Although Hong Kong government has done a great job in various areas for active aging such as social security, residential care services, community care and support systems, the English education for elders is a weak point. This paper analyzes the current situation of English education for elders in Hong Kong from four perspectives: barriers, motivations, styles and methods of English learning for elders. Suggestions, possible solutions and necessary actions are also proposed accordingly. Copyright © 2017 Springer International Publishing AG.
|Title of host publication||International symposium on emerging technologies for education|
|Editors||Ting-Ting WU, Rosella GENNARI, Yueh-Min HUANG, Haoran XIE, Yiwei CAO|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|ISBN (Print)||9783319528359, 9783319528366|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
CitationZou, D., Wang, F. L., Xie, H., & Wong, T. L. (2017). English education for the elderly in Hong Kong. In T.-T. Wu, R. Gennari, Y.-M. Huang, H. Xie, & Y. Cao (Eds.), Emerging technologies for education: First International Symposium, SETE 2016, held in conjunction with ICWL 2016, Rome, Italy, October 26-29, 2016, Revised selected papers (pp. 306-310). Switzerland: Springer.
- Active aging
- English education
- Learning styles
- Elder speak