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Pragmatic approach required in teaching of English

As a trading nation, Malaysia requires her people to have high proficiency in English, which is the international language.


TV offers English football clubs 'golden opportunity' on finances

LONDON: Lucrative new television deals starting in August offer English Premier League football clubs a "golden opportunity" to strengthen finances undermined by the vast sums they pay to players, business services group Deloitte said on Thursday.


Learning in English - one size does not fit all

SO it is decided #8211; the teaching of Mathematics and Science will revert to Bahasa Malaysia (BM) in 2012 while more time will be allocated to the teaching of English starting from pre-school.


Quick decision needed on English

TO know some of the horror stories on the deteriorating standard of English, ask any human resource manager who has to pour over application letters.


The Oxford English Dictionary, weighing 60kg, may cease to exist

LONDON: It weighs in at more than 60 kilograms, but the authoritative guide to the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, may eventually slim down to nothing.


Revive English for Maths and Science

IN view of political sensitivities, some reforms may not be very far-reaching but reviving the standard of English should be a top priority.


Yong: English is key for M’sia to remain competitive

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia needs to maintain a population that has a high proficiency in English to remain competitive because the country is highly reliant on international trade, a leading local business leader said.


Internet addresses that don't use English are expected to go live next week

Sample addresses in nearly a dozen languages will be added to the Internet's central directories as early as next week, paving the way for Web surfers around the world to get online without knowing any English.


Bankers with broken English are Luxembourg’s Brexit bottleneck

LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg’s citizens can quickly impress with their language skills, switching with ease between their local tongue and German, French and English.


Bank of China chief’s fluent English sways investors

Bank of China, whose US$9.7bil Hong Kong IPO drew heavy demand from investors, may owe a small part of its success to a less obvious source - its chairman's strong command of English.