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  1. Pass rate rise illusion: mainlanders

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Hu Yi, Liz Heron

    ... used English-language textbooks in classes to keep up his English skills. Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said criticism of the medium-of-instruction policy ... by mainland students yesterday. The students said English-language standards at Chinese-medium schools were too low to prepare students for university study. Clara Yip, a Form Six student ...

  2. Students urged to build on English festival

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Students who took part in the English Festival 2005 have been encouraged to use the language in their daily lives. About 20,000 students took part in various activities, ... and Research, said students could continue to learn and improve English outside classrooms, and urged them to explore and seize every opportunity to master their language skills. Permanent Secretary ...

  3. Journalists to share language skills

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... by the Standing Committee for Language Education and Research (Scolar) during April and May. The SCMP Young Reporters Programme was launched last year to promote English writing in a fun and interactive ... Agnes Lam Young and veteran journalists will be sharing their reporting and editing skills this month as part of a programme to help promote the use of English. Joining the session ...

  4. Pupils face daunting test of English

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Polly Hui, Vivienne Chow

    ... Despite growing up in a strict Chinese-speaking family and having never been educated abroad, the former chief secretary achieved distinctions in English language. She gives credit to her school. ... they mastered the art of public speaking. 'Speaking aloud gave me confidence' ROSANNA WONG YICK-MING There is no need to pay English oral experts a ransom to be fluent in the language. In Dr ...

  5. Mystery of learning English easily solved by famous British detective

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... in Hong Kong- A Theatrical Experience', jointly organised by the British Council and Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (Scolar) for the English Festival. The South China ... Agnes Lam Students will get the chance to learn English by joining the famous fictional detectives Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to investigate a theft. The Madrid-based education ...

  6. Young discover joy of English in drama

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... to nine-year-olds who attend free English workshops for 10 months, one of the festival activities. A member of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research, Stephen Chan Chi-wan, said ... Agnes Lam Acting, games and singing help boost pupils' confidence Students who performed at the launch of the English Festival 2005 have found drama and games helpful in boosting ...

  7. Minorities seek input on language policy

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... also said South Asian parents were worried that their children might not be able to compete for places at English secondary schools. An Education Bureau spokeswoman said it was in talks ... Agnes Lam Parents of South Asian students protested yesterday to demand more consultation on the reform of language policy in schools after a study found more than 80 per cent of minority ...

  8. Cab chat

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... for students to learn English, but the government forces schools to use Chinese as the medium of instruction. How can students learn the language well when they are not exposed to the language itself? Students hardly have any chance to use English after school. I prefer the old education system which I went through myself. University students in the 1970s and 80s were very capable and smart. ...

  9. Contest opens debate over English standards

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Students are keen to learn English but need more opportunities to speak it, Education Commission chairwoman Rosanna Wong Yick-ming said yesterday. Their eagerness was evident in more than 800 students who signed up for one of this year's main language events, the Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest, said Dr Wong. 'But they do not have enough ...

  10. More university students sit IELTS test

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 11,800 final-year university students sat the International English Language Testing System in the last academic year, an increase of 5 per cent on the previous year. Eighty-seven per cent scored between six and 7.5, which is considered 'competent' or 'good'. The average was 6.69 out of nine. Students from the University of Hong Kong topped ...




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