Hong Kong may decide to phase English back into classrooms

06/2/2009 | Taipei Times (Taiwan), The

Hong Kong officials are considering reversing an 11-year-old decision that required students be taught in Chinese instead of English. Hong Kong Education Secretary Michael Suen said English proficiency has decreased since 1997; if the proposal is approved, English could be phased into Hong Kong classrooms -- beginning in those with the brightest students.

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