Tadpoles Learning Centre offers a wide range of English courses, including Oxford C&W, English Writing, English Oral, Phonics, Cambridge YLE Starters, Movers and Flyers, Cambridge KET, PET, FCE and DSE preparation courses.
Learning phonics in a fun and engaging way helps our children to familiarize themselves with the letter sounds and improve their blending skills. With 10 years of experience in teaching phonics, our curriculum is designed to help children to recognize the letter sounds, learn and practice blending skills, know how to segment words, learn high frequency words and read simple sentences. Our theme-based activities engage students and help them connect the vocabulary that they learn to the scenarios. The program is designed for kindergarten students which helps them to build a solid foundation to head start reading and writing.
Children in Hong Kong often struggle with their compositions. The major cause is that our children do not spend much time on reading English books and thus, lack of vocabulary. Building up vocabulary allows your children to use stronger and more descriptive words in their writing. We do not only introduce the skills of writing different types of articles to the students, we also ask our students to spend some time to read aloud articles in class and learn vocabulary. With more practice in writing and building up a vocabulary bank, students will gradually build up confidence in English. English Writing Workshop Level 1 writing is for P.1 to P.2 students starting with learning proper sentence structures and writing paragraphs. Level 2 writing is for P.3 to P.4 students to learn writing different types of articles and further their vocabulary. Level 3 writing is for P.5 to P.6 students to learn more about writing persuasive, explanatory and informational articles.
Our Cambridge YLE (Starters, Movers and Flyers) curriculum is designed to help students between 5 to 12 years old to learn everyday written and spoken English. The engaging materials published by Cambridge help students to gain confidence in reading, writing, listening and speaking English. It is also a great course for students who prepare for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) tests.
Our English Oral classes engage children in every minute. Through our interactive activities, our children are motivated to speak up and express their thoughts. Our courses are also designed to help students gaining confidence especially a lot of them need to prepare for school interviews. Our programs are designed for children from 3 to 12 years old. Activities are appropriate their ages. Activities include story sequencing and telling, story reading with the teacher, newspaper reading and discussions, show & tell, games like charade and Guess Who, and a variety of games that help students to gain confidence in speaking while having fun.
Through specially designed exercises based on Hong Kong school curriculum, students will be exposed to topical vocabulary, reading strategy and question-answering skills during the comprehension lessons. They will then learn to master the text types, grammar rules and writing techniques in the writing lesson. Composition has never been easier!
Tadpoles summer programs have been very popular over the 10 years. We offer a wide range of academic and non-academic activities for students for children from 3 to 9 years old. Our popular workshops include The 7 Habits of Happy Kids workshop, LEGO Education Afterschool Programs, Junior Design Thinking, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Junior Chefs, Oxford C&W Summer Program and etc. Our children not only keep themselves working but also enjoy learning with our Native English teachers under a fun and motivated environment.