Summer 2017

This summer, think, write, and debate with the pros! The KYP Summer 2017 program starts June 19 and runs until August 25, 2017. Sign up for one day or all the days. Join our flagship Global Thinking program or our award-winning Creative Writing, Critical Writing, Debating, and Chinese Critical Reasoning classes. This summer, we are thrilled to offer Intensive Young Authors Master Classes with Kelly Yang!

Sign up early and enjoy early bird discounts of up to 15% off!

Every year, the brightest students from all over the world come to KYP to take part in our intensive summer program. Our summer students are typically from:

US: Phillips Academy Andover,  Deerfield Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy, Lawrenceville, and Choate Rosemary Hall UK: Eton, Harrow, Wycombe Abbey, and Cheltenham Ladies College HK: Chinese International School, German Swiss International School, Hong Kong  International School, Canadian International School, ISF Academy, and United World College

Here’s what kids have to say about the KYP Summer Program in Hong Kong: “What I loved about taking classes at KYP this summer is it’s greatly improved my writing skills and I feel it will help me in the future!” — H.F., age 14, St. Mark’s boarding school, Massachusetts, USA.

Ages 2-4

Early Literacy

Early Literacy

LEARN TO READ IN ONE YEAR! Ages 2-4, Various Levels At this early age, children begin to show dramatic improvements and capabilities: their attention spans lengthen, their speech changes, and their imaginations soar! Designed by best-selling children’s author Kelly Yang, KYP’s Early Readers class uses phonics to increase vocabulary, spark creativity, and build a strong reading(...)

Ages 5

Early Writers

Early Writers

Ages: 5-6 MAXIMUM 5 STUDENTS Get ready, set, WRITE! Our Early Writers class is designed to instill a true love of reading and writing in students. Kids will enjoy reading captivating books with their teacher and learning to engage in exciting class discussions. In addition, the Early Writers class provides students with the opportunity to(...)

Ages 6-7

Beginner’s Creative Writing

Beginner’s Creative Writing

Beginners Creative Writing and Grammar & Vocabulary — Ages 6-7 Kids love creative writing because the possibilities are endless! With creative writing, kids can dive into the world of “What if”? In our exciting Creative Writing classes, students explore words and ideas, and learn how to craft a beautiful story.  They will learn how to(...)
Chinese Critical Reasoning Foundations w/ Dr. Yang 普通話創意寫作基礎

Chinese Critical Reasoning Foundations w/ Dr. Yang 普通話創意寫作基礎

6-7歲 太陽能是什麼?為什麼鳥兒會說話?通過諸多趣味話題短文的聯想、討論與寫作,孩子們得以在活躍的氣氛中全面地提高中文的思維及聽、說、讀、寫的能力,讓孩子們自然的建立起對中文普通話學習的興趣,並愛上中文。 Ages 6-7 What’s solar power? Are safari trips to Africa a good idea or a bad idea? Think, write, and debate on these topics and much more in our Chinese Critical Reasoning (Putonghua) Foundations class! Modeled after our immensely popular English Critical Reasoning program,  Chinese Critical Reasoning (Putonghua) uses critical thinking, logical reasoning, debate, and(...)

Ages 8-9

Beginner’s Global Thinking

Beginner’s Global Thinking

Ages 8-9 What happens when an ATM machine spits out extra cash? Or an earthquake happens and scientists forget to warn everyone? In order to answer these questions, students need to learn how to think critically about the globalized world we live in today. In this course, we teach students to think, speak and write(...)
Introductory Public Speaking

Introductory Public Speaking

Intro Public Speaking — Ages 8-9 Thinking and speaking effectively are two of the most valuable skills in the modern world. Good speakers can persuade, argue, sell, and captivate. Our popular Public Speaking class prepares young students for the rigors of public speaking in the real world, while giving them the leadership skills they need(...)
Introductory Creative Writing

Introductory Creative Writing

Introductory Creative Writing — Ages 8-9 Kids love creative writing because the possibilities are endless! With creative writing, kids can dive into the world of “What if”? In our exciting Creative Writing classes, students explore words and ideas, and learn how to craft a beautiful story. They will learn how to create vivid imagery, apply(...)
Beginners Critical Writing

