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English 31

Progress on English must be sustained

A frequent complaint among parents and teachers is that our children do not read and that their standard of literacy is in decline. Yet survey after survey has shown the opposite, at both primary and secondary levels.

Thursday, 10 July, 2008, 12:00am

Language lessons

Whichever side of the argument parents and educationalists favour in the mother-tongue teaching controversy, most would agree that this aspect of education is in serious disarray.

22 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

A lack of consensus on medium of teaching

All secondary schools, except for the 114 that have been exempted, will be teaching in the mother tongue this year.

The switch has caused heartache and controversy, with many parents angry their children will not be taught in English.

28 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Misguided approach

It is as if the Education Department is determined to do all it can to make mother-tongue teaching as unpopular as possible.

1 May 1998 - 12:00am

Question of language

One hundred and fifty years as a British colony have not made as great an impact as many might have expected on the English language skills of the Hong Kong public.

22 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

School places

PARENTS wishing to find primary two to six places for their children in the 1994 school year can apply from next Wednesday at government primary schools. Application forms have to be returned before March 10.

26 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Scheme to find places for pupils

A NEW scheme to allocate Form Four places to pupils will begin this summer, as there is a shortfall of 700.

The shortage is a result of an increase in pupil numbers, and defects in the system started in 1991 which allowed the number of pupils eligible for promotion to increase, said Assistant Director of Education (Building and Systems) Hsu Show-hoo.

21 Jan 1994 - 12:00am