Chatteris Educational Foundation works with a wide range of local primary, secondary and post-secondary schools, but has a particular focus on supporting those schools that serve a higher number of students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
Students have become more willing to communicate with others in English, have the confidence to speak English in public and find English interesting. For example, students are willing to speaking English more in the lesson or after class, especially when they are playing some language games with the CNETs.
Chatteris English Tutors can help improve the overall English learning environment of our school by motivating our students and enhancing their communication skills and interest to learn English through a variety of activities. Students really like approaching Chatteris English Tutors and in this way, they can gain confidence in speaking English more naturally.”
The Chatteris English Tutors have helped the English environment around the school tremendously! They show up and talk to our students proactively. It has somehow become a culture at our school.
Students are more confident in speaking English. Our Chatteris English Tutors can create a non-threatening environment for our students to practise their English speaking, which is really good to see.
I have noticed several changes with the students since having CNETs in the school, one being that they are much more willing to speak English. They feel more confident when talking in English with foreigners and their pronunciation and intonation has improved.
of school partners rated our collaboration as “good” or “very good” in the 18/19 academic year
of school partners said our programme positively impacted their students’ motivation and interest in English
of school partners said our programme positively impacted the soft skills and whole-person skills of their students
Outgoing and enthusiastic
From Native-speaking English countries or speak a similarly high level of English
Motivated to share new ideas and run a range of activities to make English fun and interactive both inside and outside the classroom
Friendly and approachable
Passionate to encourage cultural exchange with students and school staff members
A positive mentor and role model to students
Committed to developing students
University graduates from a variety of disciplines
Mainly from the UK and North America
Having two Chatteris Tutors has led to a fully immersive English environment that provides all of our students with the opportunity to use English authentically. As well as teaching our students, Morgan and Miriam mentor and inspire them. We hope to continue our partnership with Chatteris for many years to come.
Feature Project – RAVE Reading Programme for Schools
“RAVE Reading: Pleasurable Language Learning through Real and Virtual Experiences” was a programme under the English Alliance project of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) from the 2015/16 to 2018/19 school years.
We are grateful for the support of SCOLAR across this period which allowed us to impact more than 500 students over the course of the project.
When surveyed, our partner schools praised the large impact our CEDP programme had on their students’:
Chatteris believes that English should never be a barrier to students in Hong Kong, no matter what their socio-economic background. To this end, we established our ‘One for One, Adopt a School’ project in 2015 to support schools which cater to a high proportion of less privileged students.
The model is simple – an eligible school funds one of our tutors and we enlist a donor from the wider Hong Kong society to fund a second tutor in the same school. Two tutors exponentially increases the English opportunities open to students in the school.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR ‘ONE FOR ONE’ PARTNER SCHOOLS
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