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Mother Tongue

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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.

Approved Dictionaries for PSLE


MOE Recommended CL Booklist



Chinese Language

Mdm Kee Suat Har (HOD Mother Tongue)

Mr Chow Kai Loon (Level Head - Chinese Language)

Mrs Jasmine Wong-Koh Hwee Ling (Senior Teacher - Chinese Language)

Ms Ng Ley Huey

Ms Tong Jin Yi  

Ms Yao Anli 

Ms Vivian Lim

Ms Sandy Lee

Ms Zhou Liting

Mrs Yeo Poh San

Mdm Wei Jun Ying 

Ms Liu Haixin 

Ms Cheryl Teo

Ms Tan Sze Yi

Ms Koh Kah Neng 

Ms Li Huili 

Ms Shen Rong

Ms Wong Sheang Yun   

Ms Yap Hui Tee 

Ms Lu Baozhu

Ms Shang Mingzhu  


Malay Language

Mdm Elna  (Malay Language Coordinator)

MdmSuriati (Senior Teacher- Malay Language)

Ms Anisah

Ms Siti Juwani

Ms Khaizuran

Mdm Siti Kalsom

Ms Syafiqah Khan

Tamil Language

Mdm Venkatachalam Alamu