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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. Schools' bilingualism could be catching

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bilingualism in Hong Kong has remained an elusive goal. It is like soccer here: everyone loves the sport, yet our local leagues are dismal and getting worse. ... should only the well-off get first-class education in Hong Kong when the government is already spending so much money on free public education? Fung has been involved in a worthy campaign ...

  3. Bilingual PhD meets all needs

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Doctorate in Business Administration HKMA and BSU The PhD in business administration, offered by the Bulacan State University (BSU) in the Philippines and the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA), gives Hong Kong executives and professionals a chance to study business in Chinese. 'Being a bilingual programme, students may write their dissertation in Chinese ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong trails rival Singapore in students' English skills

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com While Hong Kong has stressed bilingualism as a key goal, the city falls far behind Singapore in English literacy, with no remedy in sight A city of broken ... The French consul said last year that French had become Hong Kong's fourth language. But while it has long been a key goal of the government to foster bilingualism in Hong Kong, the language ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Advantages of bilingual studies

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Hong Kong residents, we strongly believed that Chinese writing and language skills could be a big plus for Ocean's future. When Ocean, or Hui Yung (Ocean in Cantonese) as she is known ... the school had taken big steps to avoid rote learning and encourage children to participate in class discussions. The faculty is made up of Hong Kong teachers who have studied and trained in Canada, ...

  10. Challenge of bilingual learning

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... of the Independent Schools Foundation, said they set out to create a school with a 'balanced' bilingual programme to meet demand from Hong Kong parents for an alternative to international schools ... They are now offered across nine Canadian provinces and similar models have sprung up across the United States, but the bilingual approach is a recent arrival in Hong Kong. Kingston International ...




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