This course focuses on developing students' writing skills by working on various types of writing based on their abilities. The course begins with an emphasis on Narrative and Descriptive Writing, which helps to expand students' vocabulary and add detail to their compositions. For more mature students, the course explores a wide variety of writing types, including persuasive, argumentative, report, reflective, and narrative writing.
The course focuses on the content of the task given to the students, teaching them to fulfill the task while considering the audience, purpose, and register. The students will be encouraged to discuss their ideas and develop their explanations in detail, promoting the development of their ideas. Overall, this course aims to help students become better writers by providing them with the necessary tools and techniques to create effective, engaging, and purposeful writing.
This professional course is focused on developing the grammatical abilities of students to enable them to convey their thoughts in a clear and organised manner. By the end of primary school, students are expected to be competent in various grammatical concepts such as present tenses, past tenses, future tense, active and passive voice, articles, comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, conditionals, infinitive/-ing form/participles, parts of speech, reported speech, plural nouns, prepositions, and question tags.
By the time students reach secondary school, they should be able to express their ideas clearly with minimal grammatical errors. The course will emphasise the content of the writing and ways to improve vocabulary usage and sentence structures. The goal is to prepare students for effective communication in writing and help them build their confidence in expressing their thoughts with clarity and precision.
This professional course is focused on developing students' skills in analysing and appreciating literature. The class will teach students how to analyse the usage of literary devices in a variety of texts and consider the historical contexts during the time of writing and the author's background. Students will learn to appreciate and understand how literary devices convey underlying messages about society at the time. They will also be taught how to compose a structured and logical response to the writing. The goal is to help students gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of literature and its role in society while enhancing their critical thinking and analytical skills.
The Diocesan Exam Preparation Course is designed to provide students with the necessary exam skills and resources to succeed in their exams. The course includes literature, comprehension, and grammar components that are tailored to the school syllabus. Experienced teachers, who have worked with students from DBSPD and DGJS, will set the questions in the style of their school's test format.
This course runs throughout the academic year and offers students numerous practices in both grammar and literature components. By the end of the course, students will have the skills and confidence to sit their exams successfully.
The K.2 Comprehensive Course is designed to prepare students for the K.3 level course. It covers language and literacy, social and emotional development, and the discovery of the world. Students will work on basic grammar and comprehension, build vocabulary, and write simple sentences based on different themes. This course requires a solid foundation in phonics.
The K.3 Writing and Grammar class aims to build a strong foundation in grammar, allowing students to structure grammatically correct sentences and express their ideas accurately in writing. The course covers topics such as the Present Simple/Continuous, plural nouns, pronouns, question words, prepositions, and possession adjectives. Students will learn how to structure a coherent plan for four-picture compositions before producing a full piece of simple writing. This course is suitable for students preparing for Primary 1 who wish to build a strong foundation.
The Private Classes provide students with tailored exam skills and resources, covering literature, comprehension, and grammar components. Experienced teachers, who have taught students from local and international schools in Hong Kong, prepare the materials. The class offers one session per week and allows students to work on questions in their school's test format. Additional sessions can be arranged closer to the exam. The course offers ample practice in grammar and literature components, ensuring that students take the exam with confidence.
Our Semi-Private Classes are conducted in small groups of two to four students whilst still providing students with tailored exam skills and resources, covering literature, comprehension, and grammar components. Experienced teachers, who have taught students from local and international schools in Hong Kong, prepare the materials. The class offers one session per week and allows students to work on questions in their school's test format. Additional sessions can be arranged closer to the exam. The course offers ample practice in grammar and literature components, ensuring that students take the exam with confidence.