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“Language wraps itself around, in, through and between everything that we teachers and learners do in the classroom. (Ritchhart 2002: 141)”


At Galilee International School (GIS) we focus on using language as a tool to listen, think, discuss, listen, and reflect on information, ideas and issues. We achieve this by providing an immersive English speaking environment that encourages language and communication. Acquisition of more than one language enriches personal development and helps facilitate international-mindedness. It is our goal that each student develops language within a meaningful and enjoyable context.


Students are able to apply what they have learned and transfer their conceptual understanding to face future challenges. 





English is regarded as the primary language on campus. Children will be exposed to an English environment at school in which all of our staff and teachers speak English for daily conversations. Our well-appointed campus also uses signs and instructions written in English. On the other hand, as language skills should be sharpened and utilized on a daily basis, we value home education in which parents can play their parts as facilitators. We will encourage and support parents to talk to their children in English at home.

In addition, we are preparing the grounds for our students to understand a variety of accents. GIS has a diverse staff team; our teachers come from all over the world. English will be taught by Native English Teachers. This is of paramount importance as our next generation should be able to communicate and understand different accents in a globalized world. GIS encourages students to listen to entertaining and informative English programs from different countries.

在GIS校園中,英語是主要的教學語言。 學校提供一個全英語環境,我們使用英語進行日常對話。由於語言能力需要日常鍛煉和應用,我們鼓勵和支持家長在家中用英語與孩子交談,家長可以扮演促進者的角色。



At GIS we integrate Chinese into our PYP Framework, as a specialist language. GIS offers two programs, Mandarin and Cantonese. Cantonese is the language of the host country (Hong Kong) .We strive to provide Chinese instruction through inquiry focused activities, relevant to the Units of Inquiry and Chinese cultural events as well. 


For English/Cantonese program, Cantonese would be introduced every day, for one hour in the class, taught by a Native Cantonese Teacher. Children will learn vocabulary and concepts related to the school’s Unit of Inquiry. Furthermore, children will learn to read and write in traditional Chinese on an advanced level, paving their path to meet the standard that is equivalent to that of local primary schools in the future. Children graduating from our K3 classes will acquire skills and knowledge focusing on several aspects of Chinese Language, such as reading comprehension, writing and communication, and more.

Since we adapt a global teaching approach, echoing the IB PYP philosophy, Mandarin is being offered as a specialist language. Through Mandarin, children are introduced to the greater global community.

For English/ Mandarin program, Mandarin would be introduced every day, for one hour in the class, taught by a Native Mandarin Teacher. There are various levels that cater for non- Native Mandarin students and Native Mandarin Speakers.




英語/廣東話課程中,每天進行一小時的廣東話教學,由以廣東話為母語的教師授課。 學生將學習與IB探究單元相關的詞彙和概念。此外,學生以繁體中文進行高級水平的閱讀和書寫,為將來達到與本地小學中文語言水平做好準備。GIS K3畢業的學生能夠掌握中國語文多個方面的技能和知識,如閱讀理解、寫作和溝通等等。

由於我們採用全球化的教學方法,與IB PYP的理念相呼應, 我們也提供英語/普通話課程。 通過學習普通話,學生將能夠融入更廣大的全球社區。在GIS的英語/普通話課程中,每天將進行一小時的普通話教學,由以普通話為母語的教師授課。根據非母語普通話學生和母語普通話學生的不同水平安排不同的課程。


中文課程大綱 (樣本主題:我們是誰)




Strategies used at GIS to support positive language development

  • Parent communication ( Online portal, communication books, newsletters)

  • Year-round ongoing language assessment

  • Variety of resources, including role play, water and sand play, creative station ( craft station)

  • Small group learning

  • Displays around the school

  • Mark-making/ emergent writing opportunities

  • Show and Tell / Tell and Show

  • Inquiry-based learning areas

  • Effective use of the library

  • ICT/ multimedia is used to support learning( interactive whiteboard, IPad and laptop)

  • Reading program including Oxford Reading Tree and Raz- Kids programs

  • Phonics Program ( Letters and Sounds, based on UK National Curriculum)


  • 家長溝通(網上溝通平台SEESAW、 學生手冊及通訊)

  • 全年持續進行語言評估

  • 提供多種學習資源,包括角色扮演、水和沙遊戲、創意工作站(手工藝工作站) 等

  • 小組學習

  • 作品展示及佈置

  • 圖案線條及標記繪畫,書寫

  • 展示和分享

  • IB探究式的學習領域

  • 有效利用圖書館

  • 使用資訊科技/多媒體支持學習(互動白板、iPad和電腦)

  • 閱讀計劃,包括牛津閱讀樹和Raz-Kids

  • 拼音課程(基於英國國家課程的《Letters and Sounds》


**The Language Policy is revised and reviewed annually. 

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