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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Overpricing English-medium schools could hurt Hong Kong's future, say critics

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... a construction loan to the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the Lantau-based college has announced plans to increase fees by 53 per cent over the next five years, taking them above HK$130,000 per year ... Linda Yeung Iinda.yeung@scmp.com The loss of government subsidy will make schools teaching in English too costly for many professionals, who will take their talents elsewhere A very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1292188/overpricing-english-medium-schools-could-hurt-citys
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Discovery College sizes up new ESF chief as school fees rise- again

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... school operated by the English Schools Foundation. In adopting a financial model that it admits was flawed, the college wound up with continued deficits even as it struggled to repay a HK$170 ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com A wary welcome from embattled college Three months into the new school year, parents at Discovery College on Lantau are still paying fees at last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1359455/discovery-college-sizes-new-esf-chief-school-fees-rise
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    ESF's new chief executive Belinda Greer looks to boost efficiency

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... tense, future conditional When the Education Bureau announced in June that subsidies to the English Schools Foundation would be phased out from 2016, it seemed inevitable that the ESF would turn ... Video: New chief vows English Schools Foundation will stay affordable Set up by the British colonial government in the 1960s to provide English-language schooling for the children of civil servants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1359426/esfs-new-chief-executive-belinda-greer-looks-boost
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    No let-up in demand for international school places in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung International schools expand to meet needs The international school population in Hong Kong will continue to rise, according to a report by ISC Research, which is part of an international consultancy group that delivers independent market intelligence on the world's English-medium international schools. It names Hong Kong International School and the Christian Alliance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1541790/no-let-demand-international-school-places-hong-kong
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVES

    Perspectives: English lessons can foster creativity in students

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:26am by Perry Bayer

    ... Perry Bayer life@scmp.com English lessons can foster students' creative thinking Having had the privilege of working in Hong Kong schools as a native English-speaking teacher (NET) ... the 2009-2010 academic year. School-based Assessment (SBA) was inaugurated at about the same time. I have found that my local English teacher (LET) colleagues have responded well to all these changes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1518825/perspectives-english-lessons-can-foster-creativity
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    New school ties

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... An international school or English Schools Foundation (ESF) education is usually the default choice for expatriate families in Hong Kong. But this may not be the case for much longer. More progressive ... School, while others joined in Form Two or Form Three after their families moved to Hong Kong. "Our mode of instruction is English. All teachers, even the ones teaching Chinese, passed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1226048/new-school-ties
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Coding skills crucial for Hong Kong students, say tech pioneers

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by CHRIS LAU

    ... conducting workshops in Cantonese as well as English. By 2016, he hopes they will be established in at least 20 per cent of the city's primary schools "We're focusing on the nine to 11 ... or not they dazzle in final exams, students are expected to be numerate and literate, preferably at least in two languages (English and Chinese for most youngsters here). They may soon have to add a third ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1551146/coding-skills-crucial-hong-kong-students-say-tech
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    HKU programmes help students gain confidence in speaking English

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... schools that did not apply have observed the success of the two pilot projects, and several others are now looking to come on board, says Gardner. The English classes have made Form Two student ... Annemarie Evans life@scmp.com Two volunteer HKU programmes are helping students gain confidence in speaking English in public, writes Annemarie Evans Verbal remedy It's 8.15am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1390995/hku-programmes-help-students-gain-confidence-speaking
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: The joy of book series

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Annie Ho

    ... on her own. Her strong reading skills make school life a little easier. For example, rather than trying to memorise the letters comprising a vocabulary word, she is aware of words that don't ... The book set which I have is the bilingual edition from Taiwan publisher Hsin Yi. The illustrations are accompanied by Chinese text, with the original English at the back of each book. Each book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1543649/between-lines-joy-book-series
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVES

    Perspectives: constant practice the key to learning languages

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:36am by Perry Bayer

    ... they have to compensate for the lack of English-language practice NETs (native-speaking English teachers) working in local schools try to create more opportunities for students to practise speaking ... EMI (English as the medium of instruction) or CMI (Chinese as the medium of instruction). Many schools are involved in a range of speaking and writing competitions, such as those organised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1537033/perspectives-constant-practice-key-learning-languages

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