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  1. English asset

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... schools, international schools, direct subsidy schools or others that provide a higher standard of English-language education and a greater chance of admission to the world's best ... far-flung tongues. The wide currency of English is a key reason behind the phenomenal success of cultural products like The Phantom of the Opera, an English-language musical. By comparison, despite ...

  2. Make English instruction at schools available to all children

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and ineffective effort to promote the native English-speaking teachers programme in local schools in an attempt to allow local students to have better access to the learning of the English language. Yet ... I refer to the letter by Audrey Lam ('Put an end to segregated education', April 6). She said that Henry Lui ('Subsidy for unique service', April 2) had missed ...

  3. Imagining India

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by N. Jayaram

    ... Prasad, as saying: 'We have an English-language economy but our education policy has denied people access to it.' Nilekani says there is popular demand for English, just ... improve the lot of its people. In Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation, Nilekani focuses on missed opportunities, especially in education, health and infrastructure during the decades ...

  4. HK has the level of English it needs

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... would become easier... This will happen if Hong Kong continues to downplay the importance of the English language in our attempt to provide services for a globalised world. Po Chung, Insight, ... English instantly. But does this undoubted international dominance of English require significantly higher standards of English and greater efforts of education than we already have in Hong Kong? ...

  5. Kingdom's new university open to all

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... environmental science and computer science. Applicants must also prove their English language proficiency by obtaining scores required in TOEFL and IELTS assessment tests. In addition, they must ... members and make history with the university's debut recruitment at today's Education and Careers Expo. The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology will be the country's ...

  6. Trade continues to strengthen

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... is also a familiar place for Indian entrepreneurs, with English language and a similar legal system, fully convertible currency and free flow of capital.' M. Arunachalam, chairman ... and their presence is expected to grow. The consul general says there are opportunities for foreign investment in education and health care. 'Hong Kong offers a good base for Indian companies who want ...

  7. What's in a name?

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... depending on the genre- is definitely a woman, and recently broke into English-language publishing following the translation of her award-winning novel A Walk Through Spring. The story follows ... but 'Chink'. 'However, this situation slowly declined with the rise of the Chinese nouveau riche and second-generation Chinese are more Thai than Chinese. They are well educated and wealthy ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that English-language standards are deteriorating in Hong Kong, surely any use of English is to be encouraged. Furthermore, wouldn't it be better to offer Dr Yeoh some Putonghua-language tapes rather than ...

  9. News - China - LANGUAGE

    Academics want Chinese dictionary to remove English abbreviations

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing English short forms 'damaging' Chinese A group of Chinese academics are calling for everyday English-language abbreviations to be struck from the country's top dictionary- claiming they are the biggest threat to the Chinese language in a century. A letter signed by more than 100 scholars condemned the inclusion of terms such as NBA (National ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... performance and local Chinese-medium schools for the rest. Here, the English language is characterised by its foreignness. While the average local graduate's English is readily accepted in work ... education. Pedagogically, the absolute advantage of mother tongue as the most effective medium of instruction is indisputable, especially in early education, with proven benefits for long-term ...




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