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Introduction on WEC

To enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness as an international centre for business, finance and tourism, the Government launched the Workplace English Campaign (WEC) in the year 2000 to heighten public awareness of the importance of having a good command of English in a workplace environment and to improve the knowledge of English among the working population in Hong Kong.

WEC promotes the Hong Kong Workplace English Benchmarks (HKWEB) which spell out the standards of English in writing and speaking that employees of different industries in Hong Kong should strive to attain; and carries out a large-scale public education and publicity programme annually.

Steered by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), WEC is a project funded by the Language Fund.