Saturday Seminar Series 2020/2021 (Sem II) - Cohort 3 & 4



 

 

 

Cohort 3: English Language Teaching in the Digital Era - Practical Ideas and Strategies (Re-run)

 

 


 

[ For English Teachers Only ]
You may register for the whole series or a particular lecture that interests you.



Date: 20 March - 24 April 2021
Time: 9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Delivery Mode:

subject to EDB's Guidelines

Target audience: Upper primary to secondary school teachers
Application deadline: 22 April 2021  
Certificate: E-Certificate of attendance will be issued to participants for each seminar attended.
Programme schedule: Programme schedule
Other information: Click here

 

 

 

Seminar 1
20 Mar

   Informal digital learning of English

Speaker: Dr. LEE Ju Seong
 

Due to technological advancement and its growing affordances, English learning beyond the classroom with technology has received enormous attention. The presenter calls it Informal Digital Learning of English (IDLE). This talk highlights what new roles English teachers should play in the digital age and how they can leverage the power of IDLE to complement the limitations of formal language education.

 


Seminar 2
27 Mar

    Multimedia annotations and vocabulary learning

Speaker: Dr. ZOU Di
 

 

Multimedia play an important role in language learning, especially vocabulary learning. In this seminar, we will share research findings on multimedia-enhanced English learning and discuss effective use of multimedia annotations in English learning.
 

 


Seminar 3
10 Apr

   Assessment and feedback in L2 Writing

Speaker: Dr. MAK Wing Wah Pauline
 

Conventional classroom writing assessment is predominantly summative in nature. Such a focus on performance outcomes might not contribute to effective student learning. In the past decades, there has been a paradigm shift in assessment with a move towards a formative orientation. The main aim of this workshop then is to provide teachers with practical ideas on how to use classroom writing assessment and feedback effectively to promote student learning in the writing classroom.

 


Seminar 4
17 Apr

   Digital storytelling

Speaker: Dr. YU Baohua
 
Digital storytelling (DST) has been regarded as an important way in English language education in the 21st century and it has positive effect on students’ oral proficiency, language literacy and communicative competency. Based on our Quality Education Fund research findings, we will introduce important principles in DST and practical strategies in making digital stories with the aim of enhancing teachers’ digital literacy and integrating DST into current English language teaching.
(Target: upper primary)
 

Seminar 5
24 Apr

   Using multimodal texts in the English classroom

Speaker: Ms. LEE Ching Lam Jessica
 

Rapidly evolving technology has brought fundamental changes to reading and writing practices in contemporary society. Helping students to acquire new literacy skills to enable them to understand and create texts incorporating multimodal elements is of greater relevance than ever. In this seminar, participants will be introduced to ways in which teachers can support students' engagement with multimodal texts in the English classroom. Possibilities in using a variety of multimodal texts which students encounter in their out of school lives such as picturebooks, graphic novels and digitally based texts with audios, videos, hyperlinks, etc. will be explored.



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Cohort 4 - Teaching Grammar in Context (Re-run)

 


[ For English Teachers Only ]
You may register for the whole series or a particular lecture that interests you.



Date: 15 May - 12 June 2021
Time: 9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Delivery Mode:
subject to EDB's Guidelines
Target audience: Upper primary to secondary school teachers
Application deadline: 10 June 2021
Certificate: E-Certificate of attendance will be issued to participants for each seminar attended.
Programme schedule: Programme schedule
Other Information: Click here
 

 

 


Seminar 1
15 May

Basic Principles of Teaching Grammar in Context 

Speaker: Leo Francis Hoye
 

The first session will focus on the principles and concepts underpinning approaches to teaching grammar in context. The session will also include hands-on strategies of how the concepts can be applied to the Hong Kong teaching classroom. The first strategy introduced is “Sequencing” which emphasizes how the sequence of elements in a text can alter the meaning of that text.

 


Seminar 2
22 May
Teaching Grammar Through Text-based Strategies
Speaker: Leo Francis Hoye
 

The second session will introduce the participants to strategies that focus on how grammar makes meaning in texts. “Building up Texts” will give participants hands-on exploration of how grammar is more than only forms or rules. Similarly, in the strategy, “Creating Context” participants will create contexts that extend beyond the sentence level to make meaning, facilitating communication and comprehension. 

 


Seminar 3
29 May
Teaching Grammar Through Language Arts Strategies
Speaker: Leo Francis Hoye
 

The strategies included in this session include those that can be used in a broader Language Arts context, making grammar learning more authentic and interesting. These strategies include the “Dictogloss”; how songs can be used to teach language; and other language arts related strategies.

 


Seminar 4
5 June
Teaching Grammar Through Making Meaning
Speaker: Leo Francis Hoye
 

In this session participants will experience strategies that focus on how meaning will be altered if grammar elements are either crossed out or added into a text. A “compare/contrast” strategy will also be introduced which highlights how changes in choices of grammatical form will in turn change intended meaning.

 


Seminar 5
12 June
Teaching Grammar Through Participation
Speaker: Leo Francis Hoye
 

The final session will include a variety of language games and activities with the emphasis on participation. Students learn language through active engagement in making meaning in context, and in this session teachers will experience some of these principles themselves. The session will also give time for participants to showcase their own ideas and how they may apply the strategies from the seminar to their own diverse teaching contexts.

 



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Other information  
Professional Development Programme

Teachers who are interested in all five seminars are welcome to register for the full 30 hour Certificate Programme for English Teachers (Saturday Mode).

For more information, please click here.

Disclaimer:  The Department reserves the right to make modifications and changes to the time, venue, speakers and other perspectives of the seminar. In the event of any discrepancy between the promotional materials and the webpage version, the webpage version shall prevail.
Enquiries: Please contact Ms Lee at 2948-7424 or ele@eduhk.hk.
Special Arrangement during Tropical Cyclones/ Rainstorms Please find the special arrangement during bad weather below for your reference:

When Tropical Cyclone Signal No.3 or Red Rainstorm Warning Signal is in force, the seminar will continue to be held as scheduled, unless otherwise announced by the Department.

When Tropical Cyclone Signal No.8 (or above) or the Black Rainstorm Signal is in force, the following arrangements shall apply:

For Seminar Not Yet Started:
Situation Action to be taken
If Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above) or Black rainstorm warning is in force at or after 6:00am The seminar will be cancelled.
If Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above) or Black rainstorm warning is cancelled between 6:01am and 11:00am
If Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above) or Black rainstorm warning is in force at or after 11:00am


For Seminar Already Started:
Situation Action to be taken
When Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above) is issued / When Black rainstorm warning is issued The seminar will be suspended immediately.