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An easy guide to learning at home (PODCAST)

By: Rebecca Simpson

This episode is an easy, practical guide to learning at home during school closures. Hear an expert offer pragmatic tips on how to create an effective learning environment and a daily routine that will help your family manage school work. 

Hong Kong’s Education Bureau has announced that all Hong Kong schools will extend their CNY holidays. There is no date set for schools to reopen. This is to safeguard students’ health in view of COVID-19.


Parents and students need to get ready to do some learning at home this year! We caught up with JEROME BARTY-TAYLOR, an expert in home learning who shared a practical guide that covers:

  • How to prepare and manage content sent from school
  • The physical set up of home learning
  • Managing technology while learning at home
  • Timings – how long should students of various ages study for?
  • Trouble shooting and problem solving

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Useful links for more about school closures in Hong Kong and support while learning at home


Keep updated about school closures at edb.gov.hk and follow the advice of your school.

Learn more about Jerome and his tutoring services at bartyed.com.

About our podcast series

Welcome to Schools in Hong Kong, Expat Living’s podcast that introduces expat parents to our city’s international schools. If you’re moving to Hong Kong, or living here and starting to look at school options, this is the podcast for you! You can start at the very beginning with our Hong Kong Schools 101 episode.

Our editor has spent years visiting schools and meeting with principals. She knows there are some fantastic education options available to expats. But, as parents, we know the school choices here can be overwhelming. This is why we put together this podcast series, to help parents better understand their options.

Scroll through our feed and you can listen to a range of episodes. We will introduce you to the city’s experts who can help you learn more about schools in our city. The series covers different curriculum choices, popular international schools, the realities and advantages of learning Chinese, what the local system is like, and a whole lot more.

If you have a question or some feedback to share, we’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch with our team by emailing us at editor@expatliving.hk.

Listen to Episode 2: The British Curriculum in Hong Kong

Learn more about education options in the city and moving to Hong Kong in our Living in Hong Kong section:

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