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  • EDUCATION CENTRE

    ENGLISH FOR VERY YOUNG LEARNERS

    Courses for Children 1-6 years old

    HK Kidz @ Central: 3/F, Wellington Plaza, 56-58 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

    HK Kidz @ One Island South : Units 306-307, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

    Tel: 2877 6160 E-mail: kidz@hklanguages.com Website: www.hkkidz.com

    A Founding Member Of

    HONG KONG FEDERATION OF PRIVATE EDUCATORS

    http://www.hklanguages.com/

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    More about HK Kidz

    Founded in 1985, and a pioneer in Hong Kong in the field of teaching foreign languages to children, including

    very young children, at HK Kidz we have earned a reputation for our first class service and high quality tuition.

    We only employ qualified, experienced native teachers.

    Our Methodology

    It has long been recognised that children make more rapid progress in their studies when they enjoy what they

    are doing, and our English language courses for young learners have been devised with this in mind.

    Each of our courses has been carefully planned to draw on childrens inherent learning skills and capacities,

    and to provide continued opportunities for them to explore, create, and experience the world around them

    whilst learning English.

    Our activity-based learning approach means that children are presented with a wide variety of age-appropriate

    activities, designed to bring the English language to life, cultivate creativity, encourage interaction, build

    confidence, and effortlessly develop effective communicative language. Each lesson is designed to be

    pertinent to the childrens needs, as well as interesting, varied, lively and fun.

    Tuition is provided in an exclusively English environment so that the children are immersed in English from the

    moment they step into the classroom.

    Our teaching method involves interactive child-centred learning. All our courses are oral and conversation-

    based, and use specifically designed books, tailor-made supplementary materials, and specially selected

    resources.

    Fun activities, songs, stories, puppets, pretend-play toys, language development games, audio visual aids and

    multimedia tools also form an integral part of our programme. Applied in the appropriate context, these tools

    provide an excellent medium through which the children can reuse and consolidate what they have already

    learnt, and further develop their comprehension and communication skills.

    Young children learn to communicate by listening and speaking, so we place an emphasis on the spoken language, and encourage children to participate and become actively involved in each lesson.

    What makes HK Kidz so different?

    A proven 29-year track record in helping students achieve excellent results and greater success

    An excellent reputation in providing the highest standards of quality tuition, under the expert

    guidance of qualified, experienced, native teachers

    Small class size to guarantee plenty of interaction with the teacher and the other students, and

    greater attention to each child

    A flexible schedule that fits with your childs needs (we also offer private tuition)

    A comfortable, well-equipped language centre with a wealth of teaching resources

    A lively, interactive teaching approach that opens doors to new learning opportunities

    Our school is registered with EDB

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    English Language Courses for Children 1-6

    We offer a variety of courses in English language to suit all levels, needs, and objectives:

    Age Group Course

    General English Courses

    1-3 years old Toddler's Activity Group *

    1-3 years old Baby Gym *

    3 - 4 years old First Steps (English Nursery Level 1) *

    4 - 6 years old Getting Ahead (English Nursery Levels 2 & 3) *

    4 - 6 years old Ready for Primary School

    3 - 6 years old Fun with Phonics (Jolly Phonics) *

    English Language Workshops

    3 - 6 years old Creative Arts Workshop *

    3 - 6 years old Drama Workshop *

    4 - 6 years old Nature & Discovery Workshop *

    5 - 6 years old Little Chef Workshop *

    3 - 6 years old Holiday Workshops *

    * Children are grouped by age and level of ability.

    * Children aged 18 months to 24 months must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    The number of children for this age-group is limited to 6 only per class.

    * Children aged 24 months to 36 months may or may not be accompanied by a parent or guardian - parents

    may choose which they prefer.

    Enrolment is open all year round

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    English Activity Groups

    TODDLER'S ACTIVITY GROUP / 18 months to 24 months / 24 months to 36 months

    Toddlers are terrific learners, with an amazing amount of energy and an eagerness for new

    challenges and experiences. This is a dynamic, fun-filled, theme-based programme where little ones

    develop both language and cognitive skills through listening, observing, exploring, doing and

    experiencing.

