I was thinking of writing to a few cable companies to ask about SAP broadcasts, particularly for the Disney Channel and the Cartoon Network.
I think it would do wonders for the level of English for local children of kindergarten age, if their parents forced them to always watch their cartoons in English. If they started young enough they wouldn’t even notice or complain, and would grow up always watching TV in English.
My daughter (4 years old) speaks Chinese with all her schoolmates and my wife’s family. She only speaks English with me, so it’s not surprising that her Chinese is better than her English. At least if whenever she was demanding to watch cartoons on the TV I would feel it was in some small way educational!!
Maybe if I could rally a whole bunch of bushi-ban owners, and educators together we could lobby the relevant government ministry (the GIO?) to legislate and promote this!