Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism supports another nine proposals

SINGAPORE - Pre-school pupils will have more fun learning languages, through another nine projects to boost bilingualism supported by the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism.

This brings the total number of proposals that the fund has supported to 34, since it started in 2011, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Thursday.

The nine projects include those to create animated online language resources, plays in Mandarin, children's songs and a movie.

These are produced by firms such as media production company Brainchild Pictures, media company Singapore Press Holdings and zoo operator Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who also chairs the board of the fund, said that the fund is making "good progress" in encouraging bilingual teaching and learning at the pre-school level.

"We are happy with the variety and quality of resources developed, which have made meaningful contributions to the pool of teaching and learning resources in Singapore," he said.

The fund, which has received more than 180 proposals, also launched its fifth call for proposals on Thursday.

Applications can be submitted to moe_lkyfb@moe.gov.sg, or by mail or delivered in person to MOE at 51 Grange Road, Singapore 249564. Those who submit their proposals by Oct 31 can expect to be notified of the outcome in the first quarter of 2016.

More information can be found on www.bilingualism.sg.