English education for the elderly in Hong Kong

Di ZOU, Fu Lee WANG, Haoran XIE*, Tak-lam WONG

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Technologies for Education : First International Symposium, SETE 2016 held in conjunction with ICWL 2016, Rome, Italy, October 26–29, 2016, revised selected papers
EditorsTing-Ting WU, Rosella GENNARI, Yueh-Min HUANG, Haoran XIE, Yiwei CAO
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319528366
ISBN (Print)9783319528359
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education - Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Duration: 26 Oct 201629 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10108 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education
Abbreviated titleSETE 2016

Bibliographical note

The work described in this paper was fully supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (UGC/FDS11/E06/14).


  • Active aging
  • English education
  • Motivation
  • Learning styles
  • Elder speak


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