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Letters 26 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Be fair to English language teachers


Education 29 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Language taboo

While learning English is an obsession with many South Koreans, it is considered a downright betrayal for locals to speak to one another in the global language.

Lifestyle 28 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

The power of language

We know that communication is the key to success and this book offers an interesting insight into the intricacies of the English language and an understanding of its workings.

Nation 11 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Teo: MUET a must for non-English language option teachers

TAIPING: Non-English language option teachers have to sit for the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) – a qualification they must have to teach the language.

World 25 Apr 2019 | 5:51 PM

Ukraine passes language law championed by outgoing president

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament approved a law on Thursday that grants special status to the Ukrainian language and makes it mandatory for public sector workers, despite opposition from the country's large Russian-speaking minority who feel it is discriminatory.

Teh Tarik 30 Jun 2018 | 12:14 AM

Guan Eng's Chinesegate shows we need to mature from language politics

Lim Guan Eng has been crucified for using Malay, English and the "unforgivable" language, Chinese, in one of his press releases as Finance Minister.

Lifestyle 12 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bodily language

Idioms add colour, richness and depth to enhance representational meaning differentiating it from referential meaning. As a language modality, idiomatic expressions use common metaphors that appeal to the masses.

Lifestyle 08 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

How far do we push the language envelope?

To describe or to prescribe, that is the question linguists and users have to face when dealing with language.

Nation 12 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Language plans reap results

HANA is a shy teenager with a keen interest in learning. During the start of the new schooling year, her English teacher announces that their classes will have more fun activities that involve interactivity.

Education 28 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mastering the language

AN advertisement for a language publishing house features a distress call: 'Mayday, mayday. Hello, can you hear us? We are sinking! we are sinking!' a man cries.