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  1. Foreign graduates 'lack English'

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Australian universities have been accused of allowing foreign students to pass exams without the language skills to get jobs after graduating. Two new reports highlight the problems students who are not from English-speaking countries face. Monash University professor Bob Birrell investigated how successful foreign migrants, including those who graduated from ...

  2. Study shows teaching of English is paying off

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'English-language learning is a growing trend, and is principally learnt by those who want to go into foreign trade or colleges overseas because of the perception that a foreign education is superior to one ... with the Netherlands and Denmark in second and third. World language The mainland is producing 20 million English speakers each year It outscored India in a test of English proficiency. India has this many ...

  3. Police give extra points for foreign languages

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com New applicants for jobs as police constables will get extra marks for using foreign languages other than English in a move seen as part of efforts ... and World Trade Organisation meeting, we can see that the ability to use foreign languages will help the force greatly.' A support group fighting for minorities to be allowed to join the force ...

  4. Act now on ethnic language problem

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... to foreign language teaching developed over decades. Those with poor English normally attend special language schools to bring it up to speed before joining the mainstream, and receive additional ... children must either integrate into the mainstream when they are very young or join schools that cater specifically for them, but which offer French as the second language to English, not Chinese. ...

  5. Citizens from ethnic minorities could help raise English standards in schools

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in English-speaking environments, we are as fluent, and often more knowledgeable about learning English as a foreign language, than some from English-speaking countries. This small group is available ... I read with interest the comments Paul Stables made in his letter ('Minorities can help with English', July 11). In it he made several astute observations about the state ...

  6. Canberra tightens rules for English standards

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Foreign students applying to enrol in Australian education institutions will face stricter tests of their English-language competency under changes to the skilled migration programme. The government announced last week that students and migrants with professional or technical skills would have to achieve a score of six on the International English Language Testing ...

  7. The language of help and support

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The Foreign Correspondents' Club and Po Leung Kuk has started its language programme for disadvantaged pupils to help bridge the learning gap between rich and poor children ... was to help prepare the youngsters for work. 'Hong Kong is a society where it is hard to make a living without qualifications. We hope that language skills in English and Putonghua will give them ...

  8. Foreigners in need of reassurance

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... microblogs. Then, the most visible presenter on CCTV's main English-language channel launched an online tirade against 'foreign scum'. The apprehension is perfectly understandable, ... Foreigners working on the mainland have an uneasy feeling. Videos of shocking behaviour by compatriots went viral on the internet, spawning a torrent of comment that veered towards ...

  9. letters

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suggestions for the government to help to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor. Firstly, the rent for the public estate housing should be reduced. Secondly, there should be a government loan, ... food. If our government could beat poverty in Hong Kong, many related social problems would also be solved. Anthony Kwong, Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School Don't waste time, speak English ...

  10. Minorities allege indirect racism in language row

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... summary had been produced in English as the 'major targets of the consultation' were Chinese language teachers. He said a full English version of the supplementary guide would ... aspects of second-language learning. ...




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