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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' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488910/hong-kong-needs-bilingual-system-schools
  2. Comment - Letters

    Bilingual council websites feasible

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... for each district in Hong Kong, or HK$1.8 billion in total for all districts, to be earmarked for district councils this year to "carry out signature projects in the current term". With significant additional resources, these councils can no longer use the excuse that they do not have enough money to provide bilingual content on their websites. Making such a provision would require ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1160561/bilingual-council-websites-feasible
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Leading Hong Kong barrister Warren Chan Chee-hoi tackles world history

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 04:35am by Alex Lo

    ... competence. Now, in Hong Kong and elsewhere, many start with a clean slate. It's difficult to absorb subjects in the humanities if you don't know the history behind them. Chan's book would have armed a young person with that knowledge. At a time when the teaching of Chinese history on the mainland has been profoundly nationalistic and Hong Kong people are worried it is being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1437528/leading-hong-kong-barrister-warren-chan-chee-hoi-tackles
  4. District councils' failure to provide bilingual documents is discrimination

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are not bilingual and as I could not read Chinese I was unable to understand any of the minutes of its meetings. This matter came to my attention when I tried to find out from the district council's ... documents in a bilingual format. In its reply to me, Central & Western District Council said that as it had 'limited resources' it could not produce bilingual documents. It said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006838/district-councils-failure-provide-bilingual-documents-discrimination
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142100/hong-kong-trails-rival-singapore-students-english-skills
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Bilingual students more China-ready

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Kong last year. "The school has given her a lot of exposure and leadership development opportunities. I had always wanted my children to receive a bilingual education; China is the future of the world's economy. Students in Hong Kong are not immersed in a real Putonghua environment," he says. Year 10 is when adolescents are most...adaptable and responsive to positive influence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1150957/bilingual-students-more-china-ready
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning Curve: bilingual education for the IB diploma

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... of instruction for academic subjects. In Hong Kong, there has always been demand for children attending local schools to be fluent in English and Cantonese. International schools have generally required ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com Bilingual education for the IB diploma Parents recently came to me with some interesting questions about bilingual education. Do students have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1156124/learning-curve-bilingual-education-ib-diploma
  8. eBay launches free bilingual website for classified ads

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com The world's leading provider of online classified advertising, eBay Classifieds Group, is expanding its operations in Hong Kong with the launch ... in 2005, many years before the company opened its regional headquarters in Hong Kong. 'The old Gumtree site was quite vibrant among the English-speaking population, but we also want to capture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008082/ebay-launches-free-bilingual-website-classified-ads
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994877/bilingual-phd-meets-all-needs
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991947/schools-bilingualism-could-be-catching

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