About these courses

This is a comprehensive, intensive course for candidates taking the DSE exam English Language paper this academic year. We offer:

  • 1-on-1 personalised feedback
  • a mock exam, with paper marking and analysis
  • exam question and type analysis
  • free weekly consultation drop-in sessions to provide advice and support.

Paper 1 – Reading

  • identify the contextual meaning of words and phrases
  • distinguish and evaluate views, attitudes or arguments in complex texts

Paper 2 – Writing

  • write texts for different contexts, audiences and purposes 
  • convey meaning with ideas effectively presented by using varied vocabulary and language patterns

Paper 3 – Listening and Integrated Skills

Part A

  • paraphrase key information to record answers accurately
  • predict the form of answers based on headings and prompts
  • identify the key details by identifying distractors and signposts

Part B

  • paraphrase, summarise, skim and scan to extract key information 
  • interpret tables, charts and graphs

Paper 4 - Speaking

Group Interaction

  • maintain spoken exchanges using appropriate communication strategies, such as making an appropriate opening and closing and asking for opinions and suggestions

Individual Response

  • produce coherent and organised responses with clearly presented ideas 
  • learn strategies to gain thinking time and to deal with follow-up questions

Where is this course taught?

Learning outcomes

Prepare for exam day

Receive tips and practise techniques to boost your exam performance.

Improve your English while you practise

Maximise your potential score with useful vocabulary and language patterns for writing and speaking.

Understand how exams are designed

Feel confident in answering questions quickly and effectively by developing an awareness of common topics and question types.

Who are the teachers?

Who are the teachers?

  • Experienced in teaching secondary school students and familiar with the DSE and other similar exams
  • Teachers include qualified secondary school teachers with international and local degrees in education

Timetable and course fee

Course fee: HK$4,200 (HK$200 per hour)

Course length: 7 weeks, 21 hours, one 3-hour lesson per week

New students need to take an English level test and achieve at least a pre-intermediate level in order to take the course.