i‑Learner Education Centre

Critical Reading and Writing

Course Description

Our ten-level Critical Reading and Writing course guides students from K3 to S3, equipping them with life-long skills that extend beyond the classroom. Our experienced teachers and carefully-crafted curriculum help students develop critical thinking skills that enable them to become well-rounded, independent learners.


Introducing children to the beginnings of English literature, this course helps students take their first steps on the path of long-term learning.Our kindergarten-level Critical Reading and Writing curriculum places emphasis on preparing students for entry into top Primary Schools. We understand that building solid foundations before P1 gives students’ confidence when they move to a new learning environment.Our Critical Reading and Writing lessons nurture students’ critical thinking abilities, introducing a range of initial skills that will enable children to thrive in Primary School. They will learn to feel comfortable using English to explore new and unfamiliar topics through a range of discussions, reading, drama and poetry.

This course is part of our Wise Owls programme, which pairs Critical Reading and Writing with 童心中文. Students taking one lesson from each course set out on the path to top schools and excellent academic abilities.


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Primary Level

Our reader-based, literature course helps students establish long-term learning habits and skills that guarantee success that extends beyond their English studies.Our comprehensive Primary Critical Reading and Writing curriculum guides students through the six years of their Primary Schooling as they develop into independent, critical learners. The principle objectives of this course are to foster a critical mind, an ability to engage with unfamiliar material with confidence and a broader awareness of English that approaches the level of a first language speaker.

Through a variety of pedagogical techniques and a range of learning material, students will become confident tackling content that extends beyond their comfort zone as they become lifelong learners. In their early primary years, students build their empathetic skills and understanding of different genres of texts, while also awakening their ability to respond critically to a variety of new ideas. As students approach the end of their primary education, teachers continue to equip them with the skills necessary for long-term learning, as they navigate a wide scope of material covering poetry, non-fiction, fiction and drama.

Secondary Level

Our literature course guides Secondary students to become independent, critical learners, who can take their skills beyond what is required of them in the classroom.Our Secondary Critical Reading and Writing curriculum consolidates the skills that students develop in the Primary levels of this course, while extending their abilities further as they mature as learners. Through a range of advanced literature, children are guided to polish their ability to think critically and independently.



Course Characteristics

The course focuses on appreciating the beauty of the English language. A range of stimulating reading, writing and presentation activities will enable students to master their language skills (reading and writing) and articulate personal responses to texts with eloquence.

  • Adopts Oxbridge’s tutorial teaching approach
  • Combines DGJS Reading List with a wide range of English Literature
  • Focus on critical thinking cultivation including independent thinking and creative thinking


Course Highlights

  • Read and respond to at least one novel per term (4 terms per year)
  • Systematic mastery of intermediate and advanced grammar
  • Tackle unfamiliar texts and problems with critical thinking ability
  • Mastery of speech skills (poem reciting and appreciation)
  • Be able to write beautifully, eloquently and accurately



Dear my i-Learner teacher,

Where do I begin? Probably before P1 school year even started, when I heard such positive things about you and i-Learner. Based on popular opinion, I expected great things this year — and I have not been disappointed.

Charlotte always has positive things to say about you and your class, she enjoys it and looks forwards to going weekly after school. We hear all about the dynamic way you deliver lessons and encourage participation and are pleased that our daughter is learning so much in a fun way.

Charlotte is very careful in her reading and writing and spends so much time trying to do everything correctly, which might really slow her down when doing homework and exams. Throughout this year, Charlotte has improved her confidence plus her time management skills. She has learnt how to finish her exam paper in time and accurately, and is now able to achieve high scores in her exams.

We appreciate your time, your patience, and your ability to make English interesting!


Jenny (mother of Charlotte)

i-Learner is a learning centre that provides a stimulating environment for quality education. The teachers are highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the children’s learning.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my daughter’s teacher for making the lessons enjoyable and useful. You’re a skillful teacher!

Mrs. Cheung (Athena’s mother)

Dear my i-Learner teacher,

As a teacher you’re a STAR!
You never are FAR!
You never cease to surprise ME!
Most of all, thank you for teaching ME!

i-Learner is my favourite place to learn, the classes are fun and the teachers are all very kind, supportive and helpful.