An innovative new approach to learning English for 2 to 5 year olds

In partnership with Oscar-winning animators Aardman, we have combined our experience, expertise and passion for teaching young children to create Learning Time with Shaun & Timmy; an effective and fun way for children aged two to five years to learn English.

Inspired by the UK’s world-leading Early Years education system, our teachers and proven methodology encourage your child to explore and play in an immersive English environment. We introduce your child to new language through Timmy’s stories; creating a fun, dynamic and interactive learning experience that will engage them and stimulate their natural sense of curiosity. 

We know that this is a critical time in your child’s development, and at this age they can learn languages and master pronunciation most naturally. We focus on your child’s all-round development, helping them to learn English through a combination of activities including video, storytelling, songs, music and movement, arts and crafts, while nurturing their self-confidence, imagination, thinking skills and creativity.

Age: 2 to 5 years

What are the course stages and what will your child be doing in class?

2 to 3 years old

In this course stage your child will: 

  • Begin to enjoy stories in English.
  • Begin to enjoy rhymes and songs in English.
  • Demonstrate listening by joining in with actions and movement.
  • Explore new sounds in English.
  • Express himself/herself through physical action and sound.
  • Understand simple instructions in English.
  • Copy some simple expressions in English.
  • Begin to organise and categorise objects.
  • Be interested in the effects of making movements which leave marks, e.g. through colouring or finger painting.
  • Say some counting words in English.

3 to 4 years old

In this course stage your child will:

  • Listen to stories in English with increasing attention and recall.
  • Begin to be aware of the way stories are structured.
  • Identify main story settings, events and principal characters.
  • Explore the meaning and sounds of new words in English.
  • Join in with songs and nursery rhymes in English.
  • Enjoy rhythmic patterns in rhymes and stories.
  • Hear and say the initial sound in words in English.
  • Respond to simple instructions in English.
  • Sometimes give meaning to marks as they draw and paint.
  • Use some numbers and number language spontaneously.
  • Begin to represent numbers, using fingers, marks on paper or pictures.
  • Enjoy joining in with dancing and movement.

4 to 5 years old

In this course stage your child will: 

  • Join in with 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/sing the alphabet.
  • Begin to describe everyday objects and familiar items , e.g. big/small, tall/short
  • 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.
  • Recognise and recite basic numbers and use some number names accurately in play.


Study options

This course is delivered over 16 hours per term.

Explore options and timetables in our language schools in Polanco, Condesa and Satelite.

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