04 Apr '11, 10am

DTN Singapore: MOE sets aside S$12m to develop use of Chinese language: SINGAPORE: The Education Ministry (MOE)

SINGAPORE: The Education Ministry (MOE) will set aside up to S$12 million to develop the use of Chinese language in schools - from pre-primary, all the way to Junior College. This will be in the form of a one-to-one matching grant, which will pair funds raised by the community. The grant is part of the S$45 million provided by the government, to be spent on the education of the Mother Tongue Language, over the next five years. Earlier this year in January, the ministry had announced changes to the Mother Tongue Language (MTL) curriculum, to make it more engaging for students. Since then, schools have organised more activities to promote the Chinese language. At River Valley Primary, students enjoy a two-week cultural immersion programme, called MTL Fortnights. Primary 1 student, Evan The, said: "I learnt to write in the Chinese brush way. It was so much fun, I did two." Sy...

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