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The teaching of English in Hong Kong from problems to solutions

Yung, Fan May (1988) The teaching of English in Hong Kong from problems to solutions. Masters thesis, Durham University.



The issue concerning English education in Hong Kong has been a matter of much debate. This dissertation comprises two parts. Part I (Chapters 1-3) is a description of the problems and Part II (Chapters 4 and 5) a search for solutions. Chapter 1 gives a factual picture of the language problems and the responses of both the government and the public to them. Chapter 2 is a study of the linguistic situation in Hong Kong, having a discussion particularly about the nature of bilingual ism. Chapter 3 analyses the language learning difficulties and the actual needs of the learners. Chapter 4 is an attempt to solve the problem by locating the proper position of English learning in the language education of Hong Kong. Chapter 5 suggests a possible solution to maintain, and hopefully to improve the teaching quality, by adapting the communicative approach to the Hong Kong situation.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Arts
Thesis Date:1988
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:08 Feb 2013 13:41

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