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  1. New English test

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of the introduction in Hong Kong of a British-designed test of primary children's ability to communicate in English? The test, of English as a second language, is optional but expected to be popular. Write to us ...

  2. Specialist school seeks English-language teachers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) or equivalent qualifications- plus a year or two of experience- should apply. Those wanting the post ... Susie Gyopos A well-established, professional English-language school is seeking to employ native English-speaking teachers to work either full time or part time. Candidates should have ...

  3. Good news for teachers' training

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Teachers are to get training in how to use newspaper texts to enhance their students' English skills in a new project funded by the Quality Education Fund. Chinese University of Hong Kong's English Language Teaching Unit is to launch a web-based language-awareness learning package for English teachers, accessible from next month to teachers on the South ...

  4. Let's talk about sex?

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... website of foreign English-language instructors living in South Korea, women will do just about anything, including having sex, to learn English. The website was widely publicised by a leading ... B.J. Lee It seems that South Koreans are willing to do almost anything to learn English. Elementary-school children are sent to foreign schools by their zealous parents, and there are even ...

  5. A working language policy

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be rejected, however. It is feared that if schools were allowed to choose their teaching language, most would make the wrong choice again, resulting in a return to teachers lecturing in poor English to students with inadequate skills in the language. The working group is more likely to affirm the current policy, but allow Chinese-medium schools to use some class time for English learning ...

  6. English as a working language

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a 'second' or even 'foreign' tongue. This is not so in Hong Kong, where the Chinese language remains the real mother tongue for Chinese. Whereas Singapore has to arrest the further decline ... be to adopt the same approach in teaching a second language- Chinese for Singapore and English for Hong Kong. Rather than expecting all Hong Kong Chinese to be highly proficient in English, we should ...

  7. English-language school boom proves a bust for naive foreigners

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying Like many young foreigners in China, 28-year-old Briton Gareth Thomas decided teaching English was an easy way to see the world and get paid for it. When he arrived ... The agency put pressure on teachers to work extra hours, and called him every other day to get him to teach more classes, said Mr Thomas, who holds a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign ...

  8. Talk back

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... students are opting for the easier syllabus A in English language, which is a sure sign that the long-term decline in proficiency will be with us to stay. Recently, I met a professor who oversees the English programme at one of Hong Kong's universities. When I lamented, as a parent and employer, the decline of the English language in Hong Kong, I was very surprised to hear he shared ...

  9. What you will need

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... institutions- and many in other countries- will want to see your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results; many institutions have special programmes for students with low scores, but this will extend your period of study. IETLS Most institutions in other English-speaking countries will want to see your International English Language Testing System (IETLS) results; a growing number ...

  10. Saying it loud

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... that teaches English on local television and radio. English replaced Russian as the country's second language at the end of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), when China cracked the door open to the outside world. In recent years, entry to the World Trade Organisation, winning the 2008 Olympic bid, growing foreign trade and investment, and globalisation have given English-language studies ...




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