Qualifications granted by post-secondary education institutions in hong kong are internationally recognized apart from the academic programmes, you can also choose vocational training or some other short-term language programmes that best suit your interest and ability. In this paper the notion of critical practice in english language education (ele) is explored through examples from the critical work of educators and researchers in hong kong the paper then concludes with a discussion of both the challenges and possibilities of engaging in critical practice in ele. Introduction the division of english language education (ele) currently comprises twenty members, with teaching and research expertise in various areas related to applied linguistics, language teacher education and the english language curriculum. Theory in english language education research special topic in english language education any aspect of the course (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the university.
This list contains details of language schools, international schools and other institutions offering english language courses in hong kong, as well as recruitment agencies and voluntary organisations operating in hong kong. At ks2 in hong kong english language education promotes the use of english language to discuss topics relevant to secondary. Why intensive reading hinders the development of both english language teaching and english language learning in china teaching english in china, elt newsletter , 20: 49 - 52 beijing : the british council. The language education policy of the hong kong special administrative region government is to enable the hong kong people, particularly students and working adults, to become biliterate (in written chinese and.
Studies the hong kong english language education curriculum it proposes the need for having pedagogy that supports the critical approach of english teaching in the curriculum. Hong kong free press is a non-profit english language news source seeking to unite critical voices free and independent, hkfp launched in 2015 amid rising concerns over declining press freedom in. Hong kong english (chinese: 港式英文) is the dialect of the english language most commonly used in hong kong the dialect is a result of hong kong's british overseas territory history and the influence of native cantonese speakers. To facilitate effective school-based language planning and development, a schedule has been proposed, outlining focuses for english language education curriculum development in the short (2001-02 to 2005-06), medium (2006-07 to 2010-11) and long (beyond 2011) term. Invited paper presented at the 2014 cuhk english language education symposium: current trends in second language education, department of curriculum and instruction, faculty of education, the chinese university of hong kong.
The conference will bring together hong kong and global scholars in language studies, national and international administrators and language program directors, graduate students, educators, and practitioners. Critical practice in english language education in hong kong: challenges and possibilities angel m y lin, professor, faculty of education, the university of hong kong. Employers in language education show a clear preference for applicants who hold recognised tefl qualifications such as the trinity certtesol english for asia (efa) is the largest trinity certtesol course provider outside of europe, and the only dedicated tefl / tesol centre in hong kong.
In the competitive city like hong kong, higher foreign language ability, for example, english can ensure a secured employment and financial future for the students (lee 25) as mentioned above, hong kong is an international city, and english is used as moi in university, it is crucial for students to use english as moi. The mastery of english, therefore, is vital to learners in hong kong, as it opens up new possibilities for intellectual and social development, educational attainment, career advancement, personal fulfilment, and cultural understanding.
Abstract in 1999, the critical thinking syllabus (cdc, 1999) was issued by the curriculum development council to all junior secondary school english language teachers in hong kong. The center for language education continues to provide innovative teaching for language learning to hkust students to see what courses we offer for undergraduate students, visit here for our english curriculum and here for our chinese curriculum. The principal language of hong kong is standard cantonese (粵語, 廣州話, 廣東話, 廣府話, 白話, 本地話), spoken by 875% of the population at home daily as an official language, it is used in education, broadcasting, government administration, legislation and judiciary, as well as for daily communication. Fields: english language pedagogy (tefl, esl) & teacher education research (mentoring, collaboration in education, language teacher identities) cheri is a teacher educator in the faculty of.