Aims
  1. To provide every learner of a second language with further opportunities for extending their knowledge and experience of the cultures of other people as well as opportunities for personal and intellectual development, further studies, pleasure and work in English medium.
  2. To enable every learner to prepare for the changing socio-economic demands resulting from advances in information technology; these demand include the interpretation, use and production of materials for pleasure, study and work in the English medium.
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Objectives
  1. Use educational drama to practise diversified teaching strategies to cultivate students’ character and generic skills. (School Concern 2)
  2. Strengthen the connection between different subjects and enhance the effectiveness of cross-curriculum teaching and learning. (School Concern 2)
  3. Promote learner independence through the development of lifelong language learning skills and strategies such as applying the 13 Hot Skills. (School Concern 3)
  4. Cultivate self-directed learning and motivation through information technology and interactive teaching. (School Concern 3)
  5. Refine the school-based English curriculum in respect of the updated English Language Curriculum (Primary) under “Ongoing Renewal of the School Curriculum – Focusing, Deepening and Sustaining”.
Curriculum
  1. School-based English Curriculum – Task-based Learning Approach

    We apply “4As” in designing the learning experiences that facilitate students’ learning.

    They are:

    • Activation of prior knowledge, 激活已有知識
    • Application of knowledge, 生動運用知識
    • Active participation and 高參與, 高展示
    • Achievement 增強成就感

    The teachers carefully scaffold the learning process from short to long and from simple to complex. As a result, students become confident English speakers and writers.

     

    Primary 1 to 3: School-based PLPR Programme

    We developed our school-based PLPR programme by integrating the task-based curriculum with the literacy programme sponsored by EDB. The programme is taught by both local teachers and the Native English Teacher. Students learn English through various reading, writing, listening and speaking activities.

    Goals

    • Teaching reading and writing through a variety of strategies.
    • Nurturing positive attitude towards reading and learning English.
    • Learning to read and reading to learn.

    Phonics 

    • Phonics are being taught during both PLPR and GE lessons.
    • Phonics are extremely important part of learning English.
    • By learning the letter-sound relationships, students learn to read and improve their pronunciation and spelling skills.

     

    Primary 1 to 6: Task-based Learning

    We developed our school-based curriculum with task-based approach. Teachers design purposeful and contextualized activities for learners to draw together knowledge and skills in task completion.

    How to internalize what students have learnt (Knowledge)

    Carefully scaffold the learning process

    • from known to unknown
    • from near to far
    • from short to long
    • from simple to complex
    • from copying to creating