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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 Language Programmes / Events



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

Reading Programme

P1– P6

Curriculum Time

Writing Package

P1– P6

Curriculum Time


Magazine Subscription and Reading

P3– P6

Curriculum Time

Newspaper Subscription and Reading

P5– P6

Curriculum Time

Comprehension Package

P2– P5

Curriculum Time

Oral Package

P1– P6

Curriculum Time

iMTL / SLS Portal

P1– P6

Curriculum Time

Remedial Programme

P3– P6 selected students

After School Hours

Intensive Programme


June Holidays

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.

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 Community

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.

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.