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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. 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, ...

  3. 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.' ...

  4. Split personality

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... per cent of the planet's population, speak Putonghua as either a first or second language. Nor does it fit with the tens of millions of foreigners busy learning Chinese, or the way ... print press and news on the internet, had banned the mixing of foreign words and phrases- which essentially means English ones- with Chinese. That means no more use of acronyms like ...

  5. Taking the first, careful step

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... a sizeable international preschool sector. Most of these use English as the medium of communication but a growing minority operate in Putonghua or English and Putonghua, while many offer foreign language classes. Although most Hong Kong parents want their children to learn a second or even third language as they grow up, some leading early-learning educators discourage total immersion ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. letters

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bilingual or multilingual is important in an international city, youngsters cannot be fluent in a second language if they don't get their native tongue right. Language learning is a lifelong process. Parents must use Cantonese to build a strong foundation for their children before they learn a second language, which, in Hong Kong's case, is English. Cheng Hoi-wah, The Church ...

  9. Challenge of bilingual learning

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... with the remainder in English. By the start of secondary school, the languages of instruction are reversed and students then have to sink or swim in English across 70 per cent of subjects- everything except Chinese language and culture. In Grade Nine and 10, English is used for 80 per cent of subjects. The school offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and in September ...

  10. 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 ...




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