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  1. Make English instruction at schools available to all children

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 'salient points about the English Schools Foundation's discriminatory practice'. She is turning this argument on its head. She correctly quotes the objects of the foundation as laid down ... about the English Schools Foundation ('Put an end to segregated education', April 6). The ESF is a legacy of the colonial system that existed in Hong Kong. It is time to put an end ...

  2. HK has the level of English it needs

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... lessons, or pay much for them. Within the formal system, schools clamour to be part of the English stream and no one need pay an extra cent. In fact the clamour is so great that school kids often ... Jake van der Kamp Other places, such as Singapore and Shanghai, would relish seeing Hong Kong's English standards deteriorate, so that dislodging us from our world-leading position ...

  3. English asset

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... schools, international schools, direct subsidy schools or others that provide a higher standard of English-language education and a greater chance of admission to the world's best ... as an 'advanced placement' subject in US high schools. Likewise, knowledge of English opens windows on western civilisation, from its classical roots to the forces that have shaped the modern world, ...

  4. Parents set to vote on Peak school move

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... to The Peak campus- at two extraordinary general meetings at the school tonight. The international school, which offers German-medium and English-medium streams, has been seeking to expand its campus ... Mimi Lau Nearly a third of German Swiss International School parents are expected to vote against a controversial proposal to send some of the youngest pupils away from campus on The Peak ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of language segregation whereby public education is divided into English Schools Foundation schools for native-English speakers, local English-medium schools for native students with proven scholastic ... intellectual development. That is why local Chinese middle schools have turned out relatively more international dignitaries, such as Daniel Tsui and David Lam, than local English schools. It is trite ...

  6. News - China - LANGUAGE

    Academics want Chinese dictionary to remove English abbreviations

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing English short forms 'damaging' Chinese A group of Chinese academics are calling for everyday English-language abbreviations to be struck from ... included some 240 terms containing Latin letters, up from 39 in 1996. Chinese academics are not the only ones trying to hold back the tide of English. Similar campaigns have been waged in countries ...

  7. Putonghua use in schools to expand

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Academic sees it as sole language class medium by 2007 Putonghua will become the medium of instruction for Chinese language in all Hong Kong schools by 2007, an academic has predicted. It already is the sole or main medium in Chinese lessons in more than 60 per cent of primary schools and more than one-third of secondary schools, says Ho Wai-kit, director of Chinese ...

  8. Top school board in line for legal fight

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... that the primary sections would move to a temporary campus in Ma On Shan from 2010. The school, which offers German-medium and English-medium streams, has been seeking to expand its campus for years ... Mimi Lau Parents of pupils at German Swiss International School are threatening the board with legal action to stop a controversial plan to send their children to a temporary site in Ma ...

  9. Construction lays firm foundations

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis A 25-year veteran of the Leighton Group, Hamish Tyrwhitt, managing director of Leighton Asia, is responsible for one of the fastest-growing segments of the company. A graduate of the University of Western Australia in Perth, where he studied c ...

  10. Frills but not much foundation from the flagship of hot air balloons

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Top Italian lingerie and beachwear brand, La Perla, today [June 22] celebrated the launch of its first Hong Kong flagship store in the Pacific Place shopping mall in the framework of an agreement with Lane Crawford.' Gove ...




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