Mandarin Courses for Teens
Mandarin is surely the language to learn now and even more in the near future. More and more schools worldwide offer Mandarin in their regular curriculums or as an optional language. By speaking both Mandarin and English, your child can potentially communicate with half the population in the world!
At Hong Kong Institute of Languages (HKIL), we understand that success at school is a major key to any student’s future. With this in mind, we have specifically designed all our teen courses to assist your child to develop both their language skills and confidence. All our courses use digital tools and audio visual aids to maximise interaction and communication.
For the past 37 years, we have provided academic support for thousands of teen students, helping them improve their grades, get into the school of their choice, and achieve outstanding results in their exams. All our teachers are fully qualified, experienced native speakers, who know not only how to inspire teens and make their learning enjoyable but also guide them along the path to success. We strive to provide each student with the best possible educational experience in a professional, caring and fun-filled atmosphere.
We offer a full range of General and Exam preparation courses at all levels, and for every need. You can choose from our selection of standard courses or request a tailor-made course designed to your teen’s specific requirements and personal needs.
Before enrolling on any of our courses, you can enjoy a free level assessment and needs analysis to define your individual course objectives and plan your overall progression.
Our Foundation course is designed for complete beginners who would like to learn some practical Mandarin that can be put to immediate use. The focus is on developing speaking and listening skills, as well as providing an essential basis for Mandarin grammar and vocabulary. The course also introduces essential reading and writing skills.
Our Elementary course is designed to allow you to further build your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills in order to use Mandarin in a wider range of daily situations. The aim is to equip you with the necessary skills to get the information you need and communicate what you want as clearly and effectively as possible.
Our Intermediate course is designed to consolidate what you have learned in previous courses. It will also help you to communicate effectively in a wider range of social and work-related situations. You will further develop your vocabulary, reading and writing skills, as well as learn how to distinguish formal and informal language.
Our Upper Intermediate course focuses on further refining your skills, in particular how language is used in different genres. You will explore how the choice of language, vocabulary and grammar affects the tone and style of your speaking and writing. You will also learn how to compare and contrast different structures and when it is appropriate to use them.
On our Advanced Level course, the focus is on developing your accuracy and fluency in equal measure to become a more proficient user of the language. Gain even greater fluency by learning more complex sentence structures, deeper idiomatic expressions and using the appropriate vocabulary.
Having good communication skills in today’s world is absolutely necessary. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their conversational skills and fluency in English. It is the ideal complement to any school studies, and a must for students who need more speaking practice so that they are better prepared for their oral exams. The atmosphere is social and relaxed, in which everyone is encouraged to interact in English and learn how to communicate in a variety of contexts.
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their writing skills and grammar awareness. It is of particular benefit to students who need to develop their written skills to successfully pass academic exams. They will learn to make good use of idioms and also write contents based on the situation: essay, motivation letter, online social interaction, etc…
A comprehensive programme specifically designed for students 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. Boost their self-confidence and maximise success with supervised guidance with mock exams and past papers practise, they’ll become familiar with the format of their exam.
Interview preparation: we will prepare the student to be ready for typical questions, especially the difficult ones, and how to answer, by practising school interview simulations. He/she will be full of confidence on interview day.
Regular courses to support your child’s academic progress at school. A comprehensive programme specifically designed to complement school studies, and provide students with the additional support they need to make rapid progress, and significantly improve their overall language performance.
The aim of this course is for children to maintain the language of their roots. You child may be going to a local or international school and doesn’t get much chance to practice their parents’ native language. Mother-tongue support is here to help keeping and improving this language, but also help them with the said language’s culture.
Learn and practise exam techniques and strategies to be fully ready to ace your upcoming exam and/or language test, both written and oral parts.
To improve your language skills and learn more about China and its culture, traditions and way of life. You will learn about the food culture, and the rich heritage of Chinese history. Ideal if you are looking to study abroad or visit China.