Whether your child wants to learn a new language or brush up on their mother tongue, take a look at where you can find language classes for your little ones!
Easy English for Kids
Based in Sai Kung, Easy English for Kids runs English and Mandarin playgroups taught by native language teachers as well as language tuition for children aged three and up. Playgroups have up to seven students and cost $190 each; tutorials are $200 for a group class or $275 for a private session. As well as reading, discussions and sing-a-longs, activities aim to explore children’s creativity and develop interpersonal skills.
Address: 28/F, Sai Keng Village, Sai Sha Road, Sai Kung
Contact: 3487 3053
Individual or group lessons in a variety of languages including English, German, Latin and Spanish can be held at the student’s home or online. Tutors are matched to each child’s educational needs to form a better rapport and match the teaching to a child’s learning style. Prices vary with location. Classes cover phonics, reading, comprehension and creative writing. Interactive holiday workshops are also available.
Address: Unit D, 11/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Central
Contact: 8191 2252
GAIA World Language
Founded in 2013 by three mothers, GAIA World Language offers classes in Chinese, English, Spanish and Latin for all ages. All materials are produced in house and are taught by native language teachers in an interactive group environment. It aims to improve reading, writing, speaking and listening with a focus on grammar and pronunciation. Classes are available seven days a week and start at $400/hour.
Address: 9/F, Universal Trade Centre, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Central
Contact: 2530 9888
Mandarin for Munchkins
Part of Yifan Mandarin school, Mandarin for Munchkins runs age-appropriate language classes for children aged one to eight years at all levels. Lessons are held seven days a week in recreation clubs as well as the school’s premises in Central and Discovery Bay. Classes are held in groups of up to six students and cost $190-$250 each. Language camps during school holidays teach Mandarin through various activities and excursions.
Passion for Language
Private and small group English classes (maximum four students) are held at the student’s home or Passion for Language’s centre, and rates vary accordingly. Courses include Preparation for Primary for preschoolers aged three-five, and Cambridge Young Learners for children aged six to 12. Experienced teachers keep sessions relaxed and engaging, using a variety of communication activities, storytelling and children’s songs.
Address: Office 904, 9/F, The Dominion Centre, 43-59 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
Contact: 9231 5537
Age-appropriate Mandarin classes for children aged six months to 12 years teach the language through different activities, such as drama, art and music. Teachers are native speakers with substantial experience in early childhood and primary education. The language programme is devised to help children practise their Putonghua while igniting their imagination.
Address: One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang
Contact: 3427 9619
Spring Learning Centre
Qualified and highly experienced native Mandarin-speaking teacher Tina Lau offers Mandarin tuition for children aged one to three years old. She uses themes and activities such as storytelling, role play and physical games to immerse children in the Chinese language. Toddlers are introduced to the pinyin phonetic system. The Mandarin@Spring programme is $3,600 for 12 classes.
Address: 3/F, Centre Point, 181-185 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
Contact: 3465 5000
With tutors from French-speaking countries, this educational centre teaches French to children of all ages in either private or group lessons. French for Toddlers (aged two-four years) teaches young children basic sounds and vocabulary in familiar themes such as greetings, family, school and home. French for Children (aged five-12) uses practical and proven interactive learning activities. From $4,500 for a course of 15-20 sessions.
Address: Unit D, 3/F, Man Lok Building, 89-93 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan
Contact: 3563 5263
International Tuition Services
ITS offers educational support for children from 18 months to 18 years. Its language tuition includes Mandarin, English, Spanish and French, taught by highly qualified tutors using materials supplied. Prices start at $550 a class, with private or group sessions available to engage children in speaking, listening and writing with confidence. ITS has two centres.
Address: Central: 3rd Floor, Sun House, 181 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Tsim Sha Tsui: Shop A-C, 5/F, Cameron Plaza, 23- 25A Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Central: 2116-3916
Tsim Sha Tsui: 2116-3258
Experienced native English-speaking teachers offer language tuition for children from age two in groups of up to four or private lessons. Courses include Kindy Cambridge, public speaking, storytelling and interview skills. Prices vary, from $660 for two classes a week to $1,350 for five classes a week.
Address: 2302 Universal Trade Centre, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Central
Contact: 2868 0636
Miles International Academy
This new Repulse Bay preschool runs an after-school Mandarin Club for three- to six-year-olds. It takes an unconventional contextual approach to learning, led by the child, teaching Putonghua and pinyin through recreational tasks, learning about Chinese culture and various excursions.
Address: B102, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
Contact: 3586 3071
Monkey Tree English Learning Centre
Open since 2009, Monkey Tree now has 35 learning centres across Hong Kong. It offers tailored group English lessons for children aged three to 12 years as well as private tutoring with qualified native English-speaking teachers. Sessions take a thematic approach to teach phonics, reading comprehension, grammar, conversational skills and creative writing and cost from $140 an hour. Private tutoring starts at $550 an hour.
Contact: 3563 6771