英國語文科課程特色 English Language Curriculum

 Teaching English in a 21st Century Classroom

Teaching in a modern English language classroom, we have moved ahead of the curve to embrace the 21st century skills which can be summarized by 4Cs: communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. The skills themselves do not imply a highly technological classroom, but are to prepare students for the 21st century needs of employment. To get to the 21st century skills, we do not have to throw away our curriculum and books and trust only in our students given freedom are able to motivate themselves and learn without guidance. We as educators have to keep our curriculums in the 21st century and use these as way to inspire interest and engagement in our own classroom. We are not successful as teachers unless we work at the intersection where stronger Interest, greater Confidence and active Engagement overlap for students. Our team is moving in the direction of I.C.E. 2.0 to advance the accomplishments achieved since the I.C.E. reform started in 2015.

 

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To embrace a change for the better, our team is moving in the direction of:  

 

1)    Literacy development empowered by digital technology   

With the introduction of multi-modal texts, including websites, blogs, TV commercials, online videos, film clips and trailers, our students are provided with ample opportunities for accessing information from a wide variety of digital sources and communication tools. Blending the 4Cs into a student-centered classroom where collaborative learning is implemented, our students can learn the importance of effective and ethical use of information for lifelong learning, turning oneself from a consumer interacting with multimodal texts to a producer using various modes of communication. By connecting their learning experience between English Language and non-language subjects, our students’ academic language awareness and content awareness can be best promoted through RaC and project learning as well as inter-class co-curricular and LaC competitions with STEM and other KLA subjects.

 

2)     A guided Discovery Approach to grammar learning

Discovery Learning is based on the belief that it is best for students to discover facts and relationships for themselves. Our students are encouraged to develop ideas and principles on their own through the usage of examples. With the use of flipped classroom grammar videos and auto-marked exercises, our students can be taken through the process which constitutes successful acquisition of grammar: (a) noticing, (b) reasoning and hypothesizing, (c) structuring and restructuring, and (d) automatizing. Students start from noticing and hypothesizing the grammar rule to internalizing and using it naturally. These skills are truly the skills that will spell success for our students in the future as self-directed and independent learners.

 

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