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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. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    At HKU, students from Myanmar raise awareness of strife at home

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... country. Further, the Kachin people speak a different language from other Myanmese. "It is not just different in dialect like with Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese. The Burmese and Kachin ... bachelor's degree, in German, at the University of Foreign Languages in Mandalay. During that time he saw the effects of Myanmar's civil strife first-hand, organising lessons in English ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. For these two, the language of love turned out to be Putonghua

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and cheerful girl I had been looking for,' Darren said of their first encounter. 'I was also very impressed by her talent for languages.' Teresa thought Darren was a bit quiet, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Rewarding language

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Learning to speak Arabic, one of the world's oldest languages, can open a window to a new culture, assist business negotiations and make travel and leisure experiences more rewarding. The University of Hong Kong (HKU), the only university in the city to offer Arabic language courses, provides a curriculum for beginners, intermediates and advanced language ...

  7. Hong Kong has global appeal

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by John Church

    ... a student of Japanese, Putonghua and Cantonese, and Hong Kong is the perfect place for me to deepen my understanding and appreciation of the east.' 'At HKU I am able to appreciate and learn about Chinese languages and culture, and the international environment allows me to keep up my Spanish and French, and any languages I might begin studying in the future.' Pelin Ikiz ...

  8. University not legally bound over language use

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Chinese University had no legal obligations when choosing the language of teaching, a judge ruled yesterday. Mr Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung dismissed a judicial review application in the Court of First Instance mounted by university student Li Yiu-kee over the institution's bilingual language-of-instruction policy. He rejected the argument by Mr Li's ...

  9. Players hope comeback performance will win seal of approval

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... A drama company that overcomes language barriers is breaking its silence after a 13-year hiatus, writes David Evans There are many reasons why the Seals Players Foundation is breaking ... and Chinese plays were in Putonghua. Cantonese was considered a regional dialect and not suitable for stage performances. However, this meant alienating a large percentage of Hong Kong's ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Confession sites all the rage on Hong Kong university campuses

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi, Ernest Kao

    ... administrators] post in simplified characters, they sometimes get many HKU students writing bad and foul language in the comments section," said 18-year-old Andy Chau Man-kit. Many of the posts ...




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