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  1. Why hound the English Schools Foundation?

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Would the government please explain why it is apparently hounding the English Schools Foundation? If the government wants Hong Kong to be 'Asia's World City', it will have to offer Asia's world language, which is English. Hong Kong has offered that for some time and the ESF system is the major provider of English language education in Hong Kong. Jeopardise ...

  2. English Schools Foundation

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PRIMARIES Beacon Hill School Kowloon Tong 23 Ede Rd, Kowloon Tong Tel 2336 5221 bhs@bhs.esf.edu.hk www.beaconhill.edu.hk Founded: 1967 Founder school of ESF, catering for 540 students. The school's curriculum is enquiry centred and moving towards Primary Years Programme (PYP) accreditation. Well resourced, with strong ICT provision in all classrooms. Expressive arts programme ...

  3. If English is so important, firms should move to Belfast or Glasgow

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that rather resembles the emperor's new clothes. He envisions these new clothes as being woven with the English language as their fabric and produced by the English Schools Foundation (ESF) ... pretensions to the name of Asia's world city are a joke if it needs two publicly funded systems of segregated English-medium schools, one for locals and one for native English speakers. Firms ...

  4. Mother-tongue learning- and better English

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of service I support the letter 'ESF's service record' (February 19) from Paul Adams, who opposed the claim that the English Schools Foundation hardly participates in any inter-school ... and schools create a rich language environment outside the classroom to increase students' exposure to English and motivate them to learn. We recently published a booklet (on EMB's website ...

  5. Another lesson in school planning

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Schools Foundation and many international schools have long waiting lists. The government has been slow to respond. Surplus buildings have since been given to four international schools so ... Parents are up in arms about 500 young pupils at the elite Hong Kong International School being moved to a disused school inside a Chai Wan housing estate for three years while their lower ...

  6. Local schools need to raise their game

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It raises the question of what international schools are for. They may have emerged to meet the demand from expatriates for a quality education in English. But most have evolved, along with the English Schools Foundation, into a de facto private-school sector with large local enrolments. Local families who can afford it, including government officials, consider the cost worth it in terms ...

  7. 6-month wait for place in school

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The number of schools across Hong Kong operated by the English Schools Foundation- A total of 16,000 students attend the schools ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com More than 70 per cent of applicants to international schools have waited less than six months before being admitted, according to the first city-wide ...

  8. Government should improve local schools instead of giving ESF a subsidy

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the ongoing debate about the English Schools Foundation (ESF) subsidy. It seems a number of your correspondents have used this as an excuse to make bigoted remarks towards ... is simply about English- language education. As important as it may be for many parents to send their children to English-medium schools, I think the government should not just look at the ESF, ...

  9. Helping expat teachers fit in

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Schools Foundation (ESF), which operates 15 campuses across Hong Kong. It aims to attract applicants from all over the world. At the moment, it is recruiting new English teachers. 'We ... Nicholas Olczak Sometime this summer, at least one young English teacher will cram his belongings into cases and head to London's Heathrow airport to catch a flight to Hong Kong. He ...

  10. Tsing Yi site offered to ease school crisis

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Will Clem

    ... services for the English Schools Foundation, said there was a severe shortage of places in ESF schools for some years, particular Years One and Two and Years Five to Eight. 'I am talking ... Katherine Forestier and Will Clem Location does not meet demand for places on HK Island, says one principal The government yesterday responded to the shortage of international school ...




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