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Certificate in PDP for Primary Teachers of English
Programme Code BWP048
Mode of Study Full-time Block Release
Duration 1 Week
Venue Cohort 1: Tai Po Campus
Cohort 2: Tai Po Campus
Cohort 3: North Point Study Centre
Programme Leader Ms Chan Ka Yin Clairine
Programme Enquiries Ms Cheung 2948 7424
Mr Yau 2948 7250

Programme Aims

The programme aims at upgrading teachers’ knowledge and skills in the teaching of English at primary level. It will focus on areas of English language knowledge and skills relevant to the current needs of teachers in the local school sector with particular emphasis on the implementation of recent updates in the English Language curriculum.

The aim of the programme is to enhance teachers’ knowledge and skills in the teaching of English at primary level.

Upon completion of the programmes, participants should be able to:

Content Objectives

  • demonstrate an enhanced understanding of aspects of the English language system;
  • demonstrate an enhanced understanding of aspects of the English language learning and teaching;
  • demonstrate an understanding of how this enhanced knowledge is applicable within the Hong Kong primary curriculum.

Pedagogical Objective 

  • demonstrate enhanced skills in teaching English to Hong Kong primary students.

Programme Structure

For the 2024/2025 academic year, the course options offered will be as follows:

Course options (3 credit points) (Choose any one theme)

i.Cohort 1
Developing a Reading across the Curriculum (RaC) module in the primary English classroom

To enrich the school-based English curriculum, Curriculum Development Council has updated and reiterated the importance of Four Key Tasks to develop students’ strengths and knowledge base in “Reading to Learn”. Reading across the Curriculum (RaC) is an approach which helps students connect their learning experiences and provide them with opportunities to integrate and apply knowledge and skills developed in different KLAs (CDC, 2017). It also arouses students’ interest in reading through relating their personal experience to their learning. This course aims at empowering in-service primary school teachers and middle managers in RaC theories, curriculum mapping to plan and implement RaC in the primary English Language curriculum. Teacher participants will be introduced to effective strategies to help students develop the reading skills and strategies necessary for processing and responding to RaC texts; explore practical strategies for connecting students’ RaC experience with writing across the curriculum; design cross-curricular activities to enhance students’ ability to integrate the knowledge, skills and learning experiences gained in different KLAs so as to deepen and broaden their learning; and assess project-based learning activities/cross-curricular activities when implementing RaC. Practical ideas on curriculum mapping, learning resource development and assessment design will be shared by course instructor and experienced in-service teachers. With reference to Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model, suggestions on how to implement organizational changes, enhance collaboration between different subject coordinators in promoting RaC will be provided.

ii.Cohort 2
Effective Strategies to Develop Primary Students’ Pronunciation and Speaking Skills in ESL/EFL Classrooms (Subject to the University’s final approval)

This course is designed to help ESL/EFL teachers at primary level diagnose their pronunciation issues using technology-enhanced methods and introduce effective strategies to develop their students’ pronunciation and speaking skills. Participants will have the opportunity to share their perceptions, practices, and challenges in teaching speaking and pronunciation to young learners. Upon completion of the diagnosis, the course will explore the segmental and suprasegmental aspects of pronunciation. By utilising the speech technology and research-informed strategies introduced in this course, participants will be able to integrate their knowledge into planning speaking and pronunciation lessons and demonstrate their learning at the end of the programme.

iii.Cohort 3
Towards a smooth transition from kindergarten to primary

A smooth interface between kindergarten and primary is vital in facilitating very young learners’ emotional and habitual preparation for their promotion to primary school. This course aims at empowering in-service primary schools teachers at Key Stage 1 and middle managers in curriculum tailoring to help support P1 students in adapting to their new learning environment. Teacher participants will conduct kindergarten visits, devise age-appropriate learning content, expectation, assessments as well as teaching strategies according to the very young learners’ cognitive and developmental readiness.

More detailed course outlines can be found on

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English.

Programme Duration

Cohort(s) Period of Study
1 4 June – 10 June 2025
2 11 June – 17 June 2025
3 18 June – 24 June 2025

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  • in-service primary school English language 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.




除申請費用外,申請人在申請過程中無需支付任何額外費用。同時,我們提醒各位申請人不要向香港教育大學的員工或參與入學工作的人士提供任何利益或報酬,以換取入學申請相關的協助或優待。此舉可能觸犯香港法例第 201 章的 防止賄賂條例


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