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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lack of availability of English-language election information

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So and Tony Cheung Half of the 74 lists of candidates running for office only provide policy details in Chinese Legco hopefuls falling short on English material In the most hotly contested Legislative Council election in years, every vote could matt ...

  2. IELTS recognised in UK immigration rules

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The International English Language Testing System has been recognised as a qualification in British immigration rules on the test's 20th anniversary. Highly-skilled professionals from non-European Union countries, such as doctors and scientists, are required to show proven English proficiency when they apply to emigrate to Britain. The British Government has ...

  3. Students at suspended college press complaints

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

    ... Chester Yung Students of the closed English Language College will lodge a complaint with the Ombudsman next week, seeking an investigation into the government's supervision of private ... Institute, announced yesterday that students aged 16 or over who were left with uncompleted terms at English Language College could complete their terms at its school free. 'Students must bring ...

  4. English test

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is gaining popularity. The Workplace English Campaign in Hong Kong has specified the test as an international business English examination, and employers and universities are entitled to set a minimum score for applicants to their positions or vacancies. It is with these reasons in mind that Open University is offering ...

  5. Resume

    Posted May 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1997: Graduated from university and joined Civil Aviation Department 1999: Received flight training in Australia and obtained a private pilot's licence 2000: Attended Aviation English language course and Basic Aerodrome and Approach Control Course in Britain Entry requirements (a) A pass in at least two subjects at A-levels, plus three subjects, including English language ...

  6. Worrying language trend in press releases

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We admit it- we are biased. As Hong Kong's leading English-language newspaper, we have a vested interest in keeping standards of written and spoken English high. But so does Hong ... departments issued press releases in English last year. In any language, that is setting a bad example. Journalists in the English-language media have long known of the lack of bilingual transparency, ...

  7. Debating improves language skills

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Debating is an excellent way to enhance skills in any language. Whether you choose to join an English-language debating team, or one that debates in Chinese, you will enhance your confidence ... When I hear people complaining that the English language skills of Hong Kong teenagers are declining due to lack of practice, I think about debating. Debating is a good way of enhancing ...

  8. Education costs worry local future parents

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Kamy Yeung Kam-yee worries a local English education will be too expensive when she becomes a mother. 'It's... either you make more money or get out of Hong Kong,' said Yeung, who is considering migrating with her boyfriend to Canada to start a family. 'How can we afford English language education [here]? I would need ...

  9. Bureau urged to help special needs pupils

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... than writing; that is to allow verbal exams, reading of scripts and the answering of written scripts by somebody else,' Ms Hui said. She also said performance in Chinese and English languages should not be used as the basis for university entrance requirements for certain subjects. She said this would limit the opportunities of students with special learning difficulties ...

  10. English needs higher priority, says Suen

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... secondary students more exposure to the English language. 'Hong Kong is an international city and we have to produce graduates who can master both our mother tongue and English,' Mr Suen ... Joshua But Chinese-medium schools should give students more opportunities to speak English, the education chief said yesterday. Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung said while ...




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