Keen for your kids to learn a second (or third) language, or to help get their current skills to a considerably higher level? Or perhaps you feel like your child’s pathway to conversation and understanding seems overly slow, be it in French, Mandarin or more (even English), or that it has hit a few hard-to-navigate bends. There’s an easy way to give it a boost: through HKIL, the Hong Kong Institute of Languages. HKIL is currently offering courses in six different languages – English, French German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese – for children aged from three to 12 years, and teenagers 13 to 18 years.
How enrolling your child in a course at the Hong Kong Institute of Languages can help
# Who are they for?
The courses are available for children and teens who want support in their general progress, need help for exam preparation, or for complete beginners who want to learn a new foreign language. They cater for all levels, from beginner through to advanced, and they’re tailor-made to your child’s needs.
# How do they work?
Face-to-face private lessons and small group classes are available, as well as online lessons. And, if your child doesn’t know whether they’d prefer to learn in a physical setting or virtually from home, they can swap between face-to-face and online learning if they wish; alternatively, they can select a blend of both modes of learning.
# Is face-to-face teaching still available with current restrictions in place?
Yes, the Education Department is allowing registered education centres to teach one third of their usual student population by face-to-face lessons. HKIL is a registered education centre (reg: 559997).
For the month of March, HKIL is offering 20 percent off the tuition fees for German language courses!
5 things to know
If you’re a newcomer to the language-learning scene in Hong Kong, here’s a quick fact file on HKIL.
#1 It’s a pioneering language school in Hong Kong, teaching languages to children, teens, adults and corporations for 36 years.
#2 The HKIL mission statement: To offer an innovative learning experience that goes beyond traditional foreign language education and allows new languages to be learnt faster and easier.
#3 The institute’s teaching system involves a small class structure, with classes of four to eight students and private one-on-one lessons. This ensures that all students receive the attention they need to maximise their progress.
#4 Courses are taught by professional, qualified native speakers and cater for every language level from beginner to advanced.
#5 Preparation for GCSE, IGCSE, IB and other examinations is available.
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