10 Sep '11, 3am

Speak Good English Movement urges S'poreans to be good role models

Speak Good English Movement urges S'poreans to be good role models

SINGAPORE: The Speak Good English Movement is calling for all Singaporeans to be good role models of English, especially to children they interact with. This is the message of the movement for 2011, which was launched on Saturday morning by Minister of State for Education and Defence Lawrence Wong. Mr Wong said everyone, especially parents, should take the responsibility to learn how to speak and communicate well so that they can be good role models of the language. He urged teachers and parents to work hand in hand to create an environment where children can listen to good English all the time, anywhere. The movement has a new tagline for the year - "How You Speak Makes a Difference" - to remind Singaporeans that the way they speak affects those who listen to them, especially young children who are curious learners and tend to mimic what they hear. The effort to raise the...

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