Program Structure


Students will practice English skills within the context of task based activities while focusing on the unifying theme of making a difference in our community and the world. Students will practice skills related to leadership and citizenship, such as public speaking and consensus building. All activities are hands-on integrated experiences.

Each day of this 3-week program, students engage in six hours of various English instructions and one-hour of recreational activities.


HKIS teachers lead the English Language Leadership Program. While our instructors come from various areas of academic interests, they are committed to the education of talented students.

Since the focus of this program is on developing active learners and creative thinkers, instructors do not assign grades to students, instead they write detailed evaluations describing students’ level of participation and areas of growth.


If a student is accepted into the program, we expect their full commitment and attendance to AT LEAST 80% of the classes to receive a Certificate of Participation at the end of the program. Maximum 20 students per class.