In the January 2017 Policy Address, the government invited the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) to consider making use of the Language Fund to introduce Chinese and English language enhancement programmes for kindergarten teachers, including training on skills in teaching Chinese to non-Chinese speaking students. To facilitate the implementation of the Kindergarten Education Curriculum Guide (KGECG) in the 2017/18 school year onwards, SCOLAR has invited the post-secondary or tertiary institutions which offer early childhood education programmes to develop and organise the Chinese and English Language Enhancement Programme for Kindergarten Teachers, and will fully subsidise serving kindergarten teachers to undertake the programme. Each kindergarten under the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme will be allocated a total of eight free training places for their teachers, including four training places of the Chinese language programme and four places of the English language programme. Subject to availability of resources, the Programme may be offered to other local kindergartens which practise the local KG curriculum.
This short course for kindergarten teachers aims to-
(The objectives and Programme Content of Chinese Language Enhancement Programme are only available in Chinese.)