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What's New

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

    Phase 2 enrolment results of the Chinese and English Language Enhancement Programme for Kindergarten Teachers (2018/19 School Year) have been released. Please login to the SCOLAR’s designated website (http://scolar.edb.hkedcity.net/lepkg) for information. The enrolment results of courses for kindergarten principals have been emailed to respective kindergartens.

    The course provider will email the kindergartens which have successfully enrolled their principals or teachers on registration details and procedures. For enquiries, please contact the following course providers:

    School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University
    Contact Person: Ms Chow / Ms Tse
    Contact No.: 3411 4310

    Child Education Centre for Teaching and Learning, Childcare, Elderly and Community Services
    Institute of Vocational Education (Sha Tin)
    Contact Person: Ms Wong
    Contact No.: 2256 7430

    Department of Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong
    Contact Person: Ms Cheung / Ms Chan
    Contact No.: 2948 7067 / 2948 8315

    Caritas Institute of Community Education
    Contact person: Ms Chung
    Contact No.: 2239 6347

  • Sponsorship Projects 2019/20

    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 21 January 2019.

  • 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.