19 Jan '11, 1am

The MOE says it will deploy 500 more mother tongue language teachers to schools by 2015

In order to increase the number of mother tongue language teachers, the ministry will liberalise scholarship eligibility criteria and get more to study the language at a higher level. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM THE Ministry of Education (MOE) will deploy 500 more mother tongue language (MTL) teachers to schools by 2015. To get the numbers up, it will liberalise the eligibility criteria for scholarships and get more to study the language at a higher level. Education Minister Ng Eng Hen, announcing changes to the MTL curriculum at a press conference on Tuesday, said more teachers will be needed as MTL lessons become more focused on interactive communication and more customised to students' needs. To enlarge the pool of potential MTL teachers, he said, those with good O-level Higher MTL or A-level H1 grades will be offered overseas teaching scholarships. At present, only studen...

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