Critical issues in learning second language(s) in Singapore and Hong Kong preschools

Swee Eng Audrey LIM, Cheung Shing Sam LEUNG

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Abstract

In view of globalization, this paper takes a critical look at the learning and teaching of second language(s) in two Asian cities, i.e. Singapore and Hong Kong. It discusses the challenges faced by teachers and parents in helping children to learn second languages well as well as comparing the differences and similarities in parental and societal expectations, and the functional roles of second languages in the two societies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Lim, S. E. A., & Leung, C. S. S. (2009, June). Critical issues in learning second language(s) in Singapore and Hong Kong preschools. In C. S. S. Leung (Chair), Second language teaching and learning in preschools in Hong Kong and Singapore. Symposium conducted at the Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference: Designing New Learning Contexts for a Globalising World, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Keywords

  • Early childhood
  • Language and education