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A critical review of the Tamil language syllabus and recommendations for syllabus revisions
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This project examines the extent that the current syllabus for Tamil includes
different varieties of both spoken and written Tamil, and asks how it can be revised with
the concerns of the community for the longevity of the Tamil language in Singapore in
mind. The project uses a focus group-based methodology to address these research
questions. In addition, the ideas of three main consultants were sought. Based on this
data, a number of recommendations for syllabus revision and a curriculum of the future
are tabled in this paper, including the use of a Standard Spoken Tamil, especially at the
lower primary level; and a revision of the weighting for spoken and written Tamil in the
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CRP 36/03 SL
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