Speakers: Prof. Mei Lee Ng

                  Assistant Professor& Associate Head (QA) of the Department of Early Childhood Education of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

                  Prof. Siu Sze Yeung

                 Assistant Professor of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Date: Monday 20 November 2017

Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Venue: E33-G021, Tin Ka Ping Lecture Hall, Faculty of Education

Language: English

Target Audience: Pre-Primary Major Students & Kindergarten Teachers

Title: Quality English Learning Experience in Kindergarten: An Enriched Oral Language Program with Phonological Awareness Exposure

Providing quality English learning experiences to very young learners is important for future language and literacy outcomes. In Hong Kong and many other Asian societies, English learning begins very early but the teaching approaches adopted by kindergartens are very diverse and not evidence-based. In this talk, the speakers will share the project findings from a number of research projects in the area of second language learning among very young Chinese ESL leaners. Specifically, the rationale and design of enriched oral language program with exposure to phonological awareness will be presented. Effects of the program on second language learning in Chinese ESL kindergarteners will be discussed.