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					NSSC: The English Language
    Key Learning Area


              A sharing session
                      By
  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
Aims:
   increase students’ English language proficiency

   develop their knowledge, skills, values and
    attitudes

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

   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
   Meeting
the Challenge
    Ahead
 The Strive for Success

      Parties Involved
Teachers of the English Panel
          Students
          Parents
    The Strive for Success by English
                Teachers
   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
    groups
   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
    exposure.

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

   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
    students

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

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

				
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