English, known as the world language, provides the path for international communication, higher education, cultural exchange, global business and tourism. According to the Education Bureau, the aims of English Language Education are:
- To develop learners’ English proficiency for study, work and leisure;
- To provide them with opportunities for personal and intellectual development;
- To extend their knowledge and experience of other cultures through the English medium; and
- Help them overcome the challenges of the rapidly changing and keenly competitive knowledge-based society of Hong Kong
The school-based English programme is the organic combination of both General English and Space Town. We strive to design more hands on activities with younger students in order to help them learn and understand the different topics faster, just like the making of paper plate masks, baked cupcakes and rubber band powered cars in Space Town. With the foundation laid in Space Town process writing, students in KS2 embark on a Language across Curriculum (LaC) journey to the forest school, aiming to explore and investigate plants, insects, herbs, butterflies and water issues in nature.