Tuesday 25 July 2017


The British Council launched ‘Learning Time with Shaun & Timmy’ English programme for pre-school children today at its Dhaka University campus office. Sir Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of the British Council attended the event as chief guest. There was a demo lesson for 12 children along with a special puppet show by children’s TV pioneer, Mustafa Monwar, who was a special guest at the event.

Learning Time with Shaun & Timmy is an exciting new Early Years programme for 4-6 year-old children that combines the British Council’s English language teaching innovation with the creative flair of Britain’s Oscar-winning Aardman Animations. It provides children around the world with the opportunity to learn English in a way that inspires and excites them.

"Introducing children to English at a very young age prepares them well for their school years and beyond. We teamed up with Oscar-winning Aardman to bring our English teaching to life for 4-6 year olds through the much loved characters and stories from Shaun the Sheep and Timmy Time," said Sir Ciarán Devane, CEO of the British Council, who is visiting the Bangladesh office with a delegation from London.

Jamie Mann, Teaching Centre Manager, added: "The British Council wants children to learn English for the first time in a way which inspires them and enables them to play and explore without realising they are learning. The earlier in life they learn, the easier it will be for them to master the language."

Learning Time with Shaun & Timmy courses are available at the British Council’s Fuller Road, Gulshan and Uttara Teaching Centres from 12 August and classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays.

Children will be exposed to thousands of words and phrases in English as teachers of the British Council use stories, songs, music, unique ‘Timmy Time’ videos, movement, arts and craft to help them learn. Class sizes are limited to 12 so that every child receives all the attention they need from the teacher in order to develop communication skills. This age-appropriate and immersive experience is inspired by Britain’s world leading Early Years Foundation Stage.

The teachers take a personalised approach to their teaching by planning lessons according to the child’s development and needs; they also provide the children with regular feedback on their progression and offer tips to the parents on how they can continue their child’s learning at home.

The British Council is a world authority in English language teaching, learning and assessment. The British Council has a world-leading reputation for providing high-quality English language teaching and learning opportunities. We deliver English lessons in over 80 teaching centres and partner premises in more than 50 countries, reinforcing the UK’s position as the home of the English language. 

 To find out more about the Learning Time with Shaun & Timmy programme, visit the links below: 

Learning Time with Shaun & Timmy on the British Council Bangladesh website:


English course consultation booking page for parents:


British Council presents Learning Time with Shaun & Timmy (Video):


Notes to Editor

For further information please contact:

Arshia Aziz, Head of Marketing and Communications, British Council, Bangladesh

Email: Arshia.Aziz@bd.britishcouncil.org

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK’s cultural resources we make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body