    During this course, your child will:

    learn in a playful environment: through a series of exciting interactive activities; rhymes; songs;

    stories; puppets; language development games; TPR; pretend-play; and arts & crafts, to engage

    his/her mind and spirit.

    be actively involved: through interactive play and physical involvement, to encourage social

    interaction and make learning fun.

    develop English language skills naturally and spontaneously: through repeated exposure, your

    child will soon increase his/her vocabulary and ability to express himself/herself in the language.

    Our lessons are divided into themes with many different activities relating to each theme.

    For example if the theme is fruit, then all the activities, songs, games, etc. will revolve around fruit,

    the different types, shapes, colours, etc. of fruit. There are plenty of opportunities to practise and

    assimilate the language.

    increase his/her attention span, develop self-esteem, independence, interaction and social

    skills, and a love for learning.

    BABY GYM / 18 months to 24 months / 24 months to 36 months

    Toddlers are terrific learners, with an amazing amount of energy and an eagerness to try new

    things. This is a stimulating, fun-filled programme where little ones play, learn and explore whilst

    simultaneously enhancing their blossoming balance, co-ordination and gross motor skills.

    Classes offer structured age-appropriate activities based on the latest research in child neuro-physiological

    development.

    During this course, your child will:

    Develop physical awareness: becoming more aware of their body as they grow is a crucial

    component of movement development in children. Through fun activities and games which

    emphasise identifying body parts and how they work, your child will learn how to move his/her body

    in different physical situations and develop better body awareness.

    Enhance his/her gross motor skills and develop balance: by playing fun games that include

    specific actions and movements, your child will develop flexibility, agility, endurance, muscle strength

    and gain greater bodily control.

    Develop a love of physical activity and a sense of pride in his/her achievements: by crawling,

    sliding, jumping/landing, rolling, climbing... in a nurturing environment where he/she feels physically

    and mentally secure, your child will develop physical agility while having lots of fun. As his/her

    natural abilities grow, he/she will become more confident and enjoy it more and more.

    Develop spatial awareness, orientation and coordination, including hand/foot and eye

    coordination: through movement and exploration your child will develop spatial concepts such as a

    sense of distance, location of an object ...

    Develop social interaction: by singing, dancing and moving; enjoying group games and other fun

    activities with his/her classmates, your child will learn to do things with others and make new friends.

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    English Language Courses

    FIRST STEPS / English Nursery Level 1 (3-4 years old)

    Children of this age long to do things by themselves and for new opportunities.

    They also have this innate ability to learn and absorb language. This programme offers your child

    a progressive and stimulating learning experience through varied opportunities to explore, create, and

    experience.

    During this course, your child will:

    discover vocabulary appropriate to his/her age group and daily life experiences;

    develop his/her ability to express himself/herself;

    sing songs, read stories, use puppets, play creative games and participate in arts and crafts and

    other fun-filled activities, enjoying endless opportunities to assimilate language;

    be immersed in the language: by working and playing together with his/her classmates in English,

    your child will begin to communicate naturally and spontaneously;

    develop social interaction: by singing, dancing and moving; enjoying group games and other fun

    activities with his/her classmates, your child will learn to do things with others and make new

    friends;

    become more independent, develop literacy, numeracy, creativity, and a love for learning.

    GETTING AHEAD / English Nursery Levels 2 & 3 (4-6 years old)

    Children of this age have varying strengths, developing needs and individual interests.

    These progressive and stimulating programmes are designed to use what the children already know, draw

    on their specific interests and capitalise on their eagerness to learn to boost language and intellectual

    development.

    Each lesson is organised as a series of fun, interactive activities, making use of rhymes, songs, poems,

    stories, puppets, creative games and arts & crafts, that engage your childs mind and spirit and encourage

    him/her to participate actively and to build up his/her interest in learning.

    Lessons are divided into themes with relevant vocabulary and different activities relating to each theme.

    During these courses, your child will:

    increase his/her range of vocabulary - appropriate to his/her age group, daily experiences and

    areas of interest;

    increase further his/her ability to form proper sentences and communicate;

    enjoy lots of opportunities to practise and absorb new language;

    engage in deep level learning;

    be encouraged to work confidently and independently;

    learn basic writing and reading skills;

    develop literacy, numeracy, creativity, and a love for learning.

