Start bilingualism young: Lee Kuan Yew

Yahoo! Singapore News, 17 Sep 2011 ormer Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew believes having English as a master language and learning a mother tongue is possible in Singapore and that children should be exposed to both languages at a young age. Lee shared his difficulties in mastering Mandarin, his mother tongue. He said, "My Chinese, I had no total immersion. So it was a constant struggle to overcome one difficulty after another, so that in the end I am able to speak without much effort."

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