English education for the elderly in Hong Kong

Di ZOU, Fu Lee WANG, Haoran XIE, Tak Lam WONG

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational symposium on emerging technologies for education
EditorsTing-Ting WU, Rosella GENNARI, Yueh-Min HUANG, Haoran XIE, Yiwei CAO
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
ISBN (Print)9783319528359, 9783319528366
Publication statusPublished - 2017


Zou, 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
  • Motivation
  • Learning styles
  • Elder speak


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