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Aims & Objectives

Aims of the English Department is to:

  • build up a stronger English language environment on campus;
  • enhance students’ awareness of language learning in daily life;
  • nurture students’ appreciation of English Literature.
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Department Members

Panel Head:

  • Ms Chan PY
Assistant Panel Head:
  • Ms Hau KK

Teachers:

  • Ms Chau YY  
  • Mr Culliton R
  • Mr Hung CH  
  • Ms Law KM 
  • Ms Li CN  
  • Ms Ma WC 
  • Ms Pang WC
  • Mr Hui Ka Wo
  • Ms Lin Nga Sze
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Curriculum

 

 

Grammar

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

S1

~ Articles

~ Adjectives

~ Adverbs

~ Agreement

~ Conjunctions

~ Gerunds & infinitives

~ If-conditionals

~ Imperatives

~ Inversion

~ Modals

~ Modals

~ Nouns (Singular, plural, countable & uncountable nouns)

~ Passive voice

~ Participle

adjectives

~ Pronouns

~ Phrasal verbs

~ Prepositions

~ Quantifiers

~ Questions

~ Relative clauses

~ Reported Speech

~ Punctuation

~ Passive voice

~ Sentence patterns

~ Tenses

~ Used to & be used to

 

* Current news

Literature:

Play and Prose:

~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

~ Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Short Story:

~ Roman Fever by Edith Wharton

Poem:

~ Praise Song For My Mother by Grace Nichols

~ My Parents by Stephen Spender

~ For Heidi With Blue Hair by Fleur Adcock

Themes:

~ Understanding HK

~ Superstitions & traditions

~ Teenage life

~ Science & technology

~ Wonderful people

~ Nature environment

~ Leisure health

~ Having fun

~ Articles (magazine, news)

~ Argumentative essay

~ Advice column

~ Blog entry

~ Diary

~ Itinerary

~ Letters (formal & informal)

~ Leaflet

~ Minutes

~ Photo caption & commentary

~ Postcard

~ Poem

~ Proposal

~ Reviews (book, movie)

~ Report (with data)

~ Resume

~ Scripts (drama, comic)

~ Speech

~ Story

~ Writing FAQ

 ~ Student Learning Portfolio (SLP)

~ JUPAS journal

 

Through listening practice, students are expected to:

~ understand and interpret the purpose and meaning of a range of spoken texts.

~ identify the key details of a range of spoken texts.

~ interpret speakers’ feelings, views, attitudes and intentions.

~ understand speakers with a range of accents and language varieties in speech delivered.

~ understand the use of a range of language features in fairly complex spoken texts.

Through having individual presentation and group discussion, students are expected to:

~ express information and ideas with suitable elaboration.

~ convey meaning using a range of vocabulary and language patterns appropriate to the context, purpose and audience.

~ establish and maintain spoken exchanges using formulaic expressions and appropriate communication strategies.

~ produce coherent and structured speeches with ideas effectively presented.

~ pronounce words clearly and accurately.

 

S2

* Current news

Literature:

Play and Prose:

~ Macbeth by William Shakespeare

~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Short Story:

~The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Poem:

~ The Trees by Philip Larkin

~ The Trees are Down by Charlotte New

~ One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

 

Themes:

~ School life & entertainment

~ Our community

~ The world around us

~ Managing your money

~ Popular culture

~ Technology

 

S3

* Current news

Literature:

Play and Prose:

~ Othello by William Shakespeare

~ A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

Short Story:

~ The Red Convertible by L. Erdrich

Poem:

~ Reservist by Boey Kim Cheng

~ Anthem For Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen

~ Attack by Siegfried Sassoon

 

Themes:

~ Entertainment

~ Successful people & amazing deeds

~ Studying, school life & work

~ Sports

~ Cultures of the world

~ The individual & society

~ Equal opportunities

 

S4

~ Apply all grammar items in all subjects

* Current news

Literature:

Short Story:

~ The Yellow Wallpaper by C.P. Gilman

Poem:

~ Elegy For My Father’s Father by Kames K Baxter

~ Cold in the Earth by Emily Bronte

~ Because I could not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson

Themes:

~ School life & lifestyle

~ Media & advertising

~ Nature & environment

~ HK issues

~ Workplace communications

~ Cultures around the world

~ Technology

 

S5

* Current news

Themes:

~ Popular culture

~ Green life

~ Technology

~ Collective memories

~ Food

~ Endangered species

~ Art

~ Health

~ Natural habitat

~ Workplace communication

 

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Activities

Activities held in 2017 – 18 (English Department / English Club)

16 November 2017
Young Post 2017 Summer Short Story Competition(Harry Ng 6A)
 
Harry Ng 6A (2016-17) has taken part in the Young Post 2017 Summer Short Story Competition and his work “Spruce and Maple” has been shortlisted as one of the finalists.
 
 
 
 
 
4 October 2017
Mid-Autumn Festival Fair
 
Guessing English riddles with buddies has been the highlight of the Mid-Autumn Festival this year. Students spent enjoyable moments with schoolmates and they were so excited to grab their favourite lanterns. Besides questions that exercised their brains, traditional customs of this festival were also tested. It is hoped that students could enrich their knowledge in this festival together with having fun.
 
 
 
 
 
 
30 Sept –
2 Oct 2017
Hong Kong Secondary School Model United Nations Conference 2017
 
6 students, representing different delegates, joined the conference and acted as diplomats in the United Nations to discuss global issues, namely, elimination of terrorism on a global context; non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; refugees’ access to adequate healthcare; rights of refugees in Asylum Countries; prevention and elimination of organ trade; and promotion of proper use of antibiotics. Cooperate with counterparts from schools all over Hong Kong, students learned how to handle global crisis and engage in the decision-making process of solving international issues. 
 
 
 
15 September 2017
Musical - Anticlockwise
 
S5 students went for an English musical, Anticlockwise, staged by Sha Tin Government Secondary School in the Shatin Town Hall. Such activity has enriched students’ exposure in appreciating a live musical performance.
 
 
 
 
 

Activities held in 2016 – 17 (English Department / English Club)

8 July 2017
Junior Reporter Programme (8 July 2017)
 
Four S4 students have successfully be enrolled in the programme organized by SCMP and SINO Group. They visited Tai O Heritage Hotel and learnt skills on conducting research and interviews and converting raw data into informative news stories from an experienced SCMP journalist.
 
 
 
June 2017
Snapit Competition 2016-2017
 
Five Form Three students have joined this competition organized by the EDB and awarded second place. The winning documentary related to Battle of Salamis had 15 pictures presented with accompanying captions and voice-over in English. Through this competition, students’ leadership and organization skills have been sharpened.
 
30 June 2017
A Visit to Asia Society Hong Kong (30 June 2017)
 
39 selected S1-S4 students and three teachers have paid a visit to Asia Society Hong Kong. Guided tours have been given to both the building of Asia Society Hong Kong (former Explosives Magazine of the old Victoria Barracks) and a contemporary art exhibition: Breathing Space.
Students have found such visit an eye-opening experience as the art pieces showcased represent many of Hongkongers’ thoughts about the territory. They also learn a lot concerning the history of the building in 50s. 
 
 
 
 
5 May 2017
Drama Appreciation - A View from the Bridge (NT Live) (5 May 2017)
 
A total of 52 students (S4 & S5 IGCSE English Literature classes) and 8 teachers had attended the screening of A View from the Bridge (NT Live) at the Kwun Tong APM Cinema on 5th May 2017 (Friday) at 5:15pm. The drama text was one of the selected texts for the IGCSE English Literature Component 3 (Drama). All students had finished reading the play before the screening. Discussion concerning how the played was adapted from text to stage was conducted after the screening during English Literature lessons. All the participating teachers and students found the activity enjoyable. The NT Live version of the play was particularly worth watching because of its skilful and innovative adaption.
 
