10 Sep '11, 8am

Speak Good English Movement calls for Singaporeans to be role models

Speak Good English Movement calls for Singaporeans to be role models

At the launch of the event at Jurong Regional Library today, the Minister of State for Education Lawrence Wong noted that the linguistic environment here is complex with many being more comfortable speaking in their mother tongue languages or Singlish. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN By Fiona Low The Speak Good English Movement this year is calling for all Singaporeans to be good role models by consistently speaking standard English, especially to children they interact with. At the launch of the event at Jurong Regional Library today, the Minister of State for Education Lawrence Wong noted that the linguistic environment here is complex with many being more comfortable speaking in their mother tongue languages or Singlish. The tagline for this year - 'How you speak makes a difference' - aims to remind people to speak well because young children have a tendency to mimic w...

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