Singapore: Call for new ways of teaching Tamil

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Mon Feb 15 16:59:32 UTC 2010


Asia One

 

Call for new ways of teaching Tamil

 

In 1982, three in 10 Primary 1 pupils studying Tamil came from English-speaking homes. That figure has doubled to six in 10 today.

 

This means there may be a need for a fundamental shift in the manner in which Tamil is taught in schools, said Senior Minister of State for Education S. Iswaran at the Tamil Language Coordinators' Meeting yesterday.

 

He said: 'These students have limited exposure to Tamil before they enter school and would also have limited opportunities to use Tamil in their homes.'

 

Full story:

http://news.asiaone.com/News/Education/Story/A1Story20100212-198357.html

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