English

English

Aims:

(A) Aims aligned with EDB

  1. To promote effective teaching and learning by using e-resources.
  2. To practise the four language skills through real-life communication in an interrelated way.
  3. To provide students opportunities to learn and exercise the integrated use of the four language skills through different activities.

(B) Aims aligned with SDP

  1. To provide students with opportunities to enjoy using English in an authentic situation.
  2. To develop students’ competence in using English for communication confidently.
  3. To help students become independent English language learners beyond the curriculum.

 

Analysis of the present scenario:

  1. Students have limited exposure to using English at school.
  2. Students are rather busy with participating and/or organizing different activities.
  3. Students comparatively possess better writing and speaking skills.
  4. The teaching materials need to be revised for both horizontal and vertical integration.

III. Targets of the year

  1. Strengthen students’ learning ownership and unleash learning potential by optimizing teaching and learning pedagogy
  2. Open up global perspectives and deepen learning’s meaning by reimagining the curriculum
  3. Nurture positive attitudes and let students live a flourishing life through positive education

New Senior Secondary Curriculum

The New Senior Secondary Curriculum (NSS) was adopted in September 2009.  The English Language Curriculum consists of a Compulsory Part and an Elective Part. The Compulsory Part includes the teaching of four language skills, grammar, communicative functions, vocabulary and text-types through a task-based approach. The Elective Part includes a range of extension modules that add variety to the curriculum and broaden students’ exposure. Starting from the cohort of F.4 students (2021-22), the senior secondary curriculum is optimized according to EB’s guidelines with further highlights on language across curriculum and the creative use of the language.

Junior Form Curriculum

The use of language arts in English teaching has been further enhanced by integrating more outside classroom activities, for example, enjoying in community services and attending professional drama performance into the formal curriculum.  Inter-class competitions focusing on different language arts activities have also been a tradition in our English classroom. With the change in the new syllabus, the use of multi-modal materials such as short stories, poems, films and songs has been increased in junior form teaching to facilitate students’ learning the language in different authentic contexts.

Members

Kam Pui Han (Convenor), Au Mei Yan (Deputy convenor), Alexandre Garcia, Chau Ching Yu, Cheng Chau Lai, Choi Lai Kwan, Tsang Ho Hin, Cheung Ka Man, Rosa Ng, Tse Tin Wan and Jason Shanahan (NET).

Highlighted Activities

Our students have participated in numerous inside and outside school activities to improve their English such as speech festival, model united nations, debate, pubic speaking, writing competitions, newspaper reporter program, video-shooting contests and a wide range of language arts activities (i.e. creative showcase, reader’s theatre, digital projects). English fun days and global culture days are held regularly for students to have fun while learning the cultural and language components.

 

Inauguration of English Embassadors

 

Filmit Competition

 

English Room & Activity Room

 

English Room Activities