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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Overpricing English-medium schools could hurt Hong Kong's future, say critics

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... a construction loan to the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the Lantau-based college has announced plans to increase fees by 53 per cent over the next five years, taking them above HK$130,000 per year ... Linda Yeung Iinda.yeung@scmp.com The loss of government subsidy will make schools teaching in English too costly for many professionals, who will take their talents elsewhere A very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1292188/overpricing-english-medium-schools-could-hurt-citys
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Discovery College sizes up new ESF chief as school fees rise- again

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... school operated by the English Schools Foundation. In adopting a financial model that it admits was flawed, the college wound up with continued deficits even as it struggled to repay a HK$170 ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com A wary welcome from embattled college Three months into the new school year, parents at Discovery College on Lantau are still paying fees at last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1359455/discovery-college-sizes-new-esf-chief-school-fees-rise
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    ESF's new chief executive Belinda Greer looks to boost efficiency

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... tense, future conditional When the Education Bureau announced in June that subsidies to the English Schools Foundation would be phased out from 2016, it seemed inevitable that the ESF would turn ... Video: New chief vows English Schools Foundation will stay affordable Set up by the British colonial government in the 1960s to provide English-language schooling for the children of civil servants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1359426/esfs-new-chief-executive-belinda-greer-looks-boost
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVES

    Perspectives: native English-speaking teachers have more to offer

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:30am by Perry Bayer

    ... to inculcate Hong Kong students with a strong foundation in English grammar. This could be done by frequently correcting their grammar in both their written assignments and oral presentations. As she ... students' grammar skills. I also believe that many of us as NETs would want to rise to the challenge of being "key leaders in charge of the English curriculum in each school", as Ms Ip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1574200/perspectives-native-english-speaking-teachers-have-more
  5. Lifestyle

    Fighting breast cancer: early detection the key, says Hong Kong foundation

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:20pm by Kylie Knott

    ... runs in conjunction with the global Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fok, who is chairwoman of the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation, says peer support is vital. "The love of my family ... Authority. Since 2011 the foundation's Breast Health Centre has screened more than 17,800 people for breast cancer, including 7,114 low-income women who received the service for free. Fok says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1613700/fighting-breast-cancer-early-detection-key-says-hong-kong-foundation
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Public schools lack funds to implement digital teaching methods

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 10:38am by Carrie Chan

    ... English and mathematics. Principal Leung Kee-cheong says: "We still do not have a wireless network for the entire school, and we have a computer room with only 40 consoles. We are quite ... Katelyn Chan life@scmp.com Slow internet access and lack of resources mean some schools left behind Class divide Children today are no strangers to digital learning. At Baptist Rainbow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1608949/public-schools-lack-funds-implement-digital-teaching
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    New school ties

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... An international school or English Schools Foundation (ESF) education is usually the default choice for expatriate families in Hong Kong. But this may not be the case for much longer. More progressive ... School, while others joined in Form Two or Form Three after their families moved to Hong Kong. "Our mode of instruction is English. All teachers, even the ones teaching Chinese, passed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1226048/new-school-ties
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Cost limits expansion of small-class teaching

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:16pm by Linda Yeung

    ... here. English Schools Foundation schools, for example, have a class size range of 12 to 30. Cost is among the reasons that, despite the obvious benefits, public schools in Hong Kong have yet ... and increased involvement in class activities help boost students' self-confidence and teamwork. But it is a costly approach. In 2008, the school's alumni group Wah Yan One Family Foundation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1596126/cost-limits-expansion-small-class-teaching
  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Translators battle bad subtitles that lead to poor perception of Hong Kong films

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 10:41am by ALAN YU

    ... Alan Yu alan.yu@scmp.com Lost for words Sometimes subtitles for a movie can turn out so spectacularly wrong- English speaking fans of 1980s and '90s Hong Kong cinema surely can name ... Arts' School of Film and Television. Ip, better known as Shu Kei, is a veteran in the industry. He has written, directed and produced a number of films, and worked as a freelance subtitle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1620655/translators-hope-improve-comically-inaccurate-subtitles
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Cantonese or Putonghua in schools? Hongkongers fear culture and identity 'waning'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Elaine Yau

    ... made up primarily of Cantonese speakers, he thought. "Most nursery schools have adopted Putonghua and English as their medium of instruction. Parents see playgroups as a way to learn a new ... schools is causing concern- and some resentment- among Hongkongers. While educators are split about the efficacy of adopting Putonghua as the medium of instruction, some residents fear that Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1583037/argument-continues-over-using-cantonese-or-putonghua

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