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ENGL’s EDB-funded Gifted Education Programme on English Language and Digital Literacies in 2023/24 invites applications from secondary school students

5 Apr 2024


The Department of English and Communication (ENGL) has recently launched a gifted education programme, “Cultivating English Language and Digital Literacies for Future Leaders”. This programme is funded by the Gifted Education Fund of the Education Bureau (EDB) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

This year-long programme is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of gifted secondary school students in Secondary 4 and 5 (2023/24 school year) or equivalent in academic, digital, and workplace literacies. To promote creativity and practical application of their learning, students will also undertake a research project at the end of the programme.

The programme is divided into four phases:

Phase 1: Academic literacies (May to July 2024)

  • Provides students with the tools to excel in academic writing and reading and effective communication
  •  15 hours of lessons about genres and features of academic literacies

Phase 2: Digital literacies (July to September 2024)

  • Equips students with the skills to navigate the digital world, including interpreting and creating digital content
  • 15 hours of lessons developing students’ digital literacy competence

Phase 3: Professional workplace literacies (September to November 2024)

  • Prepares students for the professional world, focusing on business communication and presentation skills
  • 15 hours of lessons to learn ways of analysing communicative practices in the workplace

Phase 4: Research project and student conference (November 2024 to January 2025)

  • 36 hours to conduct a small-scale research project on a topic related to English language literacy under mentorship and presentation of the project findings at a student conference

The programme is inviting applications between 1 March and 19 April 2024. This is a unique opportunity for secondary schools in Hong Kong to empower their students and prepare them for a future where English language and digital literacy skills are paramount.

The application form can be downloaded from this link. (Application deadline: 19 April)

More information about the programme is available from this link.

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