08 Sep '11, 5am

We are making a last-ditch effort to save the Chinese language. 华语 cool? Er... #sgedu

Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, launched the Chinese Language Oracy eLand portal for Primary 1 to 3 students at the 2nd International Conference on Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Second Language today. The Oracy eLand is an online learning portal that uses multi-media to make Chinese Language learning engaging and interactive. Developed in response to one of the key recommendations of the 2010 Mother Tongue Languages Review Committee to use information communication technology to enhance students’ learning of the Chinese Language, it aims to equip students with commonly-used vocabulary and sentence patterns to enhance their oral communication. Using multimedia content such as flash animations, video clips and audio clips, the portal offers a systematic and multimodal way of teaching and learning commonly-used vocabulary and sentence patterns, based on dai...

Full article: http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2011/09/launch-of-oracy...

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