Tuesday 24 January 2017

British Council Open Days offer free demonstration lessons of Primary Plus, Secondary and DSE English courses 

The British Council will organise Open Days at English Language centres in Admiralty, Yau Ma Tei and Hung Hom in February and March 2017. Parents and children can attend free demonstration lessons for Primary Plus English courses, Secondary and DSE English courses, immerse themselves in an English-only learning environment and learn about the British Council’s unique teaching methodology. Participants can join in other activities on Open Days – free English level tests (P1-S5), parents’ information sessions (P1-S4) which offer advice on how to help children at home with English and course consultations. 

Primary Plus English courses are based on themes that are relevant to the everyday lives of children. Through class activities including role plays and presentations, students can improve their English skills and develop life skills, such as creativity and critical thinking. Secondary and DSE English courses (S1-S5) offer small-class sized learning, and especially focus on teaching and improving the speaking and pronunciation skills of students. Students can improve their English oral, reading, writing and listening skills through practice and understand their learning progress through regular evaluations. They will also learn exam techniques from the British Council’s experienced teachers. 

Open Days at English Language centres

The British Council will organise Open Days at English Language centres in Admiralty, Yau Ma Tei on 12 and 19 February, and 5 March 2017.  Activities include: 

•Free Primary Plus English demonstration lessons (P1-P6)

•Free Secondary and DSE English demonstration lessons (S1-S5)

•Free English level tests (P1-S5)

•Parents’ information sessions (P1-S4)

•Course consultations and special discounts on course registration*

Activities are held in English and are free of charge. Please register in advance via the web link:

https://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/events/open-day

Date:

12 February 2017 (Sunday)

19 February 2017(Sunday)

5 March 2017 (Sunday)

Venue:

British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Wah Yan College, Kowloon, 56 Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon

Alliance Primary School, 21 Tak Fung Street, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom, Kowloon

Audience:

New S1 – S5 students and their parents

New P1 – P6 students and their parents

Time:

P1 - P2 9.30 - 12.00

P3 - P4 11.00 - 13.30

P5 - P6 14.30 - 17.00

S1 - S2 12.30 - 15.00

S3 - S4 16.00 - 18.30

S5 16.00 - 18.30

P1 - P2 9.30 - 12.00

P3 - P4 10.30 - 13.00

P5 - P6 13.00 – 15.30

S1 - S2 12.00 - 14.30

S3 - S5 09.00 - 10.45*

*Free English level test and course consultation only

 

P1 - P2 9.30 - 12.00 or 15.00 – 17.30

P3 - P4 10.45 - 13.15 or 13.45 – 16.15

P5 - P6 12.00 - 14.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to the arrangementson the open day.

Activities:

 

Primary Plus English demonstration lessons (new P1-P6 students and their parents)

Children can experience how Primary Plus courses can strengthen their listening, speaking, reading and writing English skills, and develop their life skills such as creativity and higher-order thinking in an English-only environment. Parents can observe the lessons and find out about the British Council’s unique teaching methodology.

Secondary and DSE English demonstration lessons (new S1-S5 students and their parents)

Students can experience how the courses help them improve their English skills and obtain useful question-answering skills and strategies for tackling the exam from our experienced teachers. Parents can observe the lessons and find out about the British Council’s unique teaching methodology.

Free English level test (new P1-S5 students)      

We offer both written and spoken level testing. Our professional English Services Consultants will assess students’ English ability and results will be given on the same day.

Parents’ information sessions (parents of new P1-S4 students)

Parents will learn how the British Council’s courses can build the skills that students need for their school exams and the DSE. We will also provide advice on how to help their children at home with English.

Media Contacts:

Mavis Ma (Communications Manager) 2913 5260 / mavis.ma@britishcouncil.org.hk 

Daphne Ho (Assistant Manager, Communications) 2913 5266 / daphne.ho@britishcouncil.org.hk

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. The majority of our income is raised delivering a range of projects and contracts in English teaching and examinations, education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. Eighteen per cent of our funding is received from the UK government.