Language Policy

Our school is an English-medium school. English is used as the sole instruction medium for all subjects except Chinese Language, Chinese History, Chinese Literature and Putonghua Drama, which are taught in Putonghua. Students are encouraged to communicate in either English or Putonghua outside the classroom. To create an environment that is conducive to language learning and enhance students’ biliteracy and trilingualism, the school has launched an extensive reading scheme and promoted language across the curriculum. Measures include:

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  • An employment of three native English teachers, 12 Putonghua teachers to teach small-class English Drama, Putonghua Drama, Chinese Writing and Chinese Speaking lessons;
  • Two grants of $1.5 million in total funded by the Education Bureau under English Enhancement Scheme to enhance English teaching;
  • Setting up language enhancement and remedial courses: summer English bridging programme; Chinese, English and Putonghua remedial, tutorial and enhancement classes for all forms;
  • Producing an annual English Musical which involves over 200 teachers and students to meet the annual school major concerns, raise students’ language abilities and demonstrate teamwork spirit;
  • Encouraging students to write English and Chinese essays and develop creativity; publishing students’ good works and uploading essays online for sharing;
  • Organizing diversified language enrichment programmes, such as “One Minute Reading” radio broadcast, lunchtime students English speeches, lunchtime oral practice, debate and singing competitions, English Week, Chinese Week and film shows, etc.;
  • Participating in Hong Kong Schools Chinese and English Speech Festival, inter-school debating competitions, writing competitions, Hong Kong Schools Drama Festival, English Drama Fest and American Field Service (AFS) Intercultural Exchanges;
  • Launching an extensive reading scheme and reading across the curriculum activities to promote reading, such as reading lessons, morning reading and sharing session, extensive reading scheme, online Chinese and English reading, reading across the curriculum holiday reading activities, and recommending students to participate in reading award scheme and activities organized by the Education Bureau; and
  • Setting up a reading club, publishing KCCS Bulletins and installing classroom bookshelves to make reading books across the curriculum more convenient.
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