Monday, December 15, 2008


今天 98.8 话题:为何坚持非学中文不可?



1 comment:

Eng Seng said...

Besides learning the language, there's also the culture and the values promoted by Chinese schools. Reading Chinese literature in Chinese can be a very different experience than reading it in English. Language and culture go hand-in-hand as they mutually capture each others essence.

By the way, below is what Lee Kuan Yew said about education in Singapore:

"Everybody has the same chances in education and we chose a neutral language – English. Rather than legislatinng, we just said that you either go to an English school where you learn your mother tongue as a second language, or you go to a Chinese, Malay or Tamil school and learn English as a second language. After a few years, parents discovered that having English asa first language led to better job opportunities, so that solved itself. Malaysia went the other way by throwing out English and adopting Malay. The Chinese and Indians decided to have their own schools, teaching in Chinese and Tamil, and now they have a divided society."