English Launch Seminar 2015: Bright ideas to upgrade students’ Reading and Writing Skills for HKDSE Success

日期: 28/3/2015
時間: 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
地點: The Ballroom, 18/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon


On 28 March 2015, the Pearson English Launch Seminar on the hot and timely topic: ‘Bright ideas to upgrade students’ Reading and Writing Skills for HKDSE Success’ was successfully held, attracting over 200 Secondary English teachers to attend. The event called on two very distinguished guest speakers — Ms Kitty Wong, an experienced author, teacher and ELT Instructor; and Ms Blanche Chu, an award-winning Senior Instructor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education — to share their valuable insights on teaching Reading and Writing.

Over 200 teachers attended the event.

The seminar also launched the new Pearson Longman HKDSE series — Complete Exam Practice Core & Edge and Ignite Reading & Writing Skills for Senior Secondary, which were showcased at the exhibition zone, along with the latest E-learning components for English Language learning —MyGrammarLab and Learning Catalytics.


Ms Kitty Wong, a long-time Pearson author, and an experienced teacher and ELT instructor, began the first part of the seminar with her ‘Bright ideas for teaching Reading’. During her presentation, Ms Wong shared a number of ways to cultivate students’ interest in reading, and suggested a wealth of resources to enrich students’ reading experience and to help them succeed in the HKDSE Paper 1 Reading Exam.

Ms Kitty Wong presented on the topic ‘Bright ideas for teaching Reading’.

Next, representatives from our Secondary ELT Editorial Team and Marketing Team introduced the brand-new titles from our English Language HKDSE series: Complete Exam Practice Core & Edge and Ignite Reading & Writing Skills. They illustrated how the new titles were specially designed to help all students become competent learners of English and acquire essential exam skills.

Representatives from the Secondary ELT Editorial Team and the Marketing Team, introduced the new English Language HKDSE series and its latest E-learning components for English Language learning.

In the final part of the seminar, Ms Blanche Chu was invited to share her views and ideas on teaching Writing. Ms Chu is a Pearson author and has taught English at tertiary institutes in Hong Kong for over ten years. She is a Senior Instructor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, where she recently received a Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Teaching from her Faculty. During her presentation, she discussed various approaches to teaching writing and gave many practical hints for helping students to succeed in the HKDSE Paper 2 Writing Exam.

Ms Blanche Chu presented on the topic ‘Bright ideas for teaching Writing’.

Teachers were highly impressed by the presentations of our two esteemed guest speakers — Ms Kitty Wong and Ms Blanche Chu. They also showed positive feedback towards the new Pearson Longman HKDSE series; the logical and streamlined approach makes teaching more interactive, thereby involving students a lot more in the learning process. It effectively helps students build up good reading habits and writing skills in Senior Secondary in order to pave their way towards success in the HKDSE.

If you would like to find out more about the new series, we would be happy to arrange a presentation at your school. Please feel free to contact the Education Solutions Officer for your district.