Project of After-school Extended Chinese Learning for Non-Chinese Speaking Students (the Project)
The Education Bureau (EDB) attaches importance to the education support for non-Chinese speaking (NCS) studentsNote(1), especially in the learning of Chinese Language, to facilitate their adaptation to the local education system and early integration into the wider community. To this end, various support measures have been put in place to enhance the learning and teaching of NCS students.
With reference to the positive feedback from major stakeholders on the support measures, we see the merits of providing additional resources for schools to provide after-school support for NCS students in order to reinforce their learning of the Chinese Language.
Upon further injection into the Language Fund in the 2010-11 financial year, funding has been set aside for schools to apply annually at appropriate times for participation in the Project to roll out various modes of after-school extended Chinese learning. The Project will be implemented for a period of three years from the 2010/11 to 2012/13 school years.
The main objectives of the Project are:
to reinforce NCS students’ learning of the Chinese Language for facilitating their adaptation to the local curriculum, as well as enhancing their understanding of and sense of belonging to the local community for better integration into the wider community; and
to complement the after-school Chinese learning support services of the Chinese Language Learning Support Centres so as to allow time for these centres to expand their existing services to benefit more NCS students.
All public sector and DSS (Direct Subsidy Scheme) primary and secondary schools offering local curriculum and not providing school-based support programmes specifically arranged for NCS students are eligible to apply for the Project..
(1) NCS students refer to those whose spoken language at home is not Chinese.
Telephone No: 3509 8571 or 3509 8573
For details of the Project, please refer to the file attached below -
Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No.108/2010 issued on 23 June 2010