The Chatteris School Programmes

Chatteris English Development Programme for Schools has been running for over ten years as the core Chatteris programme. While the programme has developed and changed, the main principles have stayed the same. Chatteris places native-speaking English university graduates or those with native speaking English competency in local primary, secondary or post-secondary schools across Hong Kong to help students improve their English. They are known as Chatteris Native-speaking English Tutors (CNETs). Chatteris currently operates 3 core English Development Programmes for schools: Primary, Secondary and Post-secondary.

Full-time placement means CNETs integrate fully into the school environment and are an active and visible English presence in school every day.  As part of our school programme, we work with organisations such as the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) to provide extra opportunities to students in Hong Kong. For example, a very successful weekend reading programme for secondary school students (known as RAVE) was aimed at improving their understanding of fundamental text types and engaging them in learning English in a creative and practical way. Find out more information about our additional initiatives/courses within core school programmes here.

Chatteris and the partnering schools have high expectations about what they would like students to gain from being in close contact with CNETs. They expect a lot of activities to be provided for the students both inside and outside of the classroom. They expect the CNETs to make learning English very fun and interactive, engage the students’ interest and enthusiasm, motivate students to learn and of course, help students develop their confidence in speaking English.

Please contact our office for further information about the school programmes and how to apply for being  our partnering school. Please go to the 'Contact Us' page.