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  1. Mailbag

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of instruction for secondary schools in 2010. Firstly, the intake of the existing English Medium of Instruction (EMI) secondary schools has been adversely affected by the recent drop in the birth rate. ... students studying in their schools already makes it necessary for their representation. I wonder if mainstream parents have ever had to convince the ESF of the importance of their representation. ...

  2. English makes business sense

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... been about the same over the past 10 years. I have been here for 20 years and I have not noticed any marked changes,' he says. English language has been a key subject in local schools ... of English as a second language, he adds. 'We have more courses equipping second-language teachers with the necessary theoretical foundations and the practical strategies they need to deploy ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. New centre focuses on business English

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Celia Yu

    ... Celia Yu Hong Kong's first centre dedicated to researching the professional use of English and teaching better communication skills in the business world is now open. Job seekers who lack confidence in using English, or companies looking to improve their negotiation skills with foreign clients, can now get help from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University-backed centre set up ...

  6. English-language test results deserve meaningful analysis

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exit schools with varying levels of English; All higher education institutes receive the same level of support for English enhancement programmes; and, Hong Kong tertiary students exit ... It is unfortunate that the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results are published as a kind of 'leagues table' every year ('HKIEd last, HKU tops ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. English business students make most of CEF scheme

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Students enrolling in English-language learning courses are increasingly making use of the government's Continuing Education Fund (CEF) scheme to finance their efforts to improve their English skills. Karen Ngeow, assistant programme director in charge of Business English courses at HKU SPACE (the Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing ...

  9. School's in for teachers

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... related to challenges such as inclusive or higher education.' HKU's Master of Education in Language Across the Curriculum is a new offering that helps non-English-language teachers teach in English after the government introduced a so-called fine-tuning of classroom language policy last year, giving schools more flexibility in offering English-taught subjects. Other areas covered ...

  10. Class Notes

    Posted Oct 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the knowledge and skills of science teachers. english skills earn awards Students from La Salle Primary School and Pui Tak Canossian College won the primary and secondary school category of the 'I can read, I can create' Joint School English Reading and Retelling Contest, organised jointly by Chinese University of Hong Kong and three other organisations. The contest was aimed ...




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