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Reading & speaking

Reading & Speaking Class

Introduction for parents: Reading and speaking are important foundations of English language! The story reading class provides an excellent English speaking environment and opportunity for children to learn and interact with native speaker teachers, and improve their English reading, listening and speaking proficiency.

Reading Comprehension Class

🎓 Story Reading Big Class

Class size: Up to 20 students
Duration: 40 minutes

OBJECTIVE

To read stories to students in a very vivid way in class.

SUGGESTIONS OF TEACHING APPROACH

📌 The teacher read the story in a very vivid way to the students

📌 In the process of storytelling, in order to increase the interaction with the students in the classroom, which is very important, the teacher may ask the students questions from time to time and let the students answer them.

SOME NOTES/REMINDER S TO THE TEACHER

💡 Better to disable the annotation for others, to prevent students from scratching on the screen;

💡From our experience, some parents are concerned a bit that😂, their child raises her/his hand but the teacher does not give her/him a chance to answer a question throughout the class.

💡From our experience, for a big class, the more class interaction there is, the more successful the class will be, and the more students and parents will love the class.

💡 To teach a big class via Zoom, if possible the teacher is advised to connect her/his computer to another screen to show all the students, so that the teacher can always see all the students in class at a glance. It helps a lot to overcome the problems that, when the teacher is using a single screen and only 4 students are shown on the screen, it is not easy for the teacher to pick other students to answer the questions; Sometimes when some students raise their hands, the teacher doesn't know; In the case that some students are accidentally popped out of class to the waiting room by Zoom, the teacher doesn't know.

Topic Discussion/Advanced Thinking/Speaking(Junior Secondary School)

Speaking/Topic Discussion(Junior Secondary School)

Course objectives:

🎯 Through the following subject areas, students can develop their language skills related to the subject, improve their ability to use fluent English to conduct in-depth discussions, and greatly broaden their vision.

Subject areas:
Daily life, news, climate, environmental protection, science, culture...

🎯 Another valuable part of this class is that teachers will continue to guide and teach students to interact and discuss on different topics. In addition to broadening their reading horizons, it is of great help to improve students' English speaking and listening skills.

🎯 Native English speaking teachers will also correct students' pronunciation problems in class.

🎯 The topics and vocabulary that students learn in this class will also greatly benefit their writing and reading.

The English speaking proficiency of Hong Kong students (including elite students) often lags far behind their reading and writing abilities, and there is a need in enhancing their speaking proficiency. Students will benefit a lot from this for furthering their studies in the future!

Story Reading Class

🎓 Story Reading Big Class

Class size: Up to 20 students
Duration: 40 minutes

OBJECTIVE

To read stories to students in a very vivid way in class.

SUGGESTIONS OF TEACHING APPROACH

📌 The teacher read the story in a very vivid way to the students

📌 In the process of storytelling, in order to increase the interaction with the students in the classroom, which is very important, the teacher may ask the students questions from time to time and let the students answer them.

SOME NOTES/REMINDER S TO THE TEACHER

💡 Better to disable the annotation for others, to prevent students from scratching on the screen;

💡From our experience, some parents are concerned a bit that😂, their child raises her/his hand but the teacher does not give her/him a chance to answer a question throughout the class.

💡From our experience, for a big class, the more class interaction there is, the more successful the class will be, and the more students and parents will love the class.

💡 To teach a big class via Zoom, if possible the teacher is advised to connect her/his computer to another screen to show all the students, so that the teacher can always see all the students in class at a glance. It helps a lot to overcome the problems that, when the teacher is using a single screen and only 4 students are shown on the screen, it is not easy for the teacher to pick other students to answer the questions; Sometimes when some students raise their hands, the teacher doesn't know; In the case that some students are accidentally popped out of class to the waiting room by Zoom, the teacher doesn't know.

Pre-DSE Speaking (Exam-driven)

🎓 Pre-DSE Speaking (Exam-driven)
 
Background, recommendations and objectives

👉 Key notes: The DSE English Speaking exam encompasses a very wide array of topics, and it is difficult for students to prepare for it in a short period of time. Moreover, the English speaking proficiency is the Achilles heel of Hong Kong students (including many elite students). Students get only one shot in the DSE exam. In order to achieve the 5** grade or at least "not to lose", the following two aspects are indispensable:

(1) Give yourself enough time to truly improve your English speaking proficiency

(2) familiarize yourself with the exam-taking skills for the grade of 5**

Many students are often misled that they can 'win' in the examination just counting on the 'exam skills' when they are sprinting in the final year of Secondary 6.  This is deceiving yourself and joking about your future for that:

(a) Secondary 6 students have to prepare for multiple subject examinations at the same time, and it is bearly possible to allocate too much time to English subject;

(b) When students are faced with a topic that is hard to understand, or their vocabulary level of the related topic is seriously insufficient, how can they rely on the so-called "exam skills" to pass the exam ?!  Unless you deem the examiner just a decoration.

👉 Recommendation: Students need to really improve their English proficiency while they still have time in Secondary 3, 4 and 5.

👉 Goal: To help students achieve the abilities and skills required for DSE 5** at an early stage.
🔮🔮🔮 Course strong features

🎯 British and American teachers train up students English speaking proficiency and group discussion abilities, and guide them to improve;

🎯 DSE past exam papers are adopted in calss for learning and training;

🎯 Bilingual annotations are added to ensure that students can fully understand and absorb the class content;

🎯 DSE Speaking 5** skills set will be taught in class.

🎯 The class is set to include three sections:

(i) Teach students important vocabulary (bilingual annotations) and key expressions on relevant topic discussions

(ii) Mock exam training: the teacher acts as an examiner; students engage in time-limited mock group discussions and individual Q&A responses

(iii) The teacher comments on performance and makes suggestions for improvement to students

初小中文科 《初小寫作能力特訓及看圖説故事課堂》(普通話授課)

小學中文科 《初小寫作能力特訓及看圖説故事課堂》(普通話授課)小班課
適合對象:小二/小三
小班:不超8人
課堂時間:55分鐘至60分鐘
教學語言:普通話
本課程主要涵蓋兩方面課堂:
《寫作能力特訓》(寫作課堂)以及《看圖説故事》(說話課堂)
👉課堂安排每週固定時段輪流「寫作」、「説話」。
✒️【寫作能力特訓課堂】(普通話授課)
所有篇目均由教育局註冊教師編寫,提升學生應試作文審題、選材、組織、文句表達、實用文等基本能力及寫作技巧、修辭等進階能力,讓學生從應試及寫作技巧專題兩方面實現能力的躍升。

👉備註:寫作課堂55至60分鐘,其中包括10至15分鐘讓學生進行課堂寫作小練筆,其餘課堂時間為老師教學和與學生互動問答環節。
 
✒️【看圖説故事課堂】(普通話授課)
通過看圖説故事高效互動課堂,從觀察、讀圖、構思、語言組織、運用恰當字詞句式、表述等方面,綜合提升學生的説話能力以及普通話表達能力,與普通話寫作教學相輔相成。