This page introduces the English Corner at SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School. You can find out about the resources available and learn more about how the English Corner is run.
About the English Corner
The English Corner at SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School is a place where students can drop in at lunch or after school to play games, watch movies or chat with friends. They can also borrow movies, music CDs, books, manga and magazines.
The English Corner, or ‘Eng Con’ as it is called by students, is open every school day at lunch (1:10 – 1:40) and after school (3:45 – 5:00). It began operations in September 2006 and is run by a team of approximately 50 students from Forms One to Five.
The English Corner has been successful in helping create an English-rich environment at the school. In past years, it was visited more than 10,000 times per year and students borrowed more than 8,000 items per year. However, this year we have seen a sharp decline in borrowing and attendance.
We have a wide range of resources—movies, music CDs, books, magazines and manga. To encourage students to broaden their horizons and develop interests in other cultures, we also stock a variety of non-English language materials (including Japanese and Korean music CDs). Y
In the English Corner, students also express their feelings in several notebooks and sketchbooks. You can see some of their comments and sketches on this blog: No One Beside Me
Sometimes people ask me why there are so many non-English materials in the English Corner. You can find the answer here: engp.wordpress.com/english-corner/why-are-there-so-many-non-english-things-in-the-english-corner
This is what the English Corner looks like during a typical lunchtime (The video was taken using a toy camera—the Digital Harinezumi 2).