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BWP085 - Certificate in PDP for Teachers Using English as the Medium of Instruction in Secondary Schools
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Certificate in PDP for Teachers Using English as the Medium of Instruction in Secondary Schools
Programme Code BWP085
Mode of Study Full-time Block Release
Duration 1 Week
Venue Tai Po Campus
Programme Leader Ms Chan Ka Yin Clairine
Programme Enquiries Ms Cheung 2948 7424
Mr Yau 2948 7250

Programme Aims

This Key Learning Area (KLA) Specific Programme aims to develop teachers' specialised knowledge and classroom skills required to teach their content subjects effectively through English. 

By the end of the programme, participants should be able to: 

  • demonstrate an enhanced understanding of aspects of rationale for and principles underlying English medium education in Hong Kong; 
  • demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the role of language in learning; 
  • demonstrate an awareness of a range of strategies for effective planning and classroom teaching and learning of their own subject through English; 
  • demonstrate enhanced knowledge and skills using English as the medium of instruction in their own subject. 

Programme Structure

The programme comprises the following course:

Teaching Content Subjects in the English Medium (3 credit points)

The course is based on the principle that language learning is an integral part of subject learning and that language and content cannot be separated. The course will build on participants' knowledge, skills and experiences in teaching their KLAs/ content subjects (e.g. science and PSHE) in the English medium and aims to further promote their effectiveness in the delivery of content knowledge in the English medium. The course reflects the belief that subject teachers should be aware of the role of language in the learning of different KLAs or content subjects. They should recognise the demands placed upon students in their negotiation of academic language required for the learning of different KLAs/ content subjects, and should be able to draw upon a range of strategies (e.g. language across curriculum) to support the development of academic language necessary for working towards success in schooling. 

More detailed course outlines can be found in

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English.

Programme Duration

Cohort(s) Period of Study
1 3 July to 9 July 2025

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be: 

  • in-service secondary school teachers in Hong Kong; and 
  • recommended by their respective school principals. 


To be awarded a Certificate of Completion, participants must obtain a pass in course assessment tasks required and successfully fulfill the attendance requirements as stipulated by the programme. 

Other Information

This Government-funded programme is supported by the Education Bureau (EDB). Schools which release teachers to take this programme are eligible for appointing supply teachers, if deemed necessary. Government and aided schools shall contact the EDB for detailed arrangements. Private and DSS schools shall make their own arrangements for the employment of supply teachers. 

Remarks: Each school can recommend more than one teacher. 


Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

Probity Requirements: Other than the application fee, applicants are not required to pay any additional fees during the application process. In addition, please be reminded not to offer any advantage to EdUHK staff and/or any person involving admissions at EdUHK in connection with your application. Otherwise, your action may violate Hong Kong's Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201).

In the event of inconsistency between information in English and Chinese version or where an interpretation of the programme content is required, the decision of the University shall be final.

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