18 Jan '11, 10am

Learning of Mother Tongue Languages is set to become more interactive

These are the key recommendations that have been proposed by the MTL Review Committee, led by Ms Ho Peng, MOE ’s Director-General of Education. The MTL Review Committee was set up in Jan 2010 to recommend appropriate strategies to enhance the teaching and learning of MTL , in the face of two trends. First, the language environment in the homes of Singaporeans is evolving - more parents of Primary 1 children are reporting that English is the most frequently used language in their home. There is also a group who is comfortable in speaking both English and MTL . There is thus a need to recognise the different starting points of our learners and customise MTL teaching for the different groups. Second, with growing interest around the world in the learning of a second or even a third language, there have been advances and insights for the teaching of languages in multi-lingual ...

Full article: http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2011/01/enhancing-the-t...

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