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  1. Indonesian-Cantonese bilingual radio programme launched

    Posted Sep 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.48pm: A new Indonesian-Cantonese bilingual radio programme would be aired on Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) next week, a Home Affairs Bureau spokesman said ... music, news, topics on Hong Kong?s customs and its lifestyle. It would be aired within the existing programme Beautiful Sunday. Special features on cultural differences and Learn Bahasa ...

  2. Bilingual buzzing is the order of the day

    Posted Sep 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Education Editor Internationalisation is the buzz word across Hong Kong's universities and for all of them it involves attracting overseas students to make ... of Hong Kong, which prides itself in being English medium, foreign students complain about some lecturers' poor spoken English and the frequent use of Cantonese. The constraints in teaching ...

  3. Pioneer autism school to be bilingual

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Government approval pending for organisation aiming to shorten waiting lists in overloaded specialist education sector Hong Kong's first private bilingual primary school ... analysis, an approach Mr Mountjoy said was scientifically proven to be effective. But Vivian Heung Woon-king, head of the Hong Kong Institute of Education's Centre for Special Needs and Studies ...

  4. Hong Kong still playing catch-up in talent quest

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is preparing to launch a new scheme intended to attract quality migrants, which is a sensible step. But it is also time to take a critical look at how much appeal our city has, compared with others competing in the global battle for talent. This is important, as Hong Kong is losing much of its homegrown talent to places overseas. Faced with a choice between going ...

  5. Hong Kong theatres draw little applause from critics

    Posted Aug 19th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Production companies complain there are not enough affordable venues for the city's performance artists, writes Michael Taylor DOES HONG KONG have the potential to be the Times Square ... in Hong Kong- about a third of the number in New York and half that of London. He conceded that the city lacked 'the depth of talent' of Broadway or the West End, adding that young ...

  6. Thumbs up for high achievers

    Posted Nov 17th 2006, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... By Judy Ngao Eighty-two associate degree students at Polytechnic University's Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) won scholarships for their excellent academic performance ... HK$6,000 and HK$2,500, respectively. They are from different disciplines, including applied social sciences, arts, beauty and health therapy, bilingual communication, business, China business, ...

  7. Rising to the challenge of teaching English

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A remarkable fact that has often escaped attention in the debate on the standard of English in Hong Kong is that, until now, qualifications have not been needed to teach the language ... of raising the community's command of the leading international language. It is often claimed that English proficiency among Hong Kong Chinese used to be higher, but this is a myth. The idea ...

  8. Protest over CUHK policy on language

    Posted Nov 11th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Student and staff representatives at the Chinese University of Hong Kong are rallying support to amend the proposed policy on the language of instruction before a consultation ... be taught in Cantonese and Putonghua. Cantonese would be used for Hong Kong studies. The final decision over the medium of instruction should be left to the departments, the report said. Sze ...

  9. Financial translation house needs an editor

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft Those who know an IPO from a prospectus- and say it in two languages- will do well in this position with one of the largest translation houses in Hong Kong ... is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the IFN Financial Press group, a leading financial printer integrating bilingual typesetting, translation and printing services with design and advertising. The chief editor ...

  10. Doubts on call for language autonomy

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Chinese University of Hong Kong alumni have questioned whether departments can have autonomy when deciding their medium of instruction. They expressed concern after the committee ... according to need. Cantonese would be used for Hong Kong studies. The ultimate decision over the medium of instruction should be left to the departments, it says. But Chou Shek-fai, a spokesman ...




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