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SCMP Letters | Let Hong Kong’s ethnic minority students learn Chinese alongside native speakers

Letters | Let Hong Kong’s ethnic minority students learn Chinese alongside native speakers in school


  • Public schools in Hong Kong put minority students into separate Chinese classes from native speakers, which causes them to learn at a slower rate

A range of classroom-based support strategies to keep Chinese as Additional Language students learning alongside Chinese children in Chinese-medium schools is the only way to ensure the next generation of ethnic minority children grow up with high levels of Chinese language proficiency. These measures should be implemented across the board before there is any further mention of pull-out sessions or segregated classes.


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