Thursday 23 April 2015


British Council inspires students with a communicative approach 
A series of fun and interactive summer courses to unleash students’ creativity

The British Council’s summer courses provide students with the opportunity to continue practising their English in a fun and dynamic environment during the school break. This summer, the British Council is offering a great variety of fun, topic-based, and interactive English courses that are taught with a communicative approach, allowing pre-school, kindergarten, primary and secondary students to unleash their creativity, and stimulating their love of learning.

‘Hong Kong children are often shy and lack confidence in speaking due to fear of making mistakes,’ said Amanda Greenhalgh, Senior Teacher - Holiday Courses of the British Council. ‘With our communicative methodology, students are encouraged to learn in an English-only environment and work together co-operatively, in return building up their confidence in using English. Topic-based courses also help students recognise different situations and contexts in which they will need to use English. Students can then receive the valuable practice they need by adapting and replicating those situations in the class.’

A series of ‘Creative English courses’ are available this year for primary and secondary students. These courses suited adventurous students and trigger their imagination with different themes such as ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Crime and Mystery’, and ‘Natural Disasters’. Students can improve speaking, writing, reading and listening skills as well as grammar and vocabulary.

Pre-school children can join the popular ‘Stay and Play’ course with interesting topics of ‘A Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ and ‘Sea Creatures’. K3 children can also unleash their creativity through the ‘Speech and Drama’ course where they will be put on a small play based on a story book to learn to be a more creative and confident speaker.

The summer English courses will be held at several British Council’s English Language Centre in July and August. The courses are open for registration now. Students who register on or before 31 May 2015 can enjoy an early bird discount of 8% for one course, and 15% for two courses. 

Enquiries and registration: 2913 5100 /

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. 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 8,000 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 publicly-funded grant provides 20 per cent of our turnover which last year was £864 million. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, such as English classes and taking UK examinations, and also 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. 

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