• Wednesday
  • October 22, 2014
  • Last updated: 11:37pm
Hong Kong




Refine Your Search

Sort by

Related Keywords

Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 2441 for cantonese language

Related topics matching your search

Search results

  1. Master Cantonese with a little application... on your phone

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cantonese, says this is because 'the tongue is a muscle. Since English does not require the tongue to contort to different shapes to make those tones and sounds, our muscles find it difficult ... he was learning Cantonese. Smartphone technology was not developed when he first came up with the idea. He had initially written the book Fonetic Cantonese using the international phonetics ...

  2. Why save Cantonese?

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry Students at the University of Hong Kong have spelled out the reasons they believe Cantonese should be saved amid predictions that the language is in danger of dying out. Here are some of their views in an essay assignment on the effects of the disappearance of the language set by Associate Professor of Linguistics Stephen Matthews: 'If Cantonese becomes extinct, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Cantonese TED: Giving voice to a good idea

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Victoria Harbour. The latest iteration is the upcoming TEDx Kowloon. The first to be conducted in entirely in Cantonese, it reflects organisers' aims to give the event a uniquely local ... in Cantonese, locals who do not speak English can enjoy them. I want them to be inspired by TED talks, as I was," says translator Janet Lui Miu-man. Lui is among the Kowloon event's 10 ...

  4. Cantonese has met its match

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... through to early '90s, to pair with Cantonese food by the locals was cognac, and of course beer, with the former only drunk on special occasions or when wanting to impress. As a result, there was little change in habits until recently. 'The cliche of drinking cognac with Cantonese food is true, especially at Chinese wedding banquets, with a bottle of XO placed on each table, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's education fails the language test

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Education fails language test The problems facing Hong Kong pupils are closely tied to the education and social environment in which they have been brought up. For decades, a spoon-fed culture and oppressive examination system are said to have made them more adapted to rote learning than critical thinking. Separately, their language proficiency in English and Chinese ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In the medium to long term, Cantonese is an endangered language Dr Stephen Matthews, a University of Hong Kong linguist who is calling on the government to review its policy of allowing Putonghua to be used for Chinese language teaching in schools We regret the fact that the first notice was not our best work US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, on 'sloppy' ...

  7. Schools may be killing dialect

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry Education officials have been urged to review their policy of using Putonghua to teach Chinese language and literacy in Hong Kong, amid fears that Cantonese is becoming ... of Cantonese in Hong Kong and could contribute to the ultimate disappearance of the language as Putonghua becomes more widely used. Stephen Matthews, associate professor in linguistics ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Chinese-language exam subsidies to rise for ethnic minority pupils

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Children who do not speak Cantonese or Putonghua as a first language already receive subsidies to take the British GCSE in Chinese language, but the Education Bureau said it would seek funding from ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Ethnic minority pupils will get subsidies to help them take overseas Chinese-language exams Minorities to get help with cost of Chinese exams School ...

  9. To learn the language, live the culture

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... course. They offered Mandarin, but they were teaching it in Cantonese. Because I didn't speak the language, I felt hidden from a world I couldn't explore, one which my classmates would ... inspirational, and four years ago he set up the LTL Mandarin School in Beijing to help foreigners master what can at times seem like 'a language from a different planet'. This year, he started ...

  10. Wow, that sounds good!

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not only because they are an exceptional acappella group, but because the four members- all American nationals- can sing in Cantonese and Putonghua. The group's founder, Eric Monson, says learning the language helps the group get to know more about Chinese culture. Although they appreciate Chinese and Eastern-influenced music, this never makes singing in a second language easier. ...




SCMP.com Account