04 Apr '11, 2pm

The MOE is setting aside $12m to promote the Chinese language over 5 years to benefit over 80,000 students

The MOE is setting aside $12m to promote the Chinese language over 5 years to benefit over 80,000 students

Senior Minister of State for National Development and Education, Grace Fu (second right) trying to use a Chinese music instrument during her tour at the River Valley Primary School. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM PRACTISING for a Chinese-language skit with the help of teachers from a Chinese theatre group has sparked Laura Tang's interest in the language. Her school, River Valley Primary, engaged Arts Theatre of Singapore which specialises in training students for drama performances to encourage its pupils to use the Chinese language. On Monday (4/4), Ms Grace Fu, chairman of the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning , told reporters that activities such as the drama programme at River Valley Primary help make Mandarin a living language and the Government would like to get community groups involved in supporting such initiatives. To do this, Ms Fu, who is also Senior ...

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