Course ID PDT020090009
Course Title Professional Development Course on Catering for Diversity in English Language Teaching
Organising Division Professional Development and Training Division
First Issue Date and Time 2009/01/21 16:25
Latest Issue Date and Time 2009/01/22 10:48
 Event (ID)   Date   No. of Event Days   Venue   Speaker(s) / Facilitator(s)   Max. no. of participants 
 AA    2009/04/27 (Mon) - 2009/05/29 (Fri)     30.0    The Hong Kong Institute of Education – Tai Po Campus   Programme Coordinator: Dr Randal Holme   80 
 Event (ID)   Closing date for   Remark 
 Applicant   Recommending / Approving Officer 
 AA   2009/03/27      The Hong Kong Institute of Education Programme Code: BWC054 
Participant Group Primary and Secondary English Language Panel Heads and Teachers 

Background This Government-funded course is approved by the Education Bureau (EDB). Schools which release teachers undertaking this course may apply for supply teachers. For details, please refer to EDB Circular Memorandum No.130/2008 on 'Claim Forms for Daily-Rated Supply Teacher / Non-Teacher Staff, Substitute Teacher Grant, Teacher Relief Grant (Optional Cash Grant) and Substitute Nurse Grant' (Please click here) and reference on 'Teacher Relief Grant' on EDB Homepage (Please click here). For enquiries, please contact the respective Regional Education Office of the EDB. 
Objective(s) The course will focus on the challenge of diversity for English Language teaching in Hong Kong schools. It will help participants: 1. understand the very different characteristics of the student populations in Hong Kong Schools, and consider how teachers can help them maximize their progress in speaking, reading and writing English; 2. grasp issues related to cognition, metacognition, memory and background for language learners who may be finding the normal English Language curriculum problematic; 3. evolve management, accommodation and helping strategies for the diverse populations of students studying English in Hong Kong schools; 4. consider support strategies for students with Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Autism Spectrum Disorder; whilst also 5. take full account of multi-cultural and multi-linguistic factors and the Hong Kong policy of the Whole School Approach to Integrated Education. 
Programme Description The course comprises the following three strands of study: 1. Characteristics of Diversity in Language Learning - This strand addresses the nature of learner diversity as opposed to difficulties and therefore extends its focus from one of language learning difficulties to one that considers the need to accommodate: children of high ability and children with different linguistic, educational and cultural backgrounds. 2. Issues of Planning and Assessment: Implementing a Whole School Approach to English Language Learning - This strand looks at the broader question of how schools accommodate a diverse population in their planning and assessment procedures and how teachers can appraise the success of their interventions in specific areas. 3. Catering for Diversity: Classroom Strategies - This strand looks at how teachers should develop the strengths and help overcome the difficulties of a diverse population of learners in the classroom. The curriculum structure of the course and its strands/modules on offer are subject to change. 
Language Medium English  
Content Area Subject Knowledge & Pedagogy/Learning & Teaching (V)
Attendance required for successful completion 80 % 
Enrolment Method: Non-web enrolment
Requiring School Priority: No
Maximum No. of Event(s) selectable: 1
First-Come, First-Served: Yes
Other Enrolment Details: Pls submit your application online at or download an application form there.
Evaluation Paper evaluation  
Contact Person(s): HKIEd Registry (Admissions & Registrations Section), Ms. Stephanie YUEN (EDB)
Enquiry Telephone No: 2948 8114 (HKIEd), 3150 8003 (EDB)
Email Address:
Remarks 1. To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:
‧in-service primary or secondary school English Language teachers; and
‧recommended by their school principals;

2. Applications should be made to the Hong Kong Institute of Education direct; and

3. Upon completion of the course, if participants want to record the number of CPD hours in their personal profile in the e-Services Portal, they can do so on their own.  
Certificate to be Awarded
Name of Certificate: Certificate of Completion (To be awarded a Certificate of Completion, participants must obtain a pass in all three strands and successfully fulfill the attendance requirements as stipulated by the course.)
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