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Education 23 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

New syllabus good, but can be better

WHILE welcoming the move to introduce a Cambridge-based English Literature syllabus, stakeholders stress the importance of literature especially in the age of digitisation, and are suggesting some tweaks to the planned syllabus.

Education 09 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

More mother tongue programmes

THE learning of mother tongues in Singapore schools is being enhanced on various fronts, from more support for those struggling with Chinese, Malay and Tamil to more opportunities for those who do well to deepen their knowledge.

Nation 18 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

English help from Australia

EXCLUSIVE:KUALA LUMPUR: First it was the United Kingdom, then the United States. Now Malaysia is turning Down Under for help in boosting the standard of English – this time right at the grassroots level.

Education 12 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Students’ first ‘star’ experience

THE English language was their least favourite subject and The Star newspaper was a resource they had near-zero experience in using.

Education 07 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

New campus building

ST JOHN’S International School (SJIS) officially opens a new campus building for its upper secondary and pre-university students.

Education 07 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

More learning French in schools

THE number of Malaysian school students learning French has tripled over the last decade.

TECH 01 Apr 2019 | 11:36 AM

Tech companies roll out questionable updates on April 1

Tech companies' increasingly outlandish updates might make it seem like April Fools' Day all year around, though these might be a few bridges too far to be true.

TECH 25 Mar 2019 | 1:00 AM

Astrology app set to disrupt ‘mystical services sector’

Any entity created on this planet comes into the world with a star chart, dominated by a sun sign, reflecting the motion of the spheres above at its moment of birth.

Google 11 Mar 2019 | 4:23 AM

Google search dominance has businesses paying for their name

Google controls many of the ways businesses access customers online in the US, making it almost impossible to run a company without buying advertising from the Internet giant.

Education 27 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

It all begins with a single step

The Star’s English education pullout makes waves of improvement in primary schools