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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493376/parents-hong-kong-struggle-rising-cost-english-language-education
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1336698/debate-rages-china-seeks-reduce-emphasis-english-language
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1348626/hong-kongs-english-language-skills-branded-pathetic-chinese-has
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Pop culture helps students learn English

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... a BBC news anchor, but like an educated person and one who can communicate clearly," says Lin. "We need to have reachable goals with regard to English-language proficiency for our ... the psychological barriers that are associated with learning a foreign language; getting students to develop ownership of the English language; and recognising English as a post-colonial language. "In ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1250689/pop-culture-helps-students-learn-english
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong trails rival Singapore in students' English skills

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... on an English-language textbook. "They don't want to translate ideas into English, or vice versa," he explains. In the past three years, about 70 per cent of Form Three students achieved basic ... their children's language skills- and not just in English. Demand for Putonghua teachers is soaring as China's clout in the global economy increases. Since 2009, the Education Bureau has delivered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142100/hong-kong-trails-rival-singapore-students-english-skills
  6. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Beijing to remove English classes from early grades at elementary schools

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 01:25pm by Chris Luo

    ... The Beijing education commission last month revealed a proposal seeking to reduce the number of points allocated to the English language examination of the college-entrance exam. Feedback showed ... on English language education by removing items from the curriculum or making it more flexible. Online reaction has been divided over the rumours. Many hailed the reform that they said could help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1361057/beijing-remove-english-classes-early-grades-elementary-schools
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Quality of local schools in doubt, Amcham says

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... of education provided at many local schools especially in the quality of English language and science instruction. Our companies want to hire local graduates, but they need to be ready to handle 21st ... The recently reappointed chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong yesterday criticised the quality of the city's education system, urging officials to adopt long-term planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1123242/quality-local-schools-doubt-amcham-says
  8. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:11pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... Yenching Academy would become a symbol of elite privilege, said one graduate student majoring in the English language. “These 100 Yenching students will live on the school’s best plot of land, have ... Fengfeng, the dean of the Department of English Language and Literature. “This could have been avoided had they asked us first,” he said. Gao also said that many students were dismayed that Yenching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1552001/peking-university-scholars-students-arms-against-elite-programme
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents angry as schools block Form One transfers

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Johnny Tam, BRIAN YAP

    ... are likely to be the most affected. Despite the no-transfer policy, pupils and parents still flocked to popular English-language secondary schools in the districts yesterday to try their luck. ... a transfer. But educators have defended the industry-initiated policy, saying it is necessary to maintain school standards and to prevent some from closing down because of a lack of pupils. Principals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549888/parents-angry-schools-block-form-one-transfers
  10. News - China - EDUCATION

    Call to reduce English lessons to ‘save’ Chinese

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... the quality of Chinese-language textbooks and examination results were so weak, while English-language teaching materials and performance results were strong. He later published a lengthy online ... at a public primary school, and she takes three English-language classes a week. Ding said she found it "unbelievable" to consider cancelling them. "If I had a say, I would prefer more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1308593/wang-xuming-prominent-voice-education-field-calls-less-english-language

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