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  1. Bilingual show opens

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung Drama productions rarely get the bilingual treatment in Hong Kong. True bilingualism, which the city claims to have, should embrace a 'one production, two language' ... founder and artistic director of Theatre Noir, says its aim is to ensure everyone in Hong Kong can enjoy the world's top productions. 'We're a locally based company and want ...

  2. Two things parents need to help their children become bilingual: patience and flash cards

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Karmel Schreyer familypost@scmp.com My daughters were born in Hong Kong, but they have had a slow start learning Chinese. It is something that I regret deeply and I blame myself. Cantonese ... will be bilingual. Where I grew up in Manitoba, in the plains of central Canada, I was the star pupil of my French lessons, which began in grade five. So good was I at picking up la langue francaise ...

  3. Musings: Reading Hong Kong, China, and the World

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Louis Lee Musings: Reading Hong Kong, China, and the World by Leo Lee Ou-fan East Slope Publishing This interesting book comprises book reviews and opinion pieces on local culture ... fit loosely into four categories, which the author has adopted as chapter titles: 'In Search of a Hong Kong Mythology', 'Chinese Cosmopolitans', 'Reading ...

  4. Raising a couple of glasses to the future of wine in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a birthday present. After registering the company, I built the www.winelist.hk website. We were the first company to do online bilingual content about wine in Hong Kong, and the first to use Facebook ... Education Trust (WSET) certified educator. He is currently studying to become a Master of Wine (MW). Born in Hong Kong, So went to England for his secondary education, and then gained a masters ...

  5. Poet sings Hong Kong's praises as a literary hub

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... said Hong Kong's bilingual education also worked to its advantage. 'Hong Kong has the makings of becoming the centre for literary translations and international poetry exchanges ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Hong Kong is ideally suited to be the 'poetry hub' of China but is being held back by a shortage of good translators and poor support from ...

  6. Are best English teachers born to it?

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... predicted is debatable. The English chair at the Hong Kong Institute of Education wants bilingual or multilingual teachers, rather than native English speakers, to teach English to our students. He ... In any case, the debate that Kirkpatrick hoped to trigger is moot. As he well recognises, the vast majority of English teachers in Hong Kong are local Chinese, just as they were in colonial ...

  7. Scene and heard

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung School holidays are drawing to a close and any youngsters who didn't have as much summer fun as Tom Sawyer did in the Mark Twain classic are being offered one last chance. Next Saturday, the Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection, which specialises in bilingual drama productions and nurturing young talent, will be hosting its Summer One-Day Family Workshop. ...

  8. The Empress of China

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung Hong Kong Repertory Theatre Hong Kong City Hall Theatre Jan 15, 19-22, 25-29, 7.45pm; Jan 16, 22-23, 29-30, 2.45pm This bilingual period drama penned by Hong Kong Repertory ... the international cast of 20, featuring HKRep actors Wang Wei and Chow Chi-fai plus guest actors Gregory Rivers, Paul Sheehan and Jeffrey Glaser. 'I've been staging [bilingual plays] for several ...

  9. English takes back seat in press releases

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... such as event lists and picture captions. Hong Kong Journalists Association general secretary Chong Hiu-yeung urged the government to raise the ratio of English press releases to Chinese versions. ... news organisations. 'Such attitudes are not conducive to an open government,' Eu said. 'There have been fewer bilingual press releases since the handover in 1997, ...

  10. Use it or lose it

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Putonghua is important, but English is, too. In fact, it is what has made Hong Kong unique. The city's bilingualism has made it a magnet for international finance and business. Chinese poet ... is much better than my English,' she says in Putonghua. Like many young people in Hong Kong, she learned English in school, but, like any language, it is rusty due to lack of use. At work, ...




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