Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/74317
Title: English in Hong Kong higher education
Authors: Evans, S 
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Source: World Englishes, 2017, p. 2 How to cite?
Journal: World Englishes 
Abstract: Research conducted in the late twentieth century pointed to a gulf in Hong Kong's universities between institutional medium-of-instruction policy, which stipulated the use of English, and lecturers' classroom practices, which often involved the use of Cantonese to present and explain the content of English-language textbooks and teaching materials. This article examines the findings of a study which sought to determine whether the policy-practice divide had widened or narrowed in the past two decades under the pressure of two potentially competing forces: globalisation and decolonisation. The evidence suggests that the policy-practice disjunction may have narrowed significantly in recent years, with most of the participants' teachers evidently making a determined effort to instruct and interact with their students in English in lectures and seminars.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/74317
ISSN: 0883-2919
EISSN: 1467-971X
DOI: 10.1111/weng.12238
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