英文科

English Department

Every learner is entitled to English Language education. As a Key Learning Area, the English Department seeks to develop students’ English proficiency for study, work and leisure; provide them with opportunities for personal and intellectual development, and extend their knowledge and experience of other cultures through the English medium; and help them overcome the challenges of the rapidly changing and keenly competitive knowledge-based society of Hong Kong. 

Direction:

The English Department works hard to enhance learners’ experience by providing a language-rich environment through:

  • providing greater opportunities for learners to use English for purposeful communication both inside and outside the classroom;
  • making use of learner-centred instruction to encourage learner independence;
  • making greater use of literary or imaginative texts to develop critical thinking and encourage free expression and creativity; and
  • promoting language development strategies, values and attitudes that are conducive to effective, independent and lifelong learning. 

Curriculum:

Junior Secondary (S.1-S.3)

Increasing motivation in learning through:

  • a diversity of activities (e.g. excursion and language games)

Enhancing learning and teaching through:

  • the use of language arts (e.g. short stories and poems) to promote creativity

Fostering independent and lifelong learning through:

  • the provision of more opportunities for learners to extend their language learning experiences beyond the classroom by participating in activities which involve the use of community resources 

Developing their school-based English Language curriculum which:

  • is in line with the English Language Education curriculum framework
  • suits the needs of learners and society
  • Use criterion-referencing principles in judging and describing learners' achievement
  • develop different modes of curriculum planning and ways of implementation
  • develop a balanced and coherent school-based English Language Education curriculum that caters for the diverse needs of learners and society
  • attain proficiency in designing quality learning, teaching and assessment materials and activities
  • formulate and implement a comprehensive and effective school-based assessment policy

Senior Secondary (S.4-S.6)

  • Building on the knowledge, skills and positive values and attitudes that learners have developed through the English Language curriculum for basic education (P1 – S3);
  • Promoting assessment for learning by building on the experience of School-based Assessment (SBA) and standards-referenced reporting, beginning in the 2007 Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) for English Language, and facilitating the use of standards to inform learning and teaching and to enhance alignment between curriculum and assessment;
  • Achieving a balance between breadth and depth in language learning to facilitate articulation to further study/vocational training or entry into the workforce;
  • Achieving a balance between theoretical and applied learning by giving equal emphasis to both language learning and language use;
  • Providing a balanced and flexible curriculum to cater for learners’ diverse needs, interests and abilities;
  • Promoting independent and lifelong language learning through developing students’ learning how to learn skills, and encouraging learner-centred pedagogical approaches involving inquiry and problem-solving;
  • Providing a recommended progression plan to facilitate school-based curriculum planning and allow insights into the various aspects of learning that learners will be exposed to at various year levels.

 

Activities of English Department

F.1 Visiting Outback

F.1 - F.2 Scratch programme

Reading Ambassadors

F.2 Topless bus tour

F.4 - F.6 rising Star programme

English Ambassadors

F.3 Visiting Hong Kong International Airport

Extra Classes by subject teachers and outsource educators

F.1 Phonics Class

Whole School English Week

Email buddies

F.1-F.3 Experiential Field Trip

English corner

Saturday at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Canada Study Tour Award Scheme

Multimedia Language Centre

F.1 English WeCan (under Poject WeCan)

Mock DSE Paper 4 assessment

Morning sharing

Hong Kong Speech Festival

Pre-DSE Seminar

 

Useful websites

Free online dictionary

http://onelook.com/

Free online collocation dictionary

http://prowritingaid.com/free-online-collocations-dictionary.aspx

Free online thesaurus

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/thesaurus/

Self-learning website

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/

Online English newspaper

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/

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