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Education 22 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Melta conference to address literacy issues

The Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (Melta) will hold its 15th conference with the theme I>Reading and Writing: Preparing English for Second Language (ESL) Learners for the Real World/I>.

Nation 15 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Perak to use phonics to improve pupils’ English

Perak is introducing phonics in schools to improve the pupils' usage of English.

Nation 23 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Top scorer Mohd Akmal loves fiction and music

The country's top 8As scorer in the PMR Mohd Akmal Mohd Syafiq Suresh is a voracious reader.

Education 18 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

It pays to ask questions

Many students who pursue higher education at private institutions may not know what to look for. SHARMILLA GANESAN and TAN EE LOO obtained some tips and guidance.

Lifestyle 03 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Keep on eating

Hands up, all of you out there who enjoy eating! Now, what about those of you who are great at I>describing/Iwhat you're eating? Not so many hands up there anymore, are there? The fact is, most of us can lay claim to knowing about our food but going beyond the usual 'good', 'tasty', 'delicious' and 'scrumptious', takes talent.

Lifestyle 06 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Small-town girl

Low Ngai Yuen, best remembered as the frizzy-haired host of the award-winning TV programme, 3R, continues to flex and hone her directing and writing skills. This time, she's teamed up with a cappella group director Penny Low to stage a play that has a wicked chorus line. They tell MARTIN VENGADESAN what is in store when The Girl from Ipoh hits town.

Education 23 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Strategies for summary writing

Many students are worried about the question on summary writing but actually summary writing should be a breeze for five reasons:

Education 16 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Helpful hints for comprehension

We are now leaving Paper I behind. The next three lessons will focus on Paper II which is allocated 75 marks.

Education 16 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Acting out English

Students in rural schools start with a massive disadvantage in learning literature, Centre for British Teachers (CfBT) language coordinator Helen Campbell Pickford highlighted.

AseanPlus News 28 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

‘Flaming’ bloggers punished

FREE speech may be the buzzword on the Internet - but libel is unacceptable everywhere.