Does the English language have a future in Malaysia? Is it even necessary to make an argument for the importance of English? More people can speak Mandarin or Spanish but like it or not English remains the international business language. In this week’s episode we take a look at the state of English in the classrooms and workplace, and meet some people who are trying to reverse the trend either for personal or financial reasons.
We speak to Lee Shu Jin, a public school teacher, Jasmine Ong, a teaching fellow at Teach For Malaysia (www.teachformalaysia.org/), Cheong Pek Leng, a private educationalist and Tim Williams an Academic English Instructor at Temple University in Japan. This week we mind our language, on Hear and Now in Malaysia.