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  1. Cantonese is falling out of favour with foreigners

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... University students and foreigners in Hong Kong are queuing to learn Putonghua - and for one of the top centres of Cantonese scholarship, that is bad news. While 457 foreigners graduated from Chinese University's Putonghua course last year, it taught only 242 foreigners Cantonese, against 334 in 2001. This month, five of the six full-time Cantonese teachers ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between The Lines: Language Acquisition

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho familypost@scmp.com Want to pick up a language? Read all about it Once in a while, I meet someone who turns my long-held beliefs on their head. Dr Stephen Krashen is one of these people. Krashen, the author of more than 350 academic papers, developed the first comprehensive theory of second-language acquisition. He could have a spectacular career as a stand-up comic if he ...

  3. Social networking sites take language learning out of classroom

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Many would suggest the best way to learn a foreign language is to be surrounded with native speakers. If travelling abroad is not an option, a broadband-connected personal ... on language learning, and Beijing-headquartered Idapted.com, which supports professional language training. 'It's a twist to the original Web 2.0 concept,' said William Bao Bean, ...

  4. Chinese-language version for call girl saga

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Tracy Quan, sex columnist for Salon.com- the intelligent person's gossip magazine- says Hongkongers will soon be able to buy the Chinese-language edition of her novel Diary of Manhattan Call Girl, the semi-autobiographical tale of a high-class prostitute. 'Nancy Chan is a post-colonial call girl whose Chinese ancestors settled in a distant British colony ...

  5. Chinese set to become dominant language

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Josie Liu

    ... to become the world's dominant language within the next two decades. Zhao Qingguang, a professor at Carleton College in Minnesota, told educators and government officials at the World Chinese Conference in Beijing this week that Chinese culture and language were likely to rise to international prominence in the near future. Borrowing from a 1898 quote by former German chancellor Otto von ...

  6. Language teachers spread word all around the globe

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Esther Yang Just a generation ago, Hu Jiali's experience would have been largely confined to the Soviet bloc, but she is now part of a wave of teachers spreading the Chinese language to all corners of the globe. Ms Hu and her colleagues from the National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language are helping to meet a growing demand for Chinese studies among ...

  7. Carlyle Group buys language school chain

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... Stuart Biggs Global private equity giant the Carlyle Group has bought the Wall Street Institute, an Asian English-language school chain, for an undisclosed fee. The group made ... services. Citigroup Private Equity will also be an investor in the company. 'With English as the common language of global business, demand for quality instruction is growing rapidly around ...

  8. 3-D World Cup prices a fraction of the real thing

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... However, because of technical complications, there could be a chance the English-language soundtrack would be lost. Soccer fans who cannot understand Cantonese might not be able to fully enjoy ... expensive. 'They have to be at an affordable price.' The soundtrack is also an issue. Industry insiders said they were still trying to work out a way to add a Cantonese commentary ...

  9. Migrants help forge economic links

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Jessica Caplan

    ... soil, while Canada forges stronger economic ties with Hong Kong and the mainland. This year's federal election campaign saw the first political advertisements in Cantonese and Mandarin on national television. And, for the first time, a Cantonese-speaking- though not ethnically Chinese- candidate was selected as leader of the left-of-centre federal party the New Democratic Party. ...

  10. Tram firm bows to staff anger on extra hours

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... to the negotiations said it appeared the language barrier had hindered Veolia's management team from grasping the full situation. 'The French operator may rely heavily on middle management to liaise with its working-level staff since they do not speak Cantonese and are not familiar with local culture, but it seems the middle-ranking people failed to reflect the real situation to the top.' ...




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