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Sunday July 12, 2009
Reading maketh a man
By ALYCIA LIM
READING the newspaper is a habit that all students should cultivate, if they want to improve their language skills. This was why Goethe Institut Malaysia has sponsored a total of 10,000 copies of The Star’s NiE (Newspaper- in-Education) to 14 secondary schools, from May 20 until Nov 4.
Its director Dr Volker Wolf told students of Sekolah Berasrama Penuh Integrasi Gombak (SBPI) that reading the newspaper was the best way to improve in a language.
“Reading may not be a habit with many of our youngsters today, but it will become so if they start reading regularly,” he said during the mock voucher presentation ceremony at the school.
He added that the best way to learn a language was from newspapers because the sentences in most of the articles were constructed in a simple manner, making them a much easier read compared to reading literature books.“It is also best for new learners of a language to refer to a dictionary while reading as it will help them improve their vocabulary,” said Dr Wolf.
He added that newspapers, regardless of what language they were in, were also a good way to get youngsters involved in voicing their thoughts.
“Students can start by writing to the media should they have issues to bring up, as this is one way of improving their language and literacy skills over time.”