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Lifestyle 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

You can start with 'because'

THE idea that #8220;You can#8217;t start a sentence with because#8221; seems to be one of the most strongly held beliefs about English.

Lifestyle 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Debunking myths

HAVE you heard teachers insist that #8220;the present tense means present time#8221;? It doesn#8217;t always, says Adam Brown in I>English Language Myths: 30 Beliefs that Aren#8217;t Really True/I>, a book that was released in the market recently.

Nation 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Exhibitors happy with turnout

Exhibitors at The Star Education Fair 2003, which ended Sunday, were generally happy with the crowd's response, with many booths reporting encouraging sales of application forms ahead of the SPM and STPM results.

Nation 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Al-Jazeera gets a rival in Al-Arabia

After Sept 11, Al-Jazeera was hailed as the #8220;CNN of the Arab world#8221; when it captivated a world audience with its tapes of Osama bin Laden.

Education 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

English on Wheels launched

To help improve the usage of English for teaching Science and Mathematics among primary schoolchildren, Puteri Umno Subang division's education bureau recently launched #8220;English on Wheels#8221;.

Nation 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

No let-up in spot checks at schools

The Education Ministry will continue conducting spot checks at schools to ensure the smooth implementation of the teaching of Mathematics and Science in English.

Letters 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Longer hours will burden students

From JOSHUA TEO of Kuala Lumpur.(via e-mail)

Lifestyle 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

The truth about Toastmasters

I READ with great interest Mervin S. Singhe#8217;s #8220;no-holds-barred#8221; article, #8216;Holistic public speaking#8217;, that seemed to expose the weakness of Toastmasters.

Nation 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

10.3% increase in passes in varsity English test

There was a 10.3% increase in the number of students who passed last year's Malaysian University English Test (Muet) as compared to 2001.

Letters 17 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Meaning of education

From LUCILLE DASS, Head #8211; Centre for English Language, KDU College, Penang.