ENGLISH PROGRAMS  
iTHINK English Builder
 
English Builder helps students build a strong foundation in the English language. The course familiarizes students with English through reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, grammar and role-plays. Students learn to organize their ideas, write grammatically correct essays of up to 300 words and converse with confidence. Students who graduate from the highest level of this program will be able to navigate daily life and function both in and outside the classroom using English as their primary language.
This course draws from a range of contemporary materials written or delivered in English such as magazine articles, newspaper columns and multimedia. English Builder prepares students to attain the level of proficiency required by our other English courses.
 
Suitable for students in Grade 1-8 or Year 2-9
Level I (Grade 1-2 or Year 2-3); Level II (Grade 3-4 or Year 4-5); Level III (Grade 5-6 or Year 6-7); Level IV (Grade 7-8 or Year 8-9)
Builds foundation for native English fluency
Preparation for advanced English curricula
Small class size not exceeding 4 students
 
Course
Level
Dates
Day
Time
Code
Fees (HK$)
iTHINK English Builder
I
13 Feb - 26 Jun
(except 1 May)
WED
16:30 - 17:30
ST18-EB-1A
$440 / hour
1 hour x 20 lessons
(19 lessons on WEDNESDAY class)
26 Jan - 15 Jun
(except 20 Apr)
SAT
10:30 - 11:30
ST18-EB-1B
II
12 Feb - 25 Jun
TUE
18:00 - 19:30
ST18-EB-2A
$460 / hour
1.5 hours x 20 lessons
26 Jan - 15 Jun
(except 20 Apr)
SAT
09:00 - 10:30
ST18-EB-2B
III
28 Jan - 24 Jun
(except 22 Apr & 13 May)
MON
18:00 - 19:30
ST18-EB-3A
$480 / hour
1.5 hours x 20 lessons
31 Jan - 20 Jun
(except 07 Feb)
THU
16:30 - 18:00
ST18-EB-3B
IV
13 Feb - 26 Jun
(except 1 May)
WED
17:30 - 19:00
ST18-EB-4A
$500 / hour
1.5 hours x 20 lessons
(19 lessons on WEDNESDAY class)
26 Jan - 15 Jun
(except 20 Apr)
SAT
14:00 - 15:30
ST18-EB-4B
 
Critical Reading & Writing
 
Our Critical Reading & Writing course develops students’ ability to analyse and critique texts. Classical works in English and American literature are studied throughout the course, as students are steered away from the unquestioned acceptance of a text, and towards a more evaluative role as a reader. Students are presented with the tools of literary analysis and encouraged to think about the most appropriate way to employ these tools, dependent on the question at hand. Discussion and debate is a key part of the Critical Reading & Writing workshops, as is translating these ideas into well-thought-out and coherent prose. While students are encouraged to give their own opinions and personal perspectives on a text, the importance of evidencing and explaining their ideas is also strongly emphasised. Combined, these abilities create writers who can successfully articulate and argue their unique point of view.
As students become more confident, the practice of comparative analysis is introduced to students, enabling them to compare texts on the basis of themes, literary techniques, argumentative style and relative merit. The course familiarises students with the works of celebrated English and American writers, carefully selected for their rich encoded meaning. The poetry, essays, short stories and novels studied on the course; encourage students to think beyond the superficial analysis of the literal text. Graduates of the highest level will be equipped with the skill and confidence necessary to approach an undergraduate-level literature course.
 
This course draws from works by famous authors including William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Virginia Woolf, Kate Chopin, George Orwell, Edgar Allen Poe and more.
 
Suitable for students in Grade 7-10 or Year 8-11
Level I (Grade 7-8 or Year 8-9); Level II (Grade 9-10 or Year 10-11)
Teaches students to perform critical analyses of all genres of literature
Cultivates sophisticated appreciation of English literature
Small class size not exceeding 4 students
 
Course
Level
Dates
Day
Time
Code
Fees (HK$)
Critical Reading
& Writing
I
12 Feb - 25 Jun
TUE
16:30 - 18:00
ST18-CRW-1A
$480 / hour
1.5 hours x 20 lessons
25 Jan - 28 Jun
(except 5 Apr, 19 Apr & 7 Jun)
FRI
18:00 - 19:30
ST18-CRW-1B
II
12 Feb - 25 Jun
TUE
16:30 - 18:00
ST18-CRW-2A
$500 / hour
1.5 hours x 20 lessons
12 Feb - 25 Jun
TUE
18:00 - 19:30
ST18-CRW-2B
 
Academic Writing
 
Our academic writing course enables students to learn the practical skills needed to express their ideas in an eloquent, skilled and well-developed writing style. The workshops emphasise the two main skills of the most successful writers; to be precise and concise. Students are taught to unpick the grammatical mechanics of the English language, which enables them to use more sophisticated and mature grammatical structures. The skill of successful writing is required for students to excel across a wide range of subjects, making the course both enriching and widely beneficial.
The small class sizes mean that students will receive plenty of one-to-one support from their tutor to address their individual weaknesses and writing style. They will also, in addition, enjoy the great benefits of reviewing and editing work along with their peers. The course is designed to aid students with writing in a number of different styles. Student's creative writing skills are challenged by 'Finish the Story' tasks, a writing format that is now commonly used in UK Independent School entrance exams. Here they will be encouraged to use figurative language and extend their vocabulary. In addition, students will receive guidance on writing to critically analyse, to persuade and to inform. The course includes tasks that help students ensure their writing is always evidenced and explained, an essential skill for the most successful writers. Simplistic language is replaced by mature and eloquent phrases, leaving each student with a unique and developed writing style.
 
Suitable for students in Grade 5-10 or Year 6-11
Level I (Grade 5-6 or Year 6-7); Level II (Grade 7-8 or Year 8-9); Level III (Grade 9-10 or Year 10-11)
Trains students to write academic essays such as research papers, opinion pieces, personal statements and more
Small class size not exceeding 4 students
 
Course
Level
Dates
Day
Time
Code
Fees (HK$)
Academic
Writing
I
26 Jan - 15 Jun
(except 20 Apr)
SAT
11:30 - 13:00
ST18-AW-1A
$460 / hour
1.5 hours x 20 lessons
(19 lessons on WEDNESDAY class)
13 Feb - 26 Jun
(except 1 May)
WED
16:30 - 18:00
ST18-AW-1B
II
26 Jan - 15 Jun
(except 20 Apr)
SAT
16:00 - 17:30
ST18-AW-2A
$480 / hour
1.5 hours x 20 lessons
25 Jan - 28 Jun
(except 5 Apr, 19 Apr & 7 Jun)
FRI
18:00 - 19:30
ST18-AW-2B
III
28 Jan - 24 Jun
(except 22 Apr & 13 May)
MON
16:30 - 18:00
ST18-AW-3A
$500 / hour
1.5 hours x 20 lessons
26 Jan - 15 Jun
(except 20 Apr)
SAT
14:30 - 16:00
ST18-AW-3B
 
Discount & Offers
 
Early Bird Discount – Sign up before 19 January 2019 and enjoy 5% discount.
 
Term time course discount:
15% off for students enrolling 2 or more courses OR 2 or more friends enrolling together on the same course.
 
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iTHINK Education
7/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel. +852 2234 4038 | E-mail. info@ithink-education.com.hk