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Mother Tongue Languages

Teaching Staff

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Mr Choy Chee Ping
Head of Department (Mother Tongue Languages)

Mr Zubir Bin Ali
Subject Head (Malay Language)
 
CHINESE MALAY TAMIL

 

Mdm Lee Lay Teng

Mdm Lim Lan Theen

Ms Molly Sii

Mrs Wee-Sim Keng Hoi

Mdm Zhu Qingyun

Mr Zhou Wenjia


  

 

Ms Nurulhuda Binte Ahmad

Mdm Siti Aisah Binte Sak Yok

Ms Yasmin Hussein

Ms Nur Sherlyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Karpagam Manickvasagam

Ms Magahletchmi A

Mr Rajamanickam Thandavamurthy

Mdm Ravindran Aruljothi


Chinese Language

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Subjects Offered

      • Higher Chinese Language
      • Chinese Language (Express)
      • Chinese Language (NA)
      • Basic Chinese Language (NT)

Overview


Objectives in MTL Teaching:

      • To allow students to learn MTL to as high a level as they are able to.
      • To recognise the different starting points of our learners and customise MTL teaching for the different group.

The 3 Cs in MTL learning: Communication, Culture and Connection.
 
Communication – A key outcome is for our students to be able to think critically and communicate their ideas confidently, in both written and spoken forms. Proficiency in both MTL and EL will equip them with the tools they need to present their ideas with impact, thereby contributing to confidence-building. It is an essential 21st Century competency that will give our young a competitive edge in a globalised world.
 
Culture - Culture and language are closely linked. This close relationship makes language a vehicle for the transmission of values and beliefs that are shaped by the culture of the society. MTL education at the national level therefore strengthens bonding within each community, and reinforces the individual’s sense of cultural heritage. For our ablest learners, some of whom will become our future teachers and journalists, MTL is a useful vehicle for achieving a deeper appreciation of culture, history and values, because the essence of much cultural inheritance (namely traditions, customs, philosophy and literature) is best imbibed in its original language form. For the majority, MTL will enable a better understanding of Chinese/Malay/Tamil culture in the context of Singapore and Asia.
 
Connection - As more Singaporeans seek out opportunities to work or study overseas, proficiency in both MTL and EL, and the knowledge of the cultures associated with these languages, gives them a distinct edge in understanding other mindsets. It facilitates their transition into new environments, and makes it easier for them to understand other cultures in relation to their own.

Curriculum

The Syllabus Framework is shown below.


Malay Language

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Subjects Offered

      • Malay Language (Express)
      • Malay Language (NA)
      • Basic Malay Language (NT)

Overview


Objectives in MTL Teaching:

      • To allow students to learn MTL to as high a level as they are able to.
      • To recognise the different starting points of our learners and customise MTL teaching for the different group.

The 3 Cs in MTL learning: Communication, Culture and Connection.
 
Communication – A key outcome is for our students to be able to think critically and communicate their ideas confidently, in both written and spoken forms. Proficiency in both MTL and EL will equip them with the tools they need to present their ideas with impact, thereby contributing to confidence-building. It is an essential 21st Century competency that will give our young a competitive edge in a globalised world.
 
Culture - Culture and language are closely linked. This close relationship makes language a vehicle for the transmission of values and beliefs that are shaped by the culture of the society. MTL education at the national level therefore strengthens bonding within each community, and reinforces the individual’s sense of cultural heritage. For our ablest learners, some of whom will become our future teachers and journalists, MTL is a useful vehicle for achieving a deeper appreciation of culture, history and values, because the essence of much cultural inheritance (namely traditions, customs, philosophy and literature) is best imbibed in its original language form. For the majority, MTL will enable a better understanding of Chinese/Malay/Tamil culture in the context of Singapore and Asia.
 
Connection - As more Singaporeans seek out opportunities to work or study overseas, proficiency in both MTL and EL, and the knowledge of the cultures associated with these languages, gives them a distinct edge in understanding other mindsets. It facilitates their transition into new environments, and makes it easier for them to understand other cultures in relation to their own.

