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  1. Comment - Letters

    English-language education system needs overhaul

    Posted May 09th 2014, 02:53am by LETTERS

    ... English-language education system needs overhaul I appreciate Melanie Oh's response ("Dictation is an essential tool for teachers", April 22) to my letter ("Our schools ... there are more efficient and effective ways of teaching the English language. Ms Oh is mistaken when she refers to my son as capable for being able to read novels like Nancy Drew in Primary Four. Any ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents in Hong Kong struggling with rising cost of English-language education

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of a good English-language education because they cannot afford it."   Squeeze on international-school locals International schools that reserve at least 80 per cent of places for non-local ... by the government to families like hers, but many did not admit children who could not speak, read or write Chinese. "English-language education in Hong Kong is increasingly becoming a privilege ...

  3. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Debate rages as China seeks to reduce emphasis on English language education

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 09:38pm by Chris Luo

    ... the proposal also suggested the removal of English entirely from the curriculum before grade three. The measures are designed to “focus on English-language application and basic skills, while playing ... microblog user on Weibo who called the proposal a “setback of history” and “complacent and conservative”, urged the public to attach greater importance to English language education because ...

  4. News - China

    English-language studies 'destructive' to China's education, says CPPCC deputy

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:05pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com The head of a national research institute in China said English-language studies were "destructive" to education, which is facing ... at a high cost but with little gains.  Zhang argued it was “absolutely unnecessary” to impose English-language studies on students who pursue professions in Chinese medicine, ancient Chinese ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is Hong Kong's English-language radio speaking to its audience?

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 02:44pm by JOHN PATKIN

    ... John Patkin John Patkin calls for a major review of the main channel, RTHK Radio 3 Is our English-language radio speaking to its audience? As Commercial Radio and Metro Broadcast Corporation prepare for licence renewals, the government should consider clarifying why both organisations must provide English-language services and why they are so heavily scrutinised. ...

  6. English language education remains a vital investment for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and written English, the government has no coherent policy for promoting and sustaining good quality, affordable English-language education. As you point out, in many ESF schools most students ... December 6), puts into better perspective the relative affordability of ESF schools. Instead of trying to tear down what is left of government subsidised English language education in Hong Kong, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Teacher training is key to improving Hong Kong's English language skills

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Philip Yeung says focus on exams stifles English language education Rethink on teacher training can instil passion for learning A new school year is here, and so is an old problem. To put it bluntly, Hong Kong sucks at English. Everyone laments this, but no one is doing anything about it. So, where should we begin? At the source: teacher training. All education ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong's English language skills branded 'pathetic' as Chinese has 'negative influence'

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 11:29pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com HK's English-language skills slipping, says survey The English-language skills of Hong Kong's adult population have slumped to the level ... on the list, making it the worst English-learning country in Europe. Examples of the English language proficiency tests ...

  9. Better business through English language skills

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... and verification of practical English language skills specifically for the needs of locals. English language training is a win-win situation for employers willing to invest the time and money. ... annual conference last month, emphasised that choosing the right programme was essential to success. An effective English language programme should contain six critical success factors. First ...

  10. English Language College closes doors after 20 years

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong The 20-year-old English Language College was closed yesterday after a government decision to disqualify its courses from the Continuing Education Fund scheme, the school said. ... had filed a report after the closure. The Labour and Welfare Bureau said that as of yesterday, there were 40 inquiries from CEF applicants. In March, two courses, the English Language ...




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