The British Council and Academy Award® winning studio Aardman, famous for producing films such as Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, are launching a new and distinctive educational online series for early years English language learners.

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Learning Time with Timmy, featuring Timmy the lamb from the Shaun the Sheep Movie, is an animated series based on a curriculum developed by the British Council.

New episodes will be uploaded weekly to a dedicated YouTube channel. Each episode is based on tried-and-tested lesson plans used in immersive Timmy-themed venues around the world.

The 26 Learning Time with Timmy episodes will feature alongside fun and informative bonus content.

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Vicky Gough, Schools Adviser at the British Council, said: “Parents can enjoy the Learning Time with Timmy online series with their children and be reassured that it draws on the British Council’s expertise in teaching English and has real educational value.

“What’s special about the series is that the episodes are adapted from our real-life lessons in the classroom, and we know the simple, interactive format means it’s beneficial to very young children whether they be native or non-native speakers learning English.”

The new online animated series is the latest addition to the innovative Learning Time with Timmy portfolio, delivering English language learning for two to six year olds around the world.

The portfolio includes courses taught in immersive Timmy-themed venues around the world and three apps designed to develop cognitive skills and English language development in young children.

British Council offers English programmes from nursery to upper primary.

To find out more about their programmes, visit them at their Open House happening on 23 June, or book a free trial class.

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