dc.contributor.authorHuang, Min
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Kangdi
dc.identifier.citationHuang, M., & Cheng, K. (2016). A Standalone but not Lonely Language: Chinese Linguistic Environment and Education in Singapore Context. Journal of Education and Learning, 5(4), 221-233.en_US
dc.description.abstractBilingual education policy in Singapore permits the students learn both English as working language and mother tongues, such as Chinese, as L2 anchoring to culture heritage. Starting from historical and sociolinguistic reasons, this paper is intended to provide a panoramic view of Chinese education in Singapore, clarify and compare Chinese education syllabi on different levels from primary schools to pre-university schools, cover social movement support on promoting Chinese learning and use in this multilingual society. Meanwhile, Singapore’s success in bilingual education cannot hide its own problems. The status of Chinese dialects, the competitive role of English, the rational and practicality for proficient bilingual users, the choice of teaching methodologies between L1 and L2, are all remaining open to further discussing and probing for language policy making and modification in the future.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMOE (Min. of Education, S’pore)en_US
dc.format.extent13 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Education and Learningen_US
dc.rights© 2016 The author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.subjectLinguistic environmenten_US
dc.titleA Standalone but not Lonely Language: Chinese Linguistic Environment and Education in Singapore Contexten_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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