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  1. Teachers can learn valuable lessons

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... dissertations have ranged from the role of grammar in the teaching of English in Hong Kong, to the influence of Christianity on English-language teaching and the use of drama or art in learning, ... at university.' Most of the course participants tend to have some teaching or related working experience. While most course participants are from English language education backgrounds, the centre has ...

  2. Ex-policeman gets new beat

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... the organisation's 'education offer' and make it more focused. Departments and teams were overlapping in terms of courses and delivery. Upton approached it as a 'classic change management situation', during which he also came to appreciate how the council's four main areas- English language teaching, administering exams, policy development for higher education and building ...

  3. Attract professionals with good English skills to careers in teaching

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... None would dispute parents' perennial concern about the quality of English education in Hong Kong. As rightly pointed out in your editorial ('Lessons to be learned from a return to English,' January 6), the government's fine-tuning of the medium of instruction policy is just part of a whole package of measures needed to enhance the quality of English learning in schools. ...

  4. Equal opportunities for all

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The central pillar that stands in the main foyer of the British Council building in Admiralty showcases the nationalities and abilities of people with whom the organisation works- one of many examples of its efforts to promote diversity. The pil ...

  5. Study trips a fun way of learning

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... travel trips focus more on living the language, personal growth, cultural exchange and sightseeing, in addition to just grammar,' says Adrian Kwok, country programme manager, Education First ... are offered destination choices such as Britain, France and Spain. Costing between HK$15,000 and HK$36,000, the average stay is one to six weeks and incorporates a slew of activities. An Education ...

  6. Understanding global issues is key

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in an English-language environment are expected to achieve a minimum English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5, including a level of 7.0 in written work, or score of 600 in the TOEFL written paper. ...

  7. At last, the ESF funding debate can be reopened

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on replacing the 130-member foundation with a 26-strong governing board, the changes have been in place for two years. Letting a review of funding languish has been bad for English-language education ... such a subsidy creates unfair competition for international schools. At the heart of the discussion is the even more important matter of English-language education, which has been so haphazardly handled. ...

  8. Teaching trainees turn to top tutor for exam help

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (English Language) and tips on how to tackle the questions. He scored a distinction for the writing part. 'I was very honoured ... analysis elsewhere,' she said. Yip Shing-hei, president of the English Language Student Association, which organised the lecture, said it had been imprudent to use the logo of the institute. ...

  9. UK tightens visa rules for student applicants

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... the rules.' The new measures, announced at the weekend, are expected to be enforced soon. The minimum English-language requirement will be raised from beginner's level to a standard just below ... manager Terry Chau said the number of Hong Kong students accepted into British universities rose from 2,036 in 2005-06 to 2,562 for 2009-10. She said the minimum English-language requirement ...

  10. Small classes promote best practices, study finds

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. The qualitative study compared the teaching and learning processes in small and large English-language classes taught by the same teacher at junior secondary ... Liz Heron A raft of classroom practices widely considered to promote learning are more likely to be found in small classes, a study of English-language lessons in the city's secondary ...




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