Unleash your child’s super power and arouse their curiosity with a fun way of learning English! 

This year, our new courses include Creative Arts Club and An Adventure in Space. Give your child a head start in English through interesting and engaging activities such as roleplays based on a journey through space and personalised arts and crafts.  This will develop your child’s confidence and skills and prepare them for the new academic year.

Our summer courses

  • are taught by internationally qualified and experienced teachers in an English-only environment
  • are interactive, fun, activity-based, help to develop all-round English skills and boost your child’s confidence 
  • immerse your child in an English language environment and build their interest in the English language.

Register for selected courses this summer, in September 2019, and in February 2020 consecutively and receive a HK$1,000 discount* on your February course fees.

Book a free phonics assessment (deadline 30 June 2019) or course consultation now! Please call us on 2913 5100 for details. 

Download the timetable at the bottom of this page.

*Terms and conditions apply.

18-36 months Stay and Play (July)

This course immerses your child in an exciting English-only classroom environment aimed at stimulating a love for English where imagination and creativity grow! Children will be involved in interactive activities and get to explore new concepts and ideas. Your child will

  • gain confidence in using English through participating in structured activities in a classroom environment
  • develop social and emotional skills through interaction with other students, parents and teachers
  • strengthen fine and gross motor skills.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver aged 18 or above for the whole lesson to share in this learning opportunity. The parent/caregiver will work with the teacher to build the children’s confidence and maximise their participation.

7 students with one parent or caregiver per child.

K1  First Step to Phonics (July)

First Step to Phonics is your child’s first step into reading. In order for children to read, they need to be able to associate letters with their sounds.  Our introductory phonics course will give your child lots of exposure to letter sounds through engaging tools such as an alphabet box and sand boxes, as well as activities such as singing songs, decorating letters with objects and making crafts.  Your child will also take their first steps into writing by playing fun phonics games with letters and doing crafts to help them recognise letter forms. They will develop their love for reading as they escape into imaginary worlds of fantasy through listening to their teacher read stories to them.  There is no better way to learn than to have fun in a relaxed and positive environment.

This course will give students a better understanding of letters and sounds, which will help prepare them for our Phonics course.

We only accept children who will be aged 3 on or before the course start date.

K1 Get Ready for Kindergarten! (August)

The course is designed to help prepare your child to enter kindergarten in September. Using common kindergarten routines in a real kindergarten setting, this course will help your child develop their confidence in communicating with our teachers in English and acquire social skills, such as sharing and turn taking. They will achieve this by participating in a beach café role play, mystery bag games and puppet show storytelling, and by singing songs together with their new friends. They will also learn vocabulary related to summer and school life and words used to describe texture by taking part in interesting activities like creating sand texture crafts and making ice lollies. Your child will

  • feel safer and more confident in an English-speaking classroom environment
  • understand and follow simple instructions to create crafts
  • be able to use English words to communicate

We only accept children who will be aged 3 on or before the course start date.

K2 Minibeasts (July)

Explore the world of insects and their habitats. Children will participate in activities such as creating ladybirds, spiders, dragonflies and beetles. They will explore stories and poems about these wonderful creatures and participate in structured play activities to help them learn in a fun English-speaking environment. Your child will

  • develop their vocabulary through participating in shared reading activities
  • improve their listening and speaking skills
  • develop collaboration skills and creativity.

A short classroom experience for parents is available.

K2 Communicating Confidently (July/August)

This course is based on three classic children’s books.  Children are encouraged to stretch their imagination and improve their communication skills through meaningful activities, such as discussions, role plays, creating and using dialogue with appropriate voice projection.  They will learn skills and techniques to help them better express their ideas clearly to their peers. They will also improve their ability to

  • improvise and be creative with language
  • speak on or about different topics
  • give reasons for the decisions they make.

A short classroom experience for parents is available.

K2  Chameleon’s Adventure (August)

Embark on an exciting adventure with a chameleon and its friends! Your child will develop their speaking skills and learn vocabulary items through participating in structured play activities such as memory games, writing animal vocabulary and making a book about animal body parts. They will also learn about different animals and create their own mixed-up animals to present to the class. During the course, your child will learn

  • adjectives to describe animals and talk about unusual animal body parts
  • how to match letters with sounds
  • how to cooperate and communicate with others.

A short classroom experience for parents is available.

K2–K3  Creative Arts Club (July/August) [New]

The course has been designed by British Council experts to have clear linguistic and life skills objectives. There is also a strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration so as to create more opportunities for authentic communication in English. Your child will be creating their own arts project! Your child will also

  • explore and express their creativity through various arts and crafts including paper art, painting and much, much more!
  • experiment with elements of art such as lines, shapes, colours, forms, space and textures to develop their ability to think creatively, their design abilities and their gross and fine motor skills.

