Saturday, 5 September 2015

Lim Jak Zeng (31) 5/9/2015

I apologise for posting this late.

Article Name: More funding for learning of mother tongue languages in Singapore
Published: 5th September 2015
Link: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/more-funding-for-learning-of-mother-tongue-languages!

Our Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, announced hat there will be an increase in the funding for committees that aim to encourage he learning and use of the mother tongue language. MOE will raise the current 16.6 million fund to 25 million fund. Mr Lee stated, that this increase in the funding is aimed to encourage these committees to continue promoting more programmes and activities to benefit the students' learning of their mother tongue.

I feel that this increase in fund is a very useful and effective way to promote the use of mother tongue. With more funds, organisations can now organise more interesting and fun nationwide activities and programmes, which will instill interest in the students who may dislike mother tongue. This way, not only can students learn their own mother tongue in a more interesting way, but students can also learn to speak their own language better. This is essential since now people tend to use more English rather than their own mother tongue since more things are communicated through English. This is probably why students tend to be weaker in their mother tongue language. With more activities and higher awareness of the mother tongue language, students can now strengthen their bilingualism. 

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