 
 
22 April 2017
Reading into ACTions (22 April 2017)
 
Six S3 students from 3D (Geanna Trisha L Tobar, Emily Leung, Christy Wong, Melody Wu, Haley Yu and Ivan Tsoi) took part in the “Reading into ACTions” Creative Script Writing Competition (Round 1) and Drama Competition (Round 2) organized by the SCOLAR and EDB for the 2017 World Book Day Fest. The students formed a team and wrote a play adapted from “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and had incorporated ICT elements into their play titled “The Magic Moment: The tale of the twins encountering iFairy-On-Tour-through-the-past-present-and-the-best-yet-to-come”. After being shortlisted for Round 2, the six students took part in a Drama Workshop on 18 March 2017. In the workshop, they experienced different activities which helped them transform their play onto the stage. On 22 April 2017, the team took their play to stage on the World Book Fest Day held at SKH St. Mary’s Church Mok Hing Yiu College. 
 
6 – 10 March 2017
Author’s Week – Jane Austen
 
S1 Movie Appreciation (Becoming Jane)
 
All S1 students bring their lunch boxes and enjoyed the movie. They have grasped more understanding of Jane Austen’s life after watching the movie.
 
This event enables students to have more exposure of how an author’s life was while producing her works.
 
 
Dance Like Characters in Jane Austen’s Novels (S5)
 
Led by some S5 helpers, the whole S5 students have the chance to taste the dance experience in Jane Austen’s works. They are a bit shy at the beginning yet once they have mastered the steps, the hall has become a dance floor with enthusiastic dancers. Through showing all steps systematically, students can follow with ease.
 
 
 
Campus TV and Quiz (whole school)
 
The teacher has led the Campus TV Team to produce a programme highlighting Jane Austen’s life, like her family, works and women’s role during Regency period.
 
Questions are given to students for Quiz Competition. Selected students with most answers correct get a series of Jane Austen bookmarks designed by S2 students. 
 
 
A talk for S2 (Pride and Prejudice)
 
As the S2 students are reading the novel, Pride and Prejudice, the teacher details some themes and symbols mentioned in the book.
 
Through the talk, students have more ideas of different characters, social status and some symbols in the book. This talk has provided extra information to students concerning the background of the novel.
 
 
 
Orienteering (whole school)
 
All of participants are find the games very interesting. Instead of answering the questions directly, they need to be challenged in different ways to express their answers, like walking to set positions, throwing balls and using fishing rods for getting the answers. Jane Austen’s bookmarks designed by S2 students are the prizes.
 
 
 
 
10 March 2017 A Talk by American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
 
Ms Diana David from the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has been invited to be the guest speaker for the S4 students for a talk on learning English and leadership skills. She has shared her views in learning English and being a leader.
 
Students find the activity fruitful as she has opened their worlds of both learning English and being a leader.
 
 
24 February 2017 A Talk by Hong Kong Bar Association
 
Ms. Chelsea Ma, a barrister, is a member of Standing Committee on Civic Education from the Hong Kong Bar Association. She has been invited to give a talk to S5 students. Introduced the Official Languages in Hong Kong, the bilingual court / legal system, the court language and how language skills are important, students have deeper understanding of the legal system and the language used.
 
 
24 Jan 2017 English Fai Chun Writing
 
To celebrate Year of Rooster and enjoy the festive mood, the English Club has organized English Fai Chun Writing activity. Students are so excited to write their own Fai Chun in English. Through this activity, students learn how to greet others during Lunar New Year in English.
 
 
 
Nov 2016 and
Jan 2017
Hong Kong School Mooting and Mock Trial
 
On November 5 and 19, Li Yung Sau (4A), Shek Kwan Yui (4D), Sung Choi Ling (5D), and Mo Ka Wai (5E) joined two preliminaries of the Hong Kong Schools Mooting and Mock Trial Competition 2016/17 held at High Court. Li Yung Sau (4A) has won the “Benchers’ List of Honorary Mentions for Outstanding Advocacy” in both rounds. Among 32 EMI schools, our school is one of the 8 schools that has successfully entered the Quarter Finals held in January 2017.
 
 
 
 
12 Dec 2016 Joint-school Oral Practice
 
The Joint-school Oral Practice has been successfully held on 10 December 2016 (Saturday). 12 schools (St. Catharine's School for Girls, Ying Wa College, Carmel Divine Grace Foundation Secondary School, HKTA Ching Chung Secondary School, TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College, Kiangsu - Chekiang College (Kwai Chung), CCC Mong Man Wai College, Shatin Government Secondary School, Madam Lau Kam Lung Secondary School Of MFBM, SKH Li Ping Secondary School, Ko Lui Secondary School and SKH Leung Kwai Yee Secondary School) with 360 students and 30 teachers partook in this event. Students completed 3 rounds of oral exam practice with feedback from peers and teachers. As so many schools showed interest in joining this activity, 2 sessions were held and 20 S5 KLC students had the experience to practise oral English with S6 students from various secondary schools. 
 
 
 
Dec 2016  68th School Speech Festival
 
Nearly 90 students joined the competition. Congratulations to the awardees:
 
2A
Lam Ching Ki
Mr Nobody
Champion
3C
Whole class
Harmonic Speaking: Secondary Boys and Girls
Champion
3D
Geanna Trisha L Tobar
What's My Name?
Champion
5D
Sung Tsoi Ling
Public Speaking Solo: Secondary 5
Champion
2D
Yip Hoi Ching
Yeti
First runner-up
5C
Lum Chi Lok
Dramatic Duologue: Secondary 5 & 6
First runner-up
5D
Wong Ka Lam
Dramatic Duologue: Secondary 5 & 6
First runner-up
6A
Fung Chi Hang
Dramatic Duologue: Secondary 5 & 6
First runner-up
6A
Lok Kwan Yin
Dramatic Duologue: Secondary 5 & 6
First runner-up
3C
Wong Wing Lam
Dramatic Duologue: Secondary 3 & 4
Second runner-up
3D
Tam Chun Him Anakin
Dramatic Duologue: Secondary 3 & 4
Second runner-up
5E
Chan Ho Fai
Dramatic Duologue: Secondary 5 & 6
Second runner-up
5E
Chow Nga Yau
Dramatic Duologue: Secondary 5 & 6
Second runner-up
23 Nov 2016 KingLand
 
To let students taste the experience of performing poems in front of schoolmates, six S1 to S3 students took up the challenge:
 
Name
Class
Poem
Kelly Hui
2C
Cleaning Machine
Athena Ng
2C
Cleaning Machine
Trisha Tobar
3D
What’s my name
Zoie Ng
1B
Waking Up
Candy Ho
1B
Waking Up
Rita Chan
1B
Waking Up
 
 
4 Nov 2016 Extra-curricular Activity Day
 
Through a quiz competition and a taboo game, students are challenged with questions to tease their brains and pit their wits. In the taboo game, an unspeakable fun, students who are shrewd and quick-thinking have a great time that afternoon.
 
31 Oct 2016 Happy Halloween
 
Students learn vocabulary items about Halloween through cross-puzzle games.

14 Sep 2016

English Riddles (Mid-autumn Festival Lantern Fair)

 
Students are challenged with hardest riddles ever to enhance their intelligence that day. Winners bring their lantern home for the joyful Mid-autumn Festival.
 