Beginners Critical Writing

Ages 8-9 The Critical Writing series is KYP’s flagship offering. These intensive courses endow students with superior writing skills by introducing them to a range of writing styles (e.g. academic, expository, or persuasive). Each class is taught in the “Harvard Law School-style” – in small seminars using the Socratic method – and centered around one(...)
Chinese Critical Reasoning Beginners w/ Dr. Yang 普通話辯證與寫作入門

Chinese Critical Reasoning Beginners w/ Dr. Yang 普通話辯證與寫作入門

8-9歲 對偷了一根香蕉與偷了一百萬塊錢的賊偷審判、處理的程序應該一樣嗎?可以允許把沒有翅膀的小飛機當汽車開嗎?在諸多趣味議題 的討論、辯論中,提高了孩子們中文的邏輯思維及分析反應能力;通過中文聽、說、讀、寫的訓練,使孩子們在趣味學習的同時中文水平得以全面提昇並在不知不覺 中愛上中文。 Ages 8-9 Should we punish a thief who stole a banana the same way as a thief who stole a million dollars? Think, write, and debate about it in our Chinese Critical Reasoning (Putonghua) Beginners class! Modeled after our immensely popular English Critical Reasoning program, Chinese Critical Reasoning (Putonghua) uses critical thinking, logical(...)

Ages 10-11

Intensive Young Authors Workshop w Kelly Yang

Intensive Young Authors Workshop w Kelly Yang

Ages 11-14 9:30-12:30, 3 hours/day Learn the fundamentals of fiction, including plotting, pacing, characterization, stakes, etc. in this intensive Master Class with Kelly Yang! In this class, students will deconstruct plots, hone their writing skills and learn literary techniques that will take their work from proficient to publishable. Students will workshop their writing and learn(...)
Introductory Global Thinking (Debate, Writing & MUN)

Introductory Global Thinking (Debate, Writing & MUN)

Ages 10-11 What are designer babies? Is it possible to clone a human being? Will we ever really colonize Mars? In order to answer these questions, students need to learn how to think critically about the globalized world we live in today. In this course, we teach students to think, speak and write from a(...)
Introductory Debate

Introductory Debate

Ages 10-11 — MAXIMUM 10 STUDENTS Why debating? Debate is the fastest growing ECA globally because of its ability to transform young people into global people. It merges the five essential skills of public speaking, critical thinking, logical analysis, world issue awareness and personal organization. In this Introductory Debate class, students interact with each other(...)
Introductory Critical Writing

Introductory Critical Writing

Intro Critical Writing — ages 10-11 The Critical Writing series is KYP’s flagship offering. These intensive courses endow students with superior writing skills by introducing them to a range of writing styles (e.g. academic, expository, or persuasive). Each class is taught in the “Harvard Law School-style” – in small seminars using the Socratic method –(...)
Chinese Critical Reasoning Introductory w/ Dr. Yang 初級普通話辯證與寫作

Chinese Critical Reasoning Introductory w/ Dr. Yang 初級普通話辯證與寫作

10-11歲 時光穿梭機與地域穿梭機何者更好?在諸多趣味議題的創意性討論、辯論及寫作訓練中,孩子們中文的邏輯思維、推理辯證及中文聽、說、讀、寫的能力都將得到很大的提昇,並能進一步增強對中文普通話學習的興趣! Ages 10-11 What’s better? A teleport machine or a time machine? Think, write, and debate about it in our Chinese Critical Reasoning (Putonghua) Introductory class! Modeled after our immensely popular English Critical Reasoning program, Chinese Critical Reasoning (Putonghua) uses critical thinking, logical reasoning, debate, and intensive discussion to inform, challenge, inspire and engage young minds —(...)

