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What's New

  • English Alliance 2017/18

    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 new series of educational, creative, meaningful, fun and interactive programmes will be launched in the coming 2017/18 school year.

    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.
  • Research and Development Projects 2018-19 – Open Call for Proposals

    The vision of SCOLAR is to enable the people of Hong Kong, in particular, students and the workforce, to be bi-literate and tri-lingual for better learning and better life.

    The “Research and Development Projects 2018-19” (the Projects hereafter) aims at generating new knowledge or filling gaps for pedagogical applications in local contexts to support the implementation of various initiatives on language learning and teaching in local schools.

    Tapping the wider pool of research expertise in the local and international arena on specific themes which are of strategic importance to the language learning/language education development of Hong Kong, SCOLAR is now calling for proposals for the Projects.

    Academics of local registered organisations, statutory bodies or recognised community organisations who are specialised in teaching and/or research of language/language education are cordially invited to submit proposals for the Projects.

    Priority Themes for the Call of Applications of Research and Development Projects 2018-19

    The priority themes identified for the call of applications are listed below.  Examples of possible research and development focuses/areas are given as appropriate.  All applications should be made under one of the following themes-

    (a) Chinese or English language pedagogy to cater for diversified needs of learners; for example,

    • Teaching and learning of Chinese or English language of learners with special educational needs, such as dyslexia.


    (b) Learning of Chinese language of non-Chinese speaking (NCS) learners; for example,

    • Chinese language and literacy development of NCS learners in early years;

    • Teaching and learning of Chinese language of NCS learners at different stages of schooling; and

    • Learning of Chinese language of NCS students in/outside classrooms.


    (c) Chinese language learning or English language exposure of learners in early years; for example,

    • Chinese and/or English language and literacy development of young children; and

    • Chinese language pedagogy or English language exposure of young children.

    (d) Assessment literacy of teachers in Chinese or English language education; for example,

    • Assessment of Chinese or English language to cater for learner diversity.

    (e) Chinese and/or English language use and proficiency of working adults; for example,

    • Chinese or English language proficiency of university graduates.

    The Themes are by no means mutually exclusive.  Interrelated themes will also be considered.

    Application Deadline: 5:00 pm on 23 June 2017 (Friday)

    Applications should be sent to the Language Education and SCOLAR Section, Room 1702, 17/F, Skyline Tower, 39 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon on or before 5:00 pm on 23 June 2017.

    Documents for Download
    Guide to Applicants
    Application Form
    Presentation Slides of Briefing Session
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Enquiries: 3165 1183 (Ms To) / 3527 3049 (Mr Cheng)

  • Sponsorship Projects 2017/18

    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 24 January 2017.

    For details, please click here
  • 2017 World Book Day Fest – ‘Reading into ACTions’

    ‘Reading into ACTions’ is one of the signature events of the 2017 World Book Day Fest tailor-made for all secondary school students in Hong Kong.  This event aims at stimulating students’ interests in reading across the curriculum and exploring cross-curricular knowledge in an English drama context.  It also offers a chance for students to move on from solitary state of reading to more vibrant and collaborative ACTions that involve the elements of Academic, Creativity and Technology.

    With the theme ‘The Magic Moment’, students will work in teams of 4 – 6 to create an adapted drama script based on the suggested reading list or texts of own choice, integrated with a cross-curricular element (e.g. mathematics, science, arts, etc).  The winning teams of Round 1 Creative Script Writing Competition will be advanced to put their work on stage at Round 2 Drama Competition held at the 2017 World Book Day Fest to run for the overall championship.

    Interested schools may enrol in the competition by completing and returning the Enrolment Form to us by post or fax. The enrolment deadline has been extended to 5 December 2016 (Monday).

    For Guidelines and Regulations for ‘Reading into ACTions’, please click here.

    Enquiries: 3527 0169 (Ms Cheung) or mandyymcheung@edb.gov.hk

    Suggested Reading List

    Enrolment Form

    Entry Form

    Poster
  • ‘My Story Creation’ Primary School Programme

    The Programme aims to provide primary school students the opportunities to develop their skills in writing and creating stories.

    For details, please click here.
  • The 16th Annual Hong Kong International Literary Festival and the 6th Hong Kong International Youth Readers Festival

    The Festival aims to engage people of Hong Kong in various literary activities conducted by a wide range of international authors from all genres, including fiction and non-fiction, prize-winners, bestseller and first-time writers.

    For details, please click here.
  • The 7th Hong Kong Inter-Primary Schools Debate Competition

    The Competition aims to improve primary students’ reading, writing, listening, speaking and organisational skills, as well as enhance students’ awareness of current affairs.

    For details, please click here.
  • Enhancing Hong Kong Preschoolers’ English through Adult-child Collaborative Creation of English Comic Strip

    The Project aims to share with parents tips to arouse preschoolers’ interest in learning English at home through organising a territory-wide parent-child comic strip competition and seminars.

    For details, please click here.
  • 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 $30,000 to $50,000 upon his / her successful completion of the approved relevant programme of study starting from 1 September 2014.  Retrospective arrangements are only applicable to those applicants completing the relevant programmes of studies from January to August 2014.  There is NO arrangement to top up the subsidy for the programmes of studies completed on or before 31 December 2013.

    For details, please click here.
  • Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers

    SCOLAR set up the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers in April 2004 to encourage serving teachers of the Chinese and English Language subjects to enhance their subject knowledge and pedagogy in the language they teach.

     Programmes accepted for grants (January 2017 version)