HONG KONG, Jan. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- City Telecom (H.K.) Limited (HKSE:1137), (Nasdaq:CTEL) and wholly owned subsidiary Hong Kong Broadband Network engaged GlobalEnglish to improve our English communication skills. Whilst Chinese is our primary language, we believe that fluent English is an essential hygiene factor for our management grade and certain job specific Talents. This is particularly important as our Fibre network expands into the popular premium expatriate favored locations such as Mid Levels, Happy Valley, Repulse Bay, etc in 2011. We have a wide range of processes in place to improve our workplace English, including:
- To qualify for our Management grade promotion, all new candidates must have a minimum score of 6.5 out of 9.00 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
- We originate a project "Friday For ME" that makes it fun for our Talents to communicate in the workplace in Mandarin and/or English (ME) each Friday, guided by 20 designated language ambassadors.
- In our compulsory company annual exam, English language is tested in Hong Kong and Guangzhou.