Sunday, January 6, 2013

Why OPS-English?

“…students must be given the opportunity and exposure to speak and understand both languages”.
Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Education Malaysia
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
“…even after learning the language for 13 years at primary, secondary and matriculation levels, some students still could not master English”.
August 2011
New Straits Times

“… is very concerned over the poor command of English among our workforce”.
“Competency in English is the key to creating a pool of competitive, highly skilled and knowledgeable manpower”.
September 2011
New Straits Times

Research Findings Dr. Fauziah Hassan Faculty of Educational Studies Universiti Putra Malaysia
•Focus is on reading and writing
•Most frequent activity – writing exercise, grammar and reading comprehension
•Speaking & Listening least effectively developed (little weightage)
•Least used materials -Tapes, Videos, T.V. programmes

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