Curriculum

The Syllabus Framework is shown below.
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Tamil Language


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Subjects Offered

      • Higher Tamil Language
      • Tamil Language (Express)
      • Tamil Language (NA)
      • Basic Tamil Language (NT)

Overview


Objectives in MTL Teaching:

      • To allow students to learn MTL to as high a level as they are able to.
      • To recognise the different starting points of our learners and customise MTL teaching for the different group.

The 3 Cs in MTL learning: Communication, Culture and Connection.
 
Communication – A key outcome is for our students to be able to think critically and communicate their ideas confidently, in both written and spoken forms. Proficiency in both MTL and EL will equip them with the tools they need to present their ideas with impact, thereby contributing to confidence-building. It is an essential 21st Century competency that will give our young a competitive edge in a globalised world.
 
Culture - Culture and language are closely linked. This close relationship makes language a vehicle for the transmission of values and beliefs that are shaped by the culture of the society. MTL education at the national level therefore strengthens bonding within each community, and reinforces the individual’s sense of cultural heritage. For our ablest learners, some of whom will become our future teachers and journalists, MTL is a useful vehicle for achieving a deeper appreciation of culture, history and values, because the essence of much cultural inheritance (namely traditions, customs, philosophy and literature) is best imbibed in its original language form. For the majority, MTL will enable a better understanding of Chinese/Malay/Tamil culture in the context of Singapore and Asia.
 
Connection - As more Singaporeans seek out opportunities to work or study overseas, proficiency in both MTL and EL, and the knowledge of the cultures associated with these languages, gives them a distinct edge in understanding other mindsets. It facilitates their transition into new environments, and makes it easier for them to understand other cultures in relation to their own.

Curriculum

The Syllabus Framework is shown below.

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Programme


Chinese  Language Unit

In pursuance of an immersive environment for the learning of Chinese Language, our unit plan and conduct a wide range of activities for the  MTL Fortnight Programme  annually. The activities include Chinese Tea Appreciation, Bamboo Slip Calligraphy, Carving of Stone Seals etc. Our students participate actively to learn and understand the immense knowledge and practices behind these traditions.  In addition, we organise cultural learning journeys for students  to acquire knowledge and information about our Chinese traditions beyond the confines of the classrooms.

Mdm Lim starting off the mother tongue fortnight 2019 with a bang.jpgMdm Lim starting off the Mother Tongue Fortnight 2019 with a loud bang!Traditional Chinese Fan painting workshop.jpgStudents trying their hands on traditional Chinese fan painting
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students completing their bamboo writings.jpgStudents completing their bamboo slip caligraphy workshop


 

Malay Language Unit

The Malay Language Unit carries out a variety of programmes every year to enhance students' knowledge about the language and ignite their passion for the culture. The Malay Language Unit strives to encourage Malay Language students to discover and treasure the rich heritage in a constantly evolving world. Annual MTL Fortnight activities enable students to have hands-on experience in various cultural elements.

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Students learning more about the Malay Culture during their Learning Journey
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Students participating in a Malay flower arrangement workshop
students playing games to learn more about the malay heritage.jpgPlaying games to learn more about the Malay Culturebeautiful flowers made by out students.jpgBeautiful flowers made by our students



 

Tamil Language Unit

To imbue a sense of passion towards Tamil Language and Culture, Tamil Unit engages Tamil students in a wide range of platforms. The Annual MTL Fortnight Programmes provides the students with the opportunity to experience the Tamil culture and to enrich their knowledge about the language. Our students also participate in external competition to build their competency in their language skills.

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Our students learning more about Kolam
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Tamil Language Learning Journey enhances our students' cultural experience
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Champions once again during the Kabaddi Challenge 2019
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Our proud champions at a Tamil Language Competition



W3 MOTHER TONGUE FIESTA 
Our students participated in the W3 Mother Tongue Fiesta 2019 organized by Boon Lay Secondary School. We are indeed proud to have attained the Top 3 position in the MTL Fiesta since 2013.

Chinese Unit

1st for Creative Writing Competitions

2nd Runner-up for Chinese Cultural Quiz Competition

Malay Unit

2nd for Creative Writing Competition

4th place for Malay Cultural Quiz Competition

Tamil Unit

1st for Creative Writing Competitions

Consolation for Tamil Quiz Competition.



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Our students at the W3 Mother Tongue Fiesta 2019
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Proud winners of the W3 Mother Tongue Fiesta 2019