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Tamil Language

Vision

Every child to take pride of their culture and to be confident and competent users of the Tamil Language

Mission

To develop the joy of learning the Tamil Language so as to equip the students with linguistic skills and to cultivate the love for the Tamil culture.

 Tagline

 “தமிழில் பேசுவோம் தமிழை நேசிப்போம்” ( Speak Tamil Love Tamil)

KEY PROGRAMMES

Mother Tongue ALP Programme – Confident Communication using Tamil Language

The Applied Learning Programme (ALP) on Confident Communication helps students appreciate the relevance and value of what they are learning in their Tamil Language lessons and speak the language confidently.

ALP Programmes for Confident Communication using Tamil Language :

P1 / P2  :   Speech and Drama Programme
P3 / P4  :   Story telling 
P5           :  Tamil Language Journalism Programme 

P1 and P2 Speech and Drama
  • To encourage and enjoy communicating in Tamil.
  • To develop confident communication through drama, songs, poetry and story telling activities.
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P3 and P4  Story telling
  • To develop confidence communication through storytelling activities.
  • To improve  oral communication and social skills. 
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P5  Tamil Language Journalism Programme 
  • The aim of this workshop is to improve pupils writing and presentation skills. Using the Tamil Language in a fun and non-threatening environment will help to boost pupils’ confidence. From the feedback gained from pupils, it was evident that they enjoyed the workshop and had fun using the language as a means of communication. 

P3 – P6 Mother-Tongue Fortnight
This is an initiative by MOE which aims to immerse pupils in various activities related to the Tamil Language. It aims to provide authentic opportunities for pupils to use Tamil Language and experience the associated culture.

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

P4 – P6 : Festive Arts Theatre
                Shadow play `Irulin Oli` – `இருளின் ஒளி` 
  • Appreciate  Tamil culture and develop an interest in telling stories with the shadow puppets.
  • Learn the Singapore stories.
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P5 /P6 : Creative Drama 
  • to build confidence and improve articulation and stage presence and acting skills.
  • to improve their acting, language and communication skills and develop their creativity in a fun way.

From the feedback gained from pupils, students improved their acting, language and communication skills, and develop creativity in a fun way.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Tamil language Competitions organised by GRC IAEC Tampines Central CC
  • Aims to showcase students command in Tamil language.
  • Provides opportunities for students to express their flair for the language.
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 Itaash receiving medal Lithraa - medal
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 Priya receiving medal from Mr Masagos 
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USEFUL LINKS/TIPS

For more information on the Tamil Language curriculum, please refer to:
http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/syllabuses/mother-tongue-languages/files/tamil-primary-2015.pdf
Theentamizh website : https://www.mtl.moe.edu.sg/theenthamizh/primary.html