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  • Parents’ Workshop/Seminar of The ‘Scheme on Early Language and Literacy Development in Chinese and English Language of Young Children’

    Detailed information of the Parents’ Workshop/Seminar is available in Chinese only.

  • Chinese and English Language Enhancement Programme for Kindergarten Teachers (2018/19 School Year) – Open for Phase 2 Enrolment

    The Chinese and English Language Enhancement Programme for Kindergarten Teachers for the 2018/19 school year is now open for phase 2 enrolment.  Schools assigned with login name and password may access the SCOLAR’s designated website (http://scolar.edb.hkedcity.net/lepkg) for course details and enrolment for kindergarten teachers.  Regarding enrolment for kindergarten principals, kindergarten should fill in the application form and submit it to SCOLAR by fax (Fax no.: 2801 7732).

    Documents for download
    ICO_docLanguage Enhancement Programme for Kindergarten Principals – Phase 2 Application Form (Chinese version only)
  • Programmes on Supporting Non-Chinese Speakers in Learning Chinese 2019/20 and 2020/21 - Open Call for Proposals and Invitation for Briefing Session

    SCOLAR is inviting eligible local organisations/institutions to submit proposals and apply for funding for following one or more project(s).

    (i)  District-based Project on Supporting Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Children in Learning Chinese
    Local non-profit-making organisations are invited to organise fun and educational programmes on the theme of "Learning Chinese in a Fun and Leisurely Way" to support NCS children in learning the Chinese language.
    Please click here for specifications of the District-based Project on Supporting Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Children in Learning Chinese (only available in Chinese).

    (ii)  Vocational Chinese Language Programme for NCS School Leavers
    Local post-secondary, educational or training organisations are invited to develop and run vocational Chinese language courses pegged at Level 1 or 2 of the Qualifications Framework for NCS school leavers. These courses should aim at building participants’ competence and confidence in using Chinese, thus enhancing their employability.
    Please click here for specifications of the Vocational Chinese Language Programme for NCS School Leavers (only available in Chinese)

    (iii)  Project for Developing and Promoting Chinese Learning and Teaching Materials for Non-Chinese Speakers in Hong Kong
    Local educational, research, publishing and training organisations are invited to develop/promote learning and teaching materials to enhance the effectiveness in teaching Chinese to Non-Chinese speakers and to provide them with self-learning tools in learning Chinese.
    Please click here for specifications of the Project for Developing and Promoting Chinese Learning and Teaching Materials for Non-Chinese Speakers in Hong Kong (only available in Chinese)

    Briefing Session
    SCOLAR will organise briefing sessions on the above schemes on 18 December 2018 (Tuesday). Details are as follows:
    Project Time
    (i) District-based Project on Supporting Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Children in Learning Chinese 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    (ii) Vocational Chinese Language Programme for NCS School Leavers 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    (iii) Project for Developing and Promoting Chinese Learning and Teaching Materials for Non-Chinese Speakers in Hong Kong 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.
    Venue: Room W425, 4/F, West Block, Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

    Interested parties may click here to download the registration form and completed forms should be returned to SCOLAR by email (lawrencewclo@edb.gov.hk) or fax (2801 7732) by 14 December 2018.

    Submission of Proposal
    Eligible local organisations/institutions which are interested in applying for the grant are invited to submit proposals of print and electronic format (Word file in a compact disc) in person or by post to Language Education and SCOLAR Section, Education Bureau, at Room 1702, 17/F, Skyline Tower, 39 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong (Attn: Project Coordinator (Chinese Language Education) before 12:00 noon on 21 January 2019 (Monday). Date on postmark should not be later than the closing date. Late, faxed or emailed submissions will not be accepted. Proposal must be written in Chinese.

    Enquiries:  3527 0164 (Mr Lo)
  • Promotion of Putonghua in 2019/20 and 2020/21 School Years – Open Call for Proposals and Briefing Session

    SCOLAR is inviting locally registered organisations to submit proposals for activities to be organised for Promotion of Putonghua in 2019/20 and 2020/21 School Years supported by the Language Fund. 

    Through organising innovative and educational activities in a fun-filled way, the project aims at:
    1) enriching the language learning environment and providing opportunities for students to use Putonghua with a view to nurturing their lifelong learning attitude and improving their proficiency in Putonghua; and
    2) enhancing the Putonghua proficiency of the general public so as to meet workplace, societal and personal needs.

