Secondary School Third Languages

PSLE marks the graduation of Primary school students and their entry into Secondary schools as teenagers. Discuss all issues about Secondary schooling here.
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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by zakashi » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:30 am

Why need to study third language? What are the benefits? Will the child miss out something from not taking it? In the university, is the third language a compulsory subject?

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by phtthp » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:21 am

hengkk wrote:Hi,

Anyone has German textbooks for Sec 1 for 2019 to let go? Please PM me. Thanks!
Go Carousell to buy 2nd hand, is cheaper.

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by Icylin » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:48 am

Anyone knows if I can get past year paper for Japanese?

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by amk » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:01 pm

Icylin wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:48 am
Anyone knows if I can get past year paper for Japanese?
Hi, just curious.
Why do you need past year paper?
My girl is doing S2 and never heard from her about past year paper. :roll:

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by foodie4stuff » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:37 pm

zakashi wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:30 am
Why need to study third language? What are the benefits? Will the child miss out something from not taking it? In the university, is the third language a compulsory subject?
It's all about broadening horizons. I sometimes dream in French although I never practically used it in Singapore for many years


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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by lorealrevlon » Sat May 04, 2019 1:58 pm

phtthp wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:21 am
hengkk wrote:Hi,

Anyone has German textbooks for Sec 1 for 2019 to let go? Please PM me. Thanks!
Go Carousell to buy 2nd hand, is cheaper.
Be careful. I did that and found insects / termites in used books. Swore to never buy second hand books ever again.

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by rosemaryherb » Sat May 18, 2019 5:34 pm

lorealrevlon wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:58 pm
phtthp wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:21 am
hengkk wrote:Hi,

Anyone has German textbooks for Sec 1 for 2019 to let go? Please PM me. Thanks!
Go Carousell to buy 2nd hand, is cheaper.
Be careful. I did that and found insects / termites in used books. Swore to never buy second hand books ever again.
i think you're just unlucky. termites are quite rare but still possible

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by ChiefKiasu » Sat May 18, 2019 5:52 pm

foodie4stuff wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:37 pm
zakashi wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:30 am
Why need to study third language? What are the benefits? Will the child miss out something from not taking it? In the university, is the third language a compulsory subject?
It's all about broadening horizons. I sometimes dream in French although I never practically used it in Singapore for many years
I was in one of the pioneer batches when they introduced 3rd languages for secondary schools. At that time, students were selected to third languages depending on how well they do for their 2nd languages. I think it is the same today. I missed it as my Chinese is poor :(. I was pretty sad as I had wanted to learn Japanese so I tried to do it myself. Spent 3 months before giving up!

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