New Asia--Yale-In-China Chinese Language Center

Young minds, fresh out of the box

Just months away from the launch of four-year degrees in September, Hong Kong universities have made great strides in developing new courses and faculties for an expanded curriculum that aims to produce graduates who can adapt and effectively respond to a fast-changing wo

Friday, 20 April, 2012, 12:00am

More to a national identity than learning to speak Putonghua

I would like to respond to Borromeo Li ('Pupils need more Putonghua lessons', December 30).

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Putonghua harmony

I refer to the letters headlined 'Cantophilia' (November 5) and 'Why we should switch languages' (November 3).

Many people in Hong Kong see Putonghua and Cantonese as adversaries.

In fact, they can co-exist peacefully, as do Putonghua and many other Chinese dialects.

10 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

$7.5m to help push Putonghua

Hong Kong will get 2,800 additional Putonghua teachers under a new, three-year Education Department programme.

A department spokesman said the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Hong Kong Baptist University (BU) would both run 130-hour courses this academic year to provide sufficient training for the extra Putonghua teachers.

24 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Important subject

THERE has been a great deal of discussion, of late, regarding the suggestion that Putonghua be made a compulsory subject in Hong Kong's schools.

I support this proposal.

Those who are against it say it would be difficult to re-schedule timetables and hard to recruit the large number of Putonghua teachers needed to implement such a scheme.

18 Nov 1995 - 12:00am