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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Students with poor Chinese-language results can find study options abroad

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Linda Yeung

    ... they may have poor quality teaching that will not give foreign students the support and learning opportunities they thought they had paid for. It is not always the case that students' English ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Those who can't make the grade in Chinese-language exams can still find many study options abroad, writes Linda Yeung Home truths Joining hordes ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to retire the native English teacher scheme

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 02:10pm by Vaughan Rapatahana

    ... Vaughan Rapatahana Vaughan Rapatahana says most don't need to master the language Time to retire the native English teacher scheme Let's get real about the native-speaking ... in 1998 as a sop to angry, dismayed parents and students when Chinese language was unilaterally introduced as a medium of instruction. The scheme divides so-called "native English ...

  3. New English-language newspaper starts with aim to help China's image overseas

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu The launch of the Global Times' English edition gave the mainland its second national English-language daily newspaper yesterday as the authorities push forward China's ... and reporters, along with 15 foreign editors, would share the network of its Chinese edition and People's Daily. He said that with an input from the Chinese-language Global Times of 70 million yuan ...

  4. English as a working language

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a 'second' or even 'foreign' tongue. This is not so in Hong Kong, where the Chinese language remains the real mother tongue for Chinese. Whereas Singapore has to arrest the further decline ... be to adopt the same approach in teaching a second language- Chinese for Singapore and English for Hong Kong. Rather than expecting all Hong Kong Chinese to be highly proficient in English, we should ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Individual care pays off for award-winning French-language teacher

    Posted May 05th 2014, 09:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... styles," says Year Nine student Victoria Ngai. Individual attention and motivation are known to be important factors for language learning, whether English, a common second language in Hong Kong, ... it was relatively less common. She became drawn to languages at the age of 11 under the influence of her father, who was learning English and was a big fan of the Beatles. "Learning the language gave ...

  6. Say 'language' in English, Cantonese and Putonghua

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Nora Tong For most students, it's tough enough trying to learn one foreign language. But under the Hong Kong government's policy of bilingualism and trilingualism, local students are expected to master two languages- Putonghua and English- on top of their native Cantonese. Until fairly recently, however, their instructors may never have received formal ...

  7. Mind your language

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... and writer Jimmy Pang Chi-ming, who has released several books on local street language, says Cantonese slang is a misnomer for such expressions. 'It should be called Hong Kong slang because, culturally, Hong Kong is the most international city. Hong Kong slang is the liveliest form of language ever. It's one of a kind and that's why I find it so fascinating. People outside Hong ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Civil service test stirs up India's language anxieties

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 05:08am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... divisive for a country that inherited English from its British colonial rulers but has 22 official languages of its own. Many observers assumed that India had settled the divide decades ago when it allowed each state to have its own official language and made Hindi the official language of the national government. English may be used for official business. But in recent weeks, deep anxieties ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - APPS

    Language learning app Duolingo makes waves in the Chinese market

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 05:36pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Intended to help Chinese speakers learn English, Duolingo has launched both simplified and traditional Chinese versions Language learning app Duolingo has been gaining popularity in both mainland China and Hong Kong amongst Chinese-speakers looking to improve their English. An educational app that utilises games and prizes to make the language ...

  10. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Chinese firms on foreign acquisition trail learn to ease local fears

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Zhiliang said. "The acquisition was a very difficult process, taking three to four months in three languages," Wang told delegates to the "China Goes Global" conference held ... Chinese companies must learn the culture of others and accept their laws," Wang said. "They must show the foreigners they are law-abiding and well-regulated companies. They must improve ...




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