- To arouse students’interest and boost their confidence in English by various activities and games through e-teaching.
- To adopt an interactive and theme-based approach in teaching.
- To help students master the language forms (including vocabulary, text-types and grammar items and structures), communicative functions, and skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
- To build in grammar patterns in the context of activities of listening, reading and writing.
- To develop students’ independence in learning by self-access programmes, group work, pair work, projects, interviews or other activities.
- To encourage students to elaborate, illustrate, and explain ideas and responses through activities and guidance.
- To foster a reading and listening habit of students and expose them to a variety of written and spoken English such as novels, short stories and poems, newspapers, magazines, films and videos, radio and television or internet.
- To encourage and provide students with greater opportunities to use English for purposeful communication both inside and outside the classroom through language learning tasks and projects.
- To help students develop a worldwide outlook through broadening their knowledge and experiences and providing language preparation for personal and intellectual development, and further studies/ work.
- To develop students’ language learning strategies (e.g. self-motivation, thinking skills, reference skills, information skills) and positive attitudes (e.g. confidence in using English, enjoyment of reading) conducive to effective, independent and lifelong learning.
B. School-based teaching strategies
- To facilitate teaching and learning, the two subject-based strategies ( co-operative learning and e-learning) would be included and shown in the collaborative lesson planning forms.
- In each form, there will be 2 sets of Learning Portfolios, one for more capable classes and the other for less capable classes.
- In S1-S3, there will be 2 sets of oral exam papers, one for more capable classes and the other for less capable classes. For other examination papers, there should be graded sections.