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Mother Tongue Chinese

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

Chinese Language Programmes / Events



Mother Tongue Language Fortnight

Activities and Competitions include:

  • Chinese Cultural and Language Camp
  • Learning Carnival
  • Chinese Calligraphy
  • Chinese Mask Painting
  • Pen Calligraphy
  • Poetry / Chinese songs Recitation
  • Puppet Making
  • Tea- Appreciation

P1 – P6

Curriculum Time

Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme


School Hours

Reading Programme

P1– P6

Curriculum Time

JoyReader Subscription & Reading

P1– P6

Time / After School Hours

Magazine Subscription & Reading

P1– P6

Curriculum Time

iMTL / SLS Portal

P1– P6

Curriculum Time

Integrated Sentence Making Package

P1– P2

Curriculum Time

Integrated Paragraph Writing Package

P3– P4

Integrated Composition Writing Package

P5– P6

Curriculum Time

Integrated Reading Comprehension Package

P1 – P6

Curriculum Time

Intensive Oral Package

P3 – P6

Curriculum Time

Remedial Programme

P3 – P6 selected students

After School Hours

Intensive Programme


June Holidays

Other than these school-based activities, the department aims to stretch students’ capabilities and cultivate their love for the Chinese language through externally organised activities such as international online writing competitions, calligraphy competitions organized by cluster schools and/or external organizations.

2015 Primary School Chinese 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 CL learning

·       Story characters set in real-life situations that students can relate to, so as to better
engage students in their learning of CL

·       Greater use of ICT e.g. videos, animations, digital interactive games etc.

Level Roll-out Year Remark
Primary 1 2015

Roll-out completed

Primary 2 2016
Primary 3 2017
Primary 4 2018
Primary 5 2019
Primary 6 2020

Will be ready
before the start of each academic year

Professional Learning Communities

Through PLC, we hope to develop our teachers’ competencies in the teaching and learning of Chinese 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 Chinese Language curriculum.

The PLC discussion focus will be on 3 of the 6 teacher development areas spelt out in the Work Plan Seminar, namely Assessment Literacy, Differentiated Instruction and E-Pedagogy. 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.