Wednesday 07 December 2016

British Council Open Days & free demonstration lessons offer English-only environment experience and unique teaching methodology
New term for English courses commences in February 2017 helping students strengthen their language skills

The British Council will start its new term for English courses in February 2017. To help parents to choose the right courses for their children at an early stage, the British Council will organise Open Days at the English Language centre in Admiralty for parents and children on 8 and 15 January 2017. Through participating in free P1 – S5 English demonstration lessons, children can immerse themselves in an English-only learning environment, while parents can observe the lessons and learn about British Council’s unique teaching methodology. Parents and children can also participate 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 consultation. Additionally, the British Council will organise free Playgroup and K1-K3 English demonstration lessons on 11-19 January 2017. Parents who are keen on developing their children’s interests in learning English can take part in the event to learn more about the features of the English courses.

Open Days at English Language centre in Admiralty
 
The British Council will organise Open Days on 8 and 15 January 2017, two consecutive Sundays. 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:

8 January 2017 (Sunday)

15 January 2017 (Sunday)

Venue:

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

Audience:

New S1 – S5 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 14.30 - 17.00

P3-P4 9.30 - 12.00

P5-P6 12.30 - 15.00

S1-S2 11.00 - 13.30

S3-S4 16.00 - 18.30

S5 16.00 - 18.30

 

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 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.

Free Playgroup and K1-K3 English Demonstration lessons
 
The British Council will organise English demonstration lessons at its English Language centre in Admiralty on 11 January (Wednesday), 12 January (Thursday), 18 January (Wednesday) and 19 January (Thursday) in 2017. Activities include:

• Free English demonstration lessons (children aged 18 – 35 months, K1-K3)
• 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/trial-lesson

 

Date:

11 January 2017 (Wednesday)

12 January 2017 (Thursday)

18 January 2017 (Wednesday)

19 January 2017 (Thursday)

Venue:

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

Audience:

Children aged 18-35 months, K1-K3

K1 - K3

Children aged 18-35 months, K1-K3

K1 - K3

Time:

Children aged 18-35 months 11.00 - 12.30

K1 14.30 - 16.00

K2 10.30 - 12.00

K3 15.30 - 17.00

K1 11.00 - 12.30

K2 14.30 - 16.00

K3 10.00 - 11.30

Children aged 18-35 months 10.00 - 11.30

K1 11.00 - 12.30

K2 10.30 - 12.00

K3 15.30 - 17.00

K1 10.00 - 11.30

K2 14.30 - 16.00

K3 15.30 - 17.00

Activities:

 

 

 

Free Playgroup and K1-K3 English demonstration lessons (new Playgroup, K1-K3 students and their parents)

Lessons are taught by professionally qualified teachers with native speaker proficiency. Students will participate in classroom activities in an English-only environment while parents can observe the class and understand our unique teaching methodology.

Course consultations

Our professional English Services Consultants will present the course details to you and help your child select the most suitable course. You can also enjoy a special discount* on our courses on the day of the event.

 

*Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to the arrangements on the event day.

 

Enquiries: 2913 5100 / enquiries@britishcouncil.org.hk

 

English courses in February 2017

The British Council will continue to offer diversified and comprehensive English courses for students in the February term, boosting their confidence in using English and helping them enjoy learning the language.

The Stay and Play course aims to not only help children aged 1-3 enjoy coming to English classes, but also develop their fine and gross motor skills. Following the International Primary Curriculum Early Years, Kindergarten Regular English Courses have been revamped to prepare K1– K3 children for being in an English classroom on their own and train them to become independent learners. In addition, the courses develop children’s creativity and skills including fine and motor skills.

Designed by British Council experts with reference to the local school curriculum, Primary Plus is a six-level series of module-based courses with age-appropriate themes and topics that match with child development stages. Children learn English skills and essential life skills: creativity and imagination, leadership and personal development, citizenship, critical thinking and problem solving, digital literacy, and collaboration and communication.

The British Council offers Secondary Regular English Courses (S1 – S4) for secondary students. English courses for S1 – S2 students use a topic-based approach to make grammar and vocabulary memorable, build students’ confidence and prepare well for DSE Exam. English courses for S3 – S6 students focus on developing their exam skills and strategies. Students will also do regular exam practice and receive individualised feedback that will help boost their score. To help S5 and S6 students prepare for the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) Examination English Language paper, the British Council will offer DSE Exam preparation and foundation courses for S5 students, and a revamped DSE Intensive Course together with free mock exams for S6 students. Students can choose the right courses for themselves according to their competencies and needs. Other English courses include Phonics, Phonics for Parents, Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses K2-S2 and IELTS Exam Preparation Courses (Academic module). For details, please visit: https://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/english.

Photo links:
The British Council Open Days and free demonstration lessons: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g7qkg1bt3axy2qf/British%20Council_Open%20Day%20%26%20free%20demo%20lesson_.zip?dl=0
The British Council English courses:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2z8jzedk6jeo4sb/British%20Council_English%20courses_February%20term.zip?dl=0

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.