To Parents 致家長
It is too often observed by us that students come to enrol with us accompanied by their parent(s) or elder sibling, who would do the better part of the inquiries and even step in when the students have difficulty filling in the enrolment form in English.
This is unhealthy: secondary students, especially those senior ones, should be able to, or at least learn to, handle their matters on their own. Giving them too much advice or help would hinder them from growing from adolescents, who are unsure of what to do in their life from time to time, to full-blown adults, who have to handle all aspects of their life adroitly by themselves.
So, please let go of your children - let them come alone, if they ever want to come at all, to enrol with us. Or if you are so worried as to come with them, please stay outside our Centre and let your children do the inquiry or enrolment on their own.
The Centre Motto
The Chinese characters you see on the wooden plaque in the photo are a translation of an ancient Greek proverb meaning "Labour begets manhood".
Simply put, what makes a human a human lies in the fact that he or she, once finding something that has to be done, would spare no pains to complete it and would stop at nothing until it is done.
Obama's victory speech ready for viewing
We've finished putting subtitles onto the video showing Barack Obama beautifully delievered his re-election speech at Chicago's McCormick Place convention centre on 7 November. In the speech, Obama pledges to heal the national divide (he only managed to win with a narrow margin of 2% or so in terms of voters' votes) and put up a dignified defence of American democracy. In a word, it is well worded and highly emotionally charged - the spontaneous reaction from the crowds, especially towards the end, speaks well for the fact that it is an awesome speech to be remembered in history.
The video is now put on the Viewboard, and all S4, S5 and S6 students may go
THERE and view it.
It's time S5 students did something...
The importance of listening to authentic stuff in the language we learn can hardly be overemphasised. It has always been on the top of our worklists that spoken texts on various topics with different accents are made available for our students, who should listen to them as often as they do their favourite songs or music, so that not only will their competence in listening be enhanced, but they will also be able to gradually move out of the notorious Hong Kong accent and eventually speak like a native speak does.
There are now nine audio files we have put in a folder called L-stuff 1, which all S5 students may have access on Angloling Online. Please go
THERE and do whatever is necessary to have them loaded on your preferred electronic gadgets.
Yes wins out
YES wins out in our universal suffrage on whether to post photos on your personal profiles on Angloling Online.
Now with only a group of students left having yet to cast their votes on whether it is too much to have your photos posted in your profiles with us, we are pleased to announce that those saying yes to us outnumber those saying no by more than 30%.
Here we are - we will have your photos on the elearning platform and soon we will know who are self-starters and who need chivvying on.
You may pose a question
Got a problem in English and don't know what to do? Now as our students, you can pose a question to us.
But you start to wonder when you will get a response - don't worry, we pledge you will get one on the following day from Monday through Friday.
As for the weekend, when you know we are DAMN busy, a proper reply will be issued on the following Monday. Okay?
THERE THERE is the name of the virtual space where you may review your classes by videos, do quizzes, pose a question, take part in group writing etc. Of course, it is on our elearning platform Angloling Online.
Why not go
THERE to take a tour now?
Scoreboard is on for all students
We are pleased to announce that from now on students enrolled with us will have grammar and vocabulary drills on a frequent basis.
Drills for specific groups are announced in the class weekly. To get to the Scoreboard, you may just click on the title above, which will take you to Angloling Online.
Angloling Online, which can also be found in the navigation bar, serves us as the electronic platform for grammar and vocabulary enhancement beyond the physical class.
Drills on items talking about people available...
Drills on a combo of items talking about people are available for the S6 intensive students in the coming two weeks.
These items are really fundamental stuff for a lot of purposes. Serious students, once they finish revision on the vocabulary in question, should click on the title above, and get to the link for logging onto the scoreboard, which would become their favourite virtual haunt from now on.
What is required of you during enrolment?
You have to fill in a form in English, which means you need to know a number of things in English, like your home address.
No electronic gadget at Centre!
Students (and their parents as well) should beware that mobile phones are to be turned off before getting into our Centre for enrolment, and NOT in our Centre.
How to compare and contrast?
Mr Wong talks about how to do 'compare and contrast' with two constructions you learned back in S.1 or S.2. With proper understanding and a bit of extension of the constructions concerned, you may be able to produce something great.
On 400-word essay
A must-watch for 400-word essay. With Mr Wong's guidance, you will delve into the essential bits of an expository essay.
Talking about an accident
The video illustrates how we handle vocabulary in context (a traffic accident in this case) together with intriguing syntactic structures. Eager students should treasure it.