Monica WONG Yin Ping
The BEd(EL) programme has enabled me to realise my dream, which is to become a teacher, and built my confidence to work in the education field. Through the courses I took over the years, I gained exposure to the fields of linguistics and literature, as well as education and pedagogy. Moreover, I was given opportunities to put what I had learnt into practice and participate in a variety of field experience-related activities as I progressed through the programme — for example, sharing sessions given by our alumni and retired principals, attachment programmes hosted by local schools, and most importantly, teaching practicums for us to gain hands-on teaching experience in authentic school settings. The rich experiences offered by the BEd(EL) programme have indeed prepared me well for meeting the future challenges of being a local English teacher.