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Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) Department

Chinese Language

The Chinese Language focuses on building language skills as well as to inculcate traditional values and cultural appreciation.

A variety of programme is designed to enrich students learning experience. There are local and overseas learning journey to enhance the learning in school and expose students to their respective culture. The department also organized skill based workshop to help students to master their oral and writing skill. Authentic materials are used to make the learning of the language more lively and practical. Various platforms are created for the students to use the language. Students are encouraged to improve their oral skill through use of ICT tool like recording of their oral practice session.

Pedagogies & Modes of Instruction
Differentiation Instructions
This approach enables the classroom activities to cater to the different learning ability students. It allows the students to learn from each other strength and improve on their weaknesses. We participated in the 10C project to better infuse differentiated instruction in the Chinese Language  ICT lesson.

Task-based instruction 
This is the student centered approach. Learning tasks are designed to provide opportunity for the students to apply their knowledge learnt. One of the projects tasked to Sec 3 students are for them to design a cultural game for Sec one student to participate.

Collaborative and self-directed learning styles are also encourage through project work, peer assessment and ICT lesson. Project based assignment has designed for students to work in team. Team members are to monitor the progress of the teamwork and a presentation is required to round up the project.

We also harness on multi-media resources to make learning more interesting.  Students are given the opportunity to use Blog to comment on certain topic.

Key Programmes & Activities
  • Chinese and Malay Conversational Programme
  • Oral and writing workshop
  • Mother Tongue Fortnight
  • Celebrations of Chinese New Year
  • Overseas Learning Journey to China
  • 10C Project

Malay Language

The Malay Language focuses on building language skills as well as to inculcate traditional values and cultural appreciation.

A variety of programme is designed to enrich students learning experience. There are local and overseas learning journey to enhance the learning in school and expose students to their respective culture. Cultural based workshop like Angklung, Silat and Batik painting are conducted to expose students to traditional art. The unit also organized skill based in-house workshop to help students to master their writing skill. Authentic materials are used to make the learning of the language more lively and practical. Various platforms are created for the students to use the language. Students are encouraged to improve their oral skill through use of ICT tool like recording of their oral practice session.

Pedagogies & Modes of Instruction
Differentiation Instructions
This approach enables the classroom activities to cater to the different learning ability students. It allows the students to learn from each other strength and improve on their weaknesses.

Task-based instruction
This is the student centered approach. Learning tasks are designed to provide opportunity for the students to apply their knowledge learnt. One of the projects tasked to Sec 3 students are for them to design a cultural game for Sec one student to participate.

Collaborative and self-directed learning styles are also encourage through project work, peer assessment and ICT lesson. Project based assignment has designed for students to work in team. Team members are to monitor the progress of the teamwork and a presentation is required to round up the project.

We also harness on multi-media resources to make learning more interesting.  Students are given the opportunity to use Glogster to post their comment.

Key Programmes & Activities
  • Chinese and Malay Conversational Programme
  • Mother Tongue Fortnight
  • Celebrations of Hari Raya Pusa
  • Overseas Learning Journey to Indonesia

Tamil Language

The Tamil Language focuses on building language skills as well as to inculcate traditional values and cultural appreciation.

A variety of programme is designed to enrich students learning experience. There is local learning journey to enhance the learning in school and expose students to their respective culture. The unit also organized skill based in-house workshop to help students to master their writing skill. Authentic materials are used to make the learning of the language more lively and practical.  Various platforms are created for the students to use the language. Students are encouraged to improve their oral skill through use of ICT tool like recording of their oral practice session.

Pedagogies & Modes of Instruction
Differentiation Instructions
This approach enables the classroom activities to cater to the different learning ability students. It allows the students to learn from each other strength and improve on their weaknesses.

Task-based instruction
This is the student centered approach. Learning tasks are designed to provide opportunity for the students to apply their knowledge learnt. One of the projects tasked to Sec 3 students are for them to design a cultural game for Sec one student to participate.

Collaborative and self-directed learning styles are also encourage through project work, peer assessment and ICT lesson. Project based assignment has designed for students to work in team. Team members are to monitor the progress of the teamwork and a presentation is required to round up the project. 

We also harness on multi-media resources to make learning more interesting.  Students are given the opportunity to use blog to post their comment.

Key Programmes & Activities
  • Chinese and Malay Conversational Programme
  • Mother Tongue Fortnight
  • Celebrations of Deepavali
  • Local Learning Journey

Other Language Subjects (NTIL, 3rd Language, Conversational Mother Tongue Programme)

Under the bilingualism policy, students are encouraged to study two languages. Thus, the Non-Tamil Language targeted on students who are not taking Tamil Language as their Mother Tongue Language.

The Third language is for students who are able to master their first language (English Language) and their Mother Tongue Language.

The Conversational MTL is conducted for all Secondary one students. The non-native speakers have to gone through a 20 hours conversational Malay or Chinese programme. At the end of the course students are expected to be able to converse in simple Malay or Chinese Language.