 
 
 

Activities held in 2015 – 16 (English Department / English Club)

Whole Year

Morning News Sessions

 
Teachers chose two articles from SCMP (on Mondays) and prepared questions (both comprehension ones and high-order thinking ones) for students to do self-learning at home (on Tuesdays) each time. On Tuesday mornings, teachers and some students made use of the Public Address system at school to conduct the programmes. Besides the themes of the articles, phrases, sentences patterns and pronunciation were highlighted.
 
Students from different forms and of various abilities had been utilized to deliver the news and the answers. The objective to "connect the dots" had been highlighted throughout the process. A Number of connections to concepts in Economics, History, P.E., and Liberal Studies had been made.
 
It is hoped that through this programme, students can be more aware of the social issues and develop the habit of reading SCMP during free time. 

Whole Year

Literature Appreciation Talks

 
A series of talks were conducted for junior form students to guide them to an in-depth analysis different texts under common motifs. The talks also allow students to visualize the text by showing different adaptations of the text. Through different adaptions, students explore to wider perspectives of arts.
 
Date:
S1: 18 December and 13 May 2016
S2: 27 November 2015 and 20 May 2016
S3: 4 December 2015 and 20 May 2016
 
Venue:
S1: Library
S2: Hall (Term one) and Library (Term two)
S3: Library (Term one) and Room 207 (Term two)
 
Content for each talk:
S1 (Term one): A Mid-summer Night’s Dream
S1 (Term two): Sense and Sensibility
S2 (Term one): The Lottery (Short story)
S2 (Term two): Pride and Prejudice
S3 (Term one): Attach, The Reservist, Anthem of Doomed Youth (Poems) and Othello
S3 (Term two): A View from the Bridge
 
During the talks, the motifs, themes, symbols were discussed in more details than in lessons. Besides, teachers also compare and contrast different characters within and across texts.
 
Students showed enthusiasm during the talks, especially when watching different adaptations. The talks enabled students and teachers to conduct further discussions about the texts. They will be worth holding in the future. 



9-15 Mar 2016 Author's Week – William Shakespeare
  Author’s Week featuring William Shakespeare has been successfully held in March, commemorating 400 years since his death. Activities including Shakespeare Quest, Shakespeare Animation Festival, Shakespeare Masquerade Fair and Shakespeare Workshop had been held. The whole school enjoyed the works of this English poet, playwright, actor, and writer through games and exhibitions. 









14 Mar 2016 S3 Inter-class Debate Competition (Final)
  Debating skills were introduced to all S3 students. They formed groups and had the motion, That women are capable for all occupations in Hong Kong. Teachers served as facilitators who guided them to consider the possibilities of the motion. Students were divided into both affirmative and opposition sides and had inter-class debates. The purposes of organizing such activity included sharpening students’ critical-thinking skills and debating skills besides enhancing their knowledge of exploring the relationship between genders and work abilities. Students enjoyed the process so much though they encountered some difficulties in searching local evidence for the motion. Besides enabling students to experience what debate is like, it also benefits students when they are in Senior Forms (Learning English through Debating).
26 May 2016 Joint-school Writing Workshop
  26 S4 KLC students and 30 St. Catharine’s School for Girls (Kwun Tong) have joined this event held on 26 May 2016, from 4pm to 5:30pm. The aim of this was to sharpen students’ skills in story writing and enhance teachers’ professional exchange. Before the workshop, teachers from both schools discuss the ways to conduct story-writing lessons and swapped students’ work for marking. By doing so, it is hoped that teachers can have more ideas on how to teach students in writing stories from each other. During the workshop, students’ errors were highlighted besides providing them input about how to write good short stories. Both teachers and students found this event fruitful and it is hoped that this programme will continue next year.



8 May 2016 IETLS
 
24 students were in the IELTS class. 18 S5 students and 1 S4 student had taken the exam and the results are as follows:
 
Band
7.5
7
6.5
6
5.5
%
5.5
33.3
22.2
33.3
5.5
 
 
Service provider, Elite English Learning Centre, has been hired to provide lessons to the students. Due to the two-year expiry period, 5 S4 students would take the IELTS assessments in August 2016. As this batch of students were second tier ones academically, the results they got were satisfactory. They agreed that this programme could sharpen their English skills and enrich their experience in handling public exams. This programme will continue next year, but the way of running may have some modifications, like shortening the period of teaching so that students can have more intensive lessons before the assessments. 
6 July 2016 "The Yellow Wallpaper" Preparation Talk
 
It was a makeup session of Chung Ying Theater Company held in the hall of KLC. In order to better prepare S3 students for their S4 curriculum, the drama workshop was about the short story that they would read in the coming summer holiday, Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Through drama techniques, students understood the jest of the story. Students at least knew the background and the characters of the story.
 
Students got a brief idea about the story through the workshop. It facilitated and encouraged students to read the story at home. Through simple drama exercises, students also learned some drama elements of the story. Students were asked to create their own wallpaper with limited resources. Creativity was important to complete the task.
 
Since the workshop was conducted by service provider, the quality was hard to manage. However, the problem might be solved through ample communication. It is still worth conducting as students can learn a reading text via an interactive way.
27 May 2016
28 Jun 2016
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Pre-performance" Lecture
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer "  English Theatre Performance cum Post-performance Discussion
 
The department aims at exploring more opportunities to facilitate students to learn English in daily life and outside school, S1 and S2 students enjoyed the drama production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Through an English drama production, students comprehend the language in a leisurely way. They also experienced how they should appreciate live performance with appropriate manners.
 
Date:
Pre-show workshop: 27 May 2016
Production: 28 June 2016
Post-show talk: 28 June 2016
 
Venue:
Pre-show workshop: School Hall
Production: Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
Post-show talk: Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
 
The production was excellent. The plot was trimmed down precisely and professionally for junior form students. All actors demonstrated how simple tricks on stage would create stunning stage effect in the show.
 
Productions of AFTEC are with quality. It is suggested that the school should join other AFTEC’s events if time is allowed. 
15 Apr 2016
26 Apr 2016
"A Tale of Two Cities" Interactive Drama Workshop
"A Tale of Two Cities" Performance cum Post-performance Discussion
 
All S3 students read the A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens during summer. It is important for students to visualize the text. Through the drama production, students’ aesthetic sense should be enriched. They were able to comment on the modern adaptation of the production. 
 
Date:
Pre-show talk: 15 April 2016
Production: 26 April 2016
Post-show talk: 26 April 2016
 
Venue:
Pre-show talk: School hall
Production: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Post-show talk: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
 
Chung Ying Theater Company should conduct the pre-show talk, however, the tutor did not show up. Hence, the talk had to be taken over by a school teacher.
 
The drama production was a modernized version. It was mind-blowing to most of the students. Even though students had read the novel, it was educational for them to interrupt the adaption. It is worth-while to enable students to experience difference adaptions of the text.
 
The post-show talk enabled students to understand the play a lot more.
 
Other than academic benefits, through watching a live performance also nurture students about common courtesy. It is recommended to conduct similar activities to students. However, it highly depends on the theaters’ schedule and production.
15 Apr 2016 English Talk (American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong)
  Mr Stephen D. Lackey from BNY Mellon’s Chairman of Asia Pacific and Chairman of the Asia Pacific Executive Committee had been invited to school for giving a talk on “How to Be a Successful Leader” for S4 students. Besides sharing tips on mapping a successful life and leadership at work, he also encouraged students to have more exposure to the world issues so as to equip themselves for the ever-changing society. The activity ended with questions by the floor. This is a meaningful activity with the help of American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong as students needed more role models to look up to during their growth. Besides teachers, professionals from various fields offered students valuable chances to learn others’ successful experiences.



