Since 1999, when ELO first began operating its educational travel programmes, there has been a consistent drive to enhance the educational features and overall travel experience. All of ELO’s teachers are licensed and qualified professionals, equipped with ELO’s own custom English language curriculum which focuses on the four skill areas: speaking, writing, reading and listening. Generally speaking, the skills taught are specific to meet the requirements for TSA, SBA and HKDSE exams and meet the specific linguistic needs of Chinese ESL students. The focus of our programme is on education with the travel/sightseeing aspect a wonderful addition to augment the learning.
The cornerstone of ELO programmes has always been our education component. Unlike other companies that stress the travel aspect of their trips, ELO focuses on having the highest quality education augmented by the travel and touring. We employ only native English speaking, degree-holding teachers to teach in our summer programmes. To maximize learning, students are taught in classes of 15 students to one teacher.
76% felt their writing had improved; 18% had somewhat improved; 6% undecided/no difference.
78% felt their reading comprehension had improved; 14% had somewhat improved; 8% undecided/no difference.
92% of our participants feel that their spoken English and their confidence in speaking English had greatly improved; 5% improved; 3% somewhat improved.
91% felt their listening to English had greatly improved; 6% improved; 3% somewhat improved.