About these courses

DSE Exam Preparation Courses S5

These courses prepare students fully for the DSE exam, providing a variety of exam-related tasks with regular personal feedback on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to help you boost your score and understand your performance.

On these courses, you will

  • study a variety of SBA texts and videos including fiction and non-fiction
  • complete a variety of tasks in an exam-related context, such as writing emails and articles and participating in discussions
  • practise gist reading and focused reading
  • learn how to write succinctly, using phrases to show your understanding of the reader’s needs
  • expand your vocabulary and language skills on a range of topics
  • learn how to organise ideas and pronounce what you say appropriately during presentations and discussions
  • develop your critical and imaginative response to texts
  • improve your exam skills
  • receive personalised feedback on your individual performance and development.

DSE Foundation Course S5

Tailored for students who need more support and time to develop their language skills.  You will gain more confidence in English through engaging, guided activities, such as creating and giving a presentation on a famous person, participating in group discussions and writing collaboratively. You will get support to build up your vocabulary, grammar and language skills from receiving feedback on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for your DSE exam.

On our course you willcomplete SBA practice and exam tasks for all papers of the exam

  • complete SBA practice and exam tasks for all papers of the exam
  • expand vocabulary and grammar related to common DSE exam topics
  • learn how to organise the content and support your main ideas when writing
  • participate in DSE-style group-interaction tasks to improve pronunciation, including word stress, intonation and individual sounds, and learn how to comment appropriately
  • receive personalised feedback on your individual performance and development.

An English entry test will determine which one of these courses students will attend.

Where is this course taught?

Learning outcomes

DSE Exam Preparation Courses S5

  • Improve your English and exam skills 
    You will get useful language and skills to help with your SBA and exams, improve your knowledge of language patterns and vocabulary and become more familiar with the questions and text types that you have to deal with in the DSE exam.
  • Speak up
    You will increase confidence in writing and speaking through discussing topical, relevant issues regularly, having conversations and interacting with your teacher.
  • Enjoy English in the real world 
    You will become more confident as a reader, consumer and creator of English language media and text.

DSE Foundation Course S5

  • A clearer understanding of grammar and vocabulary necessary for your studies and exams
  • Practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • More confidence expressing yourself in English

Timetable and course fee

Course starts in:September / February

Course length:19 weeks, 38 hours. One 2-hour lesson per week

Course fee:HK$5,300 (Mon-Fri), HK$5,800(Sat&Sun) (HK$140 - HK$153 per hour)

Special offer:5% off with selected credit card and enjoy 6-month interest free instalment when registering with designated credit cards. 

Please download the course timetable and course date at the bottom of this page.