English Summer Programs

For Primary School    

Each week is based on a topic selected to capture students’ natural interest in the world around them. They will practice and reinforce their English language skills through a wide variety of exercises and activities. Students will cover many key language skills such as writing, reading comprehension, grammar and phonics combined with interesting projects.

P1-P2 P3-P4 P5-P6
  • Week 1 – Animal kingdom
  • Week 2 – Powerful nature
  • Week 3 – My neighbours
  • Week 4 – Technology
  • Week 5 – How it’s made
  • Week 6 – Geography
  • Week 7 – At the zoo
  • Week 1 – Around the world
  • Week 2 – Earth habitats 
  • Week 3 – Food Food Food 
  • Week 4 – Historic people 
  • Week 5 – Ancient Rome 
  • Week 6 – Plant world
  • Week 7 – Global village
  • Week 1 – Countries
  • Week 2 – Amazing Earth
  • Week 3 – Food & Nutrition
  • Week 4 – Creature feature
  • Week 5 – Ancient Egypt
  • Week 6 – Human Body
  • Week 7 – Cultures

 


For Secondary School  

Secondary students will develop their key language skills and confidence in expressing their opinions and communicating with others through a selection of activity and project based tasks and exercises. The skills and activities incorporated into this intensive language course are composition writing, dynamic debate and discussion, vocabulary building and how to speak English in a more natural way.

F1 - F3 F4 - F6
  • Week 1 – World today
  • Week 2 – Movies
  • Week 3 – Environment
  • Week 4 – Famous people
  • Week 5 – Technology
  • Week 6 – Human nature
  • Week 7 – Global issues
  • Week 1 – Lifestyles of the rich
  • Week 2 – Believe it or not
  • Week 3 – Global issues
  • Week 4 – Society
  • Week 5 – Technology
  • Week 6 – Health & wellbeing
  • Week 7 – Celebrities


Course fee:
 $750 for 1 week.

Discount: 10% OFF if you sign up before June 18.
                 5% OFF if you sign up after June 18 and before June 30.

Please click here for the course timetable.

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Care Unit at 2537 0835 or leave your message on this page. Thank you!

Chinese Summer Programs

For Primary School (P1 - P6)

  • 5 steps of reading comprehension (14 articles)
  • Writing practice (5 narration/descriptive/ fiction stories)
  • Oral expression (reading/recital/role play/story telling)
  • Cultural workshop

For Secondary School (F1 - F6)

  • Extensive reading and vocabulary expansion
  • Critical and creative writing techniques
  • Classic ancient Chinese articles appreciation
  • News analysis and topic-oriented speech practice

For International Schools' Mandarin (Y1 - Y13)

  • Encourage an interest in learning Chinese
  • Develop and enhance oral and listening skills
  • Enrich vocabulary and practice reading comprehension techniques
  • Current Chinese news and hot topics
  • Prepare for international Chinese examinations (GCSE, IGCSE, AS, A-Level and IB Chinese Exams)


Course fee:
 $750 for 1 week.

Discount: 10% OFF if you sign up before June 18.
                 5% OFF if you sign up after June 18 and before June 30.

Please click here for the course timetable.

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Care Unit at 2537 0835 or leave your message on this page. Thank you!

English Programs - Regular Courses

Primary and Kindergarten
Our 5-stage ECJ courses focus on strengthening all 4 skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening.
Students follow a Cambridge textbook accompanied by ECJ tailor-made materials.

Primary Courses
Stage 1
3-4yrs
English Head-start
Stage 2
4-5yrs
Phonics
Stage 3
5-6yrs
Cambridge Starters
Stage 4
6-8yrs
Cambridge Movers
Stage 5
9-11yrs
Cambridge Flyers
KET exam preparation


Primary Workshops - all levels P1-P6
Creative Writing 
‧Increase creative vocabulary!
‧Brighten up your stories!
‧Tips to get your creative thoughts flowing!
Interview Preparation
‧Speak more fluently & with confidence!
‧Frequently asked questions and how to answer!
‧Feel more comfortable after practicing mock interviews!
Speech Festival Training
‧Perform your piece with clarity & confidence
‧Vary the tone and expression of your voice
‧Understand the meaning of your piece
Story Workshop
‧Listen, discuss & practice English through stories!
‧New vocabulary in every lesson
‧Based on animal fables that teach moral values.

 



Secondary
ECJ exam preparation courses focus on strengthening speaking, reading, writing, grammar and listening skills. Each course module covers a wide range of topics that teach topical vocabulary, grammar and practical language for use in modern day life. Students may choose to take the exam at the end of the course.

