9 Summer English Courses You Should Discover Before Teaching Abroad

Summer English Courses in Hong Kong

Do you like summer?

I believe so.

What if you imagine spending summer by teaching English in your dream country?

How does it sound, huh?

If you think of adventure like that, summer is a great season to experience it.

You may wonder, could it be for me?

Here is the answer.

Yes, if you want to travel, live and teach abroad.

I’ve been teaching English in Hong Kong since 2015 and summer English courses have left inside me a lot of memories.

When you decide to step into that world, as a result you’ll build personal development along with new skills.

In this post, let me show you summer English courses in Hong Kong that you should discover before taking any action.

After that, you may decide whether teaching English abroad is the right adventure for you.

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Summer English Courses in Hong Kong

Before you start reading, let me mention something.

Many young children in Hong Kong have a higher education in English than children in other countries where English is the second language. When you look at overall statistics in the education of all countries in the world, Hong Kong dominates. During the summer holiday, learning English is intensive as well as a huge business for educational companies too.

So below are nine summer English courses to discover.

1) Be a CEO

This course gave pupils an overall view of the CEO’s business lifestyle.

The lessons along with topics:

  • How to plan your day
  • How to set goals
  • The feelings or emotions that may occur in the management of a company
  • How to handle fear of changes
  • How to manage money
Be a CEO
Be a CEO

2) English Speech & Public Speaking Training

As the name implies, the course aimed to improve pupils in speaking.

The lessons along with topics:

  • What to avoid during a public speech and how to behave in front of people or audience
  • How to speak clearly and confidently
  • The first exercise speaking – popular animals
  • The second exercise speaking – summer holiday
  • Reading lesson because every successful speaker has to read a lot
  • Telling the story according to the pictures

3) Be a Millionaire

In brief, the course focused on money.

It was a sensational lesson because we should teach students the value of money from their early age.

The lessons along with topics:

  • Where does the money come from?
  • Different currencies
  • How to manage money with a specific budget
  • Creating own currency and cheques
  • Playing the board game PAYDAY

During the course, I was giggling a lot because some of the pupils' ideas about how to manage money were beyond the possibilities 🙂

Be a Millionaire
PAYDAY game
PAYDAY game

4) Drama Fun for Kids

In order to learn the right answer to the question “How are you?”, we sang at the beginning of every lesson the song Hello Song.

The lessons along with topics:

The Gingerbread Man Story

5) Interview Skills

The course focused on building knowledge during the interview. We practised positions like an interviewer and an interviewee.

The lessons along with topics:

  • Eye contact
  • Right behaviour
  • Body language
  • Speaking, questioning or answering full sentences
  • Introducing ourselves
  • Description of a situation at a picture
  • Telling the story from picture

At the end of the course, all pupils successfully passed the exam.

Maintain eye contact
Story telling

6) Puppet Theatre

I've always prepared as much information as possible. The course taught pupils as well as me a wealthy knowledge from the world of puppet theatre.

The lessons along with topics:

  • Different types of puppets
  • Theirs emotions
  • Puppets from different countries
  • How are puppets made up in the shadows by using palms
  • Human puppets
  • Forming own puppets from ready-made templates
Puppet Theatre
Puppet Theatre
Puppet Theatre
Puppet Theatre

7) English Science

In every lesson, we had to examine the different experiments.

The lessons along with topics:

  • Immersion different types of folded paper into the water and observe how long it takes to unfold by itself
  • Creating a rocket from a balloon and additional materials
  • Experiment with bottles that have been variously filled with water
English Science
English Science
English Science
English Science

8) Creative Writing

You would love it too!

This course developed not only creative writing of students but my imagination too. Every lesson included an interesting topic and pupils had to write at least 150 words.

The lessons along with topics:

  • If you had a time machine, what would be the future
  • What would happen if aliens visit our planet
  • If you were a superhero, what would you do
Creative Writing
Creative Writing
Creative Writing
Creative Writing

9) I am a Detective

When I was sitting in the first lesson, one student came and asked me. Are you a real detective?

It was great to possess the role of "the right detective" for this course 🙂

The lessons along with topics:

  • Taking fingerprints
  • How to interrogate suspicious person
  • Decipher the codes with the deciphered disk
  • The Morse alphabet
  • Objects used by tracking and how they are made up
I am a detective
I am a detective

Will You Experience It in Your Life?

After reading, what’s your impression?

Before answering the question, let me tell you something.

During two months, I’ve acquired a lot of skills and experiences.

Summer English courses in Hong Kong have taught me patience, speaking, body language, how to use gestures, and much more.

In short, I’ve built personal development and you’ll do the same.

The best part? You might face the same courses above as a TEFL teacher too.

I’d wish to read below your answer to the question, what’s your impression?

Will you want to try the same adventure?

Take action and be a Doer!

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