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  1. New bilingual website aims to satisfy the taste of Hong Kong's wine-lovers

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Fiona Ng, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak, Vivian Chen and Fiona Ng. Let's face it, Hong Kong is hardly an oenophile's idea of a wine hub, but interest in vino ... in Hong Kong. The Eighth Estate Winery may be nestled in an industrial building in Ap Lei Chau but they do have a very nice tasting bar and terrace. It's not Napa Valley but it's better ...

  2. Bilingual teaching 'breaks Chinese University's law'

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Instance, was told yesterday by barrister Denis Chang SC that the bilingual policy violated the Chinese University of Hong Kong's founding ordinance, which stated that Chinese should ... Yvonne Tsui Student seeks judicial review on instruction in English The Chinese University of Hong Kong was accused yesterday in court of breaking its own founding law by introducing ...

  3. Tsuen Wan college has success in switch to bilingual teaching

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education. In an experiment launched in 2004-2005, three out of five classes in each junior form were selected to study maths entirely ... Mimi Lau AD&FD POHL Leung Sing Tak College, a Chinese-medium school in Tsuen Wan, has been progressively switching to bilingual teaching. Students who were educated purely in Chinese ...

  4. Anger over failure to offer bilingual exam

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... the schools, the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority [HKEAA] and the [Education Bureau],' he said. 'We want the bureau to overturn this ill-advised decision by the HKEAA as soon ... Liz Heron Leaders of English-medium schools have accused the exams authority of breaking a government pledge to offer a bilingual version of the new liberal studies exam. The launch ...

  5. Editor's picks: Fun watches

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... Forget jelly shoes, this jelly watch made from silicone comes in an eye-popping shade of red. The strap is interchangeable so you can experiment with different colours. Time Only watch (HK$1,778) by Toywatch from Sogo, Causeway Bay, tel: 2831 8982 Get you ...

  6. 5 great: Watches

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... This style immediately stands out for its bright colour and cool design. The transparent watch face reveals its inner mechanisms, while a rectangular piece of plastic fastens on top with four large Swarovski crystals. Adesso watch (HK$6,190) by VaBene fro ...

  7. Experts doubt change will help lift English standards

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... was key to improving students' English levels, she said. 'The number of students receiving bilingual education can be doubled overnight. This is vital to the survival of Hong Kong ... among Hong Kong students. Their comments followed a submission to the Legislative Council by the Education Bureau yesterday that the changes made public yesterday would increase students' ...

  8. Now teaching in English must be done correctly

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of an English or bilingual education is denied the opportunity. The cost in teacher training, recruitment and resources will be huge. But we can afford it. Such expenditure may be necessary if Hong Kong ... and experimentation with the lives of generations of children. After the second big change in little more than a decade, Hong Kong is putting this to the test. One way of easing the new arrangements ...

  9. What's on in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Green art Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and Kiehl's are celebrating Earth Day by holding a visual arts project called Giving to the Earth from April 22 to 28 at Festival Walk. ... idol Kids Gallery is holding auditions for Star Factor 2009, a bilingual singing competition. When: April 26, 10am-noon (six-12 years); 2pm-4pm (13-21 years) Where: 21/F Coda Plaza, 51 Garden ...

  10. Secondary schools could pay off for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ..., as a Chinese society close to home and a provider of bilingual education, could prove an attractive alternative. Hong Kong has a history of reinventing itself. There is no harm in the government ... The weakness of Hong Kong's economic structure has been exposed by the global financial crisis. We have been served well by being a regional hub for financial services, but it is now ...




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