I've been reading this forum for some time, because I've been wanting to gather ideas to see what's best for my children. Anyway, I came across this article the other day, and I thought it was interesting. So, I'm jumping in and joining the community!
Anyway, the article is titled Forget Mandarin, Latin is the key to success.
Well, obviously we're not going to forget Mandarin here in Singapore, but I found the following paragraph very interesting.
“In 1971, more than 4,000 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade pupils of all backgrounds and abilities received 15 to 20 minutes of daily Latin instruction. The performance of the fifth-grade Latin pupils on the vocabulary test of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills was one full year higher than the performance of control pupils who had not studied Latin. Both the Latin group and the control group had been matched for similar backgrounds and abilities.”
This sounds like a fantastic advantage to give children. I might even learn it myself so as to motivate my children too.
So, does anyone know if there's anywhere in Singapore where we can learn Latin?