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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


Chinese Art Appreciation Programme 2012
(Target Group : P1)

In line with the Chinese Language Department's vision of equipping pupils with linguistic skills to appreciate accumulated knowledge and wisdom contained in our cultural heritage, the department has embarked on the Chinese Art Appreciation Programme to provide opportunities for the Chinese Language pupils to be exposed to and immersed in the Chinese Art and cultivates an interest in the Chinese language and culture.
 
All P1 and P2 Chinese Language pupils would be attending Chinese brush painting lessons during the Chinese Language curriculum time in Term 4. They will be taught the basic strokes used in Chinese brush painting and the traditional Chinese brush painting concepts.

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Chinese Characters Input Training
(Target Group : P3)

As part of our school's objectives to promote e-learning among our pupils, we would be organising the Chinese Characters Input Training Course for our pupils during curriculum time in Term 4. 
 
The objective of the course is to equip our pupils with necessary knowledge and skills to type Chinese characters. The training will also enable pupils to benefit more from the school's e-learning portal, as well as many other interesting online Chinese Language learning resources. 

P3 CHINESE CHARACTERS INPUT TRAINING WORKSHOP


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Mother Tongue Languages Fortnight and P3 Cultural Camp
(Target Group : P3 - P6)

This is an initiative by MOE which aims to immerse pupils in various activities related to the Mother Tongue Languages. It aims to provide authentic opportunities for pupils to use MTL and experience the associated culture.
 
Our school would be organising its MTL Fortnight @ JYPS from 6 to 17 April and P3 Cultural Camp from to 2 to 3 June. MTL Fortnight and P3 Cultural Camp @ JYPS allow pupils to learn MTL through a more relaxing medium. They would have the chance to be exposed to MTL in a new way that is different from that of the classrooms. A wide range of activities related to the Chinese and Malay languages and cultures would be conducted for the Chinese Language and Malay Language pupils respectively.


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To help pupils know more about the Chinese culture, P3 pupils were taught the traditional art of Chinese paper cutting, and P4 pupils tried their hands at origami which had originated from China.

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As part of their exposure to the Chinese culture, P5 and P6 pupils tried the Chinese knot tying.

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P1 and P2 Speech and Drama


In order to provide platforms for pupils to actively learn CL as a living language and to nurture them into confident communicators, the speech and drama sessions gave all pupils the chance to use Mandarin, build up their confidence in using Mandarin and appreciate drama as an art form. Pupils had to put up a performance at the end of the sessions.

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P2 – P5 Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme

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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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. Happy Town
    A platform for Chinese Language pupils to share journals, tell stories and exchange views on topics of interest. It also features content for Chinese Language learning.

  3. The Chinese Language Word Games
    A portal that uses educational games to aid Primary 1 to 3 pupils in the revision of Chinese characters and words that they have learnt through an enriching and enjoyable learning experience.
     
  4. Oracy eLand
    An interactive learning portal that is designed to equip Primary 1 to 3 students with commonly used vocabulary and sentence patterns that they can use in their daily conversations with others.

LIST OF APPROVED DICTIONARIES FOR USE IN 2015 PSLE


ACTIVITIES PROMOTING INNOVATIVE TEACHING & ENGAGED LEARNING


Conversational Chinese & Malay Programme

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Chinese Language is a Fortune, Treasure It!

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