English is one of the major mediums of instruction in different senior secondary subjects and university courses. The academic use of English is promoted to heighten students’ awareness of English commonly used in academic texts they read and write in other subjects, so as to facilitate their current and further studies.A variety of learning and teaching resources are developed to support schools in incorporating elements of the academic use of English into the English Language curriculum and facilitate students’ self-directed learning. These resource materials can be used in combination flexibly to help students acquire the skills in the academic use of English more effectively.
|Online Self-learning Platform|
This e-Learning Platform on Academic Use of English aims to heighten senior secondary students’ awareness of the academic use of English and facilitate their self-directed learning through interactive activities with explanatory notes and answer-checking function. The platform comprises six chapters on the common features of academic texts and language skills for reading and writing academic texts. Each chapter comes with brief notes and learning activities, which guide students to explore key concepts of academic use of English. In addition to the e-learning platform, a printable version of the materials and a collection of six posters featuring keys concepts of academic use of English are also available below.