Fifth roundtable to discuss teaching of Maths and Science in English

November 20, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA–The Education Ministry will conduct a fifth round table to get more input before deciding whether to continue with the policy to teach mathematics and science in English. Deputy Ministers Datuk Razali Ismail and full story
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Converting teacher training institute to English academy

November 13, 2008

KUALA TERENGGANU, MALAYSIA–The Education Ministry has set aside RM29.5mil to convert the Kuala Terengganu Teaching Institute in Batu Rakit here to an English academy by the year 2010. Deputy Education Minister Datuk Razali Ismail said the academy would help trainee teachers from Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu become proficient in the English language. full story
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Bilingual approach to learning

November 10, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA–Malaysian nation building is founded on the realisation of national unity. Education must be one of the primary influences in the achievement of this objective. At the core of this policy is the teaching and learning of language. Malay is the only vehicle which can ensure the achievement of genuine national unity. Simultaneously, English must be learnt in order to full story
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Lively debate at language talks

October 24, 2008

PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA–The fourth round-table to discuss the use of the English language to teach Mathematics and Science in primary and secondary schools saw a hot debate involving political stakeholders at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre. The closed-door discussion included Parti Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, full story