BRITISH Council Malaysia will provide assistance to Han Chiang High School with the hope of improving the standard of English in the school in Penang.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between both establishments to elevate the quality of proficiency and language skills among the students.
It would involve the direct instruction of the language as well as training of the teachers.
The school board of directors honorary secretary Datuk Dr Cheah See Kian said the collaboration was timely and was in line with its mission for a holistic development of English.
“Han Chiang High School is indeed privileged to have this collaboration as it enhances the teaching and learning of English to an international level,” he said.
British Council Malaysia’s English Language Services director Sam Ayton said she applauded the school’s foresight in realising the importance of the language for students in the Chinese vernacular school where the main medium of instruction was Mandarin.
“I am excited with this collaboration,” she said.
Han Chiang High School is believed to be the first Chinese independent private school in Penang to have pursued an MoU with the British Council.
Dr Cheah signed the MoU on behalf of the school while Ayton represented the British Council.
The event was witnessed by British Council Penang director Peggy Lim and Han Chiang High School principal Kung Bee Lee.