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學與教

English Language

I. Aims and Objectives

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Build up a stronger English language environment on campus

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Enable learners to broaden and deepen the language competencies they have developed through basic education

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Enhance learners’ awareness of language learning in daily life

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Develop learners’ interest and confidence in using English as their understanding and mastery of the language grow

     (A)  Junior Level :

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To provide a language-rich environment to encourage learners to learn and use English;

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To make use of a broad range of activities and materials to enhance learners’ motivation and to develop their creativity as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills;

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To promote a culture of reading among learners;

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To develop learning skills as well as the positive values and attitudes conducive to independent and lifelong language learning

     (B)  Senior Level :

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To offer every student further opportunities to extend their knowledge and experience of other cultures as well as opportunities for their personal and intellectual development, further study, pleasure and work in the English medium;

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To enable every student to prepare for the changing socio-economic demands resulting from an advancement in information technology. These demands include the interpretation, use and production of materials for pleasure, study or work in the English medium.

II. Major concerns

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To cater for the learners’ diversity to enhance their academic results;

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To cultivate a good learning attitude and confidence among students;

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To enhance students’ confidence and ability through reading;

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To enhance teaching effectiveness through IT and manipulation of data;

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To enhance teachers’ professionalism

III. Strategies

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    All lessons should be well planned for good motivation. At least two of the following four elements should be included in each lesson:

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Highlight useful vocabulary (e.g. recycle the previous taught , newly taught vocabulary ……)

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Ways to build up students’ confidence (e.g. ask students to speak, present their ideas in front of the classmates ……)

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Use of a mind-map (e.g. when teaching speaking, writing……)

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highlight topic sentences (e.g. when teaching reading, writing……)

 

School in News

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Useful links

World news
BBC HUFFPOST Teen Vogue  

 

Reading
ELC Study Zone (@UVic)

These stories are accompanied with exercises. Answers are provided and a score is given for each answer.

dreamreader.net

A free website with more than 500 reading lessons. Every lesson comes with free audio, a free printable worksheet and a free multiple choice quiz.

Graded Reading @ British Council

 

This is a section of the British Council especially aimed at teens. Stories and articles are written at three different levels A2 (elementary), B1 (intermediate) and B2 (upper-intermediate). There are also online interactive multiple choice exercises to test your comprehension and a grammar exercise based on the text.

 

Listening
BBC 6 minute English ESL Lounge News in levels  

 

Others
BBC 英語教學 BBC 英倫網 每日頭條 小格子教英文
       
Story online ESL video Book creator
(免費出版自己的電子書)
 
       

Activities

1.

Human Scrabble was organized for S1 to S3 students during lunch time by Dr Murray and the relevant junior form English teachers.

   
   

2.

Christmas Tree Decoration & Christmas songs: Cross-subject English activities (Music Department and English Department): Our NET helped teach around 40 students from school Choir to sing Christmas songs and identify members of the Holy Nativity set.

   
   

3.

English Debate: S3 students did a debate on space exploration.

   
   

4.

Students in each class are invited to present an English story book in front of their classmates during the reading periods. 

 
   
5.

Drama Workshop: S2 students attended a 20-hour Drama Workshop. They participated in a live show called “The Tempest” in Tuen Mun Town Hall Auditorium.

   
   
6.

S1 Orientation: The newly-joined S.1 participated in 3-day Fun Camp organised by our NET.  Students performed a mini-drama as an “exit-ticket” to the Camp.

 
   
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The Riddle Lantern Fair: On September 28, the Ming Yuen family celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival, and everyone had a fantastic time.  The event took place in the school library where gorgeous paper lanterns were hung with riddles attached.  Junior form students participated eagerly and spent their English lessons in the library guessing answers to lantern riddles to win prizes.

   
   
   
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All Saints Day: On October 29, the Ming Yuen family celebrated a different kind of “Halloween”. The school instituted creative alternative to “Trick-or-Treating” that appealed to students and teachers alike.
Secondary Three students spent their English lessons learning about Holy souls and acrostic poems.  During lessons, students researched about Saints and holy souls and discussed qualities of being a good and kind person.  They then worked on the theme, “I can be a saint, too!” to write up their acrostic poems using the word “saint”.

 
 
   

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Easter Egg Hunt: On April 13 to 14, our S3 students participated in Easter Egg Hunt organized by our NET.  It is a unique treasure hunt with clues simple and easy to solve on the fly.  Our S3 amateur detectives were divided into groups and each group had to find “dragon balls” of a specific colour.  The first group which successfully collected 12 balls had to run to the English Corner for their Grand Prize.

 

 

   
   

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An interview of famous D.J, Sammy Leung : Our S4 students were having a unit on “Studying, School Life and Work”.  To help them further understand the unit, the S4 students had a zoom interview with the famous, DJ, Mr. Sammy Leung on April 13.  In the interview, Sammy gave the students a lot of ideas on how to prepare themselves before entering the work field.  It was a fantastic experience talking to a celebrity.

 

 

 

 

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Shopping Game (F.2) All F.2 students enjoyed an authentic learning activity in which teachers acted as the sellers and students asked the teachers to buy stationery, food and drinks on 15th December, 2021. After that, they sang Christmas carols with our NET teacher, Dr Murray, in the English Corner. It was a good way for teachers and students to interact with one another in English.

 

 

   

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The English Week was held from 17/10 (Monday) to 21/10 (Friday) This week-long event included cultural games with foreigners from Singapore, Malaysia, Spain, Germany, America and India. Moreover, there were school-based ‘shopping experience’ activities, ‘I can do it’ speaking scheme and game booths set up by Polytechnic University students. On 21st October, a grand quiz event involved all the F.1 to F.5 students in our school and most students got a lot of chocolates as their trophies. All students enjoyed all the activities very much