Studying in a mainstream school should be a fast-track way to attain Chinese language fluency. But, as this article explains, non-Chinese speaking families face many obstacles when trying to navigate the local school system.
Najma is originally from Pakistan and is mother of 2 boys. She wants them to study in local schools so that they can learn Chinese and integrate well into HK. Her plan was derailed by a lack of clear information about their school choices and negative messaging from some teachers. Incredibly, when she tried to send her child to a tuition centre to boost his grades, some tuition centres wouldn’t accept him, claiming his grades were not high enough for them to accept him.... Najma calls on EDB to provide more teacher training and additional Chinese language support in schools.