Friday 09 January 2015


The British Council offers brand new free English learning activities for parents, young learners, and adult students
Assisting parents and students to achieve their learning goals in the New Year

Is ‘improving your or your children’s English skills’ an item on your new year resolution list? The British Council is giving parents and students a push toward achieving your learning goals in 2015 with the launch of a series of free English learning activities in January, including the new myClub ‘How-to’ sessions at the new English Language Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui and an Open Dayfor parents and students at Admiralty English Language Centre.

1.    Brand new myClub ‘How-to’ sessions

With the opening of the new Tsim Sha Tsui English Language Centre, the British Council is pleased to announce brand new myClub ‘How-to’ sessions. Participants will learn useful tips on how to improve different areas in English and have fun in the classroom!

All activities are held in English and are free of charge. Registration is required at on a first-come, first-served basis (walk-in registration will not be available)[1].

Details of the myClub ‘How-to’ sessions:
Date: 16, 22, and 29 January 2015
Time: 7.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Location: British Council Tsim Sha Tsui English Language Centre (G/F, 1-2/F, Fontaine Building, 18 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
Audience: English learners aged 17 or above 



Friday 16 January 2015

‘How to Improve your Vocabulary’
Learning new words can be easy! Pick up some useful tips in this session and express yourself clearly in English.

Thursday 22 January 2015

‘How to Improve your Speaking’
An opportunity for participants to speak with people from different parts of the world in English. Develop your skills with the help of this session.

Thursday 29 January 2015

‘How to Learn Online’
Find out about websites and apps that can help you to improve your English. Come to this session and discover these online tools.

2.    British Council Open Day at Admiralty English Language Centre

The British Council is running an open day with free demonstration lessons and English level test on Sunday 25 January 2015 at the Admiralty English Language Centre. Participants can experience the unique teaching methodology of the British Council, learn about the courses and understand how students are immersed in an English-speaking learning environment. They can also enjoy a discount on course fees and receive a HK$200 Sogo gift certificate when register for courses on site[2]. A book fair that gathers a variety of children’s picture books, activity books to help practise reading and vocabulary, readers and some parent’s guides for supporting children’s learning and development will be held.

All activities are held in English, and are free of charge. Registration is required at on a first-come, first-served basis.

Details of the British Council Open Day: 
Date: Sunday 25 January 2015
Time: 10.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Location: British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Audience: Parents and students of Kindergarten 1 – Secondary 6

School level

Kindergarten 1 – Primary 2

Primary 3 – Secondary 6

Demonstration lesson and course consultation

Students will participate in classroom activities. Parents can observe the class. The English Services Consultants will help students select the most suitable course by assessing their needs.

Parents’ Information Session

Not applicable – parents receive information about the courses while observing the class as described above.

The British Council will introduce parents to their unique teaching methodology, course structure, and tips for helping children at home with English.

English level test

Not applicable – Kindergarten 1 to Primary 2 students are placed into courses according to their school level.

Available to Primary 3 to Secondary 6 students who have not taken the placement test in the last six months (26 July 2014 to 25 January 2015).


If students have taken the placement test in the last six months, their result is valid for six months from the date of the test.

Activity Schedule:

Current school level

Activity timeslots

Kindergarten 1

10.30 a.m. – 12.00 a.m. or 3.45 p.m. – 5.15 p.m.

Kindergarten 2

12.00 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Kindergarten 3

2.15 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.

Primary 1

11.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. or 3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Primary 2

12.45 p.m. – 2.15 p.m. or 4.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Primary 3 – 4

10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. or 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Primary 5 – 6

11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Secondary 1 – 2

12.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.

Secondary 3 – 4

3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Secondary 5 – 6

4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

As the world’s English expert, the British Council offer courses with experienced and internationally qualified teachers who use a curriculum developed from 35 years of teaching experience in Hong Kong. By offering lessons which are 100% face-to-face and classroom-based, the British Council aims to make learning an enjoyable experience and to encourage students to use English immediately in real life.

Enquiries: 2913 5100 /

[1] The myClub ‘How-to’ sessions are only applicable to new students who have not studied with the British Council before

[2] Terms and conditions apply.

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

We work in more than 100 countries and our 7,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the Arts and delivering education and society programmes. In Hong Kong, we have been doing this since 1948, giving people opportunities to learn, share and connect worldwide.

We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publically-funded grant-in-aid provides less than 25 per cent of our turnover, which last year was £781m. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.