Objectives of the English Language Curriculum 1. To enable our students to use English proficiently for study, work, leisure and effective interaction in different cultural environments. 2. To help our students develop an ever-improving capability to use English to think and communicate; to acquire, develop and apply knowledge; and to respond and give expression to experience.
Providing an English Rich Environment 1. English Language teachers speak English both inside and outside the classroom. 2. There are English morning assemblies every Wednesday hosted by student announcers. All the announcements made on these days are in English, and there is a two-minute English sharing by teachers and students. 3. All students are required to join an online English Learning Programme, English Builder, to improve their exposure to English. 4. English study tours are organized for students to broaden their horizons and practise using English in their daily lives. 5. To enhance students’ interest towards learning English, the English Department offers different kinds of activities, such as Drama Show, Movie Appreciation, Shopping Trip, English Adventure, Quiz Lab, Reading Trophy Competition and Book Fair etc. 6. English camps and workshops are provided for students in different forms to increase students’ competence in communicating with English.
Taught by the school native-speaking English teacher, English Language Arts adds variety to the English Language curriculum, broadening students’ learning experience and catering for their diverse needs and interests. It seeks to develop students’ language sensitivity and cultural awareness, as well as creativity and critical thinking, through the use of poems, short stories, films, song lyrics etc. To help students develop strategies for pronunciation, spelling and reading, phonics is also taught and practised through a range of activities.