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    READY FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL (4-6 years old)

    The transition to primary school can be intimidating for some children. This specific programme is designed

    for children who will be advancing to primary school in the next school year ; the aim is to enhance

    your child's overall learning abilities, English language skills and readiness for primary school.

    Amongst other things, and according to his/her age and level, your child will:

    develop his/her understanding and oral communication skills ;

    increase his/her vocabulary and ability to form proper sentences;

    engage in deep level learning;

    enjoy lots of opportunities to interact with others;

    be encouraged to work confidently and independently;

    learn basic writing and reading skills;

    develop literacy, numeracy, creativity, and a love for learning;

    develop social interaction, self-esteem and confidence.

    We can also organise on demand some private sessions to help prepare your child for his/her

    forthcoming school interview.

    FUN WITH PHONICS ~ Jolly Phonics

    Phonics is proven to provide a unique and thorough foundation for spelling and writing. It equips

    children to learn to read and write more effectively.

    Different children learn in different ways: by seeing, by listening, and/or by moving. Using the renowned

    Jolly Phonics programme, your child will learn the 42 principal sounds of English in a fun, multi-sensory,

    and active way. For each sound your child will learn an associated action, be taught a mini-story that will

    make the target sound far easier and more fun to remember.

    During this course, your child will :

    learn how to tackle the pronunciation of new words;

    gain confidence in reading;

    become skilled at spelling any new word, even if he/she has never seen or heard that word before;

    have lots of fun while building his/her skills in reading, writing and spelling English!

    For even better results, we recommend that your child joins this programme in conjunction with our

    First Steps, Getting Ahead or Ready For Primary School courses, as this will give him/her a far greater

    chance to read more fluently from an earlier age.

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    English Language Workshops A fun alternative or addition to language courses

    CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP (3-6 years old)

    Arts activities enable the child to make connections between the imaginative life and the world and

    create an opportunity for children to organise and express ideas, feelings and experiences in a visual,

    tangible form.

    This new, fun-filled programme will open your childs mind and imagination, stimulate his/her creativity,

    improve his/her concentration and encourage him/her to develop his/her English skills in a fun, hands on and

    educational way - building up his/her self-confidence in the process.

    During this enjoyable, innovative programme, your child will:

    practise his/her English in a fun, dynamic way;

    discover different forms of arts through drawing, painting, moulding, constructing, collage ...;

    explore new concepts, ideas and sensation;

    develop his/her fine motor skills;

    enjoy fun hands-on creative arts & crafts activities;

    open up his/her imagination and stimulate his/her creativity;

    build up his/her self-confidence.

    A fantastic course offering your child the opportunity to develop his/her language skills while also having lots

    of fun trying something different and nurturing his/her overall development.

    DRAMA WORKSHOP (4-6 years old)

    Drama is a fantastic tool to enhance language as well as overall development. This particular course

    covers the basic skills of drama. It is designed to foster personality growth and to teach drama skills side by

    side with developmental skills. Participation in drama has the potential to develop language and

    communication abilities, problem-solving skills, to stimulate creativity and to promote a positive self-esteem.

    "Let's pretend" is the norm in the drama class.

    During this enjoyable, innovative programme, your child will:

    practise his/her English in a fun, dynamic way;

    develop the use of his/her voice;

    develop body and personal expression;

    stimulate his/her imagination and creativity;

    learn to interact with others;

    enhance his/her concentration and memory;

    build self-esteem and confidence.

    The programme also includes regular performances in front of parents building up to an end of term / end of

    year show.

    A fantastic course offering your child the opportunity to develop his/her language skills while also discovering

    the exciting world of theatre!

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    NATURE & DISCOVERY WORKSHOP (4-6 years old)

    This special workshop allows your child to develop his/hr English while also learning more about nature.

    During this enjoyable, innovative programme, your child will:

    practise his/her English in a fun, dynamic way;

    learn more about the earth, plants, insects, water, seasons, renewable energies... and uncover

    answers to such questions as "where is it coming from?", "how and why?...

    enjoy fun hands-on experiences such as planting, butterfly breeding, using solar or other energy..

    learn how to make environmentally friendly arts & crafts and keep the earth green;

    broaden his/her inquisitive mind and encourage curiosity.

    A fantastic course offering your child the opportunity to develop his/her language skills while also having lots

    of fun discovering the mysteries of nature.

