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  1. The other tongue

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... English is taught abroad and in Hong Kong schools, and what seems wrong with the system. How are foreign languages taught overseas? In high schools, it starts naturally with the basics- ... by a NET in each academic year. A local university is trying to give its students the English language skills needed to succeed in their core subjects by engaging NETs in an 'English ...

  2. Not enough teachers who are competent in English

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Teach in the mother tongue and offer English as a second language only using qualified, competent English language teachers. A student repeatedly hearing incorrect English will not benefit from ... I agree with Virginia Yue ('Parents must change attitudes', July 30). It cannot be guaranteed that greater exposure to English will improve English language skills in Hong Kong. ...

  3. Students are avoiding English outside class

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent said they never watched English-language films. Some 30.7 per cent blamed a lack of English learning atmosphere in school. About half of them cited a 'lack of related activities' ... Ng Kang-chung Students are shying away from using English outside classes, with more than a third saying they have never tried to communicate with native speakers in the past year ...

  4. Rising to the challenge of teaching English

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A remarkable fact that has often escaped attention in the debate on the standard of English in Hong Kong is that, until now, qualifications have not been needed to teach the language ... of raising the community's command of the leading international language. It is often claimed that English proficiency among Hong Kong Chinese used to be higher, but this is a myth. The idea ...

  5. English lessons failing pupils in many schools

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... said interactions between teachers and pupils are the best way to learn in a second language. 'Learning a language from learning its grammar is not the best way to do it. I learnt English ... economic potential. It's pretty dangerous for your society if English education is not kept up. Look at how much resources Singapore is putting into that.' Pupils' language ability ...

  6. Getting to grips with professional English skills

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a steadfast group of professionals in Hong Kong who continue to regard English as an essential skill in business, with a growing number enrolling in English language courses tailor-made for career-minded individuals. Polytechnic University's department of English receives on average of three applications for every place offered on its Master's Scheme in Language Studies ...

  7. Brisk Net trade for English exam spots

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Reflecting the mania for English-language qualifications, South Korean students have been paying hundreds of dollars for an opportunity to take a proficiency test before it is changed. Last Friday, when registration started for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), about 15,000 pupils queued around several blocks in Seoul to sit for the test ...

  8. Take four

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... students integrate English into their everyday life. CEF applicable. Inquiries 31133583 Meephone Limited (Booth 5K25, 5K27) 'Mee' stands for mobile easy English, and this flexible English learning system allows students to choose their preferred class schedule, English teacher and even content. The programme includes online supplements, and the curriculum consists of core classes, ...

  9. Mailbag

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The joy of real language communication has been forgotten in HK schools As a French teacher in American public schools for 12 years, and an English teacher in Asia for the past five years, ... O Schools forced to make most of language policy As a native speaker and teacher of English but of Chinese origin with 23 years' experience accumulated in international, band four, band one ...

  10. Mailbag

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on this increase? There is clear discontent with the Foundation- how is this reflected in their evaluations and pay reviews? ELSIE YONG, Pok Fu Lam Despite report, foreign students enjoy studying in Australia 'Foreign students face a raw deal Down Under' (Education Post, June 21) demands a response. One of many alarmist claims is that more than 40 international students had been ...




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