The English Language Key Learning Area

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					NSSC: The English Language
    Key Learning Area

              A sharing session
  Miss Lam Cheuk Ki, English Panel Chairperson
         Focus of my Sharing
   The Curriculum

   The Exam Syllabus

   Meeting the Challenge Ahead: parts to be
    played by the school, students and parents
   increase students’ English language proficiency

   develop their knowledge, skills, values and

   broaden their knowledge, understanding and
    experience of various cultures in which English is

   develop and prepare themselves for further study
             The Curriculum

  Parts       Percentage of lesson time

Compulsory              75%

 Elective               25%
          Learning objectives
   Forms and Functions (Grammar)

   Vocabulary

   Skills and Strategies

   Values and Attitudes
            Language Skills
   Listening
   Speaking
   Reading
   Writing
Generic Skills to be Stressed
   Collaboration
   Communication
   Creativity
   Critical Thinking
   Problem-solving and
   Study Skills
     Suggested Modules of the
         Compulsory Part
   Getting along with others
   Study, school life and work
   Cultures of the world
   Wonderful things
   Nature and environment
   The individual and society
   Communicating
   Technology
   Leisure and entertainment
   School-based teaching materials
    developed by the English Panel
The Elective Part
   Language Arts

   Non-language Arts
      Electives to be Offered
       by the English Panel

Language Arts     Non-language Arts

  Short Stories

Songs and Poems      Social Issues
       Assessment Frameworks
              of HKDSE

2 Components:

-   Public examination

-   School-based Assessment
 The Public Examination
          Paper                 Weighting

          Reading                  20%

          Writing                 25%

Listening & Integrated Skills     30%

         Speaking                 10%
                    The SBA
             Part                  Weighting

   Two assessments on the
reading/viewing of 6 texts/films     10%

One assessment based on the
 modules in the Elective Part         5%
          Major Differences
   Only 1 exam for the NSSC

   Testing language in use rather than
    focusing on the language systems
the Challenge
 The Strive for Success

      Parties Involved
Teachers of the English Panel
    The Strive for Success by English
   a quality language program

   an English-rich environment (ESD & other
    subject-related activities)

   facilities for self-directed learning
    A Quality Program of Study
   The fostering of the 4 essential language skills

   The building of word power

   The teaching of grammar

   The extensive reading scheme

   Viewing of good movies
   On-line self-access learning program (Eng-class)

   The integration of language arts and non-language
    arts components into the formal curriculum, e.g.
   - short stories
   - songs and poems
   - popular culture
   - social issues
    The Strive to Create
An English Rich Environment
Activities to add spice to students’ school
life and enrich their learning experiences

                     Examples
   English speaking days
   Drama performance by professional drama
   Public speaking competitions
   Story-telling competitions
   Verse speaking competitions
   Writing competitions
   Book review competitions
   Study Tours (e.g. United Kingdom, Australia)
   English Enrichment Programs
   Drama Performance
Part to be Played by Students
   Be conscientious and hardworking

   Revise what they have learnt on a regular basis.

   Do a lot of reading after school to increase their

   Practice makes perfect.
   Knowing their language needs and setting long-term
    as well as short-term goals to strive for

   Working according to their plans and evaluating
    the progress made

   Taking an active part in the subject-activities held

   Never give up despite the difficulties encountered
     Part to be played by Parents

   To have a good understanding of the
    expectations of the school

   To ensure that students are making good use of their
    time after school to increase their exposure to
    the English Language (e.g. reading and/or watching
    quality TV programs in English)
   To help monitor the progress made by the

   To listen to their hearts and give them advice and
   Think positive. The change is for the

   Work hard and be well prepared.
    Let’s join hands to strive for the BEST
    for our students!

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