    LITTLE CHEF WORKSHOP (5-6 years old)

    This popular workshop capitalises on every child's eagerness for learning and experimenting to teach them

    about healthy eating and the joy of cooking.

    During this enjoyable, innovative programme, your child will:

    practise his/her English in a fun, dynamic way;

    discover new tastes and flavours;

    cook simple healthy, savoury and sweet recipes;

    become aware of the importance of a balanced diet;

    learn the pleasure of cooking.

    All ingredients, utensils, aprons, etc. are provided. We play, we experiment, we create, and we enjoy !

    A fantastic course offering your child the opportunity to develop his/her English language skills while also

    having lots of fun discovering basic kitchen techniques and an appreciation of good food.

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    HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS (available during Half-Term, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Easter, Summer)

    These workshops are specially designed to promote the spontaneous and natural use of English, and

    boost your childs English skills in an exciting and enjoyable setting!

    Themes vary according to the holiday period so as to draw upon each child's natural curiosity and capture

    his/her interest. The whole programme aims at encouraging your child to use his/her English skills in a fun

    context, while becoming so enthralled in what he/she is doing that he/she forgets he/she is actually learning

    and practising English.

    These offer the perfect setting for your child to develop his/her listening and speaking skills, and to become

    more confident in the use of the language.

    During these courses, your child will:

    sing songs, read stories, use puppets, play games, participate in arts & crafts or other fun activities;

    learn vocabulary appropriate to his/her age group and his/her daily life;

    enjoy endless opportunities to repeat and re-use the new found language and enhance his/her

    listening and speaking skills;

    explore his/her imagination, develop his/her creativity and discover new interests.

    These exciting programmes are specifically designed to offer your child extended opportunities to re-use and

    reinforce his/her existing language and progress at a much faster pace, while having loads of fun and a

    fantastic time! Each week your child will discover a new theme, with a key project to be completed by

    the end of the week.

    A valuable complement to any of our regular courses or a great stand-alone holiday course!

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    EDUCATION CENTRE

    HK KIDZ PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

    Classes are organised in small groups of 4-8 students according to age and level of ability.

    This small group setting guarantees plenty of interaction with the teacher and the other students, ensures

    greater attention to each individual student, and maximises each students participation and progress.

    Private or Semi-Private Tuition are also available. Lessons are scheduled according to your

    availability (subject also to teachers availability), either at our premises in Central or One Island South,

    or in the comfort of your home.

    We provide a pleasant, inspiring learning environment: our comfortable, spacious premises offer large,

    bright classrooms, bursting with a wealth of teaching materials and each featuring multimedia facilities with

    an interactive whiteboard to make your child's learning even more enjoyable and effective. There is also

    a delightful reading / play area. Everything has been meticulously designed with your child's well-being at

    heart, in order to create the ultimate learning environment in which your child will thrive and love to learn.

    We only employ highly qualified and experienced native teachers who hold internationally

    recognised teaching qualifications.

    All our English language courses are in line with the Council of Europes Common European

    Framework for Modern Languages which is recognised throughout Europe, and provides an instant and

    official appraisal of competence. We provide end of course progress reports and certificates.

    All our courses are designed to encourage your child to participate actively in class, and to put

    his/her language skills to practical use in a fun, refreshing environment. The various stimulating activities

    provide an excellent medium through which your child can reinforce what he/she is learning in class,

    enlarge vocabulary, improve pronunciation, develop strong comprehension and communication skills, and

    build confidence.

    We are committed to the success of our students: our 29-year proven track record of successfully

    teaching languages to very young learners in Hong Kong is a testimony to our accomplishment and

    dedication!

    All of our courses are available from Monday to Saturday with a choice of morning or afternoon

    classes. You may choose to register your child from one to five times weekly, from one hour up to three

    hours per day. Please ask for a detailed schedule. Classes are also available on Sundays upon request.

    Our comprehensive language programme is available throughout the academic year, with special

    intensive classes during the half-term, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Easter, and Summer Holidays.

    Enrolment is open all year round and your child may join at any time. A free trial class will be offered

    when joining an on-going group class so as to ensure that your child is registered in the correct class level.

    To discuss your childs specific requirements, or to register, contact us:

    Direct line: 2526 9008

    E-mail: kidz@hklanguages.com

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