Innovative English Language Teaching for Primary Students
The project focuses on encouraging EdUHK students’ integration into regional education communities by enriching their learning experience outside the Hong Kong context. Six BEd(EL) student teachers and two MATESOL students were given opportunities to apply their pedagogical learning in coursework to real practice. Their task was to develop resources for the teaching of readers, grammar, vocabulary and phonics. Selected materials were tried out in Nanhai Experimental Primary School, Foshan. Another feature of the project is the inclusion of two past project team members, who are now school teachers in Hong Kong, as peer observers in Foshan. The professional dialogues between the school teachers of the two regions, student teachers, and academics of EdUHK encouraged the innovative and critical thinking of all the parties involved.
Principal Supervisor: Dr. Lee, Fung King Jackie, Associate Professor of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies
Dr. Chen, Hsueh Chu Rebecca, Associate Professsor of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies
Dr. Ma, Qing Angel, Associate Professsor of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies
Team Members: 6 Bachelor of Education (English Language) student teachers and 2 MATESOL students
Cheng, Baoqiong Paula Li, Zijia Sharon
Liu, Yihan Elaine Jiang, Zhengxin Janet
Ma, Shiu Kuk Jason Poon, Ka Chun Jason
Zheng, Shuping Nichole Zhu, Yi Chloe
Research Assistant: Li, Shi Liz
We would like to express our gratitude to Nanhai Experimental Primary School, China, which allowed us to try out the lesson plans of four selected readers with their students.
This project was supported by the Knowledge Transfer Fund of the Education University of Hong Kong, and the Department Research Initiative Fund of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies.