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  1. HKU language policy branded 'a total mess'

    Posted Oct 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung English Centre director blames lack of clear policy and unqualified staff as standards slip over past 11 years Hong Kong University's language policy is 'a complete ... teaching in English means, whether it can include switching back to Cantonese at times. I don't think Hong Kong has a body of competence to make universities teach in English. 'When ...

  2. Student to sue Chinese University over its new bilingual policy

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from history that it is to reinforce the importance of Chinese as a language for academic pursuit. The objective was endorsed by the Legislative Council when the Chinese University of Hong Kong ... should be taught in English 'to facilitate direct and accurate articulation of concepts'. Either English or Chinese- Cantonese or Putonghua- could be used to teach subjects ...

  3. Bilingual approach promoted

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... 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 ... be conducted in English, while those related to Chinese culture, society and history and general education courses, be in Cantonese and Putonghua, with the latter increasing according to need. Hong ...

  4. Putonghua plan criticised

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Mimi Lau, Will Clem

    ... regularly in Putonghua compared to 86.3 per cent in Cantonese lessons. 'Though most secondary students understood using Putonghua to learn Chinese should help promote their language awareness ... unreceptive to learning in the language. Ho Wai-kit, co-director of the Centre for Research and Development of Putonghua Education in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, described the introduction ...

  5. Call for strict HKU policy on use of English

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... entirely in their second language would create 'frustrations' for Cantonese-speaking students, but not forcing them to use English would hamper their development of language skills ... Will Clem Teaching head: benchmarking needed The University of Hong Kong should enforce its language of instruction policy and conduct 'all academic activities' in English, its ...

  6. Bilingual teaching 'breaks Chinese University's law'

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a bilingual teaching policy in 2007. A student at the university is seeking a judicial review into its bilingual policy, contending the policy has resulted in the principal language of instruction becoming English while the university was legally obliged to teach mainly in Chinese- meaning either Putonghua or Cantonese. Mr Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung, sitting in the Court of First ...

  7. Educators call for greater emphasis on English skills

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... Nora Tong and Will Clem The end of colonial rule in 1997 signalled a gradual decline in the English language's dominance of society and the education system. The administration ... and Cantonese. However, Mimi Chan, honorary professor and English domain co-ordinator at Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education Community College, said Hong Kong ...

  8. University chided over English policy

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... report said the language of instruction should allow for flexibility and that there could be variation among departments in the use of Cantonese, Putonghua and English. 'It is not true ... Raymond Ma Alumni step up campaign against giving departments the right to choose language of instruction A group of Chinese University alumni has stepped up a campaign against a set ...

  9. New language of business

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei MBA (Chinese) OUHK Lee Shau Kee School Since the 1997 handover, the Chinese language has become prevalent in business. The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) for managers who want to study using materials in Chinese. 'In Britain, MBAs are taught in English; ...

  10. English language course focuses on real-life tests

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... says that the course takes a practical approach towards training students. 'Similar programmes at other institutions place a strong emphasis on language education and pedagogic issues. Our programme focuses on offering solutions to language-related real life problems,' she says. 'Students will critically evaluate the linguistic features of different types of texts in various ...




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