Mother Tongue Department
The Mother Tongue Language Department offers the following languages in the school:
- Chinese Language
- Malay Language
- Tamil Language
Our students can learn Mother Tongue Language passionately and joyfully with a deep appreciation of their own Mother Tongue culture.
Teaching & Learning Approach
We hope to achieve the following through the Play-Based Learning Approach:
- Creating enjoyable and conducive environment for the learning of the Mother Tongue language
- Instilling the passion for Mother Tongue language and culture in students
Through these programmes, the students have the opportunity to learn more about their own language and culture, while understanding others’ cultures as well.
Rise & Read
Through this regular pre-assembly programme, the students will be exposed to current news and happenings in and out of Singapore. This programme allows the students to keep up with the latest news around the world, encouraging to read the widely as well as expanding their vocabulary.
Mother Tongue Fortnight (MT Fortnight)
For two weeks, activities on learning about one’s culture are integrated into their Mother Tongue language lessons. Students also had the chance to experience hands-on activities during their recesses.
Cross-cultural Exposure Programme
While MT Fortnight allows the students to learn about their own culture, this programme exposes the students to other cultures.
Speech & Drama programme
Every year, our Primary 2 students will go through a Speech & Drama programme. This programme will help to enhance their oratorical skills as well as build up their confidence in public speaking.
Mother Tongue Language Camp (MTL Camp)
As part of their GOAL programme, our Primary 4 students went through a 1-day camp full of hands-on activities. Some of the activities include Puppetry for the CL students, Batik Painting for the ML students and Silambam for the TL students.
Conversational Chinese/Malay Programme
Primary 3 students are given the choice to choose to learn to converse in a third language other than English and their own Mother Tongue language. This allows them to understand and interact with their peers more meaningfully.
Post Exams Activities
Activities such as singing competition, storytelling, cross-talk are planned for the students as they serve as good platforms to develop their skills outside of their academic studies.
The MTL Dept also organises the festival celebrations in school to allow the students to have a deeper appreciation for their own and other races’ culture and promoting harmony between the different races.