Ho Lap College (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)
Implementation of Language-Across-the-Curriculum (LAC) Approach (F.1-F.3)
Language-across-the-Curriculum (LAC) is an approach that integrates language learning with subject content learning. Language and content are closely interrelated. In fact, content subjects provide a context for language while effective language development facilitates the learning of content subjects. It is therefore necessary to integrate language and content.
- to build up students’ confidence in the use of English in content subjects learning
- to integrate content and language teaching by planning for the teaching content and language at the same time using content objective and language objectives
- Curriculum Mapping
Horizontal and vertical curriculum mapping is conducted for S1-S3. Language structure and corresponding language forms are clearly identified. Whole-school approach is adopted.
- Teaching strategies
A wide range of teaching strategies that facilitate students’ learning skills are adopted. Examples:
- Graphic organizers
- Sentence making table
- Sentence patterns
- Writing frames
- Parallel writing task
- Subject-based glossary
- Bridging materials
- Assessments for learning
- Cross-curriculum LAC activities
Cross-curriculum LAC activities are organized to arouse students’ interest in learning so that they are more motivated to learn content subjects using English. An English-rich environment is created.
- Reading across the curriculum (RaC) Approach
Students’ motivation and confidence in English Language learning is enhanced through the integration of RaC Approach into our school-based curriculum of all EMI subjects. Students’ reading skills are developed and strengthened and they are engaged in appreciating the value of cross-curricular reading, which broaden their knowledge and wider their reading horizons.