17 Mar 2016 Reading Forum 2016
 
Selective S3 and S4 students took part in the individual presentation in the Reading Forum, while S4 students took part in the plenary sessions about two texts – Yellow Wallpaper and Chinese Cinderella. This year, presenters and participants in the plenary sessions also took up the role of Master of Ceremony in each room. Such activity could give a chance to enjoy book sharing offered by students from other local and international schools. This could stimulate their interests in reading different kinds of books during leisure time. On top of these, they could also be exposed to other students’ skills in presentation. Some even made new friends in this event.





December 67th Speech Festival
 
80 students joined this competition and 6 prizes were secured by King Ling students. The performance of the students were satisfactory. Through encouraging students for joining this, students’ confidence had been boost and their ability of spoken English had been strengthened. Definitely more students will be advised to join this competition and teachers may explore different categories to let students shine.
 
Class
Name
Category
Prize
1D
Lai Man Ting
Solo Verse Speaking
2nd place
2A
Geanna Trisha L. Tobar
Solo Verse Speaking
2nd place
2D
Chan Kwun Yu
Solo Verse Speaking
2nd place
4A
Chan Hillary
Dramatic Duologue
3rd place
4A
Choi Hiu Ki
Dramatic Duologue
3rd place
4D
Sung Tsoi Ling
Public Speaking Solo
2nd place
4E
Sin Ka Wing Anson
Solo Verse Speaking
3rd place
27 Nov 2015 English Talks (CITYU & UNICEF)
 
Two talks were organized to let S4 and S5 students have more exposure to social issues.

1)   Professor Peter Brimblecombe from CITYU
To help broaden the knowledge of the younger generation in the fields of energy and environment, Professor Brimblecombe conducted a talk at KLC examining the way in which a scientific understanding of chemistry and the health impacts of air pollution in HK affects the way it can be regulated most effectively. Students found it fruitful as both students who took Chemistry and those who did not also had deeper understanding of the influence of air pollution in a scientific way. 

2)   A representative from UNICEF
The topic of this talk was “Natural Disaster and Children”. The speaker had shown some figures and videos of the aftermaths of natural disasters and its effects towards children all over the world.
 
Students found these two talks meaningful as they opened students’ eyes in various aspects. They admitted that English has served as a bridge for them to connect to the world issues. Similar activities are highly suggested for the upcoming year.





28 Nov 2015 S6 Joint-school Oral Practice
 
190 S6 students together with 20 teachers from 8 schools joined this event. 3 rounds of HKDSE speaking format were held:
 
Schools
No. of teachers
No. of students
St. Catherine’s School for Girls (Kwun Tong)
2
20
Kiangsu-Chekiang College (Kwai Chung)
2
20
CCC Mong Man Wai College
2
20
TWGHs Lui Yun Choi Memorial College
3
30
SKH Li Ping Secondary School
2
15
Ying Wa College
2
20
TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College
2
/
King Ling College
5
65
 
It is hoped that through this event, S6 students’ English communication skills can be sharpened. Besides, students can also equip themselves to sit the HKDSE Speaking Exam. This event offers students a setting which is similar to HKDSE Speaking Exam (examiner and candidates in different abilities) and help students overcome fears in speaking when facing strangers.



30 Oct 2015

S6 Mock Interview

 

The English Department worked with the Careers Section for holding such activity. All S6 students dressed up and had a mock interview conducted by English teachers. Questions included social issues besides subject-related ones. Teachers reminded students etiquette in interviews and language skills. Students found this activity fruitful as they could have an experience of being commented by interviewers and interviewees (group interviews) before having their real-life experience.



23 Oct 2015

S6 Joint-school Oral Practice

 

2 English teachers led 20 S6 students to attend such event organized by Kiangsu-Chekiang College (Kwai Chung). Through facing students with various English speaking abilities, it is hoped that students can grasp the skills of presenting themselves smoothly. Students found it valuable to communicate with students other than their schoolmates in English fruitful. For the coming year, the English Department will explore more chances to let students attend similar activities organized by different schools.

26 June 2015

Third ECA Day

 

The English Club committee members organized games for students to play after the examinations, namely, Matching Game (Taboo), Syllable Game and Treasure Hunt. Students were divided into groups and they had much fun learning English in a relaxing morning. 
The aim of organizing such a game day is to let students learn English through cooperating with other schoolmates while playing games. With guidance provided by the English teachers, the committee members showed their leadership skills in mastering the programme well. Besides, the students had a chance to use English to communicate with others while playing different games.

19 May 2015

Spelling Bee

 

English Club has organized an activity called “Spelling Bee” to raise students’ awareness in spelling in an interesting way. Members were given 10 alphabets to form as many words as they could within the time limit. All members enjoyed this activity and the English Club committee members offered help to members and stimulated them to think of words that they might not think of. Winners included students in both Junior and Senior Forms.


 


 


 


 

May 2015

S4 Photo Caption Writing Competition

 

All S4 students joined the competition in May. They were asked to take a photo related to Chinese cultural heritage, then wrote a photo caption and commentary of about 200 words based on the photo. Before writing, students were given samples from the previous year and was taught how to write an inspiring commentary in correct tenses.
 

The champion went to 4B Spenser Lee who related the popular dish Gulaorou with the importance of harmony in Chinese families. The first runner-up went to 4D Cowie Chan and the second runner-up went to 4D Yanbie Lui. They gave us inspirations on how chopsticks and glutinous rice ball illustrated traditional Chinese culture respectively.

8 May 2015

Jekyll and Hyde – drama

 

All 34 students from 3B enjoyed a delightful afternoon at the HKAPA on 8 May 2015. They were bought there to watch a drama, Jekyll and Hyde, performed by the Chung Ying Theatre Group.
 

3B was the only class chosen for the event because they read the novel of the same title in the first term. As they read the printed copy of the story, they could follow very well throughout the show. Many of them were able to find out the changes in the plot that the theatre group made. They had discussions about the adaptation; some liked it and some did not. Students also showed interest in the stage effects because these shaped the mysterious atmosphere for the scenes and brought them sensational stimuli.

May 2015

IELTS

 

In order to further sharpen students’ skills in English, 19 S5 students took the IELTS assessments in May 2015. 65 % of them attained Band 7 or above, which was encouraging.
 

This course will be continued next year and the target students would be the S4 and S5 students. Students who are interested in this will be encouraged to take such assessment.

8 May 2015

A talk conducted by American Chamber of Commerce for S4 students

 

Mr Ian Stirling from American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong was invited to come to the school for a sharing, entitled “Chasing your Dream Jobs”. All S4 students attended this talk. Mr Stirling shared his experience of how he made good use of his gap year to take the opportunities to work and travel to different places together with developing his career path. He encouraged students to equip themselves by having extensive reading and setting up network from people in all walks of life around the globe. Besides, they have to keep questioning themselves of what direction in life they would like to head to.
 


 


 

 

May 2015

S1 and S2 Drama Appreciation

 

The objectives of organizing this Drama Appreciation event were to enable students to learn English outside classrooms and in a more relaxing environment, and to allow students to participate in the interactive theater.
 

As one of the events of the SCOLAR English Alliance 2014/15 Programme, S1 and S2 students enjoyed the programmeSherlock Holmes: Flashmob Theatre on 8 May in the School Hall. Students were engaged to the interactive theatre as both students and teachers were invited to partake in the play. Students acted as the witnesses of the crime and they helped Sherlock Holmes out.
 


