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  1. Malaysia school children

    Commentary: Why Malaysia’s debate on race, education and vernacular schools will rage on

    PUTRA Vice-President Khairul Azam is fighting for Malaysian courts to rule vernacular schools as unconstitutional. But it would be more productive ...
  2. chinese class

    Commentary: In English-speaking Singapore, children face huge challenges in mastering mother tongue

    From a child’s perspective, arguing that they have to master mother tongue because of economic or cultural reasons cuts no ice, says mum June Yong.
  3. pm lee speaking at speak mandarin campaign

    Speak Mandarin Campaign has made ‘significant’ contributions, but Singapore losing bilingual edge: PM Lee

  4. Child reading books

    Commentary: Want your kids to have a headstart in life? Build their vocab

    Professor of teaching and learning at Vanderbilt University, David Dickinson shares seven ways how to build your child's vocabulary.
  5. Blur like Sotong at NDP preview

    Commentary: Singlish is not English. That’s not a bad thing

    To ask if speaking Singlish makes it difficult for people to speak English is akin to asking if speaking Spanish would be detrimental to the ...
  6. man using phone

    Commentary: If only privacy agreements were readable. Most aren't

    The GDPR requires companies to use clear and plain language in privacy agreements, but readability remains a challenge, says Victoria University's ...
  7. Students in a classroom.

    Commentary: More British kids are learning Mandarin. Here's why

    Mandarin has been made increasingly easy to pick up across the United Kingdom, says UCL's Pro-Vice Provost Katharine Carruthers.
  8. People receiving aid in Palu

    Commentary: Indonesia's disappearing languages - all because of climate change

    Sulawesi's languages are disappearing as many small communities relocate due to climate change, says one linguist from Queen's University.
  9. elder woman reading newspaper

    Commentary: When did English become a second language and jargon our first?

    Forget about our analysis being read or our proposal approved if readers have to plow through a morass of jargon and gobbledygook, says former ...
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    Commentary: In China, why dialects like Cantonese are on the wane

    Languages, including Cantonese and other dialects should be celebrated in China but their usage have been marginalised by authorities, says one ...