours as face-to-face classes.

Study options




4-5 years old

Monday / Wednesday

4-5 years old

Tuesday / Thursday

5-7 years old

Monday / Wednesday

5-7 years old Tuesday / Thursday 14.00-15.00

Course dates and times will be confirmed when you register. 

All images © Mat Wright 2018.