Despite efforts on the part of the Education Bureau, it remains difficult for children from non-Chinese-speaking families in Hong Kong to master the language. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Why going to university can be an uphill task for Hong Kong’s non-Chinese kids

  • While the Education Bureau has stepped up efforts to assist non-Chinese-speaking pupils in government-funded schools, they will struggle to master Chinese at a level needed to excel in secondary school
Topic |   Ethnic minorities in Hong Kong

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Despite efforts on the part of the Education Bureau, it remains difficult for children from non-Chinese-speaking families in Hong Kong to master the language. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Calling for better instruction of Chinese to ethnic minority students are (from left) Hong Kong Unison research officer Li Sin-lam, lawmakers Ip Kin-yuen and Claudia Mo, and others, in May 2018. Photo: Winson Wong

Let Hong Kong’s ethnic minority students learn Chinese alongside native speakers in school

  • Public schools in Hong Kong put minority students into separate Chinese classes from native speakers, which causes them to learn at a slower rate
Topic |   Ethnic minorities in Hong Kong

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Calling for better instruction of Chinese to ethnic minority students are (from left) Hong Kong Unison research officer Li Sin-lam, lawmakers Ip Kin-yuen and Claudia Mo, and others, in May 2018. Photo: Winson Wong
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