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
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
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
The great northern expanse tends to get overshadowed by its loud neighbour - particularly in a presidential election year - but Canada stands on its own feet when it comes to education.
The vast country has fewer than 100 universities, but they are well supported with public funding.15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
A good rapport with teachers, ample practice and not least of all, test-taking skills, are offered by courses that prepare students for such high-stakes challenges as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
STUDENTS WHO register early with the Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) will be offered a free introductory course for the International English Language Test System (IELTS) in the new academic year.
The free course will be provided by the British Council under an agreement set up between the institutions.19 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Reflecting the mania for English-language qualifications, South Korean students have been paying hundreds of dollars for an opportunity to take a proficiency test before it is changed.17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
Opportunities abound for students looking to broaden their horizons and study abroad.
In the past few years, exchange programmes have become increasingly popular among Hong Kong students as universities have expanded their portfolios of partner institutions around the world.2 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
FORM FIVE GRADUATES who are eager to study abroad may need to prepare a few things other than an air-ticket.5 Aug 2003 - 12:00am
Mainland students have beaten counterparts from a number of advanced Asian countries in their Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, often required for admission into North American universities.27 Jul 2002 - 12:00am
Every final-year university student will be allowed to claim a subsidy of more than $1,000 to take a popular English test run jointly by Cambridge University and the British Council in Hong Kong, under a scheme announced yesterday.13 Jul 2002 - 12:00am
IT'S LIKE A bargain basement sale: there are many choices; everything glitters and you just don't know what to buy. Yet you are not in a shopping mall. We are talking about English language examination halls.14 Mar 2002 - 12:00am
Undergraduates will be subsidised to sit an international English-language test starting in the next academic year, and their results will be declared in their graduation transcripts, it was announced yesterday.31 Jan 2002 - 12:00am
Web site HungryForWords.com, which e-mails people electronic 'flashcards' to teach them a new word a day, has taken its site down again to re-fit it with content from The Princeton Review, a company that helps people study for exams such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).2 Apr 2001 - 12:00am
Updated at 7.03pm: Hong Kong people hoping to study abroad are going to have their lives made easier by the introduction of a new computerised system for testing their English.10 Oct 2000 - 12:00am