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  1. In Brief

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Savantas Policy Institute chairwoman Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee warned Hong Kong could risk its competitiveness if Chinese and English-language skills continued to decline. At a luncheon speech ... professionals were increasingly rejecting the Hong Kong education system, sending their children overseas or to international schools, which could affect the city if talented people sought careers ...

  2. Media hail historic win but warn of challenges ahead

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a political struggle with ups and downs'. Global Times, an English language newspaper under People's Daily, said: 'We hope Leung Chun-ying has a smooth term. We also hope the mainland ... levels of pollution, an overstretched education system and global economic headwinds.' In Asia, Singapore's The Straits Times said: '[Leung's election] is a clear sign, say ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Schools Foundation. Having read the comments on the issue from other correspondents, one might be misled into thinking these are publicly funded English-language schools and that they supposedly ... English- language education. Of course, there are alternatives to the ESF, and I appreciate that this is a Chinese city, albeit the only one with an education system built around the Cantonese ...

  4. An investment we can't afford not to make

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the problem must be tackled. Why should people want to come here if they cannot get an English-language education of a reasonable standard for their children? This is available, of course, ... Education in the global language of business, English, should be well catered for in an international financial centre such as Hong Kong. But corporations and consulates have been pointing ...

  5. school news

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sentence, The Lost Sock, The Number Maze and Splat the Rat- were set up. The games were all based on the English language. Winners received prizes including sweets, bookmarks and stationery. ...

  6. Mailbag

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the tough education system in Hong Kong. It provided me with a good English foundation to gain further degrees and professional qualifications in the UK. The English language training at school has ... Arthur Li's Australian job shows lack of commitment to schools True to form, Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung continues to show his arrogance. First of all, ...

  7. British Council extends online reach

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and download features. Like the popular networking website Facebook, the British Council's English Online invites English language learners to sign up, create a profile and add friends. ... celebrated its 60th anniversary in Hong Kong, and director of English language services Simon Hunt introduced the new website to 60 guests who graduated from universities in Britain. 'We look ...

  8. Mainland media ignores HK march

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheng, a broadcast professional in Beijing. 'We have no channel for that kind of news. If we said it, they would not only fire me, but also my boss.' Xinhua's English-language service - which most Chinese cannot read - mentioned the protest, as did the Hong Kong edition of the English-language China Daily. Some Beijing residents managed to learn about the protest via ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Leung refers consider joining the English-Speaking Union in Hong Kong. We are a non-profit, registered, educational charity that organises a variety of interactive programmes that focus on English-language skills. These programmes provide the kind of help to which both Mr Leung and Mr Wong refer. The English-Speaking Union has branches in more than 54 countries as well as in every state ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo, Sha Tin Pupils losing important skills Having taught English language and literature in England for nearly 31 years, I read Stefanie Tsui Yik-sze's letter with interest ... of the authorities' contingency plans. I do not have confidence in the ability of the management and back-up teams, given that education standards are still low. Karen Kwok Yuen-wa, Choi Hung Inform citizens ...




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