Secondary Courses
11-13yrs
‧KET exam preparation
‧PET exam preparation
14-16yrs
‧Ready for FCE 
‧Ready for CAE
16-18yrs
‧Ready for CAE 
‧Ready for IELTS


Secondary Workshops - all levels F1-F6
Academic Writing 
‧Descriptive persuasive, comparative & creative writing
‧Writing structure, grammar & sentence patterns
‧Analysis and practice
Fluency Booster
‧Speak more fluently and with confidence
‧Practical English phrases
‧Express yourself clearly
Junior/Senior Debating
‧Present arguments confidently explaining pros and cons
‧Broaden your knowledge of world issues
‧Learn how to support your point of view
Social Issues
‧Discuss views on social and political issues of today
‧Understand written and spoken information in the media
‧Learn to express & support your opinion
English Through Media
‧Learn about global issues and culture through movies, news videos
‧Understand ‘normal’ colloquial English common phrasal verbs
‧Practice speaking by discussing world issues, movie themes, opinions
Business Skills Introduction
‧Basic language skills for meetings, presentations and job interviews
‧Learn formal polite phrases to help you in the workplace
‧Get ahead by learning how to communicate professionally!


If you have any questions, please contact our Student Care Unit at 2537 0835 or leave your message on this page. Thank you!

Chinese Programs - Regular Courses

International Students

Grade
Objective
Methodology
Y1-Y2 Fundamental Chinese 1 Develop an interest in Chinese
2 Speak standard Chinese
3 Increase vocabulary
4 Hold a pencil correctly
‧ role play with stories and games
‧ poem recital & game play 
‧ drawing & stroke practice
‧ workshop
Y3-Y4 Enhancement Chinese 1 Further interest in Chinese
2 Speak fluent Chinese
3 Enrich vocabulary
4 Practice descriptive writing
‧ multimedia materials
‧ increased reading out loud
‧ idioms & poem recital
‧ observation & organization
Y5-Y6 
General Chinese Skills
1 Reading & comprehension skills
2 Passage organization ability
3 Writing techniques
4 Cultural backgrounds
‧ separation & integration
‧ trunk & sequence
‧ paragraph arrangement
‧ workshop & role play
Y7-Y13 Comprehensive Chinese Language Training 1 Accumulate extensive vocabulary
2 Chinese & English translation
3 Enhance writing techniques 
4 Strengthen communication skills
‧ categorization & context analysis
‧ comparative analysis
‧ culture practice
‧ diverse styles & forms practice
 


International Tests Preparation Courses 

Test
Objective
Methodology
GCSE (II)
IGCSE (II) 
1 Differentiate Chinese & English 
2 Organize writing materials
3 Input characters with Pinyin
4 Familiarize with test procedure
‧ translation & correction
‧ information highlighting & selection
‧ typing practice
‧ mock-up tests practice
AS (II)
A-Level (II)
IGCSE (I)
1 Efficient reading comprehension
2 Effective Listening
3 Fluent topical oral expression
4 Argumentative and research writing
‧ key word identification
‧ phrase expression
‧ materials organization
‧ narration\description\argumentation
IB 1 Overview literature
2 Literature theory application
3 Critical writing
4 Oral expression
‧ assigned works reading
‧ materials analysis
‧ comparative & dialectical thinking
‧ current events discussion

 


 

Local Students

年級
課程簡介
課程內容
小一至小三
(國際學校Y1-Y3)
‧通過閱讀各類有趣故事百科,培養學生對漢語的學習興趣,提高學生
    對字詞句的理解積累及運用能力
‧通過詩歌文的誦讀培養優雅的漢語語感,積累詞彙提高口語表達能力
‧組織豐富多彩的課堂活動,使學生拓寬視野,提高聽說交際能力,瞭解
    中華語言文化。
1古詩蒙學朗讀入門
2生活詞彙分類積累
3漢語書畫同步練習
4取材生活成段表達
小四至小六
(國際學校Y4 Y6)
‧閱讀理解不同風格題材的文章作品,培養朗讀理解和詞彙理解能力,
    學習各種體裁的寫作特點、寫作手法,為升中打好堅實的基礎
‧以小組討論的形式,提高學生口語表達及溝通能力
‧引導學生發散型思維、創意寫作,帶領學生欣賞漢語文化精髓。
1文言詩文朗讀欣賞
2優秀文學作品先修
3閱讀理解進階訓練
4寫作構思謀篇拓展
中一至中六
(國際學校Y7-Y13)
‧大量閱讀各類文章,學會歸納整理不同文體的風格特點,分析理解並運用
‧閱讀分析時事新聞,培養學生批判性思維及發展策略性思維
‧組織小組辯論,提高學生口語表達的自信心及流利程度
‧挖掘培養學生語言溝通潛能,運用中西文化所長,為將來做好準備。
1熟語理解積累運用
2文言詩文理解分析
3新聞時事對比評論
4寫作手法分析實踐


If you have any questions, please contact our Student Care Unit at 2537 0835 or leave your message on this page. Thank you!

FAQ'S

FAQ's for Chinese Programs

When should children start to learn Pinyin?
The pinyin system helps in Putonghua pronunciation and the recognition of Chinese characters in a scientific and efficient way. It’s best to learn at an early stage of known words. Since children are learning the English alphabet at the same time, we suggest learning Pinyin after mastering the English alphabet to avoid confusion.

