ACADEMIC
Medium of Instruction (MOI)

Language Policy

We have adopted English as the medium of instruction (MOI) in three classes for each junior secondary level, while the other one class mainly uses Chinese as the MOI. Extended courses taught in English are also included in various subjects.

 

a. Junior Secondary (S.1 students admitted in 2010 and after)

  • English as the medium of instruction (3 flexible classes in S.1)
    • Subjects taught in English:  English Language,  Mathematics, Integrated Science, History, Geography, Computer Literacy, Physics (S.3) and  Chemistry (S.3)
    • Subjects taught in English use textbooks and assessments in English version
    • A scaffolding model in adopting English as the MOI
      • 1st Term: In order to assist students to develop a learning habit with materials in English, a bilingual classroom is encouraged. While English is used in all written texts, Cantonese could be used in a supporting role.
      • 2nd Term: Students should be able to learn and interact in English during lesson time.
         
  • Chinese as the medium of instruction (1 non-flexible class in S.1)
    • English as the MOI in Mathematics lessons with the support of Cantonese
    • Subjects taught in Chinese: Chinese Language, Chinese History, Liberal Studies, Religious Studies and other non-academic subjects
    • Extended courses in other subjects are instructed in English
    • Assessments are in English for English taught contents
    • Learning materials in all subjects are encouraged to be in English, except Chinese Language and Chinese History
       
  • Subjects taught in Chinese: Chinese Language, Chinese History, Liberal Studies, Religious Studies and other non-academic subjects

 

  • Textbooks
    • Textbooks from the same publisher are used in all classes
  • Assessments and Examinations
    • Consistent contents in examinations for classes which adopt English and Chinese as the MOI
    • Chinese translations for important vocabulary are provided in examination papers for classes which adopt English as the MOI
  • Class Placements
    • For S.1, placements are based on students’ results in English in the Pre-S1 Attainment Test provided by the Education Bureau
    • For S.2, placements are based on students’ results in English throughout the academic year in S.1 (For both flexible and non-flexible classes)
    • For S.3, placements to classes of different MOI will not be reallocated

b. The use of Putonghua as the MOI for teaching the Chinese Language Subject

The Chinese Language subject in S.1 and S.2 is taught in Putonghua
 

c. MOI in Senior Secondary

According to the will of parents and the abilities of students, students are allowed to choose Chinese/English as the language of instruction

 

 

教學語言政策

 

初中各級有三班主要以英語學習,其餘一班主要以母語學習,並於各科推行以英語學習的延展課程

 

a.初中教學語言(2010及以後入學的中一級)

  • 主要以英語學習的班別(三班中一「英文班」)
    • 採用英語教授的科目:英文、數學、科學、歷史、地理、電腦、物理(中三)、化學(中三)
    • 英語教學的科目採用英文課本及用英語作評核
    • 以循序漸進方式推行英語教學:
      • 上學期:  讓學生習慣使用英文材料學習,課堂講授以粵語配合英語詞彙講授,黑板/簡報上的資料一律以英文為主。鼓勵學生盡量使用英文報告,但接受中英並用。
      • 下學期:  讓學生習慣使用英文材料及語言學習,課堂講授以英語為主,以粵語解釋詞彙/概念,黑板/簡報上的資料一律以英文為主 。學生須使用英文報告。
  • 採用母語授課的科目:中文、中史、通識、宗教及各術科
  • 主要以母語學習的班別(一班中一「中文班」)
    • 數學科用英語授課,可用母語作輔助
    • 全母語授課的科目:中文、中史、通識、宗教及各術科
    • 其他科目,以英語教授延展學習課程
    • 用英語教授之內容用英語作評核
    • 其他科目除中文/中史外,鼓勵各科多用英文教材
  • 教科書
    • 英文班及中文班採用同一出版社的教科書
  • 評核與考測
    • 考測內容英文班及中文班一致
    • 英文班考測卷中重要詞彙可配以中文對譯
  • 分班
    • 升中一時,按教育局升中一學科測驗(Pre-S1Attainment Test)英文科成績分班
    • 升中二時,按中一英文科全年成績再作分班(英文班及中文班)
    • 升中三時,英文班及中文班不再重新編排

b. 普教中 

中一及中二級以普通話教授中國語文科

 

c. 高中教學語言 

主要按學生和家長的意願及學生能力,讓學生選擇以中/英語作為教學語言