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Mother Tongue Language Department

Head of Department: Miss Teo Sok San, Susan
Level Head: Mrs Linda Goh
Vision: Confident and effective Mother Tongue speakers
Mission: Create a conducive environment for students to attain mastery of the Mother Tongue language and appreciate their culture

The Mother Tongue Language Department aims to make the learning of Mother Tongue Language (MTL) fun and interactive for students to develop their love for their respective languages (Chinese, Malay and Tamil Languages). Our MTL teachers strive to create a vibrant learning environment for the students and design learning programmes that takes into consideration the individual learning styles and learning needs.

In line with MOE curriculum plan and our school’s vision and mission, the MTL curriculum and programmes are in accordance with the following three areas:

Students’ Quality Learning

To develop students’ proficiency in the skills of listening, Speaking, Reading and writing, the MTL department rolls out programmes such as the Reading Programme, PSLE MTL Oral Programme, CL Little Entrepreneurs, My Supermarket Competition, MTL Reading Fiesta, TL Advertising Campaign etc to create a vibrant learning environment for our students. There are also packages to support and scaffold students’ learning in the area of writing, comprehension and oral.

P3 CL students using Mandarin during their sales pitch in “My Supermarket Competition”
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Students engaged in the buying and selling of ‘goods’ through the use of conversational Mandarin.
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P4 CL students doing role play as either a shop owner or buyer in “My Little Entrepreneur”
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TL students doing an advertisement presentation in “TL Advertising Campaign”.
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ML Reading Activity – Bookmark making based on the character in the story
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MTL Reading Fiesta
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Integration of ICT

The department integrates ICT into the MTL lessons through various ICT platforms, such as the iMTL portal, 10M portal, McOnline, etc so as to facilitate learning beyond the classroom and provides for self-directed learning.

Incorporating the use of ICT, students participated in a Tablet Challenge to have a deeper understanding of the Malay Culture during Hari Raya

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Character Excellence

Students’ character development is also an important aspect of education. The MTL department instills values in students not only through Character and Citizenship Education teaching, but also through students’ participation in festive celebration and various competitions.

Mother Tongue Language Fortnight (MTL Fortnight) activities and specially organized workshops and performances are incorporated into the curriculum so as to expose students to traditional Chinese, Malay and Tamil cultural heritage and allow them to be more appreciative of their own cultures.

Exposure and participation in competitions also help students sharpen their interaction skills and learn to be more confident.

Mother Tongue Language Fortnight (MTL Fortnight), P3 Culture Camp activities and specially organized workshops and performances are incorporated into the curriculum so as to expose students to traditional Chinese, Malay and Tamil cultural heritage and allow them to be more appreciative of their own cultures.

Students understand and experience the tradition of other cultures through games and activities such as five stones, calligraphy, rice dumpling making, opera mask painting.

MTL Fortnight – ML Culture Exposure
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MTL Fortnight – CL Culture Exposure
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MTL Fortnight – TL Culture Exposure
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P3 MT Culture Camp – CL Rice Dumpling Making
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P3 MT Culture Camp – CL Opera Mask
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P3 MT Culture Camp – Kolam making using Indian grains and pulses
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