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Chinese Language


Mission


To equip our pupils with linguistic skills so that they are able to imbibe values and appreciate accumulated knowledge and wisdom contained in our cultural heritage.

Vision


Effective and confident communicators with a love and passion for the Mother Tongue language and culture.

Tagline


Active Learners, Proficient Users.

The Chinese Language Department adopts an integrated approach, which taps on various resources to help the pupils read, write and communicate effectively in the Chinese Language, and make Chinese Language learning an enjoyable experience. We hope to help the pupils develop an abiding interest in learning Chinese Language, so that they will continue to use it as a living language after they school.
 
Teachers use innovative methods to enhance the learning of the Chinese Language. To keep abreast with the latest development in teaching, teachers would be attending courses and workshops regularly.
 
The Chinese Language Department has been focusing on programmes that will encourage reading and writing, and enhance our pedagogy in the teaching of Chinese Language (so that Chinese Language teachers will serve as effective facilitators in a pupil-centered learning environment).

For more information on the Chinese Language curriculum, please refer to:

CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAMMES


Cultural Programme Exposure Scheme (CPES)

The objective of the programme is to enhance pupils' interest in Chinese Language and Culture through attendance at Chinese cultural performances at public performing arts venues. Through this initiative, the pupils will have expanded opportunities in enjoying theatre experience and fostering a lifelong theatre patronage to cultural performances. In the process, we also hope that they will learn and appreciate the beauty of the Chinese Language and culture.

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P1 and P2 Chinese Brush Painting

Through the Chinese Brush Painting sessions, pupils are exposed to and immersed in the Chinese Art and cultivate an interest in the Chinese Language and culture. They are also able to understand the strokes and flow in Chinese Brush Painting.  

The P1 and P2 Chinese Language students attended the Chinese brush painting lessons during the Chinese Language curriculum time in Term 4. They are taught the basic strokes used in Chinese brush painting and the traditional Chinese brush painting concepts. Pupils learned and explored a wide variety of themes such as flowers, birds, animals and plants.

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P1 and P2 Speech and Drama

Our department aim to nurtured confident communicator among our pupils from very young age as part of the 21st cc competencies.  Our aims are: 

  • To develop confidence communication through drama, songs, poetry and storytelling activities.
  • To improve socialization and oral communication skills via conversation and role-play. 
  • To raise social awareness and encourage collaboration learning with others through group performance on stage. 
Pupils attended Speech and Drama workshop to master techniques and skills necessary for effective communication. Children are exposed to exciting and fun activities such as role-play, singing aloud, story-telling, props performance. We want to bring out the best in the child to enjoy the language and at the same time, boost their interest in learning the language while they also learn to work with others. 

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P3 Cultural Camp

P3 Cultural Camp is a two-day camp held annually for P3 Chinese pupils. The aim of the camp is to expose students to wide range of cultural activities, such as performances, Chinese painting, traditional games.

In the process, pupils deepen their understanding of their own cultures through a myriad of fun and educational activities. It also enhances pupils’ interest in learning their Mother Tongue through participation in various activities.

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P4 – P6 Mother-Tongue Fortnight

This is an initiative by MOE which aims to immerse pupils in various activities related to the Chinese Language. It aims to provide authentic opportunities for pupils to use Chinese Language and experience the associated culture.

MTL Fortnight allows pupils to learn Chinese Language through a more relaxing medium. They have the chance to be exposed to Chinese Language in a new way that is different from that of the classrooms. A wide range of activities related to Chinese language and culture are be conducted for the Chinese Language pupils.  

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USEFUL CHINESE LANGUAGE DIGITAL LEARNING RESOURCES

  1. Digital Instructional Resources for the CL Curriculum - Xuele
    A website that features multimedia content that complements the Chinese Language primary curriculum 2007. Except for the section containing pictures, videos and animations, resources corresponding to the various parts of the textbooks are available for access.

  2. iMTL Portal
    The iMTL portal is a web-based, interactive Mother Tongue Languages Portal which supports the teaching and learning of Mother Tongue Languages  in schools.
    The iMTL Portal offers a wide range of tools and resources to promote collaboration and interaction between students, and between teachers and students. It seeks to create an immersive MTL learning environment that integrates the learning of MTLs with students’ daily lives.

   The tabloid-sized Chinese newspaper presents news to students in a perspective that their young mind can understand, so as to improve their general knowledge and Chinese language ability.

  Thumbs up adopts a fun and interactive editorial approach, with the use of colourful pictures and illustrations to appeal to its young readers.


LIST OF APPROVED DICTIONARIES FOR USE IN 2018 PSLE



TIPS FOR PARENTS

 
Creating a Conducive Learning Environment
  • Show interest in your child's Chinese Language learning experiences and encourage him/her to share them with you
  • Encourage your child to learn through meaningful language games
  • Read Chinese Language newspapers and books together, starting with books with attractive illustrations
  • Bring your child to the library or bookshops to cultivate a reading habit
  • Watch quality Chinese Language television programmes together
  • Make use of objects in your environment such as road signs and advertisements to engage your child in conversations in Mandarin
  • Build up your child's confidence by not correcting his or her mistakes excessively