To allow students to experience foreign language and culture, Third Language Curriculum is an emphasis of our school. G.T. College Primary Section offers French and Spanish to G5 and G6 students. In addition, French, Spanish, Japanese and Korean are offered in Talent Classes to all G4 to G6 students as well.
Our school offers a wide range of Third Language activities for students to participate in.
In December 2021 and 2022, our students sang French and Spanish carols together with the whole school. Students in French and Spanish Talent Classes had the opportunity to practice French and Spanish Christmas and New Year tradition as well.
At Talent Classes and Gifted Classes, students were able to explore different aspects of French and Spanish culture. In February 2022, students of Spanish Talent Class and students of French Talent Class went onto the big screen and participated in the production of two clips for promotion of Spanish and French language respectively. Not only did they gain knowledge over the language, they also gained cultural knowledge.
Our school-based G.T. English curriculum tailor-makes an exciting and entertaining learning experience for students, that inspires and motivates them to learn English.
Starting in grade one, students begin with the building blocks of developing phonetic awareness and English-speaking skills. Scholastic Phonics Tales, paired with our G.T. English books, stimulate, and encourage our students to learn in a fun and relaxed manner.
In grade two, we move on from vowels to learn about consonant blends, digraphs, and diphthongs. By the end of their second year at G.T., students will be well equipped to identify sounds in words that they encounter in books that they read; thus helping them develop stronger overall English language skills in reading, writing, and speaking.
In addition to learning phonics, in grades one, two, and three, the G.T. English curriculum also focuses on and develops essential reading and writing skills. We understand that from an early age, writing is a process, and expecting perfection from our students is not a productive approach. Rather, we aim to inspire and motivate our students to take risks and make mistakes, which help them develop and grow into stronger learners.
Once our students reach grade three, they are better suited to understanding the skills they will be exposed to in upper primary. This is why we have developed a “language arts” book, which introduces them to the concepts and ideas that they will face as they get older. It also acts as a bridge between lower and upper primary G.T. English. The grade three G.T. English book covers poetry, literature, and drama – all things that they will encounter in grades four to six.
Starting in grade four, students move on to a new textbook called the Daybook, and the G.T. English books become the Guiding Notes. Good writers are almost always extensive readers. The Guiding Notes books in upper primary cycle between reading great pieces of literature, followed by the application of skills learnt, which are then produced in students’ own writing. Through our study of high-quality children’s literature, we come to understand the techniques and literary devices used by accomplished writers and begin to apply them within their own writing.
With our students’ confidence and fluency in using English language on stage, they achieve excellent results in the Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival and Drama Festival every year.
普通話課程有「趣味實用 學以致用 活學活用」三大目標。
香港學校朗誦節 獨誦 冠、亞、季軍
香港學校朗誦節 集誦 亞軍、季軍