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  1. Most English-language and Putonghua teachers pass benchmark tests

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.22pm: About 90 per cent of English-language and Putonghua teachers in Hong Kong have passed benchmark requirements for teaching these languages in the coming ... of the 12,382 English-language teachers and 5,234 of the 5,891 Putonghua teachers [about 90 per cent in both cases] have attained the Language Proficiency Requirement [LPR] through different avenues.? ...

  2. Fight for spots at English-language schools expected to heat up

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... in English. Among them are La Salle College, Diocesan Boys' School and St Paul's Co-educational College. Mr Tong, who is also principal of SKH Tsang Shui Tim Secondary School, said most, ... more intense as two out of the nine EMI schools there, St Paul's Co-educational College and St Paul's College, have joined DSS,' Mr Tong said. A total of 82,100 Primary Six ...

  3. Teachers fail to make the grade in language tests

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... education in Hong Kong. The English-language teachers also fared worse in the listening and speaking part of the latest test, held in September, than those who took the last test in March. The Education and Manpower Bureau said 8,662 of the 15,000 English-language teachers had fully or partially met the benchmark requirements, introduced two years ago. Teachers can opt to take ...

  4. Colour-blind criteria

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 2002, there was a shortage of suitable teachers. Schools without a NET were provided with a cash grant to hire English-language teaching assistants. Many agencies provided excellent ... I refer to the letter 'Teacher discrimination' (December 23) and wish to allay any misunderstanding. I would emphasise that the Education and Manpower Bureau only recognises ...

  5. Consistent weak and strong areas

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... 2001 and 2004 were given two years to meet the requirements. From the start of the 2004-05 school year, the benchmark became standard for all new language teachers. The English language exam ...

  6. Education Mailbag

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Doomed English Language College managed to get it right for 20 years I worked at the English Language College full-time from 1987 to 1991 and then part-time from mid-2006 up until its ... launched the Continuing Education Fund, it became necessary for language tuition centres such as the ELC to offer a CEF course in order to remain competitive and survive. If you didn't have ...

  7. Kowloon school shows locals and NETs can work together

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... in teachers with native-speaker fluency, fresh ideas and western-style educational techniques. But in many schools the native English-speaking teacher scheme has become polarised between the NETs ... like petty fiefdoms, and poor communication between the schools which employ NETs and the Education and Manpower Bureau, which runs the scheme. By last summer the scheme was haemorrhaging, ...

  8. Lessons to be learned in mother-tongue policy

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The concern with the 112 schools that kept English-language testing seems to be that their Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination pass rates have declined and the authorities want to review ... Students at schools where the mother-tongue policy has been adopted are performing better in a broad range of subjects but their English-language standards have slipped. Students are achieving more ...

  9. A word about two language degrees

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... postgraduate diplomas to help build a strong professional language teaching force in Hong Kong. The first intake for the new courses, the Postgraduate Diploma in English Language Studies and the Postgraduate Diploma in Chinese Language and Literature - start in September. The Postgraduate Diploma in English Language Studies, offered by the department of English, aims to equip primary ...

  10. mail bag

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it does not provide any education expenses so it is not possible to access many international schools, particularly those requiring debentures. There is one available school on Lantau Island ... to be an answer to the needs of expatriates if these schools fill up with locals. If the government wishes to retain NET teachers it needs to provide an education allowance and question why so many locals ...




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