 


 

May 2015

Early Childhood Education Internship Programme 2015

 

The purposes of this Internship Programme were toprovide an opportunity for students who are interested in early childhood education to understand more about the industry, and enable students to experience the workplace for a week.
 

Phase 1: Workshop
Date: 20 May 2015 (Wednesday)
Venue: Room 207
Target: S4 and S5 students 
Speaker: Ms. Leung SL, an experienced Early Childhood Educationist 

Content: 
This was an introduction of the internship programme. Ms Leung started by introducing the core values which a kindergarten teacher should acquire. She also shared her work experience and some case studies with students. Authentic teaching aids and role plays allowed students to have more concrete ideas about early childhood education. Students also grabbed this opportunity to ask Ms Leung about their queries concerning the industry.


 


 

Phase 2: Interview
Date: 27 May 2015 (Wednesday)
Venue: Room 207
Format: Group interview
Target: S4 / S6 students

Content: 
Phase 1 and Phase 2 are the prerequisites for Phase 3. S6 students were also invited to join this phase only if they were planning to join the education field in the future. 
Group interview was taken place. Candidates must show their persona and charisma which are suitable for phase 3.


 


 

Phase 3: Practicum
Date: 29 June - 3 July
Co-host Kindergarten: The Baptist Convention of Hong Kong Rotary Club of Hong Kong Northwest Kindergarten
Target: S4 / S6 students 

Content: 
11 students who successfully passed the interview could join the practicum. All students must only use English as the medium of instructions during the practicum. They not only experienced teaching in a kindergarten, but also got to know the routine of a kindergarten teacher. Through the practicum, students were treated as the staff. They had to report duty on time every day and complete their assigned teaching and non-teaching duties. This was a great opportunity for students to have the early childhood teaching experience.

16 – 17 April 2015

Book Fair

 

The purposes of holding a Book Fair were to enrich students’ reading culture, introduce wider variety of books to students and create a platform for students and teachers to exchange their thoughts on reading.
 

Stanford House Hong Kong was invited to join the Book Fair this year from 16 April to 17 April in the School Hall. A wide range of books were displayed in the fair, from comics to novels and from fiction to non-fiction. This was the first year that students could vote for their favourite book among all the displays. The top 5 titles would be purchased by the school and be the library inventory.
 

The event allowed students to choose books with their peers. Teachers could also recommend suitable titles to particular students. It is a handy opportunity for students and teachers to exchange their thoughts on reading. As to encourage students to read more, ‘My Favourite Books’ voting has been piloted in this year’s fair. The top five titles were purchased and would be on the library shelf after summer. 


 

27 Mar 2015

Second ECA Day

 

7 Form 4 students attended a workshop on the introduction to various camera shots.
 

They learned different kinds of shots and how they were used to create suspense, excitement and emphasize importance of certain characters. Besides learning the most commonly known high/low angle shot, close up, long shot, over-the-shoulder shot and aerial shot, students were also introduced to the usage of cowboy shots (demonstrated tension), locked-down shots (audience had to assume what happened outside the screen) and the POV shot (always used in horror movies).
 

Plenty of video clips were shown as examples and the popular TV episode Breaking Bad was shown for further analysis. Students were asked to create their own Campus TV promotion for the Mid-autumn riddles guessing activity. In-depth discussions on cinematography were carried out and participants all actively participated to make the activity more rewarding as ever.

24 Mar 2015

ICT Open Day

 

With the organization of the South China Morning Post and Communications Association of Hong Kong, eighteen students had a once-in-a-lifetime visit to a monitoring station of the Communications Authority in a restricted area in Kwun Tong on 24 March morning.
 

Students were amazed by the various advanced instruments used to facilitate the smooth running of the television and radio broadcasting systems. With the real demonstrations of machines usage as well as the detailed explanations from the tour guide, this excursion was definitely rewarding.
 

Besides getting to know more about what this department brought to the community, the visit broadened students’ horizons on a new career field. The students who take ICT as an elective were especially thrilled with the importance of this job in the daily life.
 

 


 

Mar 2015

English Debate

 

The objectives of holding this English Debate Competition were to provide an opportunity for students to acquire basic debating skills, to boost students’ confidence in public speaking, and to cultivate students’ critical thinking skills, especially in analyzing the plot and characters of Othello, after reading the play in English Literature lessons. 
 

The debate was divided into three parts: In-class debate practice, Inter-class preliminary which was held on 3 March in Room 401-404, and Inter-class final which was held on 9 March in Room 207. The debate motion is “Desdemona is the only true innocent victim of the play, Othello”. Each class sent 8 representatives to form the Affirmative and Opposition teams, with each team consisted of Captain, 1st Speaker, 2nd Speaker and 3rd Speaker. The team with highest mark from the 4 preliminaries (3A and 3B), entered the final. An additional session of floor debate was added in the final round. 3A (Affirmative) won the Champion and 3B (Opposition) was the 1st Runner-up. The Best Speaker went to Chan Yuen Yi (3B).

14 Mar 2015

Reading Forum

 

In order to cultivate the reading atmosphere and habit, the school organized Reading Forum in May 2015. Besides 10 local secondary schools, students from Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Shanghai and Wuxi also took part in this function. In total, there were more than 300 students partook in this function. The keynote speech was delivered by Ms Betty Leung, the Chief School Development Officer of the Language Learning Support Section from the Education Bureau.
 

After reading different kinds of books (including both fiction, non-fiction; classical and contemporary ones), S3 and S4 students were the representatives from our school to join this activity. Some of them were presenters in the Individual Presentation Session, Group Discussion Session; and debaters in the Debate Session. Students also expressed their views of various books through using posters.


 


 


 


 

14 Mar 2015

Student Reporter Programme held by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)

 

Chan Yu Hin, Kenneth (5B) and Ho Wing Yan, Ivy (5C) took part in The Student Reporter Programme held by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). It was a precious opportunity for both secondary school and universities students to showcase and improve their writing skills.
 

Students firstly attended a talk concerning working for a Science-related job, next, they were brought to a job fair with Science-related jobs for the sake of providing more information for our writing later. It was followed by a writing workshop introducing good ways to bring students’ writing to another level.
 

Through joining the workshop, students learned many writing techniques. Ms Andrea Zavadszky, a journalist from theSouth China Morning Post, introduced them with an array of advice for writing a good article. They were given a great chance to interview two successful people, in which they gained more exposure through the guest’s insights and determination for pursuing their dreams.
 


 


 

Dec 2014

Author’s Week + Careers Section

 

Author’s Week featuring Thomas Hardy as the key figure was held from 1st December – 5th December 2014. Throughout the week, all students in King Ling College studied at least one of Hardy’s poems. S1 students read the most accessible poem, The Men He Killed, whereas the S6 students analyzed The Convergence of the Twain. There were a lot more platforms for students to know more about this profound and influential novelist and poet throughout the week.
 

The S4 English Elite group and the S4 ICT students cooperated to produce poem recital videos which were derived from Hardy’s original poems. Workshops were provided for them to deal with enormous range of works including poem analysis, re-creating a new rhythm as well as editing the video footage.
 

Besides, posters were created by S3 students based on their understanding on Hardy’s poems. Posters consisted of both Hardy’s works and illustrations. They were then posted in all classrooms for appreciation.
 

A mini-concert was held on Friday (5th December) during lunch. In the concert, Hardy’s poems were converted into pop songs. The Man He KilledThe Oxen, and Weathers were sung by students and teachers.
 

