The overall aims of the English Language Education curriculum are:
l to provide students with ample opportunities for extending their knowledge and experience authentically using English, so as to enhance students’ personal and intellectual development.
l to enable students to prepare themselves for the changing socio-economic society. With the implementation of e-learning elements in the curriculum, students are able to strengthen their interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence through diversified interactions.
- The school-based curriculum is comprised of G.E. programmes, PLPR/W and intervention programmes. School-based materials such as module booklets and task sheets are designed by our teachers to supplement the textbooks. PLPR/W is conducted by the NET. The intervention programmes are held to provide further support to students with special education needs.
- There are two NETs in our school. Mr. Don is responsible for teaching both P.1 and P.2 PLPR/W programme and dictionary skill teaching, reading workshop and TSA speaking training for P.6 classes, whereas Mr. Alex is responsible for teaching dictionary skill, reading workshop and speaking training for P.3, P.4 and P.5 classes.
Our school has a well-established English Room. It helps provide a language-rich environment outside the classroom. English Assemblies and English lunchtime activities are organised every other Tuesday. Students can learn English in a joyful and relaxing environment.
English prayers are used in the English morning assemblies and English lessons.
5.Levelled reading scheme
All the students undertake a reading ability test in the first term and they are awarded a reading level according to Reading Recovery Level. Students go to the library and borrow the levelled books according to their reading levels. Through the levelled reading scheme, students will develop a reading habit and improve their reading ability.
We believe it is important to give opportunities to our students to learn English in different language environment. Therefore, there is a wide range of extra-curricular activities for students to choose.
Junior English Drama Team gives P.2-P.3 students an opportunity to take part in choral speaking and learn some language skills in drama.
Senior English Drama Team gives training to the upper form students and prepares them to perform at the Speech Festival and Drama Festival every year. Our team has won many prizes in competitions. We were also invited to perform in public.
English Debate Team is to develop students’ critical thinking skills and language skills for debate. Our team has participated in various competitions such as NESTA Primary School Debate Competition and Hong Kong Inter-City School Real Time Debate on Net and we have had some valuable experience and success over the past few years.
English Ambassadors from P.3-P.6 mainly help English teachers to promote a language-rich environment such as performing in Tuesday English assemblies and organising Tuesday lunchtime activities.
London Trinity’s Graded Examinations in Spoken English for speakers of other languages and Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Tests are held at school every year for students to pursue for the internationally recognised qualifications.