    Submission of Proposals
    Proposals should be submitted in both hard and soft copies (in Word format and in a CD-ROM) in person  or  by post (as shown by the stamp chop) to Language Education and SCOLAR Section, Education Bureau, at Room 1702, 17/F., Skyline Tower, 39 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Attn: Project Officer I (Putonghua)] by 12:00 noon on 21 January 2019. Late, faxed or emailed submissions will NOT be accepted.

    For the guidelines and specifications for submission of proposals, please click here (in Chinese only). 

    Briefing Session
    Interested organisations are cordially invited to attend a briefing session to learn more about the guidelines and specifications for submission of proposals, with details as follows – 

    Date: 17 December 2018 (Monday)
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (Registration starts at 10:45 a.m.)
    Venue: Room W425, 4/F., West Block, Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon


    Registration can be made by returning the registration form (in Chinese only) by fax (2801 7732) or email (karismwchow@edb.gov.hk or dianelwcheung@edb.gov.hkby 5:00 p.m. on 14 December 2018

    Enquiries

    Miss CHOW Tel: 3165 1186 Email:  karismwchow@edb.gov.hk
    Ms CHEUNG

    Tel: 3165 1190 Email:  dianelwcheung@edb.gov.hk
  • Promotion of Chinese in 2019/20 and 2020/21 School Years – Open Call for Proposals and Briefing Session

    SCOLAR is inviting locally registered organisations to submit proposals for activities to be organised for Promotion of Chinese in 2019/20 and 2020/21 School Years supported by the Language Fund. 

    Through organising innovative and educational activities in a fun-filled way, the project aims at:
    1) arousing local primary and secondary students' interest in reading and writing in Chinese;
    2) enhancing their proficiency in writing through extensive reading; and
    3) enriching the reading and writing environment in schools.

    Submission of Proposals
    Proposals should be submitted in both hard and soft copies (in Word format and in a CD-ROM) in person or by post (as shown by the stamp chop) to Language Education and SCOLAR Section, Education Bureau, at Room 1702, 17/F., Skyline Tower, 39 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Attn: Executive Officer (Chinese Project)] by 12:00 noon on 21 January 2019. Late, faxed or emailed submissions will NOT be accepted.

    For the guidelines and specifications for submission of proposals, please click here (in Chinese only). 

    Briefing Session
    Interested organisations are cordially invited to attend a briefing session to learn more about the guidelines and specifications for submission of proposals, with details as follows – 

    Date: 17 December 2018 (Monday)
    Time: 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. (Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.)
    Venue: Room W425, 4/F., West Block, Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

    Registration can be made by returning the registration form (in Chinese only) by fax (2801 7732) or email (chloewymak@edb.gov.hk or nelsonsum@edb.gov.hkby 5:00 p.m. on 14 December 2018

    Enquiries

    Ms MAK Tel: 3165 1187 Email:  chloewymak@edb.gov.hk
    Mr SUM Tel: 3527 0183 Email:  nelsonsum@edb.gov.hk
  • Sponsorship Projects 2019/20 – Open Call for Applications and Briefing Session

    With funding support from the Language Fund, the Sponsorship Projects aims at engaging community partners in organising language-related event- or competition-based projects in the community, thereby enriching the language environment of Hong Kong.

    For details, please click here.
  • Promotion of Chinese in 2018/19 School Year

    Promotion of Chinese in 2017/18 and 2018/19 School Years, with "Learning Reading and Writing in a Fun and Leisure Way" as its theme, aims to arouse local primary and secondary students' interest in reading and writing in Chinese, enhance their proficiency in writing through extensive reading, and nurture a writing and reading culture in schools through innovative and educational activities.

    For details, please click here.
  • Promotion of Putonghua in 2018/19 School Year

    In 2018/19 school year, SCOLAR continues to organise activities under Promotion of Putonghua to enrich the Putonghua language learning environment and to provide opportunities for students to use Putonghua so as to nurture their lifelong learning attitude and to improve their Putonghua competence.

    For details, please click here.
  • Sponsorship Projects 2018/19

    With funding support from the Language Fund, the Sponsorship Projects aims at engaging community partners in organising language-related event- or competition-based projects in the community, thereby enriching the language environment of Hong Kong. Applications were closed on 23 January 2018.

    For details, please click here.

