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  1. Mother-tongue learning- and better English

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of service I support the letter 'ESF's service record' (February 19) from Paul Adams, who opposed the claim that the English Schools Foundation hardly participates in any inter-school ... and schools create a rich language environment outside the classroom to increase students' exposure to English and motivate them to learn. We recently published a booklet (on EMB's website ...

  2. Oysters and wine at ESF staff lunch

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... Steve Cray Former CEO Jonathan Harris blocked an expense claim for the meal and another for FCC drinks Oysters and wine were the order of the day for an English Schools Foundation working ... for the three senior foundation officers and five principals of large schools. Mr Ranger acknowledged the DotCod dinner took place, but denied the entire $2,300 bill was forwarded for payment as an ESF ...

  3. Bridge landing site threatens unique Lantau geology

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more respect from the public. Instead he returned to Hong Kong, and criticises our uniformed people who went there to help. How sad. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED Pay more for schooling I refer to the letter headlined 'ESF best for long-stayer' (January 13), from Sharon Chandler, in support of the English Schools Foundation. I have no problem with the quality of education the ESF ...

  4. ESF funding 'hangs in the balance'

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Arthur Li says he has an open mind but a review of the subsidy will continue The future of government funding for the English Schools Foundation hangs in the balance, ... to note' the director of audit's comments that the foundation enjoyed preferential treatment over other international schools and that the historical reason for the subsidy should ...

  5. Parents take ads in fight to keep funding for ESF

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier PTAs are asked to help foot the bill, but some families object to the appeal Parents have stepped up the battle to maintain current public funding to the English Schools Foundation by taking advertisements in the English and Chinese press this week. A group of parents yesterday placed a quarter-page open letter in the South China Morning Post and two ...

  6. Not with a bang but a whimper

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Schools Foundation bothered to turn up to the gathering of Hong Kong's great and good. The venue of recent years- the comfortable boardroom of the ESF's headquarters- was swapped ... of the foundation's more active members, questioned the amount of money spent on libraries and school materials. Was 2.3 per cent of schools' budget appropriate? Mr Bohan argued it was, and the accounts ...

  7. Anson Chan laments the decline of English

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron and Lu Man-yan Young people- and the government- should do their bit to arrest the falling standard of English across the city, former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang said yesterday. She was speaking at the launch of English Adventure, a joint project by the British Council and Prudential Assurance Company, at ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School in Yau Ma Tei. ...

  8. Confidence in speaking English in HK 'falling'

    Posted May 06th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... that of mainland Chinese, according to a survey by an English-teaching company. The survey by the Wall Street Institute School of English also indicates Hongkongers no longer believe English is critical ... falling standards in Hong Kong included 'fatigue from the colonial era' and the traditional methods of teaching English in schools. ...

  9. Legislators back ESF parents in fee row

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Cost rises making school 'unaffordable' Legislators yesterday threw their weight behind a campaign by English Schools Foundation parents against a proposed fee ... the parents with justifiable reasons and decide on an acceptable school fee.' They also want the foundation to consult parents before altering fees and establish a transparent mechanism ...

  10. Secret of good English? Keep it simple, stupid

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... store. What is the matter with Hong Kong advertising companies? What is the matter with the education authorities? What is the matter with English teachers? Why do English newspapers accept ... marks regardless of its suitability. Many circulars, both internal and external, passed round in schools are written in slightly archaic bureaucratic language which makes a point of making ...




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