Up to 7 Hours
Marking a new benchmark for International Schools in the region, Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong was delighted to announce a series of revisions to their Chinese language programme this week that will see Advanced level students become eligible for the undertaking of up to seven hours of Chinese each week.
“Developed in partnership with the Hong Kong Palace Museum, our Chinese programme continues to grow in complexity and depth. We are proud to be able to offer a pathway for native users that will allow for the development of true bilingualism.”
Haze Kwok, Head of Chinese
Continuing to lead the way on language and cultural integration, news sees the explicit expansion of a fully tiered programme founded upon Yuwen (People’s Education Press) texts.
Advanced level tier students are now assigned to one of two distinct groups, depending upon whether they are working on a trajectory towards First language or Second language paper entry at iGCSE, upon entry to Key Stage 2. Those assigned to an Advanced Core group will focus more exclusively upon the development of their reading and writing skills, whilst those assigned to an Advanced Plus group will continue to study broadly so as to widen their contextual references. Those assigned to the Advanced Plus group also become eligible for nomination to join an Advanced Extension group that supports the undertaking of seven Chinese lessons each week through the utilisation of our Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) programme.
“The study of Chinese language and culture is hugely important to our community and greatly valued by the student population. It marks our place in the world and acts as an investment in the lives of our students for the future. This development signals a commitment to reflection, renewal, continuous evaluation and growth neatly referenced within a Guiding Statements, recently refreshed to ensure greatest possible access.”
Ben Keeling, Shrewsbury Principal