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Effective and confident communicators with a love and passion for the Mother Tongue language and culture.
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.
乐学善用 Joyful Learners, Proficient Users.
The Chinese Language Department adopts an integrated teaching approach, which taps on various resources to help students read, write and communicate effectively in the Chinese Language. We hope to make Chinese Language learning an enjoyable experience so that students will develop an abiding interest in learning Chinese Language, and continue to use it in their daily lives.
CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAMMES
Mother Tongue ALP Programme – Confident Communication using Chinese Language
The Applied Learning Programme (ALP) on Confident Communication helps students appreciate the relevance and value of what they are learning in their Chinese Language lessons and speak the Chinese Language confidently.
At Junyuan Primary, ALP Programmes for Confident Communication using Chinese Language consist of:
- P1 Speech and Drama Programme
- P2 Speech and Drama Programme & Learning Journey
- P3 Chinese Storytelling via Moo-O (ICT platform)
- P4 Presentation Skills in Chinese Language
- P5 Chinese Language Journalism Programme
P1 and P2 Speech and Drama 讲述与演艺班
Our department aims to nurture students to be confident communicators to help them acquire the skills and dispositions required for the 21st century.
Our aims are to:
- Develop confidence communication through drama, songs, Chinese poetry recitation and storytelling activities.
- Improve socialization and oral communication skills via conversation and role-play.
- Raise social awareness and encourage collaboration learning with others through group performance on stage.
Students attended Speech and Drama programme to learn techniques and skills necessary for effective communication. They are engaged in fun activities such as role-play, singing aloud, storytelling, and props performance. Through the programme, students could experience the joy of learning Chinese Language and learn more about teamwork as they cooperate with other classmates.
P5 Chinese Journalism Programme 小记者课程
Our P5 students participated in the Chinese Journalism Programme to help them understand what it takes to report on an event and to provide hands on opportunities for them to record their reporting and interviews. Through this programme, the CL department hope to build confident speakers who are able to report on the happenings of an event and interview their peers. Students wrote out their reporters’ scripts in teams and brainstormed interview questions through the guidance of the instructors and teachers. They had an enriching learning experience as they reported on the P5 NE Show and interviewed their classmates. Putting what they learnt into practice, some of the students interviewed our guests from Suzhou who came for an immersion trip.
Chinese Language and Cultural Programmes
The Mother Tongue Department organizes programmes among the different levels to enhance students’ learning in their Chinese Language and to help them better appreciate the Chinese culture.
P3 Cultural Camp
P3 Cultural Camp is a day camp held within curriculum hours for P3 students who are learning Chinese Language. The aim of the camp is to expose students to the Chinese culture by letting them participate in a wide range of cultural activities, such as watching cultural performances, learning Chinese wushu (武术) and playing Chinese traditional games.
In the process, students deepen their understanding of their own cultures through a myriad of fun and educational activities. It also enhances students’ interest in learning their Mother Tongue through participation in various activities.
P4 – P6 Mother-Tongue Fortnight Programme
The Mother Tongue Fortnight Programme is an initiative by MOE, which aims to immerse students in various activities related to the Chinese Language. It aims to provide authentic opportunities for students to use Chinese Language and experience the associated culture.
The MTL Fortnight Programme allows students to learn Chinese Language through activities and games. They have the chance to enjoy the language in a different way. A wide range of activities related to Chinese language and culture are be conducted for the Chinese Language students in the programme.
Cultural Programme Exposure Scheme (CPES)
The objective of the Cultural Programme Exposure Scheme is to enhance students' interest in Chinese Language and Culture through attendance at Chinese cultural performances at public performing arts venues. Through this initiative, the students 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.
P1 and P2 Chinese Brush Painting
Through the Chinese Brush Painting sessions, students 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. Students learned and explored a wide variety of themes such as flowers, birds, animals and plants.
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.
3. Thumbs Up Chinese NewspaperThe 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, 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 2019 PSLE