Ages 12-13

Intermediate Critical Writing

Intermediate Critical Writing

Intermediate Critical Writing — Ages 12-13 The Critical Writing series is KYP’s flagship offering. These intensive courses endow students with superior writing skills by introducing them to a range of writing styles (e.g. academic, expository, persuasive, etc.). Each class is taught in the “Harvard Law School-style” – in small seminars using the Socratic method –(...)
Junior Debate

Junior Debate

Junior Debate — Ages 12-14 Why debating? Debate transforms young people into global people, from students into powerful speakers. It merges the five essential skills of public speaking, critical thinking, logical analysis, world issue awareness and personal organization. Debating is simple to learn yet hard to master. In debate, students can interact with each other(...)
Intensive Young Authors Workshop w Kelly Yang

Intensive Young Authors Workshop w Kelly Yang

Ages 11-14 9:30-12:30, 3 hours/day Learn the fundamentals of fiction, including plotting, pacing, characterization, stakes, etc. in this intensive Master Class with Kelly Yang! In this class, students will deconstruct plots, hone their writing skills and learn literary techniques that will take their work from proficient to publishable. Students will workshop their writing and learn(...)

Global Thinking (Intermediate)

12-13 years old What is cyberwarfare? How does it impact us as citizens? Why is it so difficult to prove and what does it mean for the future? In order to answer these questions, students need to learn how to think critically about the globalized world we live in today. Designed by Kelly Yang, KYP’s(...)
Chinese Critical Writing Intermediate (Putonghua) 中級普通話辯證與寫作

Chinese Critical Writing Intermediate (Putonghua) 中級普通話辯證與寫作

12-13歲 有什麼最好的辦法能杜絕校園霸凌事件的發生?當紅明星們的超高收入是否合理?通過對這些時髦議題的討論、辯論及有關的創意寫作訓練,學生們中文的聽、說、讀、寫能力都會有更大的提高,同時中文的思維、推理及辯證能力亦會有極大的加強,並將會令他們在今後的學習、生活及工作中獲益良多! Ages 12-13 What’s the best way to end bullying? Are actors and professional athletes paid way too much?  Think, write, and debate about it in our Chinese Critical Writing (Putonghua) Introductory class! In Chinese Critical Writing (Putonghua), we teach students to use critical thinking, debate, and intensive discussion to inform, challenge, express and engage —(...)
SSAT

SSAT

The SSAT is the standardized exam for applying to US private secondary and boarding schools. The English portion tests essay writing, vocabulary, and reading comprehension, while the Math portion of the SSAT tests algebra, geometry, ratio and proportion, and other basic concepts of math.The SSAT is offered eight times a year. KYP’s intensive SSAT class(...)

Ages 14+

Junior Debate

Junior Debate

Junior Debate — Ages 12-14 Why debating? Debate transforms young people into global people, from students into powerful speakers. It merges the five essential skills of public speaking, critical thinking, logical analysis, world issue awareness and personal organization. Debating is simple to learn yet hard to master. In debate, students can interact with each other(...)
Intensive Young Authors Workshop w Kelly Yang

Intensive Young Authors Workshop w Kelly Yang

Ages 11-14 9:30-12:30, 3 hours/day Learn the fundamentals of fiction, including plotting, pacing, characterization, stakes, etc. in this intensive Master Class with Kelly Yang! In this class, students will deconstruct plots, hone their writing skills and learn literary techniques that will take their work from proficient to publishable. Students will workshop their writing and learn(...)
Model United Nations (MUN)

Model United Nations (MUN)

Ages 14+ KYP’s Model United Nations class allows students to learn about global issues through simulating the United Nations and UN committees. Every year, tens of thousands of students all over the world participate in Model United Nations, one of the fastest growing extracurricular activities in the world. In simulating the United Nations, students learn about current(...)
Advanced Global Thinking (Writing, Debate, & MUN)

Advanced Global Thinking (Writing, Debate, & MUN)

Ages 14+ Designed by Harvard Law School graduate Kelly Yang, Advanced Global Thinking is a revolutionary course which combines critical thinking, debate, and current events/global news analysis. In this class, we tackle the tough social and cultural issues in modern society through intensive, interactive class discussions.

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