Singapore calls English teachers out of retirement

Education officials want retired English teachers to mentor younger colleagues as part of a pilot programme called Seed-EL (Strategies for Effective and Engaged Development in English) which aims to improve language skills through reading.

Fifty-eight-year-old Agnes Lam, who retired in 2001, is one of the teachers who has responded to the call and is sharing her experience.

“I feel that I’m useful; it’s a good way to activate my mind and I can share my experiences with younger teachers,” she told Channel News Asia. Gurdian, 11 August 2006. Read more…

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