What is more, an exhibition was held at the main entrance of the school throughout the week. That was a showcase of a few pieces of exhibits derived from Hardy’s works, the posters, poem recital videos and music videos.
 

The Author’s Week enabled the whole school to learn more about Thomas Hardy and how to produce art work after appreciating his great literary achievements.
 

The week-long event presented various activities to introduce one Chinese author and one western author to the whole school. Students experienced the authors' works inside and outside classrooms. By introducing two authors to students each year, this paves a way for students to develop their own reading interests and habits. Author’s Week is a long-term program to nurture students for their life-long learning. 
 

 
A piece of art derived from Thomas Hardy’s poem, Ah, Are You Digging on my Grave? produced by Lo Hiu Tung.
 


Joey Wong sang Thomas Hardy’s Weathers in a mini-concert in King Ling College.


Video montage inspired by Thomas Hardy’s Channel Firing.
 


S3 designers and their posters which were derived from Hardy’s work.

Dec 2014

66th Speech Festival

 

The number of participants of the 66th Speech Festival (in 2014) was 136, 37 of whom performed well in the competition and got the awards.
 

Overall speaking, the performance of the students was satisfactory. There were prize winners in different categories: 4 in Solo Verse Speaking (Girls), 6 in Dramatic Duologue as well as 1 in Harmonic Speaking (Class 4C). Given that it was our school's first attempt in participating in Harmonic Speaking, the outstanding achievement that Class 4C got was exceptionally remarkable and encouraging. The English teachers agreed that the competition was rewarding that it improved the students' oral skills and self-confidence.
 

Class

No

Name

Category

Prize

3A

17

Wong Ka Lam

Solo Verse

2nd place

5B

7

Hui Angel

Solo Verse

2nd place

5B

16

Wong Pui Ka

Solo Verse

1st place

4A

23

Fung Chi Hang

Drama Duo, B/G

2nd place

4A

15

Lok Kwan Yin

Drama Duo, B/G

2nd place

5A

2

Chan Wing Yan

Drama Duo, B/G

1st place

5B

22

Chan Yu Hin

Drama Duo, B/G

1st place

1A

17

Wong Yi Wing

Girls

3rd place

5D

13

Tong Ka Wing

Drama Duo, B/G

3rd place

5D

32

Poon King Tin

Drama Duo, B/G

3rd place

4C

ALL

 

Harmonic Speaking

1st place

 

7 Nov 2014

First ECA Day

 

The first Extra-curricular Activity Day was held on 7 November at school. The English Club members watched Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show on YouTube, featuring the hip-hop lover, Daniel Radcliffe, to rap Blackalicious' tongue-twisting "Alphabet Aerobics." Students found it amazing for the rap and they were challenged by teachers to write a poem and then rap it.
 

Students were formed in groups to create the poems. They firstly had no ideas to catch the beat and the rhyming words. Later, after the guidance of the teachers, they could all have their poems well-written and even rapped it successfully.
 

The aim of such activity was to make students more aware of the pronunciation and the rhythm of the words in poems. The rapping part was challenging as students were a bit shy to do so. However, they finally enjoyed it so much as it was fun to do it like a professional rapper.

7 Nov 2014

Joint-school English Oral Practice
  166 students and 17 teachers from 6 secondary schools have participated in the Joint-school English Oral Practice 2014 on 1st November, aiming at letting students have a better preparation for the HKDSE. We are so honoured to have invited St. Catharine's School For Girls (Kwun Tong), CCC Mong Man Wai College, Kiangsu - Chekiang College (Kwai Chung), TWGHs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College and SKH Li Ping Secondary School for this function. Students underwent three rounds of group discussion and individual response, together with either teacher’s or peer feedback afterwards.

25 Oct 2014

Joint-school Oral Practice
 

24 S6 students and 2 teachers joined the Joint-school Oral Practice organized by Kiangsu-Chekiang College (Kwai Chung).

It is hoped that through more practice with students from different schools, students’ English speaking skills can be further sharpened.
 

16 Oct 2014

Thomas Hardy Video Production Workshop

 

On 16 October 2014, S4 Information and Communication Technology students and S4 English Elite Group were invited to participate in this “Thomas Hardy Video Production Workshop” conducted by Mr Ryan Culliton and Mr Kwan CK in Room 410.
 

The purposes of this workshop were to discuss Thomas Hardy’s selected poems with students, introduce various filming techniques and styles, and guide students to re-create Hardy’s work after appreciation.
 

Mr Culliton guided students to analyze Thomas Hardy’s poems in the first part of the workshop. Students must understand Hardy’s selected works thoroughly before re-creating. The purpose of writing, the mood and the tone of Hardy’s works are very crucial and unique. In the second part of the workshop, Mr Kwan introduced various video making styles and formats. All inputs inspired students to derive from Hardy’s works. Students’ products were displayed to the whole school during the Author’s Week.
 

Oct 2014

Halloween Tongue Twister
Students enjoyed experiencing how to pronounce constant and vowel sounds; and articulate the syllables by not to slur the sounds together. The successful students could get treats from the English Club Committee members, otherwise, they had their tricks. 

8 Sep 2014

Riddle Games
 

It is a tradition to have riddles during Chinese festivals, like the Mid-autumn Festival and the Chinese Lunar New Year. Making good use of this tradition, the English Club has organized Riddle Games before the Mid-autumn Festival. Students were excited to get their own lanterns by guessing riddles in the hall. All participants, together with teachers and English Club members, had a great afternoon.
 


 


 


 


 


 

Activities and achievements in 2013-2014:

Date

Activities

July 2014 Outback Visit
18 junior elite students had a visit at an Australian restaurant, Outback on 7th July. During the visit, students learnt the eating etiquette and the English names of the ingredients. They found the kitchen tour the most impressive while some of them found the session about table manner interesting.
May 2014 Moving Literature for Secondary School Students
May 2014 Crossword Puzzle
In order to enrich students’ vocabulary, the English Club organized the Crossword Puzzle Activity in May. All S1 to S4 students needed to fill in a crossword with the words they had learnt in different subjects. Eight students from the junior form and five students from the senior form could solve the crossword and get a prize.
April 2014 S2 English Talk: From Read to Watch – Hamlet
April 2014 S1 English Talk: From Read to Watch – Twelfth Night
March 2014 Reading Forum
March 2014 S2-S5 Cultural Talk – Theatre in East and West

March 2014

English Drama Workshop for Junior Students

March 2014

A visit to Stanley Earth Station

December 2013 S2 English Talk: From Read to Watch – Macbeth
November 2013 SCOLAR English Alliance Programme (Moving Literature for Secondary School Students)
November 2013 Joint-school Oral Practice
Over 300 S6 students from Pooi To Middle School, TWGHs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College, CCC Mong Man Wai College, Tak Sun Secondary School, St. Catherine’s School For Girls (Kwun Tong), Kiangsu-Chekiang College (Kwai Chung) and King Ling College were gathered together to participate in this event on 23 November 2013 before they sat the HKDSE Oral Examination. It is hoped that through providing an extra platform for the students to polish their skills in English speaking, they could have more confidence to express themselves and communicate with strangers in the public examinations. 15 teachers from these 7 secondary schools were the examiners in that morning. Both students and teachers welcomed such activity.
November 2013 Pop cultures in movies 
Elite students in S2 and S3 were invited to join the workshop from 20th to 22nd November. During the workshop, the movie Star Wars was shown. Students had to discover the origins of cultural icons which they could still find in their daily lives today. In the last section, elements from the movies and examples in daily life were used to explain the importance of movies in pop culture.
November 2013

S1 English Talk: From Read to Watch – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The talk, held on 29th November, raised students’ awareness about different adaptations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Various versions of the play were shown to students, such as the theater, ballet and movie adaptions.

