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  1. Zhao showed how a leader can win people's hearts

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'ESF most tolerant' (January 12) might have been more appropriately headlined 'ESF parents most tolerant' to reflect the acquiescence of English Schools Foundation parents to its ... of correspondent Manash Barthakur who, without any local school experience and based on a child's limited experience in two of ESF's 16 schools, boasted about the foundation being 'the most ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of single individuals. We have seen plenty of stereotypes about English Schools Foundation parents in the press recently, and these are unfortunately all too common in Hong Kong- filthy-rich ... English education: stop complaining, haul out the cheque books and pay. Of course there are ESF parents who, like many parents of children in international schools, do not need to worry about ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Bilingual students more China-ready

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... an opportunity for professionals working on the mainland who want their children to be well versed in both English and Putonghua. Jenny, who joined the school in 2007, has developed a keen interest ... students commonly chat in Putonghua, if not English, says Philip Sohmen, the school's vice-chairman. "They are getting maths and science taught in Putonghua; at lunch and in sports ...

  4. News - China - CRIME

    Foreign English teachers face scrutiny after sex alerts

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... twice convicted of child pornography offences in Illinois, was found to have worked as an English teacher in Nanjing- first at a language-training school and then at a university- between 2007 ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Teaching clampdown after sex alerts Foreign English teachers on the mainland face tighter supervision in the wake of two child sex scandals in Beijing and Nanjing. ...

  5. Shaky foundations

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the head of Tsinghua University's School of Architecture. 'The first professors back were educated in the UK, the USA and Russia. They brought knowledge of postmodernism, deconstructionism and other new styles.' The school has expanded significantly- 1,100 students study here today- yet the mainland's reputation as an incubator of young, talented architects has ...

  6. Events

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'English School Foundation's strategic priorities to 2012 and beyond'. Hong Kong Club. Joint chamber lunch: 'How to optimise your China business and investment during the 12th five-year plan'. Hong Kong Bankers Club. Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'CleanTech in China: Overhype or the best business ...

  7. Chinese moving up beside English

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... English at home and are exposed to Putonghua only when they start school and are tested on their ability to write Chinese. It's a shock for many pupils, Tan said. 'So there's ... Jennifer Pak in Singapore As China rises, a knowledge of Putonghua is being seen as an economic necessity, alongside the ability to speak English, in Southeast Asia. Bilingualism, though, ...

  8. Sport - China - BASKETBALL

    Yao laments stagnation of sports in schools

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... With the inaugural season of Yao's Foundation Hope elementary school basketball programme recently concluded, he has been making a considerable push of his own. Yao's foundation had reached about ... primary school, the first thing popping into my mind is the playground," said Yao, who established his foundation after the deadly Sichuan earthquake in 2008. He has helped build 14 schools ...

  9. India trails China in English standings

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zuleika Sedgley The British may have ruled India for 200 years, but people in China are now more proficient than Indians in their use of the English language, an online survey has found. The survey ranked China 29th, pipping India in 30th. Data was collected from more than two million people in 44 countries in which English is not the native language. But China's score of 47.62 ...

  10. Message of James Wong to be spread in English

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The doctoral thesis of the late legendary lyricist James Wong Jim on the history of Canto-pop will be translated into English in a bid to reach a wider audience. A group ... Chinese all know his insightful and witty lyrics,' said Professor Liu. 'Soon English-speaking people will be able to understand the beauty of his words. That's quite ...




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