Rosmah: Get creative with English

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 08 Feb 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: Parents and educators must be more creative when teaching English to children, instead of just depending on books, said Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

She said instead of just relying on classroom lessons, music and performing arts could also be incorporated into the syllabus to draw the children’s attention.

The Deputy Prime Minister’s wife was speaking at a ceremony for the presentation of certificates to teachers of Taska Permata Kemas at the Kampung Sri Batu Kemas Community Centre here yesterday.

A total of 39 Permata Kemas kindergarten teachers have undergone English-language training through the Basic English Language Course Certificate Programme. Another batch of 40 teachers are undergoing the course.

The Permata Kemas programme emphasises the training of its academic staff to improve the quality of education it provides.

Rosmah said it was also important for parents to be more responsive to their children to improve their command of English.

“Some parents just dismiss their children’s questions when they show their inquisitive side. They should realise that communication is vital in honing their children’s language skills.”

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