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Ielts

Kaplan training helps win a place

After the A-level examination results have been released in Hong Kong, it is time for the successful candidates to ponder their future.

Friday, 29 June, 2012, 12:00am

Hunger strikers in rally to save Canadian dream

Protesters started a four-day hunger strike outside the Canadian consulate yesterday in an immigration row.

They will stage a rally in Exchange Square, Central, until Monday in protest at a proposal by the Canadian government to axe a backlog of pre-2008 immigration applications.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

To go or not to go

Despite increases to the length and breadth of undergraduate courses in Hong Kong, many locally based students - and their parents - still regard a degree earned overseas as being a cut above. The reasons vary.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Excellence makes US popular draw

Politically the world's superpower, the United States is also a major player in the international competition for overseas students.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Loose MBA requirements can mean loss of learning

The plethora of MBA courses on offer these days is good news to many. They provide choices that meet the needs of people at different stages of their careers or lives.

But have you seen ads that exempt the usual requirement of a bachelor's degree?

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

A matter of speaking right

In an international city such as Hong Kong, English is the most commonly used business language. Yet, many Hong Kongers are hesitant to speak to foreigners or find it impossible, for instance, to write an e-mail in properly phrased English. As Hong Kong has developed into a knowledge-based society, the use of English in the workplace has expanded.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

letters

Bitter edge to sugary soft drinks

A recent US study made the shocking discovery that the more soft drinks teenagers drank, the more violent they became. High school students in Boston who drank more than five cans of non-diet soft drinks a week had a 9 to 15 per cent higher chance of behaving aggressively.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

More university students sit IELTS test

About 11,800 final-year university students sat the International English Language Testing System in the last academic year, an increase of 5 per cent on the previous year. Eighty-seven per cent scored between six and 7.5, which is considered 'competent' or 'good'. The average was 6.69 out of nine. Students from the University of Hong Kong topped the rankings, at 6.99.

9 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

IELTS recognised in UK immigration rules

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.

17 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Overseas universities must do more than check IELTS scores

Concern has recently been expressed over problems faced by overseas students taking up studies in English-speaking countries, whose level of English may not be strong enough to enable them to succeed. Chinese students struggling at British universities have been specially mentioned.

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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