Teach For Malaysia

My Readers

In Elaine’s English classroom, many of her 13 and 14-year-old students are unable to pronounce basic sounds correctly or understand simple words. It’s not uncommon for Elaine to receive student tests left blank or see the confused stares of her students’ faces staring back at her when she speaks English to them. This is not a challenge limited only to girls in her classroom, but her female students are among her weakest in literacy.