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Teaching and learning two languages is affected by social and cultural developments, Minister of State for Education, and Communications and Information, Sim Ann said.
In Singapore, for instance, more are speaking English rather than their mother tongue languages at home and “this has resulted in varying levels of proficiencies and abilities among our students in their mother tongues when compared to students of the past”, she said.
She was speaking at the East Asia Summit (EAS) conference on bilingualism, which was attended by some 200 policy-makers and educators from the 18 EAS participating countries. This included China, Japan and Australia. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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