October 2013 A visit to music consultancy in Kwun Tung
October 2013 October Formal Dressing Day: Mock Interview
October 2013

A Talk on Interview Skills and Dress Code 
In preparation for the S6 students interviews, the Careers Section and the English Department co-organized a talk for said students on 18th October. The talk echoed one of the modules in English, Learning English through Workplace Communication.

Activities and achievements in 2012-2013:

Date

Activities

September 2012

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration (Riddles)

October &  November 2012

S6 Joint-school Oral Practice
To equip students with better skills in discussing current issues, KLC students had a chance to practise oral communication skills with students from 3 secondary schools in Kowloon. Students treasured this activity as it was a valuable chance to sharpen their oral communication skills further.

November 2012

Read to Watch (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

November 2012

ATalk by T ime Magazine
English is not only a subject, it is the tool for students to see the world. To teenagers, reading magazines is an effective way to know the current issues around the world. 
Numerous magazines were introduced to students in this talk and they knew more about the magazines available in Hong Kong.

November & December 2012

64th Speech Festival (S1-6)

Entry

Prize

Class and name

64th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival Choral Speaking – Non-Open Secondary 1 and 2 – Mixed Voice

2nd

2B

64th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival Choral Speaking – Non-Open Secondary 3 and 4 – Mixed Voice

3rd

3B

Solo Verse speaking, non open, S1 Girls

2nd place

1D Law Sze Lam

Solo Verse speaking, non open, S3 Girls

2nd place

3C Cheng Wing Yiu
3B Chung Lai Yan

Solo Verse speaking, non open, S3 Girls

3rd place

3B So Yee Ting

Solo Verse speaking, non open, S3 Boys

3rd place

3C Chung Yu Lun

Public Speaking, Solo, S5

2nd place

5E Lam Wen Sze
5E Kong Chun Ho

Public Speaking, solo, S5

3rd place

5E Cheung Chi Kit  
5E Lau Wai Ki, Dicky
5D Mok King Him

Dramatic Duologue

3rd place

5D Shek Hoi Yiu  
5D Tsang Siu Chit

December 2012

Inter-house English Quiz Competition

December 2012

KingLand

January 2013

Legal System in Hong Kong – A Talk by the HK Bar Association

February 2013 Puppet Theatre Workshop

March 2013

English Forum
Poetry Party

May 2013 English Writing Competition
July 2013

Musical – Twelfth Night

Year round

Cross-KLA Lesson Observation

Activities and achievements in 2011-2012:

Date

Activities

Sep 2011

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration(Riddles)

Nov – Dec 2011

63rd Speech Festival (S1-6)

Class No Name Entry Prize
1A 11 Li Ka Ching Solo Verse 3rd place
1A 14 Lok Kwan Yin Solo Verse 1st place
1A 14 Lok Kwan Yin Solo Verse 1st place
1A NA 1A Chroal Speaking 1st place
3D 10 Leung Chung Yin Dramatic Duologue 2nd place
3D 18 To Yan Wa Dramatic Duologue 2nd place
3D 18 To Yan Wa Solo Prose 2nd place
3D NA 3D Chroal Speaking 3rd place
4B 9 Lau Wing Lam Solo Verse 3rd place
4E 2 Chan Sze Wai Public Speaking Solo 3rd place
4E 27 Kong Chun Ho Public Speaking Solo 3rd place
5B 10 Lee Wai Ling Public Speaking Solo 3rd place
December 2011 S6 Level Activity
January 2012 1A Choral Speaking Recording in RTHK
February 2012

Book launch of Story Alive Winners

February – March 2012

Dr. Yang’s Literature Lessons

April and May 12

Professional exchange with teachers from Mainland

March – May 2012

Professional Exchange (Foshan)

July 2012

S1 Level Activity

Year round

Cross KLA lesson observation

 

Activities and achievements in 2010-11:

Date

Activities

Oct 2010

Professional Exchange
Educationalist from Thailand

By the collaboration with The University of Hong Kong, around 30 administration officers from Thailand had professional exchange with our teachers in October 2010. Besides walking into classrooms of different subjects, they also chatted with both students and teachers so as to get more understanding of how Hong Kong students use English as the medium of instruction to study in different subjects. In the sharing session, teachers from both Thailand and Hong Kong had professional dialogues in various topics, education systems, teaching methods, educational policies in both places, for example.

Nov – Dec 2010

62nd Speech Festival (S1-6)

A total of 237 students of King Ling College participated in 23 entries of the 62nd Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival. Their hard work was recognised and 8 participants of our school were awarded for their outstanding performance. 

Awards


Class

Name

Entry

Prize

2C

Tam Kwan Yin

S1&2 Dramatic Duologue

3rd place

2D

To Yan Wa

S1&2 Dramatic Duologue

3rd place

5A

Ho Ka Ki

S5 Girls Solo Verse

3rd place

5E

Shan Ka Yu

S5 Boys Solo Verse

2nd place

3D

whole class

S3&4 Choral-mixed voice

3rd place

6B

Tam Shing On

S6&7 Boys Solo Prose

2nd place

2D

To Yan Wa

S2 Girls Solo Verse

2nd place

2D

To Yan Wa

S2 Girls Solo Prose

3rd place

 

Nov 2010 – April 2011

Think Again Awards

S2, S4 and S5 students participated in ThinkSeries Snapshots Competition in 2010. The theme of the activity is “Dream”. This competition provides an opportunity to showcase students’ photographic skills and innovative ideas in language. Besides, not only did they write the titles and captions of the photos they took, they also wrote the commentary of 200 to 400 words on the theme.

ThinkSeries – Think Again Awards

  • Most Inspiring School Award 2011
  • Junior Division Best Caption Award – 1st Runner Up (2E)
  • Senior Division Best Photo Award – Champion (4E)
  • Senior Division Best Title Award – 2nd Runner Up (5E)
  • Senior Division Best Title Award – Champion (5E)
  • Senior Division Best Caption Award – 1st Runner Up (5E)
  • Senior Division Best Commentary Award – 1st Runner Up (5E)
  • Senior Division Best Title Award – 2nd Runner Up (5E)

Website: http://www.thinkseries.org/site/

Nov 2010 – May 2011

Observation Triangle 

Professional development is an important issue for learning and teaching. This year, we focused on co-teaching with teachers in other forms. We believe a well-structured vertical coordination makes our teaching more concrete.

Each team consists of three teachers from at least two forms. They select a topic / language pattern which is covered by both forms and design a lesson plan which fits all the classes. All three of them observe others’ classes and modify the materials to cater learners’ differences.

Nov 2010

Professional Exchange (Educationalists from China)

As invited by Pearson Longman Hong Kong, around 20 Senior Teachers from Beijing paid a visit to our school in November 2010. Through entering different English classes, they grasped more understanding about student organizations, our thriving campus community and exploring the resources available tailor-made for our students with different talents. More professional exchange between teachers from both places was done by means of the sharing session carried out after the class visits.

Feb – May 2011

SHORTS – writing competition (S5)

SHORTS, which is organized by the NET Section, is a story-story writing competition for senior form students. After attending the teachers’ training sessions which were held by the NET Section, our teachers modified the materials and deliver to our students. Students created their stories and audio files in groups under teachers’ supervision for the competition.

