[lg policy] Hong Kong: Language Policy: Whole-school Literacy Strategy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 4 16:13:39 UTC 2011

Language Policy: Whole-school Literacy Strategy

Language permeates the whole curriculum both as a vehicle for learning
and as a subject of study in its own right.

● English is used as the teaching medium for our formal curriculum.

● Chinese Language and Chinese History are taught in Putonghua.

● Life Education is taught in Cantonese.
A Rich Language Environment

As language is the tool to all learning, accessibility and enjoyment
are of utmost importance. Language progression is vastly cultivated in
our school through many ways:

● implementing morning and lunch reading sessions

● integrating drama and literature elements into the language curricula

● organizing activities such as exchange programmes with overseas schools

● hosting inter-house drama and public speaking contests which are
organized by the English and Chinese Departments

● holding activities such as fashion show and inter-house debate
competitions organized by the English Department in collaboration with
other departments

● inviting professional artists, musicians, dancers, storytellers and
athletes from around the world to give talks to our students which
help raise literacy standards by providing pupils with rich learning


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