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Open English (Primary 1 to 3) is now on EDB's Recommended Textbook List!

20 May, 2015 - 11:27

We are delighted to announce that Open English for Primary 1 to 3 (Key Stage 1)  is now on EDB's Recommended Textbooks List (RTL)The project team completed the development of the Open English textbook series in April 2015. While Open English for Key Stages 2 to 4 (Primary 4 to 6, Secondary 1 to 3 and Secondary 4 to 6) are currently being reviewed by the EDB, we are confident that they will be included in the RTL as well.

Open English is a kind of open educational resource; so unlike common school textbooks, you cannot buy Open English in a bookstore. An electronic version (in PDF format) of the textbooks (Key Stage 1) will be available for free download at: starting October 2015. Teachers and students of Hong Kong local schools can print the textbooks themselves using the PDF file provided, or they can make arrangement with their own printers to print the books. They can also obtain their textbooks through either of the following ways:

​1. Individual purchase

In order to help schools to obtain textbooks at a low price, the Project Team of the Open Textbooks for Hong Kong has identified an on-demand printing company, Promise Network Printing Limited, which sells printed copies to individuals through its online website. This service will be available from October 2015.

2. Group purchase

The project team undertakes to arrange for the purchase of the textbooks for Hong Kong local schools on a group basis, at a price lower than individual purchase. Further details will be announced soon.

For details, please visit:

Enquiries about the printing and delivery services can be made to Promise Network Printing Limited: 

Tel :3958 5961 or 3958 5977.

Enquires about the Open Textbooks for Hong Kong Project:

Tel: 2768 6484 or 2768 6482; email: