i-Learner Education Centres have spent over fifteen years enabling our students to excel not only as students but also as fully-rounded individuals who know more about themselves and the communities they belong to.
2004 The establishment of Nebula Group – its mission is to help every student achieve his or her educational dreams via individualized education for all. This same year sees the launch of i-Learner’s e-learning platforms with the vision of ensuring that all students are able to benefit from affordable high-quality online educational programmes, especially programmes helping students to learn English.
2006 Nebula collaborates with Coca-Cola and Ming Pao Daily to organise Walk and Talk, an activity which combines hiking with English language conversation, providing authentic immersion experiences to more than 300 secondary school students. This sets the tone for i-Learner’s English learning programmes, which emphasise the important role played in education by the natural environment and by local communities.
2007 Having now provided e-learning services to more than 200 schools in Hong Kong, i-Learner is invited by the Society for Community Organisation (SoCO) to provide small group tutorial services to children who are struggling with their studies. The instant success of the project, named We Will Fly, reveals the pedagogical magic of small-group teaching in language education. In the same year, i-Learner starts to provide limited individualised tutoring for students who are struggling with learning English.
2008 i-Learner establishes their School Consultancy Team, consisting mainly of graduates from the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, as well as experienced local teachers.
2009 The i-Learner School Consultancy Team provides more than 100 workshops and consultancy projects, empowering over 1000 teachers to teach the new DSE English curriculum, and also training primary school teachers and junior secondary school teachers in practical interactive games and activities designed to aid teaching and learning.
2010 The first i-Learner Education Centre opens, providing high quality face-to-face education to students in small groups. We believe each student has an individual and unique way of learning and it is our goal to help them discover it so that each of them can succeed in their own way.
2011 i-Learner co-organises the annual ‘Hong Kong Reads’ campaign, together with the University of Hong Kong’s School of English, aimed at making reading a pleasurable activity and regular habit for all students in Hong Kong.
2012 i-Learner Education Centre becomes a certified Exam Centre for Cambridge YLE, with hundreds of students studying with i-Learner and achieving brilliant results in their exams.
2013 i-Learner Education Centre becomes a certified Exam Centre for Trinity GESE, with hundreds of students also studying with i-Learner curriculum and coming out of their exams with big smiles and excellent results.
2014 i-Learner’s first group of P6 students progress to secondary schools. Coming from a wide range of primary schools, many are able to win places at prestigious secondary schools both in Hong Kong and in England.
2015 By now, more than 1,000 students are participating in courses at i-Learner, ranging from Pre-School English, Love to Write, Critical Reading and Writing, Advanced Grammar and Reading, Public Speaking, IGCSE English, IB English, and DSE English, to General Chinese, Chinese Writing, Classical Chinese and DSE Chinese. The i-Learner Budding Writer series is published to a very positive response from teachers, poets and university professors.
2016 The i-Learner Parents’ App is launched. At the same time, with the introduction of Applied Critical Thinking and University Preparation courses, i-Learner starts to provide programmes for a wide range of senior secondary school students, which help them gain places at top universities in Hong Kong and in the UK.
2017 i-Learner Education Centre opens a second branch, based in Wan Chai, providing the same high-quality education to students on Hong Kong Island. i-Learner also undertakes detailed research into different education systems and pedagogical methodologies from around the world.
2018 To celebrate the 10th anniversary of We Will Fly, the education programme that has helped thousands of students struggling to learn English, i-Learner launches a new education initiative named Daffodils and Foxgloves, which will provide 5 years of educational support to 20 disadvantaged children, helping them to realise their educational dreams. At the same time, our i-Learner Poetry Workbook series is published.