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  1. Doors open for minority students

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... for places in high-band schools and pursue promising careers,' said Ms Wong, founder of Unison Hong Kong-For Ethnic Equality. At present, just 10 of the 114 English-medium secondary schools ... Schools Foundation, is one of only 25 South Asian students in the school, even though it has been listed to accept them. He wanted to learn Chinese at La Salle but had to take French instead. He ...

  2. Private option spreads more widely

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... This time schools have responded, often spurred but the desire to be free from what they see as new limitations in the aided sector. In particular, they want to select the best students for English ... to international schools, with their greater emphasis on Chinese and stronger Chinese culture, even if English is the main medium of instruction. The downside is that there is already fierce competition ...

  3. Shortcuts to success go by the book

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... according to Graham Young, local schools project manager of English Schools Foundation Active English. Once they get into the reading habit, he says, they can learn to learn by themselves. Sharing ... . ESF Active English is offering to give talks to schools or parent groups. Call 2711 2837 for details. ...

  4. Universities focus on English

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... that the mother-tongue education policy introduced five years ago would make it difficult for students from Chinese-medium secondary schools to adjust to English teaching in university, after students' ... to use English to teach all subjects, except those with a strong focus on China issues, in the new school year. The number of credits students need to take in English language would also ...

  5. Pupils face daunting test of English

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Polly Hui, Vivienne Chow

    ... is perfectly correct. 'But we have mainly Chinese in Hong Kong, and it is unnatural for Chinese students to speak in English among themselves outside schools. We do not have the language ... Despite growing up in a strict Chinese-speaking family and having never been educated abroad, the former chief secretary achieved distinctions in English language. She gives credit to her school ...

  6. Exam results show decline in English levels

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... HKCEE analysis shows students taught in Chinese fared worse in the second language than last year The English standards of students at Chinese-medium secondary schools have declined, ... students would learn more effectively in their mother tongue. The analysis also found that the overall performance of English-medium schools had either dropped since last year or remained the same. ...

  7. Schools consultation to be extended

    Posted Apr 07th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... schools. The problem was that they did not even know that for screening applications, [local] universities did not look at whether secondary school students use Chinese or English to take their public exams.' Mr Tien said he would meet small groups of parents to enhance public awareness of the issues. 'If parents insist they still want English-medium schools after having ...

  8. A challenging year ahead as reforms to school system gather pace

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... English-medium secondary schools and the government is expected to intensify as the year-long review of the Secondary School Places Allocation system and the medium of instruction policy gathers pace following the setting up of a working group headed by the KCR chairman Michael Tien Puk-sun. English-medium schools, which have complained about their difficulties in coping with a wider range ...

  9. Only one top school has pupil with 5 As

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... mathematics and statistics, Chinese history, physics and liberal studies. 'Many Chinese-medium schools opted to switch back to English teaching in Forms Six and Seven without giving students ... in the school's English pass rate this year. University of Hong Kong mother-tongue education expert Tse Shek-kam said the fact the pass rate in Chinese language and culture also dropped showed the results ...

  10. Options slip as elite schools join subsidy scheme

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by May Chan, Polly Hui

    ... year,' a source at the school confirmed yesterday. The principal of the English-medium St Mark's School said it too could become DSS. 'We are considering switching to DSS, but we ... Parent groups warn there will be fewer choices for the less well-off as DSS inevitably increases Two more leading elite schools, Diocesan Girls School (DGS) in Jordan and St Mark's ...




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