These extension courses focus on speaking and writing skills. Course materials are specially designed by British Council experts with reference to the local school curriculum, the DSE and other exams. Classes are taught by experienced and internationally qualified teachers in a small-class setting which is focused on interaction between teacher and students.

Speaking Skills (S3–S4)

This course focuses on developing student’s speaking and interaction skills for Group Discussion and Individual Response (Paper 4) as well as for Individual Presentations for the SBA. You will learn how to plan and deliver a 3 to 5-minute presentation with confidence and organise your ideas effectively to engage your audience through guided activities.

What is this course like?

You will:

  • discuss issues critically, form opinions and express your views and arguments convincingly with suggestions
  • learn to use appropriate gestures, facial expressions, intonation, eye contact and formulaic expressions to create engaging presentations
  • learn ways to organise your information and arguments and learn how to express your views precisely.

Learning outcomes

You will:

  • make suggestions, develop the ideas of others, disagree and offer alternatives in group discussion
  • extend answers by giving facts and examples in individual responses
  • increase your range of vocabulary and language patterns
  • learn how to improve your fluency and accuracy so that you sound more natural.

Course fee and course length:  

Please refer to the timetable (PDF) at the bottom of the page for details.

Get 15% off* for registering for both Speaking Skills and Writing Skills in one transaction.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Class size

12 students per class

This course is only available to Level 3–4 and Level 3–4 Plus students who have registered for the Secondary Plus (S3–S4) in the September or February semester.

Writing Skills (S3–S4)

This course aims to develop your writing skills for different genres such as biographies, stories, formal and informal emails, product reviews, articles, scripts and reports. You will widen your range of vocabulary through focused activities such as reading comprehension tasks, matching exercises, writing and discussions.

What is this course like?

You will:

  • draft, review and edit your writing in order to ensure that you are using the most appropriate vocabulary, tense, style and register
  • learn to write a wide range of texts for different audiences
  • receive written and oral feedback from the teacher on how to improve.

Learning outcomes

You will:

  • present different views and arguments logically and clearly
  • use a range of discourse markers such as ‘although’ to show the development of your ideas
  • improve your vocabulary and familiarity with different text types

Course fee and course length:  

Please refer to the timetable (PDF) at the bottom of the page for details.

Get 15% off* for registering for both Writing Skills and Speaking Skills in one transaction.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Class size

12 students per class

This course is only available to Level 3–4 and Level 3–4 Plus students who have registered for the Secondary Plus (S3–S4) in the September or February semester.