  • “Free Copies of “Chinese Cultural Readings for Non-Chinese Speaking Students: Historical Personages” available to the public

    Compiled by the Education University of Hong Kong, the “Chinese Cultural Readings for Non-Chinese Speaking Students: Historical Personages” introduces stories of 20 famous Chinese historical figures chronologically which enables non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students to gain a general impression of the Chinese history and deepens their understanding of the Chinese culture. To better match the Chinese proficiency levels of NCS students, the choice of word in each 500-word short story is refined based on the corpus analysis. Apart from the Chinese texts and the in-text illustrations, each story includes an abstract in English, an annotation in English for Chinese vocabulary, a Cantonese phonetic transcription for the whole story, etc. These can facilitate NCS students to further research into other references and extend their studies.

    For getting free copies of the reader, groups or individuals are welcome to contact Ms. Lam at annieswlam@edb.gov.hk.

  • English Alliance 2018/19

    The English Alliance 2017/18 and 2018/19 which themes on ‘English in Action’ will provide primary and secondary school students with pleasurable English language experiences for arousing their interest in English, developing an appreciation of English as well as boosting their confidence in using the language.  A series of educational, creative, meaningful, fun and interactive programmes will be launched in the 2018/19 school year.

    For details, please click here.

  • Scheme on Early Language and Literacy Development in Chinese and English Language of Young Children (2018/19 - 2019/20 school years)

    ‘Scheme on Early Language and Literacy Development in Chinese and English Language of Young Children’ (4th Cohort) is inviting kindergartens to participate in the Scheme in the 2018/19 to 2019/20 school years. Application form and points to note are uploaded to SCOLAR’s website (see table below).

    Interested kindergarten should complete and return the form to SCOLAR Early Childhood Language Team by hand or by post on or before 4 May 2018(Friday). Submission by fax or late submission will not be accepted.

    Documents for download
    ICO_docApplication Form (in Chinese version only)
    ICO_docPoints to note (in English version only)
  • Upward Adjustment of Maximum Subsidy under the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers

    SCOLAR sets up the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers to encourage serving teachers of the Chinese and English Language subjects who joined the teaching profession before the 2004/05 school year to pursue recognised programmes of studies for enhancing their subject knowledge and pedagogy in the language they teach. Each applicant may receive an upward adjustment of the maximum subsidy level from $50,000 to $62,500 upon his / her successful completion of the approved relevant programme of study starting from 1 September 2017. Retrospective arrangements are only applicable to those applicants completing the relevant programmes of studies from January to August 2017. There is NO arrangement to top up the subsidy for the programmes of studies completed on or before 31 December 2016.

    For details, please click here.
  • TV series on proper English pronunciation

    SCOLAR releases a series of eight three-minute TV episodes to raise the awareness of proper English pronunciation among the general public, in particular, our students and the workforce. The episodes illustrate, in fun and entertaining ways, various common mispronunciation among some people in Hong Kong in daily life situations.

    For details, please click here.

  • "Learning Chinese with the News" App – Free Download

    The Project aims at developing learning and teaching materials for non-Chinese speakers to enhance the effectiveness in teaching non-Chinese speakers Chinese and to provide them with self-learning tools in learning Chinese.

    For details, please click here.
  • Professional Enhancement Grant Scheme for Chinese Teachers (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) - the pilot run will be extended up to the 2018/19 school year with upward adjustment of maximum basic subsidy

    Through the provision of a grant, serving Chinese Language teachers are encouraged to take courses that aim to enhance their practical pedagogical knowledge and skills in teaching Chinese to non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students. The pilot run of the Scheme will be extended up to the 2018/19 school year, alongside with upward adjustment of maximum basic subsidy from $30,000 to $34,000 for applicants who will commence the relevant programmes of studies in the 2017/18 school year and thereafter.

    For details, please click here.
  • Grant Scheme on Promoting Effective English Language Learning in Primary Schools

    The Education Bureau will launch the Grant Scheme on Promoting Effective English Language Learning in Primary Schools in the 2017/18 school year through the support of Language Fund with a view to further promoting effective English language learning in primary schools. Eligible primary schools may submit applications in the 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 or 2019/20 school year. Quota on 125 schools would be set for each round.

    For details, please click here.
  • SCOLAR - The 20th Anniversary Series (in Cantonese only)

    To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of SCOLAR, a promotional video has been produced to showcase the concerted efforts of SCOLAR and its stakeholders in promoting biliteracy and trilingualism in Hong Kong.

    For details, please click here.