SCMP | Ethnic minorities struggling with Chinese – despite annual funding of HK$200 million

By Mary Ann Benitez

Hong Kong Unison said its research found the biggest difficulty for schools was catering to the varied Chinese language abilities of minorities which ranged from no Chinese or English for new arrivals, to the fluent Cantonese ability of Hong Kong-born children.

“This report found that although the government has been investing resources for non-Chinese students, it has not fully responded to their learning needs, or assisted teachers in formulating effective learning strategies,” Unison executive director Phyllis Cheung Fung-mei said.

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