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  1. Student to sue Chinese University over its new bilingual policy

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from history that it is to reinforce the importance of Chinese as a language for academic pursuit. The objective was endorsed by the Legislative Council when the Chinese University of Hong Kong ... Helen Wu A Chinese University student is set to take the institution to court for its newly announced bilingual policy, saying that the change contravened the law which specified Chinese ...

  2. Bilingual approach promoted

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Academic departments at the Chinese University of Hong Kong have been urged to strengthen bilingual teaching. To Chun-ho, one of the student representatives on the Committee on Bilingualism, said the committee this week suggested changes to the consultation report on language policy in CUHK, which was released in September. He said the committee recommended at Wednesday's ...

  3. Change gets a tongue lashing

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... DORINE CHARVET I have been teaching French in Hong Kong for three years now and my colleagues and I are worried about an education reform that will come into effect in 2009. In that year, all foreign languages will become secondary subjects in Hong Kong schools. Why? Because pupils will have to learn the Chinese language. Hong Kong is part of China, so it is understandable ...

  4. Now we're talking

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... is that all ethnic minority groups have to be bilingual- in their native language and in Chinese,' he said. 'Since Hong Kong has much experience in bilingual education, NGOs here have more ... in the poorer areas of the mainland. Gerald Postiglione, a professor of education at the University of Hong Kong, who was the keynote speaker at the workshop two weeks ago, was excited about what he ...

  5. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to successive bosses of Hong Kong's official tourism body that they produce a small but handy bilingual booklet with the names and addresses of hotels and famous landmarks for issuing to taxi drivers. For that quarter century I have been ignored. Three months ago I made the same suggestion to the new executive director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Anthony Lau Chun-hon. The booklets ...

  6. The other tongue

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip We increasingly hear concerns that English standards are dropping at Hong Kong schools. Yet, one insider argues that standards have not actually declined: rather, perceptions ... English is taught abroad and in Hong Kong schools, and what seems wrong with the system. How are foreign languages taught overseas? In high schools, it starts naturally with the basics- ...

  7. Chinese-language course targets all professionals

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as it is now. Since Hong Kong ceased to be a British colony in 1997, the city has been warming up to the more frequent use of the language. The government has applied a policy of bilingualism in its ... 'Today, many government and legal documents are bilingual. The ultimate goal of Hong Kong's education system is to enable students to write Chinese and English, and speak Cantonese, English ...

  8. Serious child's play

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Toddlers learn with the educational toys at Hong Kong's newest Montessori school, Casa Dei Bambini, in Queen's Road West. The school, which will cater for children from birth to the age of 12, officially opens today and children will begin attending classes next week. Casa dei Bambini will initially only offer classes in English but plans to start bilingual ...

  9. Latest word on language skills

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... at practising translators who want to upgrade their skills. A total of 450 places were filled, attracting two applicants per place. 'Hong Kong is a bilingual city and this is our competitive ... Liz Heron Professional success in this east-west hub may well hinge on a person's proficiency in both English and Chinese HONG KONG IS AN international trading centre, with English ...

  10. English in press release stands out like merged rail service's uniforms

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... service, one that has been at the forefront of bilingual services. I swear I didn't change a word. 'To rich shades of navy blue, khaki and with highlights of yellow, staff of Hong Kong's future merged railway supported by professional models stepped out in style today to give commuters their first glance at the new uniforms designed by Hong Kong fashion guru William Tang. ...




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