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  1. Proficient teachers no guarantee of English learning

    Posted May 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The recent benchmark test for English-language teachers may mark the end of a debate. In the coming semester, only qualified teachers will be able to teach English in our schools. ... themselves dejected unless a holistic English-language environment is created. Everyone knows that learning a language requires exposure and practice. A child who spends only five to 10 hours a week ...

  2. A clear warning to HK in any language

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... popular destination for multinational corporations in Asia. In one survey of places speaking English as a second language, Hong Kong was rated as only having 'moderate proficiency', ... former colonial status created English as an official language, and its pleasant environment made it an obvious place for an Asian headquarters. But it was the people who turned that latent ...

  3. Setting sights on foreign shores

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... recognised,' he says. 'The courses offered by Grandes Ecoles are ranked very high by the Financial Times. Students can also take up the opportunity to master another foreign language ... it as the second most popular study destination in Europe, after Britain, for students from Hong Kong and Macau. Martin Ho, academic officer and representative at the CampusFrance Hong Kong ...

  4. We must smash the hoax that English is indispensable for success in HK

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... without 'native English' pretending as the language of masters will continue to be multiracial, welcoming foreigners on reciprocal terms. Mr Tuck mistook Cynthia Sze's caution against overplaying the importance of the English language as a call to remove foreigners ('If English is so important, firms should move to Belfast or Glasgow', July 15). He failed ...

  5. Do you listen to English radio programmes?

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... listening skills. Even if I watch English movies, I'll rely on the subtitles instead of listening to the dialogue. Good English language skills are still very important in Hong Kong. I don't have the initiative to really brush up my language skills as I think my English is good enough for communicating with people. Carven Chan Ka-hang Age: 15 Top tunes: Ballads by Trademark ...

  6. Language exam paper is not the right place for moral education

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I am an American native English-speaking teacher and several students have asked me to give an appraisal of the newly released Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) English exam packet- all ... at Ocean Park against a fatal killer whale attack at Sea World, USA. Secondly, the 'correct' behaviour of Hong Kong teenagers is driven home again and again, with questions ranging from ...

  7. It is possible to make English an interesting subject for students

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I agree completely with Philip Yeung ('Language policy leaves students lost for words', July 14). There are a number of problems with English education in Hong Kong's local ... of English education due to the lack of real opportunities to use it, and to the practice of preferring grammar over speaking or writing- which leads them to lose interest in the language. As worldly ...

  8. Website language lets down universities

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... universities through our websites. The text that appears has often been prepared by writers for whom English is a second language. Understandably, they occasionally slip up in their phrasing of ideas. ... English-language errors, large or small. Potential international faculty, exchange students and our own students raise an eyebrow when one of our 'top Asian universities' forgets to edit its own ...

  9. English language to blame for Ocean Terminal slip-up

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it was revealed that the disputed decision had never, in fact, been made.' SCMP, July 21 It's a funny thing about the English language that, although it is a very good general tool ... to be something along these lines. If they could not agree on what it actually said in black and white, then we must have had a failing of the English language, no other way about it. Before we make ...

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    China must leave its foreign policy to the experts

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by LANXIN XIANG

    ... for a foreign-policy elite dominated by language specialists, to whom instant results is the only measure of success. One should not expect them to have a long-term strategic vision. The new leadership should ... to language technicians. Establishing a political appointee system to allow those who have the confidence of the top leaders to conduct foreign policy might be the most effective way out. Lanxin Xiang ...




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