The Department of Languages aims at promoting linguistic education, as well as developing talents among students possessing high ability in Chinese and English. Within the department, there are 4 main subjects – Chinese, English, Chinese Literature, and Mandarin.
English at G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College takes into account the research findings in psycholinguistics, English language education, and Second Language Acquisition (SLA). More specifically, the teaching system will consist of:
* PEG integrated curriculum
* Native speakers/ teachers with TESOL training
* a whole language approach
* an optimal learning environment through SLA principles
GT English is a student-centered, school-based curriculum developed by GT College which forms an integral part of a student's English learning experience. Each week, a student has three lessons of GT English conducted by Native English Teachers (NET) with special focus on English literature, reading, and writing. The intensive interaction between students and NETs is achieved through oral communication, listening, reading, writing tasks, and games.
The NETs collaborate with local teachers at GT College. They present English in a most natural way and communicate with children in authentic situations. The local teachers, on the other hand, are more sympathetic to the difficulties of Chinese learners and help them to avoid common errors uncharacteristic of native speakers. All local teachers have attained benchmarking assessment and have extensive teaching experience. With the close collaboration of the two parties, our students gain a high level of English competence.