Malay to be taught as a foreign language?
April 22, 2011, 1:18 am
Filed under: By Rachel Zeng, News Articles, Singapore

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Correct me if I am wrong but I thought the Malays were the native people of this land and now Yaacob is suggesting for Malay to be taught as a foreign language in school? What is going on in Yaacob Ibrahim’s mind?

As an educator, I feel that this is such a ridiculous suggestion. Why don’t they evaluate the methods used by teachers and explore other ways to make language lessons livelier and more interesting to students instead? Teaching Malay, or any other local languages, as a foreign language will not change anything if teaching methods remain the same. If he really thinks that it will, and if the Ministry of Education buys his suggestion, they are going to discover that they are so wrong.

Seriously… what the hell?!

Read also:

Yaacob Ibrahim proposes that Malay be taught as a foreign language to halt decline in fluency

“It may be timely for us to teach Malay as a foreign language rather than as a mother tongue” Yaacob Ibrahim (George Yeo claimed that Yaacob was misquoted)

Using foreign teaching methods to teach Malay?

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