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Immerse your child in an English language world with our fun and interactive English courses!

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 new Mini Coders course will also develop their computational thinking, problem-solving and design skills.

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.

You can enjoy the following discount* when you pay with designated credit cards on or before 30 June 2020:

One course 10% discount + HK$200 English course voucher
Two or more courses 20% discount + HK$500 English course voucher

When an existing student refers a new student to our summer courses, both the new student and the existing student will receive a HK$50 coffee voucher*.

You can also enjoy up to 12 months of interest-free installments* when you pay with designated credit cards.

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

Download the timetable at the bottom of this page.

*These offers are only for new students. Terms and conditions apply.

18-36 months Stay and Play

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 Get Ready for Kindergarten!

The course is designed to help prepare your child for entering 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.

K1 First Step to Phonics

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.

K2 Chameleon’s Adventure

Embarking 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.

K2 Communicating Confidently

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.

K2–K3 Phonemic Awareness [New]

This multi-sensory, interactive and learner-centred course is intended to prime learners to identify, produce and reproduce a wide variety of sounds to help them gain a better understanding of how words and sentences are made up of smaller units. By focusing on environmental and instrumental sounds, body percussion, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration and real-life sounds perception and production, learners’ awareness and understanding of language sounds will be thoroughly enhanced. Your child will

  •  identify and focus on common environmental sounds
  • work on sound, volume, pitch, rhythm and speed
  • use body percussion to spot and produce sound patterns
  • gain an awareness of rhyme
  • learn about all the features above in fun songs, nursery rhymes, chants and many others.

After completing this course, your child will be better able to

  • isolate and identify sounds
  • manipulate sound, volume, pitch, rhythm and speed
  • identify and come up with rhyming words.

K2–K3 Blending and Reading [New]

One of our most popular courses, Phonics, is now available this summer focusing primarily on blending and reading skills. Your child will learn through a range of fun and engaging activities to help them develop their blending skills and apply these to different genres. We aim to encourage our students to appreciate the need to read in everyday life, both practically and for pleasure, to develop readers who see reading not as a school skill but as a life skill.

All our Phonics courses are taught by highly experienced British Council teachers trained in teaching Phonics. Your child will

  • get more practice combining letter sounds to make words
  • get more practice recognising and reading difficult words
  • become more motivated to read and appreciate the pleasure of reading
  • prepare for reading stories and other genres of reading independently.

After completing this course, your child will be able to

  • use letter sounds to sound out new words and read them
  • read most high-frequency difficult words
  • read decodable stories and be comfortable attempting to read other genres of reading
  • read accurately and fluently and understand what they read.

Existing students who have completed 6-Stage Phonics (Stage 1 to 2) or 4-Stage Phonics (Stage 1 to 2) of our Phonics courses can join this course without taking a phonics assessment.

K2–K3 Creative Arts Club

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.

K3 An Adventure in Space

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 playing visits to different planets, creating planets out of different materials and taking part in other fun activities. They will also record each lesson's interplanetary visits and experiences in a passport.

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.

K3 Get Ready for Primary Interviews

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.

K3 Speech and Drama

Your child will be encouraged to communicate in English through rhymes, poems, 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.

K3 Segmenting and Writing [New]

One of our most popular courses, Phonics, is now available this summer focusing primarily on segmenting and writing skills. Your child will learn through a range of fun and engaging activities to help them spell using their segmenting skills and to build towards putting their thoughts into writing by breaking pieces of writing down into manageable chunks, beginning with gap fills and sentence construction, and building up to independent creative writing. We aim to encourage our students to appreciate the joy of seeing their thoughts on paper and we aim to develop writers who see writing not only as a school skill but as a life skill.

All our Phonics courses are taught by highly experienced British Council teachers trained in teaching Phonics. Your child will

  • get more practice identifying letter sounds in words
  • spend time segmenting words in order to spell
  • get more practice recognising and spelling difficult words
  • become more motivated to write and appreciate the pleasure of writing
  • learn to write phrases and sentences creatively.

After completing this course, your child will be able to

  • use letter sounds to break down new words and spell them
  • spell most high-frequency difficult words
  • write their thoughts in phrases or short sentences
  • begin to write independently and creatively.

Existing students who have completed 6-Stage Phonics (Stage 3 to 6) or 4-Stage Phonics (Stage 3 to 4) of our Phonics courses can join this course without taking a phonics assessment.

K3 STEM course: Mini Coders [New]

This course makes coding easy and fun for your child. Your child will learn to program their own interactive stories and playful animations. Through working on coding projects, your child will develop computational thinking, problem-solving and design skills. In these activities, students will build exciting projects and learn basic coding concepts. Linguistic objectives such as functional language for working together, language used to describe family and school life, and future plans have been integrated into the course by British Council experts to help your child improve their language competency. Your child will

  • Learn to program by connecting blocks of code
  • Improve problem-solving and creative thinking
  • Develop presentation and storytelling skills in English by creating digital projects and digital books