The cheapest English lessons in Hong Kong for adults

Who we are?

English for Asia is a teacher training centre, where people come to learn how to be English Teachers. All the courses are at our centrally located office in Sheung Wan, 2 minutes’ walk from the MTR.

What we do

Every month, we offer 20 - 30 hours of assessed teaching practice for our trainee teachers, who all need to have native English level fluency to enroll. Each of these trainee teachers need to teach 6 hours of classes in one month and all these lessons are assessed by experienced teacher trainers. Each trainee is offered help with their lesson plans and they are expected to use current teaching techniques and methodologies.

Why come here?

1. You will receive a free placement test to assess your level.
2. Each month, you will have 20 to 30 hours of lessons to improve your speaking, writing, reading and listening.
3. You will have a variety of teachers and different accents, with a lot of life experiences to share.
4. You will make friends and be part of the EFA community.
5. If you study with us for more than 240 hours, you will be able to take a GESE exam, which is an international certificate to assess your speaking.
6. Each month, you may have the chance to have a private lesson with one of your teachers for FREE.

When are the classes?

Monday – Friday. Dates and times updated each month based on the following CertTESOL teacher training courses. Classes start at 9 am and usually finish around 12pm.
(Special Saturday courses are also held through out the year)

January Monday to Friday classes in January
February Monday to Friday classes in February
March Monday to Friday classes plus Saturday classes in March
April Saturday classes only during April
May Monday to Friday classes plus Saturday classes in May
June Monday to Friday classes in June
July Monday to Friday classes plus Saturday classes in July
August Monday to Friday classes plus Saturday classes in August
September   Monday to Friday classes in September
October Monday to Friday classes plus Saturday classes in October
November Monday to Friday classes plus Saturday classes in November
December No classes in December

What our students say

“When I come here I can speak English more than at home.  Me and my friends really like it!” - Jeong from Korea (Elementary level)

“The reasons I recommend you to study at EFA: 1. You can meet classmates from all over the world here at EFA. 2. They have many lessons from Monday to Saturday. Frequency definitely helps you improve language skills. 3. I started to dream in English after coming to EFA”. - Nazomi, Japan (Intermediate level)

"The classes are interesting and interactive, combining listening, speaking and writing and the teachers are  supportive at all the time. I always learn something new". - Leonardo from Brazil (Intermediate level)

It is amazing learning experience for open minded learner. I have been learning new English usage at every lesson. The environment is open and free, people are friendly and willing to contribute". - Keith Cheuk from Hong Kong (Intermediate level)

“I am a new comer and I have studied in EFA for only 3 days. However, I have already found the school very professional. The teachers are all native speakers, well trained and enthusiastic. Other staff are also very helpful and nice.The courses are very intensive and well organized so that you can save much time in learning. Overall I learnt a lot in these few days and surely I will come over again after the Chinese New Year. I won't hesitate to recommend EFA to anyone in need!” - Andy Chan from Hong Kong (Intermediate level)

"You should study at EFA because the classmates will crush English here together in an environment of full laughter and joy! The teacher’s contributions made a difference and created something awesome! EFA is a home for where the heart of studying is. A must for studying English! EFA – bring your friends here!" - Phoenix from Hong Kong (Intermediate level)

How much does it cost?

Each course that you enroll in costs HK$1000. You will be refunded HK$500 if your attendance is above 70%.

Please let us know if money is an issue for you as we are happy to accomodate those who cannot afford the $1000 monthly fee.

How to enroll?

You can either call 852 2366 3792 to make an appointment for your placement test, or come in to the centre:

6th Floor Gee Tuk Building
16-20 Bonham Strand
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong

About the Author

Amanda Greenhalgh

Over the last 20 years Amanda has worked in a variety of TESOL positions and settings in Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Prior to working at EfA she worked for the British Council in a variety of middle management positions, both in Singapore and Hong Kong. She has taught a wide range of age groups from Kindergarten to Adults. She is an approved tutor for the Cert TESOL, and has obtained two ESL Diplomas, the DipTESOL and the International House Diploma in Academic Management.

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