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HKEdU | EdUHK Forum on Inclusive and Equitable Education for All in Hong Kong

Briefing paper #2

Page 6: How best to teach Cantonese as a second language was discussed amongst the group. Professor Hin Tat Cheung observed that what we mean by “Chinese as a second language” has not yet been well defined in the literature. Ms Phyllis Cheung reported only seeing one school where minority language students who had difficulty learning Chinese were placed in the same class as other Chinese students, effectively dividing them by their learning difficulties rather than by their ethnicity.

Page 8: Ms Shida Lee from the Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT) discussed the launch of their Applied Learning Chinese course for non-Chinese speaking students with the aim of opening up vocational options for minority language students, for example in the hospitality sector. Read Full Report here:

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