Students at an English lesson. Many Hong Kong parents are concerned over whether their non-native pronunciation or bad grammar would affect their children’s speech. Photo: SCMP Pictures Students at an English lesson. Many Hong Kong parents are concerned over whether their non-native pronunciation or bad grammar would affect their children’s speech. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Students at an English lesson. Many Hong Kong parents are concerned over whether their non-native pronunciation or bad grammar would affect their children’s speech. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Reading with children is key, says researcher in response to Hong Kong parents’ fears about bilingual environment

Oxford University Press poll shows almost 80 pc speak to toddlers in both English and Chinese, but over 70 pc worry this will have negative impact on language skills

Students at an English lesson. Many Hong Kong parents are concerned over whether their non-native pronunciation or bad grammar would affect their children’s speech. Photo: SCMP Pictures Students at an English lesson. Many Hong Kong parents are concerned over whether their non-native pronunciation or bad grammar would affect their children’s speech. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Students at an English lesson. Many Hong Kong parents are concerned over whether their non-native pronunciation or bad grammar would affect their children’s speech. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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