Students in Singapore are better spellers in English than Australians

25th August 2006 at 01:00
* A study by researchers at the University of New South Wales has found that students in Singapore are better spellers in English than Australians.

Tests of students in both countries found that nine times more students in Singapore could spell less common English words or those with unusual spelling patterns. The difference has been attributed to the traditional teaching of spelling by rote learning in Singapore schools.

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