We are in the business of developing happy kids who practice what they love. We believe that increasing happiness in children leads to improved performance. And improved performance leads to great results. And great results lead to increased happiness. So our starting point and main focus is PLAY.
Our students improve a lot faster. Why? Simply because we take away their fear of speaking up and their fear of failing.
1. guided English board and card games
2. flipping the classroom
3. interesting guided writing
4. real-life English listening
5. weekly presentation
If the student becomes as good as the teacher in performing a presentation, everything else, grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, pronunciation will improve effortlessly, leading to great results and again to more happiness.
The English Teacher Limited was established end 2009. We had moved from the 14th floor to be able to expand business so that we would not be restricted to 19 students a day. We applied for a School Registration with the Education Bureau of Hong Kong.
It took us more than a year to get our school permanently registered under the laws of Hong Kong. Quite a stretch. Bureaucracy? Perhaps but we did it.
YouTube, something we always wanted to do. We made it a reality as you know it now and we are committed to continue updating our channel with more videos.
We started to grow and thought it would be a good idea to give MTR promotion a go. In hindsight, this didn't give us any benefit even though the locations of the posters were great.
Times were tough and what do you do as an entrepreneur? The unusual. Something different. And because rule number 1 is to stay in business, you do what you need to do. You get creative. You become more audacious. Remember kids: there will always be people who will hate you. Don't worry. It's a natural fact of life. Don't let it hold you back.
We successfully turned our learning centre in our first franchise.
We had to revoke the current franchisee's licence. We learnt a lot from this experience and it was the best thing that could happen because we knew that we had to change a few things that were clearly not ready and not working.
Our vision is to establish 154+ English Teacher learning centres in over 4 countries in Asia by 3 May, 2020 and to provide free and paid online English learning services to reach and teach anyone who believes learning English with us will improve the quality of their lives.
When we can be authentic with ourselves, we automatically are that with others.
When we live in commitment, we can always recommit when lapsing.
Fail to succeed
We understand and religiously believe that one must fail enough in order to be great at anything.
We commit to taking 100% responsibility for our output and for our lives.
We believe that discipline is not punishment but training. To be great at anything, you need to train, work hard with a measurable and consistent method.
We commit ourselves to doing all things like we would want them to have done for us.
The only moment when we give up is when we die. But by that time we have passed it on to the next generation.
At The English Teacher Limited we are committed to creating a world where we help students discover the joy in learning English in an effortless and playful way – online and offline – where they take on the principle that making mistakes is necessary for all learning and success. Through this learning process they become happier, experience improved performance and receive great results which ultimately shapes them into confident, positive and successful human beings.
The Jedi Master
Lead Digital Media Producer
If you feel particularly bold to join forces in our company, we'd love to hear from you.
We are currently developing different surveys to Build, Measure and Learn what our clientele, Hong Kong people, think and to test whether what we develop really works. So head over to our survey section and take one. One of them is to check if customers would want "A Free Online English Learning Platform". For another we will need a limited number of 20 committed adult students to be the first to try it out our "One-minute English Listening Exercises". Very soon to come!
If you know us via our YouTube channel, you might not have seen any new content recently but we are working hard and long hours to produce new playlists such as "Listen Up!", "Learn Proper English Pronunciation", and "Bedtime Stories". All very exciting things and still in progress at the moment.
Since "the return of the Jedi" (ahum), me, people have been asking if I could teach their kids English during the summer. We are working hard to get that going as well. We will announce it here and on our YouTube channel. 2 videos are in the pipeline to announce these classes. To lift the tip of the curtain just a little, we can tell you that they are going to be one-off classes of 2-hour sessions so you don't have to commit to an entire summer. Sound good?
Room 607, 6F,
Yen Sheng Centre,
64 Hoi Yuen Road
Type: meeting room
Facilities: a big whiteboard, comfortable seats and clean washroom.
Teaching availability: Mon-Wed: 12pm - 2pm
Max students: 4
Room 603, 6F,
Hip Kwan Commercial Building,
38 Pitt Street
Type: meeting room.
Facilities: a flip chart, comfortable seats and clean washroom.
Teaching availability: Thu-Fri: 7pm - 9pm
Max students: 3
Shop 1, GF, Fortis Tower
77-79 Gloucester Road
Type: Lovely coffee shop.
Facilities: comfortable seats and a clean washroom.
Teaching availability: Thu-Fri: 10am - 2pm
Max students: 1