Parents of CPS can choose the medium of instructions for their children's Chinese lessons, which are either in Cantonese or Putonghua. Shengben Chinese teaching and learning strategies are deployed in both medium.
Extensive reading is the basis of our Chinese Language learning strategies. For Primary One Chinese classes, students are expected to be able to recognize a large number of Chinese characters. In Primary Two Chinese classes, we aim at enhancing students’ speaking abilities. In Primary Three, encouraging a large amount of reading is also the key driver in enhancing students’ basic writing skills. In Primary 4 and above, further refinement in student’s Chinese writing skills and style is again enhanced by more advanced reading both in quantity and quality.
In 2005, CPS participated in the ‘Shengben Education Research Programme’ conducted by Dr. Cheung Yee Man and Dr. Doris Law Yin Kum of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. The research revealed that Shengbeng Education is able effectively enhanced students’ reading quantity and in turn greatly improve their ability to express effectively in Chinese Language.