18 Jan '11, 2pm

MOE to recruit more MTL teachers

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) will step up its recruitment drive for Mother Tongue Language (MTL) teachers, under the MTL Review. There are currently some 6,600 of such teachers. Meanwhile, how do schools get ready for the new challenge of injecting more interactivity in MTL teaching? At Peiying Primary School, its teachers use role play to conduct MTL lessons. And, its MTL teachers had been trained years ago to use language-related computer programmes to keep up with the times. For schools with teachers who need the extra push, the MOE says training will be provided. MOE's Director-General of Education, Ms Ho Peng, said: "Certainly, we will need to prepare and support the teachers very well in order for them to be able to teach the kids using technology. So going forward, we will be preparing the in-service courses." In this respect, Ms Ho said different lang...

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