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Characteristics of English Curriculum

To help students become life-long and self-directed language learners, student-centered lessons and whole-school activities are designed to enhance students’ English proficiency in an English-rich environment. Different pedagogies and learning strategies are applied to meet the needs of students with diverse abilities and interests and to boost their confidence in using English at the campus.

Our team

Department Heads:

  • Mr Lam Ka Ho

    Assistant Heads:

    • Mr Tam Ka Hang
    • Ms Ng Yan Lam

    Teaching Members:

    • Ms Ma Suk Yee
    • Ms Lee Wing Yee
    • Ms Chu Lai King
    • Ms Lee Lai Ming
    • Ms Cheung Hiu Lam
    • Ms Ho Joyce Louise
    • Mr. Mark Christopher Russell Harris
    • Ms Chelsea Walton
    • Ms Ng Mei Chi
    • Ms Wong Hoi Ling
    • Ms Fan Chaoqi
    • Ms Liu Ka Wai
    • Ms Lam Ho Yee
    Celebrating our youngest Newbie's birthday!

    Life-wide Learning Activities

      A.English Tuesdays

    English Speaking Tuesdays

    English Speaking Tuesdays are fun opportunities for students to talk in English and win prizes. At recesses, students on each floor meet their NETs, English Ambassadors and teachers to chat about the theme of the month. The students that speak to the most people collect stamps in their English Tuesday passport booklets. With enough stamps inside, students can win a prize!

    1. Thumbs up for English Tuesday prizes
    2. English Tuesday prizes group photo
    3. Students collecting English Tuesday prizes
    4. Mr Harris with a student collecting his prize
    5. Prizes Table
    6. Prizes Table
    7. Prizes Table
    8. Students Discussing
    9. Excited students wait to talk to the teacher
    10. Students Collecting Prizes
    11. Students Lining Up for Prizes
    12. Students Lining Up for Prizes
    17. Ms Murray and a student talking
    18. Welcome to English Tuesday
    19. Welcome to English Tuesday
    20. Group Discussion
    21. Having a good time on English Tuesday
    22. S-T Discussion for English Tuesday
    23. Playing Board Games

    English Speaking Tuesdays Prize Giving

    Pictured are some highlights from our prize ceremony following a recent English Speaking Tuesday. It was great to see so many students collecting stamps to receive a prize. Congratulations to our students for your English speaking efforts - keep up the good work in November!

    13. Prize Winners
    14. Prize Winners
    15. Prize Winners
    16. Prize Winners

    B.English Paradise

    CBT’s English Paradise episodes are monthly morning assembly videos made with the help of NETs, English Ambassadors, and teachers. Each episode features updates on the English activities at CBT, interviews with teachers and students, and interactive quiz questions for students to answer in the class.

    C. Open Day

    In November, we welcomed primary school students to our school for our annual Open Day. In the English Department, we chose to teach students about acrostic poems. We hosted poetry lessons throughout the day and each primary student took home an acrostic poem that they wrote by themselves. The students did an excellent job, and teachers and student helpers enjoyed welcoming them to CBT! Furthermore, four of our wonderful Form 4 students performed their dramatic duologues for parents. The students learned their lines and rehearsed meticulously to put on an entertaining show. After their performance, the parents gave them a huge round of applause. The students were thrilled to show their parents how much their English skills have improved through doing drama in secondary school.

    1. Making an Accrostic Poem
    2. Happy Student on Open Day
    3. Duologue Team

    D. English Week

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the English Department hosted online activities and made a learning package to celebrate the theme of English Week – ‘Love is in the Air’. The online activities include online quiz show assemblies and tailor-made language workshops. For the learning package, students had the opportunity to learn vocabulary, idioms, and stories all about Valentine’s Day. In previous years, an array of activities have been organized for English Week, including some highlights available below for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

    Useful Links

    1. English Department Website
    2. English Department Instagram