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English

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  • Our school-based curriculum is designed based on the CDC English Language Curriculum Guide (Primary 1-6) 2017.
  • 1. The overall aims of the English Language Education KLA curriculum are:
  • to provide every student of English 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 the English medium; and
  • to enable every student to prepare for the changing socio-economic demands resulting from advances in information technology; these demands include the interpretation, use and production of materials for pleasure, study and work in the English medium.
  • 2. The subject target of English Language is for students to develop an ever-improving capability to use English:
  • The learning objectives form the content of learning for the subject, including:
  • to think and communicate;
  • to acquire, develop and apply knowledge; and
  • to respond and give expression to experience; and within these contexts, to develop and apply an ever-increasing understanding of how language is organised, used and learnt.
  • To help students develop independent learning capabilities by incorporating the updated ‘Four Key Tasks’ – Reading to Learn: Towards Reading across the Curriculum, Project Learning: Towards Integrating and Applying Knowledge and Skills across Disciplines, Information Technology for Interactive Learning : Towards Self-directed Learning and Moral and Civic Education: Towards Values Education– into the English curriculum.
  • 3. The school’s strategies for language development
  • The school enriches English language learning and teaching through:
  • incorporating the updated Four Key Tasks (i.e. Moral and Civic Education: Towards Values Education, Reading to Learn: Towards Reading across the Curriculum, Project Learning: Towards Integrating and Applying Knowledge and Skills across Disciplines, and Information Technology for Interactive Learning: Towards Self-directed Learning);
  • life-wide learning;
  • task-based learning and teaching;
  • learning and teaching of text grammar;
  • e-learning; and
  • embracing learner diversity, including students with special educational needs (SEN) and gifted students.
  • The school creates a language-rich environment by:
  • providing greater opportunities for students to use English for purposeful communication both inside and outside the classroom;
  • making use of student-centred instruction to promote learner independence;
  • making greater use of literary or imaginative texts to promote critical thinking and encourage free expression and creativity;
  • assigning quality homework to provide language practice in meaningful contexts, instead of meaningless mechanical drills;
  • inviting students to read a wide range of materials with different subject content and text types to facilitate the development of a culture of “reading to learn” and “Reading across the Curriculum” (RaC), and designing appropriate tasks for students to appreciate the value of reading; and
  • promoting the development of strategies, values and attitudes that are conducive to effective, self-directed, independent and lifelong learning.