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  1. English language to blame for Ocean Terminal slip-up

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it was revealed that the disputed decision had never, in fact, been made.' SCMP, July 21 It's a funny thing about the English language that, although it is a very good general tool ... to be something along these lines. If they could not agree on what it actually said in black and white, then we must have had a failing of the English language, no other way about it. Before we make ...

  2. Lack of practice makes for imperfect English

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... for using English as the biggest obstacle to improving their language skills. Another 22.1 per cent of students thought the fact they did not have a good foundation in English language ... of the respondents said they never listened to English language radio stations. Most of the students said they seldom spoke in English either with native or non-native speakers. A large number of students ...

  3. YWCA summer workshops

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A variety of workshops organised by the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association will be on offer for children this month and in August. The workshops, which cover arts, crafts, sports, drama, English language and science, are open to anyone below the age of 12. Courses include Junior Golf Programme, Chess School, Summer Basketball, English Workshops, Kids ...

  4. We must smash the hoax that English is indispensable for success in HK

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the very foundations of the colony.' Like opium, the English language isn't indispensable. Long after English recedes to its rightful place as a minority language in Hong Kong, the city ... against overplaying the importance of the English language as a call to remove foreigners ('If English is so important, firms should move to Belfast or Glasgow', July 15). He failed ...

  5. Look at students' abilities when choosing medium of instruction

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... P. K. Lee appears to be misguided when he quoted Article 9 of the Basic Law that, 'in addition to the Chinese language, the English language may also be used' ('Is English ... and also work as civil servants', as suggested by Mr Lee, Article 9 of the Basic Law would have to be amended to read: 'Besides the Chinese language, the English language should ...

  6. UK tightens visa rules for student applicants

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... the rules.' The new measures, announced at the weekend, are expected to be enforced soon. The minimum English-language requirement will be raised from beginner's level to a standard just below ... manager Terry Chau said the number of Hong Kong students accepted into British universities rose from 2,036 in 2005-06 to 2,562 for 2009-10. She said the minimum English-language requirement ...

  7. Changing economy plays role in choice of degree

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Hiram To

    ... with a good command of English. Colleges in the US require students to pass the Test of English for International Communication exam, while the International English Language Testing System test is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian, Irish and New Zealand institutions. Students whose English language skills are short of the necessary level might consider enrolling in a language ...

  8. Rules for doctors

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland official in charge of Cepa talks has urged Hong Kong to relax the English-language requirement in exams for mainland-trained doctors who are permanent residents and want to practise here. What do you think? Write to us. ...

  9. Centre seeks educator who puts children's interests first

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Carmen Tao

    ... assists ethnic minorities in Hong Kong, using the English language as the medium to deliver its services. At the centre, a multidisciplinary team of 25 staff serves children with special needs ... Susie Gyopos, Carmen Tao Non-profit organisation is looking for a teacher with special needs experience to run its school A one-off role is available for a dedicated educator or therapist ...

  10. HK should promote diversity in education

    Posted Apr 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and with an English-language curriculum, are practically off limits to non-local students. How to increase their number and make them accessible to both local and foreign students alike is a matter that warrants ... to settle and raise families here. This is a worthy idea. But as newly arrived expatriates with children can attest, there is a flaw to such thinking in that the education system is not adequately ...




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