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News Commentary on Language Learning


Will children become smarter if they are exposed to bilingual learning early?

(Lianhe Zaobao, 24 March 2014)

Mr Lee: Give kids early start in bilingualism

(Straits Times, 17 August 2013) 

An early start in languages at new Tiong Bahru pre-school

(Business Times Weekend, 17-18 August 2013)

Introduce bilingualism at early age: Mr Lee

(The New Paper, 17 August 2013)

Lee Kuan Yew: Give children early start in bilingualism     

(Lianhe Zaobao, 17 August 2013)

Lee Kuan Yew urges parents to allow children early start in bilingualism      

(Lianhe Wanbao, 17 August 2013)    

Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew urges parents to allow children early start in bilingualism    

(Shin Min Daily News, 17 August 2013)    

'Start bilingualism at a young age'     

(Berita Harian, 17 August 2013)      

Bilingual education for children is important: Lee Kuan Yew   

(Tamil Murasu, 17 August 2013)  

Research shows: Frequent use of two languages from early age makes for stronger cognitive ability    

(Lianhe Zaobao, 29 July 2013)   

Learning mother tongue from young; less disruption to thinking process      

(MyPaper, 29 July 2013)

(Berita Harian, 16 May 2013) 

(Berita Harian, 10 April 2013)

What lies ahead in bilingual journey   

(The Sunday Times, 11 December 2011)    

Out with dialects, in with Mandarin   

(The Sunday Times, 11 December 2011)   

Mr Lee tells of his struggle with Chinese language      

(The Straits Times, 21 November 2011)     

Lee Kuan Yew’s bilingualism awakening        (The Sunday Times, 27 November 2011)     

Chinese Language Learning

Live the language    

(Lianhe Zaobao, 18 August 2013)  

A sensible appeal to allow Mother Tongue to thrive     
(Lianhe Zaobao, 4 June 2013)

The crucial period for children to master speech sounds is when they are three to four-years-old    

(Lianhe Zaobao, 21 May 2013)   

Expert: Children should cultivate good speech sound habit before the age of six

(MyPaper, 21 May 2013)

Sim Ann: Don’t always remind your children to speak Mandarin

(Lianhe Zaobao, 21 August 2012)

Promising prospects for local Chinese language education

(Lianhe Zaobao, 21 August 2012)

The key to a strong command of the Chinese Language lies in pre-school education

(Lianhe Zaobao, 3 August 2012)

Home environment is the key to language education in Singapore

(Lianhe Zaobao, 26 July 2012)

Bicultural and bilingual policies that move with the times

(Lianhe Zaobao Editorial, 10 July 2012)

You will be at the losing end if you do not learn Chinese language

(Lianhe Zaobao, 24 December 2011)

Don’t miss the best years to learn characters in Chinese Language

(Lianhe Zaobao, 23 December 2011)

Bilingual policy and bilingual environment

(Lianhe Zaobao Editorial, 21 December 2011)

Two challenges from the bilingualism policy

(Lianhe Zaobao, 19 December 2011)

Lee Kuan Yew has been learning the Chinese Language for half a century

(Lianhe Zaobao Sunday, 27 November 2011)

Malay Language Learning

(Berita Harian, 22 April 2013)

Intan urges continued use
(Berita Harian, 29 December 2012)

Intan: Strengthen efforts in instilling interest in Malay language among children

(Berita Harian, 29 Dec 2012)

Intan urges continued use

(Berita Minggu, 29 Dec 2012)

Effects of foreign influences on the Malay language

(Berita Harian, 26 August 2012)

Instill love for Mother Tongue Language among students

(Berita Minggu, 10 June 2012)

Malay Language reflects the beauty of character

(Berita Harian, 8 June 2012)

Language reflects our character, values and identity

(Berita Harian, 8 June 2012)

Efforts to encourage use of Malay Language akin to fighting a tide

(Berita Harian, 16 June 2012)

Malay Language: Package to hone primary students’ oral interaction skills introduced

(Berita Harian, 12 February 2012)

Tamil Language Learning
He progressed because he learned Tamil
(Tamil Murasu, 3 June 2013)

(Tamil Murasu, 28 April 2013)

(Tamil Murasu, 28 April 2013)

(Tamil Murasu, 22 April 2013)

(The Straits Times, 10 April 2013)

(Tamil Murasu, 31 March 2013)

Tamil and I

(Tamil Murasu Youth Murasu, 30 August 2012)

(Let us) love Tamil, (let us) speak in Tamil

(Tamil Murasu, 29 April 2012)

We shall promote and protect Tamil, our mother tongue

(Tamil Murasu Murasoli, 4 December 2011)