Course ID PDT020090301
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 2009/08/17 08:36
Latest Issue Date and Time 2009/11/17 16:27
 Event (ID)   Date   No. of Event Days   Venue   Speaker(s) / Facilitator(s)   Max. no. of participants 
 AA    2010/01/11 (Mon) - 2010/02/12 (Fri)     25.0    The Hong Kong Institute of Education – Tai Po Campus   Programme Coordinator: Ms Ruby Yang   25 
 AB    2010/04/26 (Mon) - 2010/05/29 (Sat)     25.0    The Hong Kong Institute of Education – Tai Po Campus   Programme Coordinator: Ms Ruby Yang   30 
 Event (ID)   Closing date for   Remark 
 Applicant   Recommending / Approving Officer 
 AA   2009/12/04      The Hong Kong Institute of Education Programme Code: BWC054 
 AB   2009/12/04      The Hong Kong Institute of Education Programme Code: BWC054 
Participant Group Primary and Secondary English Language Panel Teachers and Heads 

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 aims to provide in-service primary and secondary school English teachers with an introductory knowledge about what diversity in education means for the language class. Please see details at: 
Programme Description The course comprises three core modules as follows: 1. The Characteristics of Diversity This module introduces participants to the scope and nature of the diverse intake that is likely to be encountered in Hong Kong mainstream schools. 2. Assessing Diversity in English Language Learning This module introduces participants to the issue of how to identify, assess and profile the diverse populations that are now likely to be encountered in the English language classroom in Hong Kong schools. 3. Accommodating Diversity in English Language Teaching This module strengthens participants' awareness of how typically developing children learn languages. It also focuses on how to evolve appropriate helping strategies for Hong Kong primary and secondary students whose learner profiles, capacities and behaviours may differ both positively and negatively from the norm.  
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), Miss WONG (EDB)
Enquiry Telephone No: 2948 6886 (HKIEd), 3150 8042 (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;

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 it 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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