The direction for curriculum development is to enhance students’ experience by providing a language-rich environment through:
- providing greater opportunities for students to use English for purposeful communication both inside and outside the classroom;
- making use of student-centred instruction to encourage learner independence;
- making greater use of literary or imaginative texts to develop critical thinking and encourage free expression and creativity; and
- promoting language development strategies, values and attitudes that are conducive to effective, independent and lifelong learning.
The overall aims of our curriculum are:
- to provide every student of English with further opportunities for extending their knowledge and experience of the cultures of other people as well as opportunities for personal and intellectual development, further studies, pleasure and work in the English medium; and
- to enable every student to prepare for the changing socio-economic demands resulting from advances in information technology; these demands include the interpretation, use and production of materials for pleasure, study and work in the English medium.
The subject target of English Language is for students to develop an ever-improving capability to use English:
- to think and communicate;
- to acquire, develop and apply knowledge; and
- to respond and give expression to experience;
and within these contexts, to develop and apply an ever-increasing understanding of how language is organized, used and learnt.
The subject objectives are:
- to equip students with a solid English foundation so as to ensure their performance in DSE;
- to set up an English rich environment both inside and outside school so that students can have more exposure to English and eventually lead to self-regulated learning habit;
- to facilitate the implementation of Language Across the Curriculum (LAC); and to enhance teaching professionalism through appropriate means of communications and collaboration.