Category Archives: English in Singapore

The language holding Malays, Tamils and Chinese together

THOUGH it is not uncommon to find a small country with more than one official language, Singapore is still an unusual case. Among four official languages, Malay is the symbolic national language, English the working language, and Mandarin the language … Continue reading

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“You see me no up”: Is Singlish a problem?

Singlish, Singapore’s brand of colloquial English, is accepted by some as an essential marker of Singaporean identity but deplored by others as a variety of English that puts Singapore and Singaporeans at a disadvantage because of its lack of international … Continue reading

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A Critical Evaluation of Singapore’s Language Policy and its Implications for English Teaching

The language situation of the Singapore society is unique in several aspects. Firstly, the multi-racial social makeup results in a unique language situation and language profile of the Singapore society. However, it has to be pointed out that bilingualism in Singapore … Continue reading

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A Dictionary of Singlish

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Speak Good English Movement

A campaign to get people in Singapore to speak standard English not Singlish. Go to the website…

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Education in Singapore

An article from Wikipedia encyclopaedia explaining the school system in Singapore and the use of English in education. Read the whole article…

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English Bridges Cultural Gap In Singapore

In the aftermath of World War II, countries in Southeast Asia became more nationalistic as they rejected continued colonial rule for independence. ingapore decided to keep English as its working language, partly because it was a neutral bridge between the … Continue reading

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