Mother Tongue

Department Vision

To inspire in students a love for the language and culture through creative and innovative strategies in a supportive environment, so as to nurture upright pupils who are confident users of the language
 

Objectives

  • To develop students' listening, oral, reading and writing skills
  • To promote the use of the language for personal growth and development
  • To inculcate NE messages through  MT lessons
  • To offer insights into the cultures of the MT languages
  • To explore learning opportunities beyond the classroom

Academic Programmes

Chinese Language Curriculum

  • Twinning programme to Beijing and Shijiazhuang, China
  • Mother Tongue Language Fortnight and Language Camps
  • Sec 1-3 CL/HCL workbooks are replaced by assignment books designed by the teachers.
  • Magazines and articles are selected to supplement students’ reading.
  • On-line learning portal is used to complement our teaching and learning programme.
  • Performance tasks for Lower Sec pupils as part of formative assessment

 

Malay Language Curriculum

  • Twinning programme to Malaysia
  • Mother Tongue Language Fortnight and Language Camps
  • Performance tasks for Lower Sec pupils as part of formative assessment
  • MOE textbooks and worksheet.
  • Weekly newspaper and monthly magazine subscription.
  • On-line learning portal is used to complement our teaching and learning programme. 

 

Tamil Language Curriculum

  • Immersion programme to Chhennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Mother Tongue Language Fortnight and Language Camps
  • Sec 2-4 HTL curriculum is designed by the teachers
  • Performance tasks for Lower Sec pupils as part of formative assessment
  • Articles and short stories are selected to supplement pupils' reading

 

Learning Beyond the Boundaries of Classroms

  • Twinning Programmes with schools in China and Malaysia
  • Integrated Learning Journeys
  • Language and Cultural Experiences (a collaboration of MT, EL, aesthetics and NE deparment)
  • Conversational Chinese/Malay

 

We offer the following MT languages

  • Chinese Language, Higher Chinese Language, Literature in Chinese and Chinese (Special Programme)
  • Malay Language, Higher Malay Language and Malay (Special Programme)
  • Tamil Language and Higher Tamil Language, Literature in Tamil