1992．第20卷第2期（Vol. 20 No. 2）．pp. 101111
Relation Between Medium of Instruction and Instructional Activities in Junior Secondary Level
麥思源、蕭炳基（Se-Yuen MAK & Ping-Kee SIU）
In this article, we compare and analyse the differences in the medium of instruction and the structure of classroom lessons using 4 subjects (Chinese, English, History and Geography)in junior secondary level. Schools in the experiment group made a change in the medium of instruction in some subjects from English to Chinese recently. The control school is a group of Anglo-Chinese school of slightly higher ability. The result of this research shows that (1) There is no significant difference between two groups in instructional activities in Chinese lessons. (2) The standard of English of the experimental group is lower than that of the control group in the same Form level. (3) The level of competence in using English and the teaching skill of English teachers is the most important factor in developing pupils' English skills. (4) There is an urgent need to train more English teachers to meet various demands. (5) F3 students in the 'band 2' level are still not adequately prepared to learn humanity subjects effectively using English. (6) Teachers in experimental schools do not encounter much difficulty in adopting Chinese as the medium of instruction.