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Mother Tongue

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First Row (top) from left: 
Mdm Kee Suat Har, Ms Yao Anli, Ms Elna Bte Hussin, Tan Sze Yi, Mdm Venkatachalam Alamu, Mdm Siti Kalsom Bte Zam Zam, Ms Wong Sheang Yun, Ms Thachayani Putaran, Ms Murshidah Bte Hassan, Ms Zhou Liting

Second Row (middle) from left: 
Mrs Jayaraman Chitra, Ms Nurul Syafiqah Bte Anuar Khan, Ms Sandy Lee Lay Kheng, Ms Khaizuran Bte Supa'at, Ms Yap Hui Tee, Mdm Suriati Bte Djuahir, Ms Tong Jin Yi, Ms Ng Ley Huey, Ms Siti Juwani Bte Abd Rahman

Third Row (bottom) from left: 
Mr Chow Kai Loon, Mdm Wei Junying, Mrs Jasmine Wong-Koh Hwee Ling, Ms Li Huili, Ms Teo Shu Ting Cheryl, Ms Vivian Lim, Ms Shen Rong, Ms Claire Lu Baozhu, Ms Ang Chye Siang

Curricular Objective

The Mother Tongue Language Department seeks to develop competent Mother Language learners through instilling greater ownership of learning, as well as developing pupils' appreciation and promoting their interest in the learning of Mother Tongue Language and Culture. We believe that every child should strive to excel in the daily use and application of the Mother Tongue Language.

Holistic Assessment tasks for P1 and P2





- Reading of Hanyu Pinyin and CL characters(CL)

- Sight words(ML)

- Sentences

- Short passages

-Conversation based on a topic

- Picture description

- Conversation based on a picture

- Show and Tell(P1)

- Book Review(P2)

 - Listen to statements & choose the correct picture

- Listen to statements & answer MCQ questions

- Listen to short stories & answer MCQ questions

- Paper & pencil test

- Sentence writing

- Writing a paragraph based on a picture (P2)

- Writing sentence(s) based on given pictures

Cultural Activities

(I) Celebrations of major ethnic events

- To promote racial harmony and cohesion, the Mother Tongue Department will anchor the celebration of the four major ethnic events:

  • Chinese New Year
  • Hari Raya
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Deepavali

(II) Mother Tongue Language Fortnight

- During the Mother Tongue Language Fortnight, a series of fun filled cultural and language activities will be conducted to enrich the pupils' experience in the learning of the Mother Tongue Language.

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(III) A Mother Tongue storybook A Week
An activity that aims to spread the love for reading by recommending interesting Mother Tongue storybooks every week.

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Useful Links

Approved Dictionaries for PSLE:


Useful Websites:



Chinese Language

Mdm Kee Suat Har (HOD Mother Tongue)
Ms Yao Anli (LH CL)
Mrs Jasmine Wong-Koh Hwee Ling (Senior Teacher CL)
Mr Chow Kai Loon 
Ms Tan Sze Yi
Ms Ng Ley Huey
Ms Tong Jin Yi
Ms Vivian Lim
Ms Sandy Lee
Ms Zhou Liting
Mdm Wei Jun Ying
Ms Cheryl Teo
Ms Li Huili
Ms Shen Rong
Ms Wong Sheang Yun
Ms Yap Hui Tee
Ms Lu Baozhu
Ms Tan Lay Lian
Mrs Tan-Nai Li Hua
Ms Ang Chye Siang 
Ms Koh Kah Neng 

Malay Language

Mdm Elna Hussin (SH Malay & Tamil Languages)
Mdm Suriati
Ms Siti Juwani
Ms Khaizuran
Mdm Siti Kalsom
Ms Nurul Syafiqah
Ms Murshidah

Tamil Language

Mdm Venkatachalam Alamu
Ms Thachayani Putaran
Mr Devaraj