Updated: May 12, 2020
A comprehensive review of learning and teaching of Chinese for ethnic minority students in Hong Kong 2006-2016 Hong Kong Unison (May 2018) Policy Recommendations include:
The EDB should establish a clear and forward-looking Chinese as a second language policy, provide schools and teachers with guidelines and benchmarks, teaching methods and assessments, as well as staged learning objectives and appropriate teaching materials to enable ethnic minority students gradually transition to mainstream Chinese language curriculum.
The EDB should provide adequate and systematic pre-service and in-service training, including CSL training for Chinese subject teacher and cultural sensitivity training for teachers’ teaching other subjects.
The EDB should strengthen its monitoring of kindergartens, primary and secondary schools.