Philosophy – Active Learners, Proficient Users
Bilingual education in English (EL) and the Mother Tongue Languages (MTLs) remains a cornerstone of Singapore’s education system. EL, as the common language of instruction, enables all our students to plug into a globalised world.
The learning of MTL has provided a link to their heritage and Asian roots for the various ethnic groups. Collectively, the learning of EL and MTL by the different communities has shaped Singapore into a cosmopolitan city that embraces multi-lingual and multi-cultural diversity and attracts people from both East and West. Furthermore, with the rise of China and India, and the integration of ASEAN, learning our MTLs will gain increasing relevance and provide our students with a competitive edge. As such, all students should pursue their MTL for as long as possible and achieve as high a level of proficiency as they are capable of attaining.
The Mother Tongue Programme is a four-year curriculum which aims to develop proficient language users to communicate, appreciate our culture, and establish connections with other communities in Asia and beyond.
Teaching & Learning Approach
Sec 1 – 4 Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities
Chinese New Year Drawing
Chinese medicine talk - Acupuncture
Uriadithal (Indian traditional game)
Flower Tying Activity
Learning the Angklung
Trying traditional kuih
Talent Development Programme
Pesta Pantun by NUS Malay Language Society – runner up
Regional Study Programme, Vietnam