Simply English Learning Centre

HKDSE English Preparation Courses

Some of the skills you’ll learn in the course

Paper 1: 

  • general strategies
  • specific analysis on questions and question types
  • vocab focus for themes
  • one short version practice paper with marks
  • Q&A session
  • essential 100 vocabularies to know
Paper 2:
  • understanding the writing prompts and the requirements to score high
  • writing kinds and styles
  • general strategy
  • outlining ideas
  • forming good paragraphs from the ideas.

Paper 3:

  • general strategies
  •  listening focus and tips for improvement
  • organizing content in data file
  • writing to satisfy requirements

Paper 4:

  • general strategies
  • key ideas on how to organize discussion notes
  • understanding how to provide responses
  • how to add value
  • how to create discussion
  • words to use and avoid

Look below for more details on the different types of courses we offer.

A) 2-day “Crash Course” | 6 hours

Timing: during their study leave time or during holidays

Must choose: 
   Day 1 – Tuesday or Wednesday (09:00am to 12:00pm)
   Day 2 – Thursday or Friday (09:00am to 12:00pm)

*if no sign-ups before the beginning of “Cram Course” schedule:
     Day 1 – Sunday (12:00pm to 3:00pm)
     Day 2 – Following Sunday (12:00pm to 3:00pm)


  • notes from lectures
  • vocab list and URL to online practice
  • HKDSE English Practice book with 6 sets of practice papers
  • study area space between 12:00pm – 6:00pm with free Wi-Fi

B) 4-day “Cram Course” | 12 hours

Timing: Scheduled dates
     1-month course:
         Sundays x 4 (12:00pm – 3:00pm) 
         Jan 6th – 27th, Feb 3rd – 24th, Mar 10th – 31st 
    1-week course:
         Tuesday – Friday (12:00pm – 3:00pm)
         Jan 15th – 18th, Feb 19th – 22nd, 
         Mar 12th – 15th, Mar 19th – 22nd, Mar 26th – 29th 


  • everything from the “Crash Course”
  • practice for each paper (short versions with answers) after the lecture

C) Weekly Course: 90mins/lesson

Timing: Every Sunday 10:30am

General HKDSE course that covers every aspect of the HKDSE with a variety of practice and exercises to help you become an advanced user in English and a 5* and 5** candidate. Slower paced and long term.


  • everything from “Crash Course” and “Cram Course”

Suitable for Form 4 and 5 students. Not suitable for Form 6 students within 3 months of taking exam.

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