A Foreign Language Learned is a Cultural Gap Bridged

By Chang Jia Ying

May 2016 FEATURE
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Students of the German language.
Malaysians pride themselves in their ability to master and mix tongues. For some, picking up one more language – preferably a foreign one – is irresistible.Foreign language centres have long had afirm foothold in Penang. The Malaysian- German Society (MGS), for one, emerged more than 50 years ago as a friendship society in 1962. Dr Doris Hafner, its present director, ascribes the society’s long history to the language itself: “The German language actually plays quite an important role here due...

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