Learning English in Hong Kong: The views and practices of kindergarten teachers

Cheung Shing Sam LEUNG, Swee Eng Audrey LIM

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Abstract

According to the Curriculum Guide issued by the Education Bureau in Hong Kong, English should not be taught as a formal subject and children should be EUR exposed' to it. This paper presents findings from a questionnaire survey and classroom observations on how teachers in Hong Kong preschools help children learn English. It examines the various ways teachers create a rich environment for the children to be exposed to English as a second language.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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Citation

Leung, C. S. S., & Lim, S. E. A. (2009, June). Learning English in Hong Kong: The views and practices of kindergarten teachers. In C. S. S. Leung (Chair), Second language teaching and learning in preschools in Hong Kong and Singapore. Symposium conducted at the Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference: Designing New Learning Contexts for a Globalising World, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Keywords

  • Early childhood
  • Language and education