Learning English as a means to connect globally
With their eloquently spoken English, our students receive visitors to our school from Germany,
South Africa and Singapore. Global young leaders from The HKFYG Leadership Institute also pay
visits to our school, and English activities and talks are organized for students during their
visits. Different cultures are introduced and promoted through fun-filled English Days on
campus. In addition, study tours to countries like Australia, England, Canada are organized in
summer holidays to enhance students’ English proficiency and broaden their horizons.
Arousing students’ interest in learning English
Activities like movie shows and board games are held at the English Corner by the Native
English-speaking Teacher(NET) to arouse students’ interest in learning English. Students are
encouraged to take part in various activities such as Speech Festival, RTHK Teen Time, Puppetry
Competitions, Drama Competitions and Debate Competitions. They are also inspired to write
articles for English newspapers and trained to be the Campus TV hosts and English Ambassadors.
The English Debate Team, which is trained by the NET to further enhance gifted students’ English
abilities, won several debate competitions in the first term last year. The NET has also set up
an online chit-chat platform to promote discussion about current issues during the epidemic.
Moreover, lots of students participated in the Happy Family: Letter to Mum and Dad Writing
Competition, and won the Most Actively Involved School Award in the Junior Secondary Writing
Linking English to other subjects
S1 Science and Mathematics are taught in English starting from 2020. This arrangement will extend
to all junior forms gradually. English is also integrated into the syllabus of nearly all junior
form subjects. Students are required to do research, present projects, record videos or write
reports in English. Students can find the need and joy to use English in these
language-across-curriculum activities. Students are encouraged to build an English Vocabulary
Bank to consolidate the vocabulary items they have learnt from different subjects in junior
forms. Furthermore, an English learning platform called Solid Memory was introduced to students
to enhance their use of vocabulary with the aid of artificial intelligence.