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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why Cantonese is a real language in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:23am by Alex Lo

    ... Putonghua, but not necessarily Cantonese. Strictly speaking, the bureau is not wrong. Chinese is one of the two official languages of Hong Kong, but there is no mention of Cantonese or Putonghua ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Why Cantonese is a real language When it comes to Cantonese, I am a diehard regional southerner and proud of it. By Cantonese, I mean the language spoken in Hong ...

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    Then & now: sign language in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 10:03pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Hand language used by the deaf in Hong Kong speaks volumes about society at large, writes Jason Wordie Signs of the times Not so long ago, the blind, deaf and crippled were ... past-life misdeeds. Integration of the disabled into the wider community inevitably heralds societal progress. In this regard, Hong Kong has moved forward tremendously in recent decades. ...

  3. Wow, that sounds good!

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Chris Lau Six junior reporters met up with the Metro Vocal Group to explore the world of acappella at their Hong Kong-based American Vocal Studio. Vocal percussionist Michael ... with Asia Metro Vocal Group are based in Hong Kong. But it hasn't always been the case- the foursome began their singing career on cruise ships. They moved to Asia in 2002 and began performing ...

  4. Drive sets right tone in English

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The Hong Kong Education City and Oxford University Press (OUP) this week launched a campaign to help improve spoken English by learning the International Phonetic Alphabetics ... comparative phonetics at University of Hong Kong for more than 20 years. According to her studies, more than 40 per cent of the English phonetic sounds are different from the Cantonese ones, ...

  5. Need to know?

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... tell you how much they expect. Language Several dialects are spoken in Jiangmen and the surrounding municipalities, and these are distinct from the Cantonese spoken in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Because of the influence of Hong Kong television, however, Hong Kong-style Cantonese is widely spoken and understood by residents. Many of the people you come into contact with will be from other ...

  6. Wake-up call not needed as survey on English is lost in translation

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... prefer Chinese in a Chinese town. There is something a little obsequious about setting a foreign language on a higher pedestal than your own when you are at home. Wake-up call for Hong Kong? Let ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Hong Kong has for a long time enjoyed what was believed to be quite good English proficiency. Our English was viewed as better than places like mainland China ...

  7. First person

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... in Hong Kong. He argues it is important for young audiences in Hong Kong to watch western as well as Chinese classics. I call it the curse of affluence. Ever since Hong Kong became rich ... In those days we were more cosmopolitan. We had the best of both worlds, and that is what made Hong Kong successful. It is wrong if, after reunification, we try to make Hong Kong like the rest ...

  8. A childhood passion finally comes alive

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in a full-time Cantonese opera diploma programme at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, which she has just completed. The mother of two has signed on for the two-year advanced diploma in the same ...

  9. Putonghua 'will be introduced in stages'

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Minister says officials must first ensure school teachers have the right accent The use of Putonghua as a medium of instruction for Chinese language classes in Hong Kong would ... 'We're still discussing the issue. Hong Kong already has Putonghua-speaking teachers. But we [government officials] have to make sure these teachers have a proper accent.' The Post report ...

  10. France, Germany offer mix of culture

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Madeleine Fitzpatrick

    ... country's language made once the student has had time to settle in. About 500 students from Hong Kong travel to France or Germany each year to take up medium to long courses. Others enrol in courses ... of specialisations than in Hong Kong.' Students who have passed their A-levels in Hong Kong but have very little or no knowledge of the language of the country in which they intend to study can apply ...




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