A Review of Research in English Language Education in Hong Kong in the Past 25 Years: Reflections and the Way Forward

Anita Y K Poon

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Abstract

This is a review of research in English language education in Hong Kong in the past 25 years. A total of 108 studies under five themes have been reviewed: (1) English language teaching; (2) English language curriculum, assessment and reform; (3) Students’ perspectives: motivation and attitudes, learning experience and strategies; (4) Teachers’ perspectives: attitudes and values, language awareness, teacher training and qualifications; (5) Learning outcome: language use, English standards and the impact on teaching and learning. Five ongoing debates/controversial issues emerging from these studies have been identified and discussed. There are critiques and recommendations on the current situation and future development of research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-40
Number of pages34
JournalEducational Research Journal
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

User-Defined Keywords

  • research in English language education
  • research in English language teaching
  • Hong Kong

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