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Chinese Language

The school aims to cultivate pupils' interest in Chinese Language and further develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through various platforms. 

Programmes are organised to engage pupils and support learning. These programmes include the Mother Tongue Language Fortnight programmes, language and cultural camps, overseas immersion trip, enrichment classes and Chinese theatre exposure programme. 

Key Programmes and Activities:

1) Mother Tongue Language Fortnight

Programmes are conducted for various levels during the MTL Fortnight to create an immersive environment for the learning of Chinese Language.

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2) P3 Mother Tongue Language Cultural Workshop

MTL Cultural Camp is conducted to instil greater interest and passion in the learning of MTL, as well as enable pupils to appreciate one another's culture through cross-cultural experiences.

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3) P5 Taiwan Immersion Trip (2016)

A six-day Cultural Immersion Trip to Taiwan was organized for selected Primary 5 pupils during the June school holidays. The school immersion trip to Taiwan Wen Sheng Elementary School (文聖國小) provided our girls the opportunity to experience the school life in Taiwan. Our pupils attended a variety of lessons like calligraphy and music classes. Apart from lessons, opportunities such as transplanting rice seedlings at Tou Cheng Leisure Farm and putting up Chinese Shadow Play were also new experiences for our girls. The programme has provided a platform for our girls to cultivate self-reliance, independence and foster camaraderie.

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4) MT Reading Fiesta

The Mother Tongue Reading Fiesta is organised to promote reading of Mother Tongue storybooks amongst pupils, as well as to increase their confidence in using their own Mother Tongue.

Interactive and fun activities were planned to encourage pupils to read Mother Tongue storybooks. These include exhibition of pupils’ work; a prize redemption booth for pupils to redeem prizes based on the number of stars accumulated in their own reading booklets; borrow-a-book activity was available to encourage pupils to read more Mother Tongue books. Enhancing the fun element, a photo booth was available for students to pose with the provided props and take fun shots with their friends. Overall, students have enjoyed themselves during the fiesta.

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5) Chinese New Year Celebrations
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The Chinese New Year concert was a joyous celebration, with exciting programmes put up by our teachers and pupils. There were dance performances by the Chinese dance and International dance groups, sing-along sessions, Harmonica and Wu-shu performances. We also invited a group of elderly from Thye Hua Kwan Seniors Activity Centre to join us in our celebrations on Chinese New Year’s eve.

6) Learning with technology

Chinese reading activities were further enhanced with the use of an online reading tool where pupils were encouraged to read, attempt related activities and accumulate tokens. The tool provided a platform for cultivating good reading habits and motivated pupils to excel in reading. Other interactive platforms were also explored and used to provide greater support in learning of skills such as oral and writing through collaboration.

7) Level Competitions - P1 to P6

To create a vibrant MTL learning environment in school, level competitions are organised for all levels, such as story-telling, creative writing, language quizzes, etc. Besides aiming to raise pupils' Mother Tongue proficiency, the level competitions also serve as platforms for pupils to showcase their skills and talents.

Resources for Parents

1) Oracy eLand Parents brochure (English Version)
2) Oracy eLand Parents brochure (Chinese Version)

Useful Chinese Websites

  1. iMTL Portal

  2. 小学华文教材数码教学资源

  3. 听说E乐园  

  4. 语文游戏乐翻天

  5. 早报网

  6. 我报

  7. Schoolbag.sg