The Heart of Teaching : NIE Student Featured in Straits Times 4 February 2018
Sunday, 04 February 2018
Miss Ravathi, a Year 2 Bachelor of Arts (Education) in Tamil language student, was featured in a Straits Times article published on 3rd February. In her interview, she shared her passion for Tamil language and why she chose teaching as a career. She had mentioned that the NIE Bachelor of Arts in Tamil programme has allowed her to improve her content mastery and strengthen her cultural roots. Miss Ravathi also recognised the challenges that Tamil teachers face in the classroom nowadays and included her opinions on how she would tackle them in the future. She had also mentioned how the NTU-NIE Teaching Scholars Programme has honed her teaching skills with the numerous opportunities offered to her to expand her knowledge. She concluded by mentioning the significant role that mother tongue language teachers play in the education system as they are the instrument in making our students effectively bilingual speakers who are connected to their cultural roots.
Source: The Straits Times, NIE/ALC