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  1. Hong Kong needs bilingual system for schools

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... standard or bilingual ability to a large extent explains why Hong Kong can be Asia's hub. Given complaints about the deteriorating English of the younger generations and a constantly ... of bilingual education. An up-to-date policy for Hong Kong is BMI (bilingual medium of instruction), with more flexibility granted to individual schools according to students' and parents' ...

  2. Bilingual role for non-local schools

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of instruction and made no attempt to teach Chinese as a subject until recent years. With rare exceptions, most non-Chinese raised in Hong Kong cannot speak or write Chinese. The late Denis Bray was one ... was young, and he went to a local school with other Chinese children. Had he been raised in colonial Hong Kong, he would have been deprived of the chance to learn Chinese, as schools were segregated ...

  3. Bilingual karaoke contest

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

    ... Robin Kwong A unique karaoke competition is being organised by the Japan Universities Alumni Society of Hong Kong to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The singing competition is open ... will take place on May 22 and 23. Finalists will battle it out at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts on June 26. ...

  4. Bilingual

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

    ... CSL, SmarTone-Vodafone and Hutchison Group's 3 found that the Treo 650 has been out of stock in Hong Kong for weeks. Interested buyers can try to find available units at local retail shops ...

  5. Tongue-tied over medium of instruction

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... implications for the use of English in secondary schools across Hong Kong. Most contentious have been the working group's support for mother-tongue teaching and its plans to maintain ... that the working group has failed to win public support for its proposals. 'It's worse,' said Edwin Wong King-por, head of the Hong Kong Institute of Education's (HKIEd) division ...

  6. Mailbag

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

    ... research. Over the past few decades, Hong Kong has conducted many research studies, which have repeatedly confirmed that students learn best in their mother tongue (that is Chinese for most students in Hong Kong) and the gist of the findings of these studies is set out in annex two of the consultation document. There has been strong evidence from the studies to support the group's ...

  7. Going against nature

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... this is exactly how English, and to a lesser extent Putonghua, has been taught in Hong Kong- as an academic subject from kindergarten onwards. Many locals acquire proficiency in Putonghua because ...

  8. Listen, learn and lose the ego

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Once again, the government milks the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination results to support its premature claims to success in its divisive medium of instruction ... they fail us. Philip Yeung is director of the Hong Kong Society for the Promotion of English ...

  9. 'Good Buddies' Surprise Party at the Excelsior

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Good Buddies' Surprise Party at the Excelsior A musical, bilingual children's show focusing on messages of fun, mutual respect and friendship. In Cantonese and English, without duplication of dialogue. In aid of children affected by the Asian tsunami. Today, noon-2.30pm, The Excelsior Hotel, 281 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay, $50, includes 20-minute show, lunchtime ...

  10. Vice-chancellor booed over English policy

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... their 'shock, anger and grief' at the violation of the spirit of the university, which emphasises Chinese culture and bilingualism. More than 300 students, staff and alumni attended the three-hour ... and electives in English. Most said they would follow suit. This led to uproar among students, although Professor Lau assured them the university would continue its bilingual policy and departments were ...




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