Phát âm chuẩn cùng VOA – Anh ngữ đặc biệt: Hong Kong US English (VOA-Edu Report)

Published on 21/11/2013

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From VOA Learning English, this is the Education Report. People in Hong Kong speak a rich mixture of languages. Hong Kong was a British colony for more than 150 years before it was returned to Chinese control in 1997. English was the only official language until 1994. Most people in Hong Kong today speak Cantonese. But Mandarin and other dialects also are heard. And English, as the British use it, is still widely spoken and taught there. Now, however, many people are choosing to learn English as it is spoken in the United States. Victor Chan, for example, has children who attend a school called Nature EQ on Saturday and Sunday. They are learning to say words the American way. Mr. Chan says he wants his sons to learn American English because he plans to send them to the United States to study. Nature EQ is one of a growing number of schools in Hong Kong that offer American English classes. Frankie Ng opened the school 17 years ago with only 40 students. Today, the school has 350 students. It does not have space for any more. Mr. Ng says American English is clear and defined. He says it is easy to teach and easily understood. Public schools in the former British colony still teach mostly British English. But the number of private language schools teaching American English is growing. Some observers say American English is becoming the language of international business. Language teachers in Hong Kong say wealthy people who live in mainland China are helping to increase the demand for classes in American English. But, for now, people hearing English in the streets of Hong Kong are mainly hearing traditional British English.

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