K2–K3  Phonics [Popular Course] (July–August)

Our course incorporates the best of two popular phonics systems: Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics. Children are taught through a range of fun and multi-sensory activities that help them remember the sounds and combine them to make age-appropriate words. We also focus on pronunciation and intonation with the use of chants, rhymes and songs. After completing our series of Phonics courses, your child will acquire the phonics skills to read and write and be able to build a vast bank of vocabulary. Your child will

  • learn the 42 letter sounds
  • learn handwriting skills and letter formation
  • learn how to combine sounds to make words
  • identify sounds in words and segment them to spell
  • learn tricky words – words that cannot be decoded using phonics
  • learn about alternative spelling – different spellings that are pronounced the same way
  • learn to write what they can say.

Our course is taught by highly experienced British Council teachers trained in teaching Phonics.

A phonics assessment before registration is required if this is the first time your child has registered for a British Council course.

K2–K3  Cambridge Exam Preparation (July–August)

Maximise your child’s success with the internationally recognised examinations Cambridge English: Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers, A2 Flyers, A2 Key for Schools and B1 Preliminary for Schools. We use materials that are specially designed to focus on different aspects of the exam, providing students with valuable practice and exam strategies. Our courses complement your child’s existing English language learning programme and make preparing for examinations both fun and effective by using challenging and engaging activities.

The minimum age we accept for Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) is 4 years old.

We only accept children who will be aged 4 or above on or before the course start date.

For entry requirements and special offers* on Cambridge English Qualifications, please call our Customer Services staff on 2913 5100 for details.

* The special offers are only applicable to existing British Council students or students who have completed a British Council course within the last six months. Terms and conditions apply.

K3 An Exciting Voyage (July)

Based on the story of a boat that goes missing, this course will immerse your child in environment-related activities, including games, craft and songs. Your child will create a landscape book which will include pictures and sentences they create in the class. Your child will

  • practise reading and writing landscape vocabulary 
  • expand their range of vocabulary for describing the environment
  • talk about their abilities using ‘can’ and ‘can’t’
  • learn about sinking and floating

A short classroom experience for parents is available.

K3  Speech and Drama (July/August)

Your child will be encouraged to communicate in English through rhymes, poems, songs, storybooks, discussions and drama activities related to space. They will learn skills and techniques to help them concentrate, co-ordinate their motor skills, project their voice and communicate with more confidence. Your child will

  • express themselves creatively
  • improve their pronunciation and voice projection
  • expand their vocabulary
  • become a more creative and confident speaker.

A short classroom experience for parents is available.

K3  Get Ready for Primary Interviews (July/August)

The class will explore topics that may come up during primary school interviews, including family, home, school and telling stories. Your child will participate in a short practice interview, and activities designed to give children the opportunity to speak. The goal of the primary school admission interview is to assess a child’s ability to function in a classroom, communicate and complete work individually and as part of a group. Your child will

  • practise interview skills like answering questions and making eye contact  
  • learn appropriate manners and etiquette for group situations
  • understand the rhythms and patterns of spoken English.

A short classroom experience for parents is available.

K3  An Adventure in Space (August) [NEW]

Based on a story about a moon’s adventures in space, this course explores space, the planets, and space travel. Your child will build a vocabulary bank of space objects and learn how to use a variety of verbs, adjectives, superlatives and comparatives creatively through role plays of visits to different planets, creating planets out of different materials and taking part in other fun activities. They will also record their interplanetary visits and experiences in a passport each lesson. 

They will also participate in structured play activities, such as ‘What am I?’ games, to help them explore and learn through play creatively. They will create planets and space objects out of playdough, felt, chalk and other materials, and then discuss what they made and how they made it. Your child will

  • build their vocabulary and develop their ability to creatively use verbs, adjectives, superlatives and comparatives
  • build a vocabulary bank of space objects, clothes and food
  • learn some grammar in context
  • practise the four key skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • expand their imaginations and be encouraged to participate in roleplay and structured play activities in English.

A short classroom experience for parents is available.

Phonics for Parents (July–August)

Learn useful techniques to practise phonics at home with your child in a fun and memorable way. Taught by our phonics experts, you will learn to

  • produce and form the 42 letter sounds accurately 
  • support your child’s learning in using letter sounds, alternative spellings and tricky words
  • help your child practise writing skills
  • select phonics books and get free and useful phonics activities online.

The course will be conducted in English. Participants need to take an English entry test and achieve at least pre-intermediate level in order to take the course.