[lg policy] question about: Language policy and language planning in Hong Kong

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 16 20:12:51 UTC 2010

#1    wushijiao

Because there is a chance I might end up moving to Hong Kong next
year, I’ve been very interested in questions such as: what do people
in Hong Kong think of studying English? Putonghua? Cantonese? To what
level of proficiency do they learn it? What is the language policy
like right now in schools? And other questions. To some degree, I
think knowing the answers to those questions can help a person make up
his/her mind about what to study before going to Hong Kong.

Anyway, here is a link to a paper that helps answer some of those
questions. One of the most interesting findings refers to the
widespread apathy towards all three languages (page 12). Also, it’s
interesting to note that solely teaching English as a separate
language of study (instead of having a English as a general medium of
instruction) decreased the students’ desire to learn English.

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