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- Our school-based curriculum is designed based on the CDC English Language Curriculum Guide (Primary 1-6) 2004.
- 1 The aims of the English Language Education curriculum are:
- 1.1 To provide opportunities for the students to extend their knowledge and experience of the cultures of other
people as well as opportunities for further studies and pleasure in the English medium
- 1.2 To enable the pupils to prepare for the changing socio-economic demands, including the interpretation, use
and production of materials for pleasure and study in the English medium
- 1.3 To develop the pupils’ positive attitude towards English and to maximize the pupils’ exposure to the language
- 2 Objectives:
- The learning objectives form the content of learning for the subject, including:
- 1. Language forms and communicative functions,
- 2. Language skills and language development strategies,
- 3. Generic skills, and
- 4. Positive values and attitudes
- 3 The school’s strategies for language development
- 1. To develop a learning organization in which the teachers learn from one another through co-planning, experience sharing and lesson observations.
- 2. To develop school-based English Language curriculum which is in line with the Core English Language curriculum and at the same time suits the needs of the pupils.
- 3. To enhance the pupils’ interest in learning and maximize their participation in lessons through having diversity of interactive activities in lessons.
- 4. Make use of the 3E (Environment, Engagement and Empowerment) and 4P Model (Problem clarification, Planning, Programme Action and Programme Assessment) to enhance teaching and learning in daily teaching.
- 5. To cultivate the pupils’ reading habits through the promotion of reading (School-based Reading Programmes, School-based Phonics Programme, reading workshops, Fun Reading Scheme, Home Reading Scheme, P.1-2 Buddy Reading Scheme, Phonics Hero, Wednesday Reading Time, story telling and book sharing and recommendation.)
- 6. To cater for individual differences (enrichment programmes, intervention programmes and graded worksheets)
- Main focus:
- 6.1 Arousing motivation
- 6.2 Making use of different cooperative learning strategies to cater for individual differences
- 6.3 Questioning techniques
- 6.4 Designing different types of assignments
- 7. To integrate IT into the learning and teaching of English
- 8. To provide more chances for the pupils to extend their language learning experiences beyond the classrooms (lunch-recess English activities, reading newspapers, study trips, extra-curricular activities, festive activities, language rich environment)
- 9. To guide pupils to proceed cooperative learning which enhance pupils’ interaction and cooperative skills.