Spring 2021: Jan 5-June 19

During the school term, we offer classes on a weekly basis. Given the current situation, all of our classes will begin online, with the class size limited to 6 students. Some sections will revert to face-to-face classes when the situation allows (marked on the booking site as “Location: ECP Centre in Central”), while others will be completely online (“Location: ECP Online”).

Term-long Creative Writing and Book Publishing Workshops will run for 13-14 sessions, with some starting in early January, although additional sections may be added to begin after Chinese New Year. Afterwards, we will have short skill-building or publishing workshops for those who want to continue with their regular writing classes through June.

ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS: From our experience, students in our online creative writing and publishing workshops benefit greatly from 30-min one-on-one sessions with the teacher to support the revising process because of the shortened class time online. These one-on-one sessions will be scheduled individually with the teacher and charged separately ($350/class). The frequency of the one-on-one sessions will vary based on age:

  • Ages 6-8: up to 5 per term (once every 2-3 weeks)
  • Ages 8-10: 4 per term (once every 3 weeks)
  • Ages 10+: 3 per term (once every 4 weeks)

The one-on-one sessions will continue for as long as the course runs online. For classes that resume the in-person format of 1.5 hours/class, the teacher will conference with the students within the longer group sessions.

Special offers:

  • Early Bird: Students who enrol in term-long workshops before Dec 30 can enjoy 10% discount. (Note: Not applicable to the workshops at KJS.)
  • Refer-A-Friend: Refer a new family to ECP and receive $250 off.

**IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ENROLMENT:

  1. We have a new booking system that allows for instant booking and payment via the EngagePlus App or our booking site. Workshop payments can be on a monthly or termly basis, but students MUST enrol for the entire term (Jan to April/May) for their stories to be published in the book.
  2. If you enrolled for ECP classes in 2020, we have already created an account for you. Please login with the email you used to enrol and click “Forgot password” to access your account.
  3. We also reserve the right to cancel workshops that do not meet the minimum enrolment before the course start date. Fees paid for cancelled classes will be refunded or can be applied to other courses.

View the Schedule and Enrol for Spring 2021 now

Chinese New Year 2021 Workshops: Feb 16-19

**Enrolments are now open for our 2021 Chinese New Year workshops running for 3-4 days! 10% early bird discount applies for all enrolments received on or before Jan 26 and will be automatically applied with online booking and payment.**

Online Workshops

Our online Chinese New Year workshops will be conducted in LIVE sessions so our teachers can provide support and guidance to every student, and students can collaborate and discuss ideas with peers. Depending on the age group, students complete the writing by handwriting on printed worksheets or typing on Google Docs where teachers can monitor and give immediate feedback.

The creative writing and publishing workshops for age 6-12 will run as a series of 3 group sessions, followed by a one-on-one session for each student so teachers can provide additional support on the revision process. In the schedule below, the courses marked with an asterisk (*) will have a 30-min one-on-one session to be scheduled after the group sessions.

The Chinese New Year Storyland online workshop for ages 5-6 will run for 4 days of 45-min sessions.

WeekTimeAge GroupWorkshopFee
Feb 16-189:15-10:30Ages 6-8Hey Diddle*$1800
11:00-12:15Ages 8-10Letter to the Emperor*$1800
2:15-3:30Ages 6-8Hey Diddle*$1800
2:15-3:30Ages 10-13The Oxy-Morons*$1800
Feb 16-193:45-4:30Ages 5-6Chinese New Year Storyland$1100

In-Person Workshops

In adherence with the guidelines issued by the Education Bureau, we can only offer in-person sessions on a very limited basis. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a private in-person session of maximum 3 students.

PLEASE NOTE: Course fees for online publishing workshops are bundled to already include the one-on-one session, which will be scheduled individually with your child’s teacher.

FAQ: How is the book published from the holiday workshops different from the term-long workshop?

The stories from our holiday publishing workshops are published in staple-bound chapbooks for sharing with the student authors and their families. The stories from the term-long workshops, however, are published in professionally designed and bound paperbacks with ISBN numbers. They go into circulation at the Hong Kong Public Libraries and are sold to benefit ECP charity partners.

**IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ENROLMENT:

  1. We have a new booking system that allows for instant booking and payment via the EngagePlus App or our booking site. If you are a new family, please set up a PARENT account.
  2. If you have enrolled for ECP classes from Jan to December, we have already created an account for you. Please login with the email you used to enrol and click “Forgot password” to access your account and reset your password.
  3. We reserve the right to cancel workshops that do not meet the minimum enrolment before the course start date. Fees paid for cancelled classes will be refunded or can be applied to other courses.

Enrol for Chinese New Year 2021 workshops now

Spring 2021 Online Short Workshops

Our online short workshops are conducted in LIVE sessions so our teachers can provide support and guidance to every student, and students can collaborate and discuss ideas with peers. Depending on the age group, students complete the writing by handwriting on printed worksheets or typing on Google Docs where teachers can monitor and give immediate feedback. This Spring, we are offering short workshops on a weekly basis that run for 6-7 weeks, with workshops starting at various times over the term.

For our online creative writing and publishing workshops, the workshops are structured as a series of group sessions, followed by a one-on-one session for each student so teachers can provide additional support on the revision process. In the schedule below, the courses marked with an asterisk (*) will have a 30-min one-on-one session to be scheduled after the group sessions.

The first set of short workshops will begin the week of Jan 4 and run for 6 weeks until Chinese New Year:

  • First Dog (Ages 6-8)
  • Trumpet Magazine Publishing (Ages 6-8)
  • Why the Chicken (Ages 8-10)
  • Trumpet Magazine Publishing (Ages 8-10)

Enrol for Short Workshops!