Course ID PDT020100531
Course Title Professional Development Programme on TESOL for Native English-speaking Teachers (NETs) and Local English Teachers (LETs)
Organising Division Professional Development and Training Division
First Issue Date and Time 2010/07/16 08:43
Latest Issue Date and Time 2010/11/09 09:13
 Event (ID)   Date   No. of Event Days   Venue   Speaker(s) / Facilitator(s)   Max. no. of participants 
 AA    2011/01/10 (Mon) - 2011/03/12 (Sat)     40.0    The Hong Kong Institute of Education – Tai Po Campus    Programme Co-ordinator : Ms Brennan Jane Frances    20 
 AB    2011/01/10 (Mon) - 2011/05/07 (Sat)     17.0    The Hong Kong Institute of Education – Tai Po Campus    Programme Co-ordinator : Ms Brennan Jane Frances    20 
 Event (ID)   Closing date for   Remark 
 Applicant   Recommending / Approving Officer 
 AA   2010/12/25   2010/12/31   The Hong Kong Institute of Education Programme Code: BWP015  
 AB   2010/12/25   2010/12/31   The Hong Kong Institute of Education Programme Code: DWP001.
Week 1-5, every afternoon of Tuesday, Friday & Saturday (whole day); while for week 6-14, every afternoon of Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (whole day)
Participant Group Primary and Secondary Teachers WITHOUT relevant teacher training qualifications in TESOL 

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 programme is designed to help non-TESOL-trained teachers to gain an overview of the basic principles and good practices required for effectively teaching English as a second or foreign language. It also aims at familiarising them with important features of the language education context in Hong Kong, especially the education system and learning culture. On completion of the programme, participants will be able to: 1. demonstrate a better understanding of the cultural, psychological and contextual influences that shape the learning, teaching and assessment culture in the Hong Kong context; 2. understand the latest curriculum and pedagogical reforms in the language curriculum; 3. use suitable skills and strategies to create a diversified language learning environment through conducting school-based action learning projects; 4. identify and implement effective teaching and learning strategies based on the latest second language acquisition research and practice; 5. understand the basic principles in the effective teaching of pronunciation through phonics; 6. help their students develop effective strategies to cope with pronunciation difficulties; 7. design pedagogically sound vocabulary teaching activities; and 8. teach the core skills of English that draw on the everyday texts of students’ lifeworld in order to make the learning of English "relevant", "real" and "fun" for them.  
Programme Description Please find details at 
Language Medium English  
Content Area Subject Knowledge & Pedagogy/Learning & Teaching (V)
Attendance required for successful completion 80 % 
Enrolment Method: Non-web enrolment
Pre-requisite: Please see remarks below
Requiring School Priority: No
Maximum No. of Event(s) selectable: 1
First-Come, First-Served: No
Other Enrolment Details: Please see remarks below
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 teachers without relevant teacher training qualifications in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Both Local English Teachers (LETs) and Native English-speaking Teachers (NETs) are welcome to apply, however, priority will be given to primary NET teachers; and
‧recommended by their school principals;

2. Applications should be made to the Hong Kong Institute of Education direct.
Remarks: Please submit your application online (Please click here) or download an application form (Please click here).

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 strands and successfully fulfill the attendance requirements as stipulated by the course.)
Awarding Institution : The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Remarks :
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