It has long been recognised that young children make more rapid progress when they enjoy what they are doing: all our workshops and courses use specifically designed books and materials, fun-filled activities, language development games, audio visual aids and multimedia tools to engage your child and promote interaction and communication.
Young children learn to communicate by listening and speaking: all our workshops and courses are oral and conversation-based, with an emphasis on the spoken language to encourage your child to speak as much as possible and become actively involved in each lesson. But they will also learn writing skills and solidify their grammar foundation.
Founded in 1985, and a pioneer in Hong Kong in the field of teaching languages to children, Hong Kong Institute of Language has earned a reputation for reliability, high quality childhood education and professional excellence.
We offer courses in English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese, for children aged 3 to 12 years, at all levels.
All our programmes are taught by qualified and enthusiastic native speakers with extensive experience in teaching young children.
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3 to 6 years old
FIRST STEPS – 3 years old
A dynamic, fun-filled programme designed for young children to develop both language awareness and cognitive skills through a range of activities that encourage listening, observing, exploring, manipulating and experiencing
SETTING THE PACE – 3 to 5 years old
A theme-based programme designed to introduce children to familiar topics and develop their language skills through creative activities, games, rhymes, songs, stories, and arts and crafts.
GETTING AHEAD – 5 to 6 years old
An exciting programme designed to engage children in a variety of fun activities to develop their language skills and confidence in an enjoyable way.
MOTHER TONGUE SUPPORT – 3 to 12 years
Designed for children who are not schooled in their native language. Provides an environment for children to develop their native language and maintain contact with their cultural roots.
6 to 12 years old
LANGUAGE IN ACTION
An interactive, highly motivating series of courses for children who wish to learn for further studies, in preparation for an exam, or purely out of interest.
A comprehensive programme specifically designed to complement school studies and provide your child with the additional support they need to make significant progress at school and improve their overall language performance.
A lively approach to developing writing skills. This will help your child to expand their vocabulary, put grammar into practice and express their thoughts and feelings. Learning to write well is an important skill. It is also a great way for children to express themselves, consolidate their literacy skills and give them an enormous confidence boost.
EXAM/SCHOOL INTERVIEW PREPARATION
A comprehensive programme specifically designed for children who need help to be fully prepared for their upcoming exams. It combines solid academic development with extensive exam guidance, and provides your child with plenty of opportunities to practise the language in various contexts and consolidate their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
We have beautifully furnished and well-equipped centres dedicated exclusively to children’s classes, creating a fun and nurturing environment.
We have small group classes, between 4 and 8 children, which allows the teacher to focus on each child individually and helps create many opportunities for children to interact in the intended language.