Typhoon Club

Welcome to Typhoon Club's website. Here, you can learn all about what we do. We hope to share with you our enthusiasm for encouraging young people to read! You can also see samples of our online monthly magazine and subscribe. Thank you for taking the time to visit us. If you would like to receive more information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us through these pages.


Since its launch in October 2002, Typhoon Club magazine has been offering regular English reading material to local primary and secondary school students throughout Hong Kong. The magazine’s main objective has always been to encourage young people to begin reading on a regular basis and to help develop a lifelong reading habit. Typhoon Club’s content is regularly linked to core curriculum themes and regularly includes articles about local and international popular culture, social issues, food, sport, and STEM subjects. All articles are complemented by high-quality photographs and images. During the 2020/21 COVID-19 school closures, Typhoon Club introduced a free digital version of the magazine to enable students working from home to access regular reading material. This digital version has now been upgraded and we welcome teachers, students, and parents to join us as a subscriber.

We live in a time where most children and adults have multiple choices when it comes to passing the time away. Instagram, YouTube and Facebook are easy choices to while away the hours. Such social media is intrinsically linked to video streaming offering not hours but days and weeks of non-stop entertainment. So where does reading come into all this? If you were to make a list of things that you enjoy doing, where would reading come? Probably somewhere towards the bottom! For many English language learners, picking up a book to read can be overwhelming. However, at Typhoon Club we like to think that our monthly magazine may be a better gateway to developing a regular reading habit. Typhoon Club’s articles are short and are written by people who know that their readers are mostly young people learning English as a second language. What’s more, each article is complemented by great photographs, illustrations and video links to help explain the main points of the story. If this does not convince you, here are ten reasons why reading regularly will help language learning development.

Why We
Should Read

TIP #1

Read at your own pace. If a sentence is too difficult, take your time.

TIP #2

Increase your vocabulary.

TIP #3

Consolidate your understanding of grammar.

TIP #4

The more you read, the more quickly your spoken English will improve.

TIP #5

Typhoon Club can offer just the right amount of reading for each month.

TIP #6

Typhoon Club offers a variety of different reading themes to help broaden your overall knowledge.

TIP #7

Reading helps your conversational skills.

TIP #8

Reading introduces you to new ideas and invites you to solve problems.

TIP #9

Reading makes you a better writer.

TIP #10

Reading regularly will help build a lifelong reading habit.

Who Read