The addition of Mandarin as a third language is indirectly increasing the hardship of students with regard to learning English. Photo: Raymond Mak

The real reason English is fading in Hong Kong: the rise of Mandarin

  • There continues to be a need for Hongkongers to learn English, but Cantonese and Mandarin undeniably dominate the business world in the city today
Topic |   Education

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The addition of Mandarin as a third language is indirectly increasing the hardship of students with regard to learning English. Photo: Raymond Mak
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Children check out a temporary community library in Mei Foo. Photo: Edmond So

Broken English and Hong Kong students: it’s not the wealth gap, it’s the drive gap

  • The rich-poor divide should not prevent students from less-well-off families from accessing the books, films and resources they need to improve their English
  • Success is all about grit, passion and perseverance
Topic |   Education

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Children check out a temporary community library in Mei Foo. Photo: Edmond So
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