Tuesday 10 June 2014

 

British Council organising free English events for young learners and adults to experience the relaxing English learning environment

The British Council has been offering a fun and relaxing English learning environment for young learners and adults through interactive activities. In July, two free English events will be held for students at different ages to gain first-hand experience of the interesting English learning environment offered by the British Council, including the English funClub on 4 July 2014, and the Open Day for English courses for young learners on 6 July 2014. 

English funClub

Tailored for English learners aged 17 or above, the English funClub allows them to enjoy a variety of fun social activities, including games, question and answer sessions, and sharing sessions. Participants can also meet new friends and mingle with British Council’s internationally-qualified teachers. The event also includes a competition for the participants to win a Starbucks gift card[1]. Light refreshments will be provided while they enjoy the fun, register for a free English level test[2] and learn more about British Council’s English courses.

All activities are free of charge. Registration is required at http://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/events/english-funclub on a first-come, first-served basis.

Details of the British Council English funClub for adults:

Date: 4 July 2014 (Friday)

Time: 7.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

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

Audience: English learners aged 17 or above

Activities include:

  1. The Games Club
    Play games with language and learn new words and grammar in a fun, competitive group. Participants can test themselves and show off their knowledge. Everyone’s a winner in this session.
  2. Pronunciation Doctor
    Participants who have trouble getting their words out should come and have fun with pronunciation - play games, ask questions and let the friendly Doc untwist their tongue.
  3. In the News
    The session allows participants to come and tackle the latest goings-on from around the world in the lively current affairs discussion group
  4. Vocab booster
    Participants can learn the most effective ways to expand their vocabulary and make sure they are never left without something to say in any conversation.

Open Day for English courses for young learners

The open day on 6 July 2014 is organised for kindergarten, primary and secondary English courses at the Admiralty teaching centre to showcase to parents and students of kindergarten 1 to secondary 6 its teaching methodology and courses offered. Participants can enjoy an interesting English learning experience in a relaxed environment. The open day will be led by experienced teachers at the British Council with classroom activities and demonstration lessons specially designed for Kindergarten 1 to Secondary 6 students (school level in September 2014) and their parents. Parents can also participate in information sessions to get practical tips for helping their child at home with English. Free English level tests will be offered to Primary 3 to Secondary 6 students.

All activities are free of charge. Registration is required at http://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/events/open-day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Details of the British Council Open Day for English courses for young learners:

Date: 6 July 2014 (Sunday)

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 to Secondary 6 (School level in September 2014)

Activities:

School level in September 2014

Kindergarten 1 – Primary 2

Primary 3 – Secondary 6

Demonstration lesson

Students will participate in typical classroom activities while parents observe.

Parents’ Information Session

Parents will learn more about our teaching methodology and course structure, and also receive tips for helping your 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 - no English level test is required.)

Free English level tests are only available to Primary 3 to Secondary 6 students who have not taken our placement test in the last six months (6 January 2014 to 5 July 2014).

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

Activity Schedule:

School level in September 2014

Activity timeslots

K1

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

K2

12.00 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.

K3

2.15 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.

P1

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

P2

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

P3 – P4

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

P5 – P6

11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

S1 – S2

12.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.

S3 – S4

3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

S5 – S6

4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

[1]Free English level tests are only available to new students who have not taken the placement test in the last six months (4 January 2014  to 3 July 2014). 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.

[2]The Head of Adult courses will be the judge of the competition and we will notify the winners within two weeks of the event. In case of disputes, the decision of the British Council shall be final and conclusive.

About the British Council

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.