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Title: Language in Continuing Education: The Case of Singapore
Authors: Das, B.K. 
Issue Date: 1991
Source: Das, B.K. (1991). Language in Continuing Education: The Case of Singapore. Babel 26 (1) : 24-30. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In order to investigate the needs, motivations, & preferred methodologies of students enrolled in two adult continuing education programs in Singapore, two questionnaires were distributed to students (N = 738 & 537, respectively) between 1982 & 1985. The historical context surrounding the perception that English must be learned for economic reasons is examined. Contrary to assumption, written English is deemed more important than oral skills. The use of English is primarily pragmatic, not social or cultural. Contradictory answers to the surveys led to inconclusiveness. Still, it appears that language is viewed by most students as just another requirement imposed by the educational authority. M. Perdoux.
Source Title: Babel
ISSN: 00053505
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