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Mother Tongue Language Department

Mission


Delivering quality content to stakeholders.

Vision


Unity in Culture, competence in Language 

OBJECTIVES

  1. Students to be proficient and competent in using the 4 language skills i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing for the purpose of effective communication.
  2. Students to be competent and effective in thinking skills, co-operative learning and ICT.


KEY PROGRAMMES

Enhanced Reading Programme (ERP)

Our MTL teachers conduct a series of interesting story-telling session for every level and follow up with activities to be completed at the class level. This is to promote the habit of reading among our students.


Mother Tongue Language Fortnight Activities     

An annual platform for all students to be exposed to and learn their Mother Tongue Language, in the hope that they will be more eager to use the language in their everyday lives. Therefore, a variety of activities are be carried out for every level which allow the students to learn in a fun way.

Examples of such MTL activities include:

Chinese Bean Art, Chinese Hand Puppet Making, Clay Making, Kite Making, Speech & Drama;

Dikir Barat, Taridra, Kompang, Bangsawan;

Indian Classical Dance, Debate, Drama; etc.


Applied Learning Programme (ALP) - “Competent, Confident and Respectful Communicators”

The ALP enables students to relate their skills and knowledge gained during MTL lessons to the real-world context, and inculcate 21st century competencies and values in our students. Students are engaged in different activities such as story-telling, drama, presentation and debate to help them become competent, confident and respectful communicators.

  

ICT-based Teaching and Learning

ICT-based lessons occur on interactive platforms for teachers to teach efficiently and for students to learn collaboratively and independently. Students use the Student Learning Space (SLS) and iMTL portals to access extended materials and reinforce their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, all of which are specially designed to reinforce the respective lesson objectives stated in the syllabus. Other ICT tools like Nearpod are integrated into MTL lessons to promote CoL and SDL. 


TCM (Tamil, Chinese & Malay Language) aLIVE

Students get the opportunities to showcase their language and cultural proficiencies during the recess showcase and performances. They can also benefit through listening, watching and participating as part of the audience or participants during these activities.


Learning Journeys (Local & Overseas) 

Students are exposed to and learn their Mother Tongue Language outside a classroom setting. A variety of activities are carried out for different levels to increase students’ interest in learning MTL. 


MTL DEPARTMENT EVENTS / ACTIVITIES

Chinese Language

  • Chinese New Year Celebrations
  • Mother Tongue Language Fortnight Activities     
  • Speech and Drama Activities (Lower Primary)
  • Overseas Learning Journey to China for Primary 5
  • Inter-school competition (Story Telling, Composition Writing, Writing, etc.)
  • Inter-class competition (Poetry Recitation, Story Telling, Chinese Idioms, etc.)


 Malay Language

  • Overseas Learning Journey for Upper Primary students
  • Mother Tongue Language Fortnight Activities     
  • Malay Language Competition involving E7 cluster schools
  • Inter-class competition (Story Telling, Poetry Recitation, Singing, Composition Writing, etc.)
  • Hari Raya Puasa Celebrations
  • Local Learning Journey


Tamil Language

  • Overseas Learning Journey for Upper Primary students
  • Mother Tongue Language Fortnight Activities
  • P1 to P6 internal competitions
  • Tamil Language Competition involving E7 cluster schools
  • Deepavali Celebrations
  • Local Learning Journey


Mdm Yeo Kwang Yee

HOD-MTL

 

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