Feb – May 2011

Stories Alive Writing Competition for students (S1-3) and Workshops for teachers

To encourage students ofall abilitiesto get involved in writing engaging stories in English, resources are offered to assist the teaching of students who need structure and support with the basics of story-writing in English organized by both the British Council and the SCOLAR. 20 students from S1 to S3 were chosen to join the story-writing classes conducted by the British Council before submitting their writing for the competition. Teachers also received training concerning teaching story-writing from the experts of the Council.

 

Mar 2011

Professional Exchange (Educationalists from Thailand)

Apr 2011

English Day for primary school students (helpers: 3B & 3D students)

Apr 2011

Inter-house Quiz Competition

June 2011

Stories Alive Prize Giving Ceremony

Alex Yuk-ching Li from 1C and Ka-yi Ng from 1E won the Third Place and Excellent Effort and Participation respectively in the Stories Alive Story Writing Competition. Both of them got a chance to participate in the Creative Writing English Summer Camp run by the British Council. Students reflected that their skills in story writing were further enhanced in the camp.

July 2011

S1 Cooking Classes

 

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Useful Links

World News:

 

BBC

http://www.bbc.com/

 

CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/

 

NBC News

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news

 

Huffingtonpost

(they can choose whatever edition/country they like, limited to English-speaking countries):

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

 

The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news

 

New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/

 

Dictionaries/Thesauruses:

 

http://dictionary.cambridge.org

Online dictionaries from Cambridge University Press. You can find Advanced Learners’ Dictionary, Dictionaries of American English, Idioms and Phrasal Verbs.

 

http://www.longman.com/dictionaries

Word games organised according to level.

 

http://www.m-w.com/

The best online dictionary for American English. It includes Thesaurus.

 

Grammar:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

Grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening exercisers available. Very thorough answers to students’ questions!!!

 

http://www.eslcafe.com/quiz/

Grammar exercises for S1 & S2. Exercises on idioms, words, and slang for S3-5

 

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises_list/alle_grammar.htm

Here you can find over 200 exercises covering a wide range of grammar topics.

Answers are provided, most of which are with explanations.

 

Idioms:

 

http://www.elfs.com/2nInX-Title.html

Learn idioms through cartoon and audio. Enjoy it!!!

 

http://www.englishforum.com/00/students

Click the items “Today’s idiom” and “Today’s famous quotation”.

Other links for self-learning e.g. interactive English exercises, e-books of famous novels are also available

 

http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/bl_idiommatch1.htm

Try this challenging common English idioms matching quiz. You need a piece of paper and a pen to do the quizzes because the page design does not allow you to type.

 

Reading:

 

http://education.jlab.org/reading

Reading comprehension passages on science topics are available. Read the passage and find out the correct words that are missing in the sentences. Answers and scoring are provided.

 

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/reading/

These stories are accompanied with reading comprehension. Answers are provided and a score is given for each answer. You can also try the story recreation exercise by putting the sentences in the correct order. A gap-fill exercise is also provided.

 

Writing:

http://www.westminster.edu/staff/brennie/writerro.htm

There are many common errors which can be easily and permanently corrected if you have the motivation to take habitual care to avoid them.

 

http://esl.fis.edu/learners/advice/syntax.htm

Learn more about sentence structures.

 

http://twp.duke.edu/writing-studio/resources/genres-of-writing

Explore different genres in writing.

 

Listening & Speaking:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/sounds/

Learn the sounds of English through this webpage.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak

Learn more words that help you speak better English!

 

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening-skills-practice/eating-out

Check your listening skills!

 

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Awards in the Speech Festivals:

 

66th Speech Festival

Class

Name

Category

Prize

3A

Wong Ka Lam

Solo Verse

2nd Place

5B

Hui Angel

Solo Verse

2nd Place

5B

Wong Pui Ka

Solo Verse

1st Place

4A

Fung Chi Hang

Drama Duo, B/G

2nd Place

4A

Lok Kwan Yin

Drama Duo, B/G

2nd Place

5A

Chan Wing Yan

Drama Duo, B/G

1st Place

5B

Chan Yu Hin

Drama Duo, B/G

1st Place

1A

Wong Yi Wing

Girls

3rd Place

5D

Tong Ka Wing

Drama Duo, B/G

3rd Place

5D

Poon King Tin

Drama Duo, B/G

3rd Place

4C

Whole class

Harmonic Speaking

1st Place

 

65th Speech Festival

Class

Name

Category

Prize

2C

Kwan Sze Ching

Solo Verse

3rd Place

2C

Sung Tsoi Ling

Solo Verse

3rd Place

4E

So Yee Ting

Solo Verse

3rd Place

5D

To Yan Wa

Solo Verse

3rd Place

4D

Poon King Tin

Public Speaking Solo

1st Place

3C

Whole class

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

2nd Place

 

64th Speech Festival

Class

Name

Category

Prize

3C

Cheng Wing Yiu

What For? by Noel Petty

3rd Place

5E

Lam Wen Sze

Public Speaking Solo

2nd Place

5E

Cheung Chi Kit

Public Speaking Solo

3rd Place

5E

Kong Chun Ho

Public Speaking Solo

2nd Place

5E

Lau Wai Ki, Dicky

Public Speaking Solo

3rd Place

3B

Chung Lai Yan

What For? by Noel Petty

2nd Place

5D

Shek Hoi Yiu

Dramatic Duologue

2nd Place

5D

Tsang Siu Chit

Dramatic Duologue

2nd Place

5D

Mok King Him

Public Speaking Solo

3rd Place

3C

Chung Yu Lun

Dad's Hidding in the Shed by John Foster

3rd Place

2B

Whole class

Choral Speaking

2nd Place

3B

So Yee Ting

What For? by Noel Petty

3rd Place

1D

Law Sze Lam

The Whistler by June Crebbin

2nd Place

3B

Whole Class

How the Tortoise Got Its Shell by Judith Nicholls

3rd Place

 

63rd Speech Festival


Class

Name

Category

Prize

1A

Li Ka Ching

Solo Verse

3rd Place

1A

Lok Kwan Yin

Solo Verse

1st Place

1A

Lok Kwan Yin

Solo Verse

1st Place

1A

Whole class

Chroal Speaking

1st Place

3D

Leung Chung Yin

Dramatic Duologue

2nd Place

3D

To Yan Wa

Dramatic Duologue

2nd Place

3D

To Yan Wa

Solo Prose

2nd Place

3D

Whole class

Chroal Speaking

3rd Place

4B

Lau Wing Lam

Solo Verse

3rd Place

4E

Chan Sze Wai

Public Speaking Solo

3rd Place

4E

Kong Chun Ho

Public Speaking Solo

3rd Place

5B

Lee Wai Ling

Public Speaking Solo

3rd Place

62nd Speech Festival


Class

Name

Category

Prize

2C

Tam Kwan Yin

S1 & 2 Dramatic Duologue

3rd Place

2D

To Yan Wa

S1 & 2 Dramatic Duologue

3rd Place

5A

Ho Ka Ki

S5 Girls Solo Verse

3rd Place

5E

Shan Ka Yu

S5 Boys Solo Verse

2nd Place

3D

Whole class

S3 & 4 Choral-mixed voice

3rd Place

6B

Tam Shing On

S6 & 7 Boys Solo Prose

2nd Place

2D

To Yan Wa

S2 Girls Solo Verse

2nd Place

2D

To Yan Wa

S2 Girls Solo Prose

3rd Place

 

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