Which Chinese characters are used?
Most local schools are using traditional Chinese characters; while some international schools are using simplified Chinese characters as mandarin teaching words. There are a total of 600 characters that are totally different between simplified and traditional ones. As simplified Chinese characters are more widely used, no matter in practical use or in international Chinese examinations, we use simplified Chinese characters in class. At the same time, to preserve culture in traditional characters, we encourage students to learn and appreciate the exquisite stroke structure of traditional characters by way of workshops.

Is there a study progress report? How often?
We produce progress reports for each student per semester. There will be a face to face meeting for teachers and parents every academic year to discuss in detail about students’ progress.

Which type of class is best for children?
Before enrollment in programs, we assess all students’ abilities in listening, speaking, reading, writing and their study attitude as well. There are children who enjoy learning in a group to communicate and share. It’s best for them to study together and help each other to cope with group lessons’ progress, which is more standardized. For private lessons, there is more room for teachers to tailor-make lessons and pay more attention to a student’s specific needs or difficulties.

Would students from international schools and local ones be organized in different classes?
Normally, local students have performed better in Chinese due to their greater exposure to the Chinese language. Most international schools recognize this and place considerable emphasis on the importance of Mandarin Chinese courses, which has reduced the variation between the two. The principle adopted in recommending a suitable program, is how students perform during the assessment.

Will there be any homework? Should parents help with it?
Yes, there will be an essay or article and a few reading assignments, e.g. stories or news reading, after each class. All homework will be based on the theme of each class and teachers’ instructions. Parents can encourage children to think creatively and help look up words in dictionaries to avoid frustration.

What should parents assist with at home?
The best time to learn a language is early morning and bedtime, when parents are with their children. We strongly recommend parents let students listen to songs, stories or news in Mandarin when they are getting up and preparing for school. Bedtime listening and story reading also help a lot. Good reading habits are very essential for early stage education, it’s best for family members to read and share books together.

Is it possible to skip a grade if my child does really well in class? What’s the procedure?
It is possible for some outstanding students to skip to a higher program for more suitable development. We would reassess students’ writing and reading abilities by their routine performance and homework. Applications can be handed in by parents or teachers, with monitoring by our head teacher.

FAQ's for English Programs

How do I know which level my child is at?
We assess all students’ abilities in reading, writing, speaking and comprehension before recommending a suitable program. In Hong Kong a student’s English level can vary greatly, depending on which school they attend and their level of exposure to English outside of school.

How can my child improve their writing?
Young Learners – younger students need to learn correct grammar and sentence structures. By doing creative writing, grammar exercises and identifying their areas of need, the teacher will help them learn to recognize their own mistakes and correct them. New vocabulary also needs to be incorporated into their writing. Through practice they will learn to use a greater variety of language and complex sentence structures.

Secondary students – older students need to increase their use of vocabulary and practice a variety of academic writing styles. Having a wide knowledge of differing points of view is also needed in order to write more comprehensive, objective and analytical essays, articles and long pieces of composition. Lessons are aimed at teaching the best structures for different composition pieces, increasing descriptive vocabulary, and expressing different sides of arguments clearly and concisely.

How can my child improve their speaking skills?
In order to improve speaking skills, children need to speak more on new and unfamiliar topics. This way they are forced to practice new vocabulary and learn to articulate their thoughts and meaning more clearly. Through discussion on new and relevant topics, the teacher will correct students’ mistakes by modeling correct grammar and expressions for them.

What will my child study in the lessons?
Content varies depending on the focus of the course, whether it’s creative writing, phonics or general English, but each course has a workbook or textbook that students will follow. For private lessons, there is more room for teachers to tailor-make lessons and spend more time on a private student’s specific needs or difficulties. In group lessons, the structure is more standardized and progresses by building on the language and skills already learned week by week.

What is a typical lesson like?
Although the focus of each class may vary (e.g. speaking focus, writing focus etc.), a variety of methods and activities are used to ensure lessons are interesting. The teacher usually starts off by discussing events of the past week and uses the opportunity to teach. Relevant events e.g. local holidays or any major world events in the students’ lives are discussed. The lesson objective is then introduced and students do workbook/writing exercises, speaking activities and English games to enforce skills or vocabulary.

Is my child ready for the exam?
For all exams, we will assess the child/teenager’s level to see what their current level is. Then we will formulate a plan of study in order to prepare them for the respective exam. For example, if a child’s level is close to the passing level of the exam, then 1-2 hr weekly lessons for 2-3 months may be sufficient. However, if their level is considerably lower than a pass expectation of any exam, then a longer period or more intensive program will be recommended.

What materials/textbooks do you follow?
Each stage uses a different textbook; most of our textbooks are from distinguished UK publishers Cambridge University Press, MacMillan and Pearson Longman. We also supplement courses with our own tailor-made ECJ materials and handouts.

How long does it take to complete a course?
We have long ongoing courses to give students additional reinforcement in their general and overall English skills. Other targeted courses such as exam or interview preparation may be several months in length depending on a student’s needs and abilities. We also have special interest workshops to teach special skills such as debating, creative writing.