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  1. New English-language newspaper starts with aim to help China's image overseas

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

    ... Vivian Wu The launch of the Global Times' English edition gave the mainland its second national English-language daily newspaper yesterday as the authorities push forward China's drive to overhaul its international image. Managed under the Communist Party's mouthpiece, the People's Daily, the English Global Times is expected to compete with the China Daily, ...

  2. The talk of the global village is... in English

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the only way to have international classes is to use the English language. Universities are in a more competitive world. If you want to stay with the other global universities, you have no other ...

  3. Trying times

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kelly Yang It's true that, when it comes to learning English, one big challenge local schoolchildren face is lack of confidence. But should we go down the route suggested by Professor Andy Kirkpatrick, of the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and have English taught by non-native-speaking English teachers rather than native speakers? According to Kirkpatrick, non-natives can ...

  4. Net gain for the English language

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... become the three most dominant languages in the world. He said that over the past centuries, the growth of the English language had been mainly prompted by the former British colonial empire ... get on the agenda, it is almost always relating to just one language. Each language is considered exclusively in its own term, its threat to the English language, the challenge of Spanish ...

  5. HK stands to benefit from students' mobility

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Hong Kong will become an increasingly attractive destination for overseas students, as it makes further strides towards being an education hub, according to Dr Janet Ilieva. The education market intelligence and research manager at the British Council Hong Kong moderated the session on 'New Approaches to Internationalisation' at the conference. 'There ...

  6. Overseas producers want taste of Fruit Chan's talent for English-language film

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Kimberly Chou

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak, Kimberly Chou and Phoebe Cheng. Director Fruit Chan Kuo is seriously considering making his first English-language film. He has been approached by overseas producers to do a remake of an early movie by Japanese horror king Hideo Nakata. Before his spooky hit The Ring, Nakata created a 1996 haunted tale called Don't Look Up ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...


    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... Lizzie Turner The Chinese University of Hong Kong Course outline: A series of subject knowledge courses in the first year, followed by pedagogically-focused courses, or project work in the second. The programme examines current approaches and theories of ...

  10. Boosting language skills

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... of concepts- the majority of participants are teachers from primary and secondary schools. The remainder are civil servants and executives who want to apply new English-language concepts and systems ... have faded, but the importance of the English language has proved resilient. The language is standing the test of time even as Legislative Council hearings are being predominantly conducted ...




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