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Education 27 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Must language be spoken to be heard?

Often mistaken as a rudimentary version of spoken language, sign language is really a highly-evolved code with its own system and structure.

Nation 25 Mar 2016 | 3:27 PM

Najib: Govt will continue to defend Malay language

PUTRAJAYA: Extensive use of social media has “polluted” the Malay language and this is worrying, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Education 03 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Learning language and culture

FOR most of us, learning the Chinese language as children was torture. This is the stereotype of Chinese language classes. The founders of The Language Tree, however, believe that learning a language should be fun.

India 17 Dec 2015 | 12:04 PM

India’s Sanskrit speakers seek to revive ‘dead’ language

NEW DELHI: In a tiny flat in a rundown alley in New Delhi, Rakesh Kumar Misra is working against the odds to bring India’s ancient Sanskrit language to the country’s millions.

Nation 02 Nov 2014 | 4:07 PM

Liow: MCA will help improve command of Malay language in SJKC

KOTA BARU: MCA will help the Government, especially the Education Ministry, to improve the command of Malay language among pupils at all Chinese-type national schools (SJKC) nationwide.

Nation 03 May 2019 | 10:09 AM

Teo: Govt committed to improving Tamil language education

KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan government recognises Tamil is an important language and is committed to improving Tamil Language Education (TLE), says Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.

Nation 28 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘Language allowance vital’ It will encourage more cops to learn other tongues, say ex-IGPs

PETALING JAYA: A language allowance will encourage more police officers to master other tongues beyond Bahasa Malaysia and English, say former top cops.

Nation 28 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Singapore to give Malay language its due recognition

SINGAPORE: During the “Malay Language: Role And Value In The Region” forum on Tuesday, The Straits Times quoted Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing saying; “Only by learning the Malay language will we continue to remain relevant to the region and the world at large”.

Nation 09 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Swedish linguists discover Jedek language in Kelantan

PETALING JAYA: Linguists from a Swedish university have stumbled upon a previously unknown lang­uage spoken by only 280 people in a rural area of Kelantan while doing research on another language.

Education 27 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Recognising Tamil language teachers

THERE will be a Teacher Icon award specifically for Tamil language teachers in the country to recognise their hard work and dedication.