Singapore: Proportion of Indian students coming from English-speaking homes doubles

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Thu Feb 11 16:34:54 UTC 2010


Channel News Asia

 

Proportion of Indian students coming from English-speaking homes doubles

 

The proportion of Indian students coming from English-speaking homes has doubled, says Senior Minister of State for Education, S Iswaran. 

In 1982, three in 10 Primary 1 Indian students came from homes that used English. The figure is now six in 10. 

Addressing the Tamil language coordinators meeting and sharing session on Thursday, Mr Iswaran explained that these students have limited exposure to Tamil before they entered school and started learning the language.

 

Full story:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1036925/1/.html

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/edling/attachments/20100211/c099425c/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
_______________________________________________
Edling mailing list
Edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu
https://lists.sis.utsa.edu/mailman/listinfo/edling
List Manager: Francis M. Hult


More information about the Edling mailing list