How real looking is it to count on Singaporeans to be proficient in a couple of language?
I’ve met Europeans who’re in a position to converse greater than three languages. So, to be bilingual in Singapore is kind of doable.
As Mandarin is extensively spoken around the globe, I believe we should always make some effort to enhance our Mandarin and to not additional dilute our data and proficiency within the language.
Times have modified. English has turn into the dominant language in most houses in Singapore. It is the language dad and mom use to speak with their kids from when they’re infants. Unless dad and mom use Mandarin at dwelling extra usually, proficiency within the language will deteriorate.
Wang Toon Joon
To be proficient in a language, it can’t be handled as solely a topic to ace at school. It needs to be built-in into your lifestyle – watching drama sequence, studying the information and often conversing in that language.
Language goes past the classroom and education years.
People in some Asian international locations are sometimes counseled for having the ability to converse English and are thought of unicorns. In Singapore, it’s normal for an individual on the road to have the ability to converse each English and his mom tongue fluently. I believe our training system deserves credit score for that.