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Free English Workshop 28th May!

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

OEOM 28th May

Open Eyes Open Mind is once again offering a free day English workshop in May.

Date: Saturday, 28th May 2011
Time: 9:00 am – 12.30 pm
Address: Room 811, The Church of Christ in China Mong Kok Church & Christian Centre,
56 Bute St, Mongkok, Kowloon
Contact: info @ aaplus.hk or call +852 2528 2133

We’re ready for another great year!

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Please join us for another free English workshop!

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We are taking students of Primary 4 – 6 to visit the Kowloon Walled City Park where there will be a guided tour from 10.00 – 10.45 am.

Just like our last Open Eyes Open Mind event, we will place the students into the classes to let them enjoy and interact with the current students. Please visit the website for Kowloon Walled City Park for more information.

Date: Saturday, 29th January 2011
Time: 9:00 am – 12.30 pm
Address: Room 811, The Church of Christ in China Mong Kok Church & Christian Centre,
56 Bute St, Mongkok, Kowloon
Contact: info @ aaplus.hk or call +852 2528 2133

Free English workshop 30th October!

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

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For the second time this year, Open Eyes Open Mind is once again offering a free day English workshop for all children in Primary 4-6 as an insight to what AA Plus is all about!
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On Saturday, 30th October at 2:15pm, parents are invited to the introduction of the day programme then will be asked to pick them up just 3 hours later while we take the students on a fun guided tour in Kowloon Park.

By the end of the day, students will provide a written piece on their outdoor tour as well as a presentation to the class. This is what AA Plus classes are all about: We want our students to see and experience environments not typical in their day-to-day life. We try make them smile. We want them to have fun. We feel amazing when they laugh. And with that positive atmosphere, we use it as a tool for helping the students learn productively.  

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So please join us on the 30th October. It would be great to see you there!

Video of Tram Ride Event

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

In case you haven’t read enough about our Open Eyes Open Mind event, we’ve uploaded a video that we’d love for you to spend a few minutes watching just to understand what we do.

For those who made it on the day, thanks again for making it such a memorable time.

AAplus Spring 2010 Activity

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

So far AA Plus has been a hardworking but fun filled start for teachers and students in 2010. 在AA+的努力推動下,為老師和學生帶來了充滿愉快的新一年。

We encourage team work. 我們鼓勵團隊精神。

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We encourage a little competition. 我們鼓勵競賽。

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We want our students to explore.  我們鼓勵學生不斷探索。

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We make sure we never go hungry!  吃也開心!
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We push for confidence in drama classes. 以戲劇培養自信心
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We definitely look forward to how the rest of the year plans out. 我們期待著更多成員,開心用英語。

Spring into action! – Free English Workshop

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

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Primary 4 students will be happy to know that we have free English workshops organised for the end of May to welcome the Summer break.

Due to popular demand, we will be hosting TWO events on the 22nd May 2010 as well as 29th May 2010. Successfully signing up primary 4 students to this event is a first come, first serve basis. Please sign up to our newsletter on the left for latest news and when we will be allowing reservations.

Our last Open Eyes Open Mind was BOOKED OUT!
You can also read our teacher’s report here.

Thank you for coming!

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Open Eyes Open Minds 7th February: Teacher’s Report

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Firstly I would like to highlight and praise the attending parents, teachers and students who battled the weary weather on Sunday and demonstrated their remarkable resolve and exceptional spirit in continuing to participate in the event.

I am very appreciative of all the warm and enthusiastic faces that accompanied us and congratulate everyone for their accomplishments and reflections upon the day’s encounters! As Woody Allen once said, “80% of success is showing up”, and turning up on the dreary day was definitely the hardier half of the workshop experience!

Needless to say, the remaining half is to exercise and articulate our rain-washed experiences in my most favorite part, the English! Although parents did not join us on this part of the journey, we managed to combat the dripping weather with our English chants and rhymes, and even spied some new expressions and vocabulary that wouldn’t have come out to play on a sunnier day!

I could not have hoped for better because although battering, the weather proved to really open up our eyes, ears and minds to offer us an opportunity to deal with new terms, words and an experience that we would otherwise not have explored and felt!

Emerging as little chicks in the morning, students and teachers all built some superb team chains that allowed us to enjoy the sights together throughout the day. Our groups travelled through the scenic screens of the Polar Express train ride, chanted noisily down the puddled streets via coach, and cruised down the weathered tracks of Hong Kong by the anticipated tram ride. Overall it was not the brightest of days, a lot of our young chicks returned tired, windswept and soaked through and through. But, despite the miserly circumstances, a thunderous round of applause must be made at the end of the day, when the morning’s hatchings came into a full phoenix’s flight with their afternoon presentations. Well done everyone!

Before I conclude with the highlights and pictures of the day, I would like to thank all the participants for their contribution and role in the day. As a correspondent teacher from Australia, it was certainly a delightful treat to see such outstanding behavior and eagerness to learn from the young students on the day. I was very impressed with the young articulate students who reciprocated the learning of new vocabulary by their helpful translations of new English words for their peers. Thanks to these bright students, I have also gratefully learnt some new Chinese cultural history and vocabulary! It was truly a wonderfully wholesome, if slightly damp experience, and I hope to be lucky enough to see some new faces at another event in the future! I urge both parents and teachers to keep their eyes and ears out, for the next date of this very rewarding and fun learning-experience!

Sincerely, and wishing you all a very happy Lunar New Year,

Ms. Lamsaw.

AA+ January Camp

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

On the 2nd January, AA+ organised a camp and invited the students for two days of fun.
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Open Eyes Open Mind – Booked Out!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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We would like to thank you all for your great enthusiasm for the Open Eyes Open Mind English Workshop Event. However, all our placements are now full and we can no longer accept anymore registrations.

To those who have confirmed a placement, we look forward to seeing you. Find out who is attending the event by joining our Facebook Event! Click here for the Open Eyes Open Mind Facebook Event.

Please keep an eye out on our website for the next workshop which will be announced soon. Meanwhile, visit our website for information on our regular classes: www.aaplus.hk.

Keep in contact with us by signing up to our newsletter or by joining our Facebook group. Thanks again!

Our very own AA Plus Teachers on HKATV!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

We would like to congratulate two of our very own AA Plus English teachers, Miss Joanne Kwok and Miss Norma Lamsaw who appeared on HK ATV. We all watched with great excitement and are very proud to have you both represent the rest of the staff members!

Miss Kwok has worked with AA Plus for two years and was undoubtedly perfect to represent AA Plus on the show.
Miss Lamsaw is our invaluable teacher from Australia and we admire her determination to speak in Cantonese where English is her fluent language. If the situation were reversed for a Chinese speaker to perform in English, we believe it would have taken a lot more courage than what you required.

Thank you so much to you both, Norma and Joanne!