Issue 27 – Pedagogical Content Knowledge Revisited

By Ross Ng (ELED Graduate) In accordance with the Teacher Competencies Framework put forward by the former Advisory Committee on Teacher Education and Qualifications (ACTEQ) in 2003, all teachers in Hong Kong are expected to be equipped with extensive curriculum and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). Afterwards, with the advent of incorporation of information technology into …

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Issue 27 – A Linguist Teaching Literature

By Ross Ng (ELED Graduate) This article was written in November 2019, when I had just made an important decision for myself as well as my students: to teach the elective module “Learning English through Short Stories” to my F.4 class. Unlike most mainstream schools in Hong Kong, where several elective modules are selected by …

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Issue 27 – Compare and Contrast the Function of Dialogue in ‘Hills like White Elephants’ and ‘A Conversation with My Father’

By Elizabeth Lui  (ELED Year 2 student 2019-20) Dialogue is a common feature in short stories. Here, Ernest Hemingway’s ‘Hills like White Elephants’ and Grace Paley’s ‘A Conversation with My Father’, despite their distinct theme and topic discussed, both use dialogue to unveil the power dynamics, explore the theme of escapism, and reflect societal values. …

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Issue 27 – Using two comical pun videos to introduce meaning-determining strategies of polysemous words to ESL students

By Cedric Wong (ELED Graduate) A polysemous word is a word with multiple meanings. In order to understand a passage, interlocutors need to determine in what sense a word is used, or else misunderstanding may occur. Strategies of determining the intended meaning include interpreting the context, and asking the speaker to clarify. This article introduces two …

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Issue 27- Heal

by Chloe Kwong (2013 Graduate) Heal Stage 1: have+steal Something yours is stolen Gone like a whish Faded away like the sand Is it just taken? Or is it you who gave it away? Don’t want to admit it Yet you have to face it. Stage 2: hear+feel Hear your inner voice Feel your broken …

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Issue 27 – Making a ripple in the puddle

By Brian Leung (ELED Year 4 2019-20) The days when Zhugje Liang borrowed the East Wind had passed. Now we could just Google to forecast temperature, humidity and possible rainfalls. Simply using smartphones, we can set calendars, alarms and know a lot about the world. With the advancement in technologies, we enjoy much more control of …

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