18 Jan '11, 11am

The teaching and testing of mother tongue languages will now focus on nurturing students to be proficient users: MOE.

The teaching and testing of mother tongue languages (MTL) will now focus on nurturing students to be proficient users of the language. -- ST PHOTO THE teaching and testing of mother tongue languages (MTL) will now focus on nurturing students to be proficient users of the language, said the Ministry of Education on Monday. Real-life settings will also be used to help them learn the language effectively. These recommendations were shared by the MTL review committee set up a year ago. Examination and assessment formats will also change to support the emphasis of students using MTL as a living language. The direction taken towards MTL will also render students more support, whether they encounter difficulties with the subject or are strong with the language and wish to pursue MTL at a higher level. The changes will take place in phases, effective immediately. Full implementati...

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