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The Stories Behind: Gen Zs speak...dialect!

03:45 Min
While many of their peers have little to no proficiency when it comes to the use of Hokkien or Teochew, Gen Zs Ong Yi Ting and Gareth Quek are making a keen effort to learn and even promote their dialects. And they are not the only ones. Co-founder of learndialect.sg Eugene Lee says he has seen a ten to 20 per cent increase in the number of youths enrolling for dialect lessons since the Covid-19 pandemic. Video: Ooi Boon Keong/TODAY
While many of their peers have little to no proficiency when it comes to the use of Hokkien or Teochew, Gen Zs Ong Yi Ting and Gareth Quek are making a keen effort to learn and even promote their dialects. And they are not the only ones. Co-founder of learndialect.sg Eugene Lee says he has seen a ten to 20 per cent increase in the number of youths enrolling for dialect lessons since the Covid-19 pandemic. Video: Ooi Boon Keong/TODAY

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