English Education for the Elderly in Hong Kong

  • Di Zou
  • Fu Lee Wang
  • Haoran XieEmail author
  • Tak-Lam Wong
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10108)


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.


Active aging English education Motivation Learning styles Elder speak 



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).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Di Zou
    • 1
  • Fu Lee Wang
    • 2
  • Haoran Xie
    • 3
    Email author
  • Tak-Lam Wong
    • 3
  1. 1.English Language CentreThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong SAR, China
  2. 2.Caritas Institute of Higher EducationNew TerritoriesHong Kong SAR, China
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and Information TechnologyThe Education University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong SAR, China

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