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Deadline for application of all secondary school courses: May 31, 2017. Early bird deadline: April 30, 2017.

Critical Thinking
  • Apply basic critical thinking skills to daily life situations.
  • Learn the importance of critical analysis and careful thinking in university education and lifelong learning.
  • The course consists of four modules: meaning analysis, argument analysis, scientific reasoning and fallacies and biases.

Language of Instruction: English                                                                  

Eligibility: Local S4 to S6 or equivalent to the last three years of high school

Period of Teaching: July 17-21, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Programme Fee: HKD1,900     Early bird (April 30, 2017)/Alumni: HKD1,600

Course Description: please click here

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In Translation

In Translation: English & Chinese

  • Discover what it takes to translate from one language to another while accurately conveying the meaning of a text.
  • A high level of comprehension of Cantonese and competent level of English are required for this course.
  • Examine translation in the context of popular culture-movies, drama, music and fiction.

Language of Instruction: English and Cantonese                                      

Eligibility: Local S4 to S6 or equivalent to the last three years of high school

Period of Teaching: July 17-21, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Programme Fee: HKD1,900     Early bird (April 30, 2017)/Alumni: HKD1,600

Course Description: please click here

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Public Speaking Workshop
  • Become more fluent and comfortable in spoken English.
  • Build self-confidence in public speaking.
  • Improve your communication skills in a fun and engaging manner.

This is a highly interactive and stimulating course taught by an experienced native English speaking Eduarts instructor with a degree in Drama or Applied Theatre and Education, and is devised by renowned drama educator and Hong Kong University Artist, Dr. Vicki Ooi.

Language of Instruction: English                                                                     

Eligibility: Local S4 to S6 or equivalent to the last three years of high school

Period of Teaching:  July 18-21, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Programme Fee: HKD2,650     Early bird (April 30, 2017)/Alumni: HKD2,450

(Please note that lunch is not included in the course fee.)

Course Description: please click here

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Creative Writing courses co-hosted by HKU's groundbreaking Moving Poetry programme:

  • Discover the imagination and passion for creative writing that can be kindled in young writers everywhere.
  • Limited class size to ensure maximum interaction and creativity.
  • Held in the University's unique Black Box Theatre space.

Introduction to Creative Writing

  • Learn about the craft and history of Creative Writing in English.
  • Design an individual story or memoir or poem.
  • Discover more range and reach of self-expression.
  • Find new strength and mastery in your writing.

Language of Instruction: English                                                                     

Eligibility: Local S4 to S6 or equivalent to the last three years of high school

Period of Teaching:  July 25-28, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Programme Fee: HKD2,650     Early bird (April 30, 2017)/Alumni: HKD2,450

Course Description: please click here

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Creative Writing and Life Stories

  • Focus on creative writing and telling our own stories.
  • Explore the beautiful combination of storytelling and documentary.
  • Learn more about yourselves and your communities.
  • Widen the lens on your writing and experiences every day.

Language of Instruction: English                                                                     

Eligibility: Local S4 to S6 or equivalent to the last three years of high school

Period of Teaching:  August 1-4, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Programme Fee: HKD2,650     Early bird (April 30, 2017)/Alumni: HKD2,450

Course Description: please click here

Both Introduction to Creative Writing and Creative Writing and Life Stories are suitable for all levels, including beginners. 
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