A teacher leads an English class using methods that encourage student participation, at a secondary school in Tai Po in May 2013. Photo: SCMP

Letters | Are Hong Kong students really poor at English? It depends on how you judge

  • In Hong Kong schools, English is taught as a second language to equip students with the competence needed for academic purposes. That is what students should be judged on, not their social speaking skills
Topic |   Hong Kong schools
A teacher leads an English class using methods that encourage student participation, at a secondary school in Tai Po in May 2013. Photo: SCMP
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