mothertongue

Mother tongue: A tool to be used

My answer to this week’s VoicesTODAY topic, Mother Tongue: Can the Decline be Stopped?, is yes, so long as there are opportunities for the language to be used in daily life.

Changing the way we teach Chinese

Changing the way we teach Chinese

How should Singapore rise to the challenge of teaching mother tongue languages like Mandarin, in an environment where more young people are growing up in English-speaking...

English is still more important

I refer to the report, “‘Mother tongue proficiency affected’ as more students speak English at home” (Sept 14), and the Government’s encouragement of the use of mother tongue by...

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