Thursday 24 November 2016

British Council Winter Intensive Courses offer fun and practical English learning activities
Strengthening children’s English skills during Christmas break

This Christmas, the British Council will organise Winter Intensive Courses for kindergarten, primary and secondary students between 28 and 30 December. This helps students strengthen their English skills and gain more confidence in using English during the break. The new courses for S3-S4, Present with Confidence, and S5-S6, DSE Presentation Skills, are designed to help improve students’ confidence in examinations. Parents can enjoy a 10% discount* when their children enrol in these holiday courses on or before 7 December 2016.

Courses for Kindergarten 
Children will enjoy learning in an English-only environment and be able to build up their confidence through activity-based learning. The course D.I.Y. Christmas Gifts helps K1 students expand their vocabulary and improve their English communication skills through crafting gifts. They will also develop important academic and developmental skills, such as categorising objects and following simple directions. K2 students will learn a variety of seasonal rhyming poems and chats in the course Winter Wonderland – English through Poetry. Through the course, they will also build up their vocabulary and develop listening skills. K3 students who join the course Christmas Adventures will be encouraged to read and write in English, and to be creative.

Courses for Primary
Being in a fun environment is the key to effective learning. P1 students will participate in a variety of fun, theme-based activities – writing cards to friends and making favourite book covers in the course English Escapades. These activities can help students improve their reading and writing skills. The course The Creative Writing Club helps P2 students develop their comprehension and writing skills by writing their own play, which will be performed at the end of the course. P3 and P4 students who join the course Read to Succeed will develop comprehension skills through reading children’s literature and participating in classroom discussions. P5 and P6 students who are preparing for secondary school interviews can join the course Interview Skills for Secondary 1 Admission to get real-life interview practice and acquire the skills they need to reach their goals.

Courses for Secondary

The courses aim to boost students’ confidence when speaking in English and give them practical tips for exam skills. The course Say it with Style helps S1 and S2 students develop presentation and pronunciation skills, and improve their range of vocabulary and grammar for exams. The new course Present with Confidence aims to improve S3-S4 students’ fluency, intonation and body language through guided activities. They will also learn to develop the skills to plan and deliver presentations with confidence and increase their range of vocabulary and language patterns. Another new course DSE Presentation Skills aims to help S5 to S6 students develop the presentation skills needed for the School-Based Assessment (SBA), including organising ideas effectively and engaging their audience. Through guided activities, students will be able to improve their fluency, intonation and body language.

Winter Intensive Courses will be held at British Council’s Admiralty English language centre. Applications are now open. Students can enjoy a 10% discount* by registering on or before 7 December. New P1-S6 students have to take an English entry test before registration and the British Council’s English Services Consultants will assess their English level and help them select the most
suitable course for their needs. 
Enquiries: 2913 5100 /

*Terms and conditions apply.

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.