CREATIVE WRITING

Early Writers (5-6)

Students will build their skills through a variety of word games and interactive activities. Teachers will identify students’ writing competence and focus on improving their vocabulary, grammar, and spelling.

Beginners Creative Writing

Beginners-level students build the habit of writing freely, confidently, and often. Students do creative writing activities and write short stories to learn about different genres of writing.

Introductory Creative Writing

Introductory-level students write short stories to learn about different genres of writing. Students will also learn about characterization, conflict, perspective, and other literary devices.

Young Authors Workshop

Students will deconstruct plots, hone their writing skills and learn literary techniques that will take their work from proficient to publishable.

CRITICAL WRITING

Beginners Critical Writing

Students will learn the fundamentals of essay writing, alongside how to debate complex issues, craft strong thesis statements, and adhere to foolproof essay formats.

Introductory Critical Writing

Students develop their critical reasoning ability and academic writing abilities, preparing them for secondary school writing and higher level coursework.

Intermediate Critical Writing

Students will perfect written analysis and argumentation to the level demanded by elite secondary schools and university admissions tests.

DEBATE & MODEL UN

Introductory Debate

Why debating? Debate is the fastest growing ECA globally because of its ability to transform young people into global people. It merges five essential skills: public speaking, critical thinking, logical analysis, world issue awareness and personal organization. This course teaches the World Schools-style debate. Students will learn argumentation development, speaking style, rebuttal strategy, speaker roles…

Competitive Debate

Why debating? Debate transforms young people into global people, from shy students into powerful speakers. It merges five essential skills: public speaking, critical thinking, logical analysis, world issue awareness and personal organization. This course teaches British Parliamentary and World Schools-style debate. Students will learn argumentation development, speaking style, rebuttal strategy, speaker roles and case building.…

Model United Nations

MUN students simulate the United Nations and UN committees. They learn about current events and foreign policy, and perfect research, public speaking, debating, and writing skills as well as teamwork, leadership and negotiation.

GLOBAL THINKING

Beginners Global Thinking

This course combines critical writing, debate, and public speaking to introduce young students to current events and ethical dilemmas.

Introductory Global Thinking

This course combines critical writing, debate, and public speaking to build students' confidence discussing important news items and moral issues.

Intermediate Global Thinking

What is cyberwarfare? How does it impact us as citizens? Why is it so difficult to prove and what does it mean for the future? In order to answer these questions, students need to learn how to think critically about today’s globalised world. In Global Thinking, students learn how to analyze the elements that drive…

Advanced Global Thinking

What does the tense relationship between the US and China mean for global stability in the 21st century? How are North Korea, Russia, Europe – and even Hong Kong – affected by this?  In order to answer these questions, students need to learn how to think critically about today’s globalised world. In Global Thinking, students…