To extend learners’ knowledge and experience of the western culture as well as opportunities for personal and intellectual development.
To enable learners to prepare for the changing socio-economic demands.
To develop students’ ever-improving capability to use English language ----
to think and communicate;
to acquire, develop and apply knowledge;
to respond and give expression to experience.
Develop a school-based curriculum to facilitate the teaching of reading and writing skills.
In order to provide a wide range of learning experiences for students, textbooks, readers, letters books, different authentic materials and newspapers are used in class.
As different types of written texts have different purposes and are intended for different audiences, subject teachers have selected and plan for a coverage of various text types in both reading and writing in each level accordingly.
A full time Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) is deployed. The native teacher is responsible for holding task-based reading activities which provide purposes and contexts for reading. Local subject teachers then focus on the intensive reading skills such as skimming for the gist, locating specific information, and making inferences in various text types.
Keys2 Literacy Development (Keys2) will be implemented in P.4-5. It is a programme that aims to develop students’reading and writing skills progressively throughout Key Stage 2. It incorporates a variety of learning and teaching strategies to enrich schools’English language curricula. By strengthening and building upon skills previously learned in Key Stage 1, Keys2 further paves the way for students to develop their reading and writing skills.
Prepare students to be independent and life-long language learners.
Home readers are chosen and assigned to students weekly according to their individual reading competence. It is hoped that students can read independently at home.
To establish a language-rich environment which provides students with a wide range of learning experiences and facilitate effective self-directed learning.
To fully utilized the use of English Wonderland in order to motivate students to learn the target language through interactive games.
English Passports are used on English Thursdays. Student English Ambassadors are trained to help their schoolmates to finish the communicative activities during playtime. English Movies will be broadcasted to demonstrate the authentic uses of the language. All students will have the opportunity to participate in interactive activities at Wonderland with NET during recess.
Students are encouraged to prepare and give short presentations to schoolmates through a video or the broadcasting system on English Thursday. It is hoped that through preparation, students can develop their generic skills such as communication skills, problem-solving skills and study skills properly and independently.
Students are expected to keep their own GE Notebook to jot notes and new vocabulary in order to facilitate self-directed learning.
A new reading log will be used for all students to keep their reading record.
E-learning platform and recommended English learning website are provided in KS2.