NTU hosts first international symposium on languages in Asia

The Nanyang Technological University hosted Asia's first international symposium on languages on Monday morning.

The four-day conference was attended by 600 experts, including sociologists, psychologists, linguists and educationists from more than 45 countries who will focus on bilingualism and multilingualism topics.

The conference will also feature a workshop on Early Childhood Bilingualism, sponsored by the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism.

Led by a panel of experts, the workshop will discuss issues on language acquisition and literacy in the early years, focusing on Singapore's education environment.