SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES World Business School presents Free Elements and Tools: workshops hosted by Island School. Today, 3pm-4.30pm. E-mail email@example.com Yew Chung Arts and Language Centre: Christmas programme for 3-16 year-olds. English day camp (3-12); fiction and film appreciation (lower secondary); grammar workshop (upper secondary); outdoor fine arts (primary). Monday to Friday. Tel 2337 0369 for venue and times or visit www.yalc.edu.hk HIGHER AND CONTINUING How Culture Matters in Economic Activity - the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China: Centre of Asian Studies seminar. Dr Cheris Shun-ching Chan. G-4 Reading Room, CAS, Tang Chi Ngong Building, HKU. Monday, 4.30pm. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org State Capacity in Contemporary China - Closing the Pits and Reducing Coal Production: seminar by Universities Service Centre for China Studies. Speaker Professor Tim Wright, School of East Asian Studies, Sheffield University, UK. USC, 8/F Tin Ka Ping Building, CUHK. Monday, midday. Lunch fee $20. Tel 2609 8765 or e-mail email@example.com China's North Korean Refuge Seekers and the International Refugee Regime: seminar by Universities Service Centre for China Studies. Speaker Dr James D. Seymour, East Asian Institute, Columbia University, US. USC, 8/F Tin Ka Ping Building, CUHK, Wednesday, midday. Lunch fee: $20. Tel 2609 8765 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Artistic Essence: HKAPA part-time courses in dance, drama, film and TV, music technical arts, Cantonese opera and liberal arts Visit www.hkticketing.com , or tel 3128 8288. Excel programme manager, tel 2584 8718, e-mail email@example.com or view www.hkapa.edu EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS School-based Art, Cultural Live, New Teaching Strategy Exhibition: Today until January 6. Heritage Museum (Function Place) and HKIEd;  Exhibition of Creative Artworks by Secondary and Primary Students: Curriculum Development Institute, 4 Pak Fuk Road, North Point. Now until January 8;  Asia-Pacific Students' Creative Artworks Exhibition: Visual Arts Centre; Central MTR; and HKIEd, Tai Po campus. Until January 5. Tel 2948 6053 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org Form and Impression: painting and calligraphy by Jao Tsung-I: HKU Gallery, until January 29. Weekdays 9.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-5pm. Tel 2241 5598. LOOKING AHEAD ICQ or I-Seek-You? Youth Communication on the Internet and Language Standards: interactive workshop of interest to secondary school English language teachers. Organised by Dr A.B. Bodomo, Department of Linguistics, HKU. On campus, Tuesday, December 28, 2pm-5pm. For registration and enquiries, contact Bosco Li, e-mail email@example.com English-Speaking Union Language Clinic: Dr Gillian Bickley. G04 The Centre, Central. Wednesday, December 29, from 6pm-8pm. $75/$90; 15-minute sessions; by appointment. Tel 2186 8449, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ESF Parents' Forum: Primary Literacy - What is ESF Doing? Presented by Jo-Anne Dooner, ESF literacy consultant. ESF, 43B Stubbs Road, Mid-Levels. January 12, 7pm. View www.esf.edu.hk Send listings to Ian Watson, Education, South China Morning Post, 16/F Somerset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay. E-mail: email@example.com or fax 2811 1048. The deadline is noon on Tuesday.