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  1. Language degrees give students the edge

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... the English Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers upon completion of relevant teacher training.' The linguistics programmes allow students to develop a deeper understanding in theoretical ... of a language other than Chinese and English. 'Students enrolled in the programme develop an in-depth understanding of the forms and functions of language, an ability to analyse linguistic data ...

  2. The advantage of a third language

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Chris Huang

    ... properly. She says: 'I hear of children in Europe that begin to learn a second foreign language in Grade Three or Four and are able to master both languages. If our children only learn English ... ago,' she says. 'Nowadays, one who can speak fluent English has no advantage over others. Equipped with one more foreign language, students can get more opportunities in the future.' ...

  3. Study trips a fun way of learning

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and whether they publish their own teaching materials and textbooks, Kwok says. Teaching staff should be native speakers and certified in teaching English as a second language. Organisations should ... Language Travel. English and Putonghua overseas learning trips are offered to children aged from seven to 14, and six languages, including Putonghua, Spanish, Italian, English, German and French, ...

  4. The quest for English comes at a price

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... speaker, she speaks passable English but is far from fluent because she hardly ever uses the language in her daily life. Like many Hong Kong parents, they have little faith in the local education ... as possible.' But her husband admits that talking to their two-year-old toddler in a foreign language can sometimes be frustrating. 'The other day I wanted to tell him off and I couldn't find ...

  5. Attract professionals with good English skills to careers in teaching

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or watching English materials. In the highly commercial society of Hong Kong, graduates with good language skills are likely to opt for high-paying jobs in the business sector or professions ... by attracting experienced professionals with proven language skills. Experienced business executives, PR professionals, journalists, even lawyers- people well used to communicating in English- could ...

  6. Second wind

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... a language someone can speak in addition to their first language b. any foreign language 7 second-hand clothes a. clothes that someone has already worn b. designer clothes at marked down prices ... in these pieces of dialogue? 1. English is my (second wind / second language) and Cantonese is my first. 2. She spilt some boiling water over her hand and had to go to hospital to be treated for (a split ...

  7. Teachers can learn valuable lessons

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... understand some of the complexities and nuances of written and spoken English. Linguistics is the study of how language is used and, in the field of education, it concerns the teaching and learning of language. The two-year, part-time programme run by the University of Hong Kong's Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES) is aimed at those 'interested in issues relating to the teaching, ...

  8. Learn English from the heart

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... popular second languages all over the world, English is still the language of business, and the one most people learn. This makes it a key tool for global communication. But it is not an easy ... English is still one of the most common and popular languages in the world. Many people want to learn English, but not everybody knows the best way to learn. They say it is very difficult. ...

  9. English makes business sense

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... of English as a second language, he adds. 'We have more courses equipping second-language teachers with the necessary theoretical foundations and the practical strategies they need to deploy in class. They include second-language teaching and writing, and computer application in second-language teaching.' A master of education programme with an English language specialism ...

  10. Urgent debate needed on English education

    Posted Nov 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... English, like Chinese, is an official language of Hong Kong, so logic would say that it is available as a medium of education on the same terms. The Basic Law infers that in Article 9, ... to pay a premium- one that because of demand is ever-rising. That is not what we should expect. English is the language of business and Hong Kong, a regional financial centre, should have its ...




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