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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Pop culture helps students learn English

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... the socio-linguistic scenario of Hong Kong, whether English is a foreign language or second language depends upon one's social class or social position. If a student's parents and friends speak ... Anjali Hazari Teachers are using pop culture to help students from less privileged backgrounds learn English as a second language, writes Anjali Hazari Gift rapped We are learning A, B, Cs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1250689/pop-culture-helps-students-learn-english
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Plan to offer lessons in Chinese as a second language remains vague

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... said Wong Shek-hung from Oxfam. The charity has released a report comparing second-language learning in California, British Columbia and New South Wales. In all three cases, English lessons ... the government's plan to introduce lessons in Chinese as a second language at Primary One level from September. But campaigners say little has been heard since the idea was announced in Chief Executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466502/plan-offer-lessons-chinese-second-language-remains-vague
  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    Call to reduce English lessons to ‘save’ Chinese

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Wang Xuming, ex-spokesman for the Education Ministry, says foreign-language lessons are hurting children's grasp of native tongue Call to reduce ... the children and save the Chinese language," he wrote. In 2002, the Ministry of Education ordered primary schools across the country to teach English classes, starting from the age of nine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1308593/wang-xuming-prominent-voice-education-field-calls-less-english-language
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents in Hong Kong struggling with rising cost of English-language education

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... by the government to families like hers, but many did not admit children who could not speak, read or write Chinese. "English-language education in Hong Kong is increasingly becoming a privilege ... of a good English-language education because they cannot afford it."   Squeeze on international-school locals International schools that reserve at least 80 per cent of places for non-local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493376/parents-hong-kong-struggle-rising-cost-english-language-education
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    For new Chinese-language curriculum to work, teachers have to show us respect, say ethnic minority pupils

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Ethnic minority pupils offer views on scheme to teach Chinese as a second language 'Teaching Chinese starts with respect' A Chinese-as-a-second-language curriculum will work only when teachers learn to respect the unique identities of non-Chinese-speaking children, a group of ethnic minority pupils and parents has said. At a meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1503787/new-chinese-language-curriculum-work-teachers-have-show-us-respect
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Mainland's first Chinese-Russian university will open its doors by 2015

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:42pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Teaching courses from Russian language to aerospace engineering, Shenzhen school will train bright minds for both countries The first-ever university jointly ... that students would spend their first two years of their course in their home country and the last two years in the foreign country. Under the auspices of the MSU, the new school will offer courses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555581/mainlands-first-chinese-russian-university-will-open-its-doors-2015
  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    People's Daily spars with New York Times over reported 'meddling' of Chinese language institute

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:30pm by Angela Meng

    ... language and culture institute after a New York Times report featured concerns it was “stifling” academic freedom in US universities. The New York Times on Wednesday reported that the American ... presence in certain countries was a form of Sino-foreign cooperation, and said China’s government had no influence on the institute. "Those who have been personally involved in establishing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536938/peoples-daily-spars-new-york-times-over-reported-meddling-chinese
  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    UK government assures Chinese students that English test ban won't affect their visa applications

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:45am by WU NAN

    ... The suspended ETS examinations are the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). According to ETS, TOEIC is a test of everyday ... International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL is the main English skills test for foreign students applying to universities in the United States. The British government suspended the ETS ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1433820/uk-government-assures-chinese-students-english-test-ban-wont-affect-their
  9. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:11pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... Yenching Academy would become a symbol of elite privilege, said one graduate student majoring in the English language. “These 100 Yenching students will live on the school’s best plot of land, have ... Fengfeng, the dean of the Department of English Language and Literature. “This could have been avoided had they asked us first,” he said. Gao also said that many students were dismayed that Yenching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1552001/peking-university-scholars-students-arms-against-elite-programme
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents angry as schools block Form One transfers

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Johnny Tam, BRIAN YAP

    ... are likely to be the most affected. Despite the no-transfer policy, pupils and parents still flocked to popular English-language secondary schools in the districts yesterday to try their luck. ... we came to try." Kan was allocated her second choice of school, in Sha Tin. One parent, Wendy Li, whose daughter was allocated her second-choice school in Tuen Mun, said: "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549888/parents-angry-schools-block-form-one-transfers

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