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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    HKU programmes help students gain confidence in speaking English

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... schools that did not apply have observed the success of the two pilot projects, and several others are now looking to come on board, says Gardner. The English classes have made Form Two student ... Annemarie Evans life@scmp.com Two volunteer HKU programmes are helping students gain confidence in speaking English in public, writes Annemarie Evans Verbal remedy It's 8.15am ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HK$500,000 schools debenture scheme slammed for favouring rich

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... 'FAVOURS RICH STUDENTS' The English Schools Foundation's new debenture scheme, which will charge parents HK$500,000 to reserve a school place for their children, has been criticised ... ESF allow its schools to raise money, Ladegaard said the foundation's management should "use its conscience". He also said the debenture "sent a wrong signal" that ESF ...

  3. Education costs worry local future parents

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Schools Foundation (ESF) could eventually become self-financing. The ESF later warned fees would rise by 20 per cent if government funding was removed. The level of funding for the ESF has been ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Kamy Yeung Kam-yee worries a local English education will be too expensive when she becomes a mother. 'It's... either you make more money ...

  4. Expats struggle to find school places: survey

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... grades, waiting lists are substantial.' InvestHK contacted all local international schools and the English Schools Foundation (ESF). Schools that used the curricula of certain countries- ... Will Clem An influx of expatriates has led to a shortage of places at international schools, a survey says. 'Most schools reported a strong increase in applications over the past few ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong educators doing their best to help children with autism

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... system here. Our educational system has spent a large portion of its budget on autism services and our educators are doing their best despite the limitations. For instance, the English Schools ... SCMP Editorial HK educators doing their best to help children with autism I refer to the article by Toby Mountjoy (" How Hong Kong mainstream schools are failing children with autism ...

  6. Teachers must set a good example

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Parents with the English Schools Foundation often complain about rising school fees. But they rarely raise issues about its teachers. As a school brand for quality education, the ESF's reputation is impeccable- and well-deserved. This is why despite school fees that now rival some international schools, ESF schools remain much sought after. The foundation's hard-won ...

  7. A top overseas education on your doorstep

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... bodies. The same is true of the English Schools Foundation, which was originally set up to educate the children of expatriates working with the government or British garrison. A small number ... in English, they also tend to have smaller classes, better facilities, superior teachers and a more interactive learning environment than other local schools. But there is bad news. They often ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... We should learn from our diversity I have been watching, with increasing alarm, correspondence in these columns concerning the proposed increase of fees at the English Schools Foundation ... simple. It offers competitive salaries to attract excellent teachers and provides a quality of education that is desired not only by parents of English-speaking children temporarily residing ...

  9. Parents gain big role in ESF reform body

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Key posts, half the seats taken on reorganisation taskforce Parents have gained half the seats on a taskforce to spearhead sweeping reforms of the way the English Schools Foundation is governed. Their positions included the two key posts in the group. The 14-member taskforce is charged with drawing up a blueprint for a new governance structure for the ESF to replace ...

  10. ESF's legally defined role is to teach English-speaking students

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

    ... I have read with interest the recent flurry of letters to these columns regarding the English Schools Foundation, and would like to correct some of the mistaken factual statements they contain. ESF schools are bound by law to offer education in the medium of English to children who can benefit from such an education. The local system provides well for Cantonese speakers. ...




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