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Speak Good English Movement - Singapore. 10/11: GET IT RIGHT!. Primary Resource A poster in one of Singapore’s shopping malls. Brief introduction to Singapore. From a British colony to a world-class city state.

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Speak Good English Movement

- Singapore

10/11: GET IT RIGHT!


Primary Resource

A poster in one of Singapore’s shopping malls


Brief introduction to Singapore

From a British colony to a world-class city state

  • What do we know about Singapore? In general
  • - The Lion City
  • - Major trading port in the region
  • Multicultural society
  • Wealthy…?

All start from the ancient times

-Temasek (13th century)

-Singapura (14th century)

-Colonial period

-Malay Union after war


-Modern Singapore


British East India Company (EIC) formally colonized Singapore in 1819

  • English as a Creole but official language
  • In 1867, Chinese made up 65% Singapore's population
  • Less than 2% were British

Colonial Period


Standard English VS Singapore Colloquial English (Singlish)

  • English Medium School
  • Loan words and particles from other languages. e.g. Hakka and Hokkien dialects, Malay
  • English education was encouraged even after independence, why?

English Education in Singapore


The Speak Good English Movement was launched by the former Singapore Prime Minister- GohChok Tong



Here is the introduction ‘lah’

  • Colloquial Singaporean English, known as ‘Singlish’, it is an English-based Creole language spoken in Singapore which mixed with many loan words from its multicultural immigrants.
  • Difference: Grammars & Pronunciations

Get It Right!

This year topic here lah

Here is this year’s topic


Why English?

Failed to join the Malaysia union

1990’s Asian Financial Crisis



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