26 May '12, 9pm

Students will have the choice to take Spanish as a third language from 2014

SINGAPORE - From 2014, secondary school students will be able to take Spanish as a third language, while junior college students can do so from 2018. The Ministry of Education (MOE) said it aims to develop a core group of Singaporeans to be proficient in Spanish to support Singapore's efforts in exploring new growth opportunities and forging partnerships with Spain, Latin America and other Spanish-speaking countries. Minister of State for Education Lawrence Wong announced this at the opening of the second MOE Language Centre at Cairnhill Road yesterday. The MOE said having a ready pool of Singaporean Spanish speakers will facilitate the growth of local companies' interest in Latin America. And having a pool of Spanish-speaking executives, professionals and managers here will also increase the country's attractiveness as a hub for Latin American companies looking to set up ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Hotnews/EDC120527-0000025/Span...

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