Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hong Kong: schools to teach in English again?

Some Hong Kong schools could be given the choice of switching back to teaching in English, 11 years after a "mother tongue" policy ordered them to teach in Chinese.

The proposal, which is before parliament, is aimed at improving English-language standards, which have fallen since Hong Kong ceased to be a British colony in 1997.

It would, if approved, give up to 80 schools where a large proportion of pupils are high-achievers the choice of teaching students in English. More...

See also:

  1. WTF! Is this how the Japanese learn English?
  2. Cool judge: Learn English or go to jail!!!
  3. Former Soviet republics dumping Russian and turning to English...
  4. Bulgarian Idol sings "Ken Lee". Hilarious!

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