Mother Tongue Tamil

Guiding Idea

A dynamic Mother Tongue Languages curriculum which builds a strong foundation in the languages among our students while providing them with a rich language learning environment to develop a love for learning the languages and appreciating the cultures.

Key Programmes

Tamil Programmes / Events Levels Time
Mother Tongue Language Fortnight


Activities and Competitions include:

Tamil Cultural Camp

Singing competition

Mask Making Competition

Characterization Competition

Story Telling Competition

Poetry Recitation

Bookmark Making Competition


Essay Writing Competition

Oratorical Competition

Scrapbook Making Competition

P1 – P6 Curriculum Time
Storybook Reading Programme P2 – P5 Curriculum Time
Writing Programme P3 – P4 Curriculum Time
Magazine Subscription and Reading P4 Curriculum Time
Comprehension Programme P4 – P5 Curriculum Time
Intensive Oral Package P5 – P6 Curriculum Time
iMTL Portal P1 – P6 Curriculum Time
Newspaper Subscription and Reading P5 – P6 Curriculum Time
Remedial Programme P3 – P6 (selected students) After School Hours
Intensive Study Programme P6 June Holiday


2015 Primary School Tamil Language Curriculum & Instructional Materials

  • Greater emphasis on spoken & written interaction skills
  • Greater focus on authentic activities to better engage students and develop their communication skills
  • Continue to expose students to culture & values through TL learning
  • Story characters set in real-life situations that students can relate to, so as to better engage students in their learning of TL
  • Greater use of ICT e.g. videos, animations, digital interactive games etc.


Roll-out Year


Primary 1

Primary 2



Roll-out completed

Roll-out completed

Will be ready before the start of each academic year, i.e. 5A by the end of 2018, 6A by the end of 2019.

Primary 3


Primary 4


Primary 5


Primary 6



Professional Learning Communities

Through PLC, we hope to develop our teachers’ competencies in the teaching and learning of Tamil Language in their respective levels or classes. Through lesson design and collaboration on teaching and learning practices based on the Singapore Teaching Practice (STP), we seek to bring about improvement in a common area of concern such as pedagogy, teaching strategies and assessment, within the Tamil Language curriculum. We want our teachers to share best practices and carry out deep reflection on their craft, so that there is continual improvement made in students’ learning progress and their learning experiences.