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  1. Educators call for greater emphasis on English skills

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... at a disadvantage because English-medium schools attracted academically higher-performing students. Lawrence Lour Tsang-tsay, principal of Carmel Divine Grace Foundation Secondary School and former chairman ... of Tung Chee-hwa championed the policy of mother-tongue education and ruled the following year that all but 114 secondary schools would have to stop using English to teach other subjects. A decade ...

  2. Double English exposure

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... are hoping it will pull better students into secondary school English teaching.' The integrated programme provides a solid foundation in English language and literature, and strong educational knowledge and skills. Graduates receive a bachelor of arts (honours) degree and are eligible for registration as qualified English teachers in the territory's primary and secondary schools ...

  3. University to empower Asian women opens

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... on her way to the university. The foundation course focuses on honing English and computer skills, and training in advanced maths before progressing to a full five-year degree. Degrees ... University for Women, in Chittagong, Bangladesh, is recruiting talented young women from diverse backgrounds, at least half of them underprivileged. Asian University for Women Support Foundation ...

  4. Decline in English standards 'alarming'

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... an opportunity to present findings of their research. Billy Ng Cheuk-yin, 19, a first-year associate of arts student at the college, presented his research which argued students in English-medium schools were more motivated in learning English and had higher expectations from themselves compared with peers in Chinese-medium schools. 'I've learnt a lot from the keynote speakers who ...

  5. English woes at Chinese University

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau English-language teaching is generating the wrong kind of news. As the government is consulting the public over proposals to further tighten requirements on secondary schools ... as yet more evidence of Hong Kong shunning English. In fact, the government proposals are quality-improvement measures aimed at ensuring that only schools with the right conditions to teach ...

  6. Demand grows for English

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Vandana Chatlani

    ... programmes to help train English school teachers who had not studied English as a degree. In an attempt to encourage language teachers to deepen their subject knowledge and improve their teaching ... The University of Hong Kong's programmes are attracting students from a diverse range of professions, writes Vandana Chatlani The opportunities for English teaching in Hong Kong ...

  7. English idyll

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jessica Caplan

    ... Jessica Caplan THE UNIVERSITY OF Hong Kong and former Diocesan Girls' School student Valentina Wong spent the second year of her undergraduate degree studying at the University ... than in Hong Kong gave her fresh perspective and motivated her academically. She even had the opportunity to do volunteer work for a Labour Party think-tank in London. Outside school, Ms Wong ...

  8. Directory of courses- Other providers

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... E-mail contact@agsm.com.hk Web www.agsm.edu.au/hk AGSM MBA programmes, offered by the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales, are globally recognised premium business ... of students annually in schools, tertiary colleges and universities. BRITISH COUNCIL Tel 2913 5100 E-mail enquiries@britishcouncil.org.hk Web www.educationuk.org.hk, ...

  9. HKU backs online English tools

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Hong Kong students can take advantage of new English learning resources on the Internet developed by the University of Hong Kong and the website Hong Kong Education City. Education City has created two video programmes, English in the Media and Youth Speak II, on its English learning website, view: www.ec.hkedcity.net. English in the Media includes RTHK ...

  10. Online help for English learners

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... them improve their students' writing.' To gain access to the website, schools should e-mail ReachoutforEnglish @gmail.com ... LILIAN GOH Many students may find English grammar lessons dull and boring. But a team of researchers from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have come up with a website- 'Reach out ...




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