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Department Overview

 • 重视语言技能,实现有效沟通
 • 注重实用价值,实现乐学善用
 • 遵循学习规律,符合认知发展
 • 照顾个别差异,发掘学生潜能
 • 培养情意品德,传承华族文化
 • 促进思维发展,培养自学能力
 • 结合资讯科技,增进学习效益
 • 关注学习过程,落实有效评价
The Chinese Language conducts various engaging, meaningful and interesting activities catering to holistic development of pupils.

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Head of Department

Email: aileen_tan_mei_hsuan@moe.edu.sg

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Subject Coordinator

Email:  tu_meng_chi@moe.edu.sg

Members of the Department 

  1. Mrs Aileen Tan Mei Hsuan
  2. Miss Tu Meng-Chi Stephanie
  3. Miss Jutina Loh
  4. Mdm Wu Shemei
  5. Miss Tan Hui Jun
  6. Mrs Maggie Yune
  7. Mrs Woon-Toh Shu Ying
  8. Miss Lim Huey Tyng
  9. Miss Lai Xiao Xin
  10. Miss Ng Li Min Beverly 
  11. Mr Huang Yao Tian
  12. Mdm Pek Shi Yun
  13. Ms Jolynn Chia

Department’s Mission

Vision: Adventurous Learners with a passion for the Chinese Language.
Mission: Create an environment where pupils develop a love for Chinese Language.

Aims & Objectives

本校的华文课程是以“理想的教育成果”6 为宗旨,以“21世纪技能框架”7 为基础,以2010年母语检讨委员会提出的母语教学三大目的8为参照,兼顾国民教育、社交技能与情绪管理的学习9、科技教育总蓝图10等教育方针,从语言能力、人文素养和通用能力三个方面制定课程总目标。

6 Desired Outcomes of Education 
7 21st Century Competencies Framework 
8 2010年母语检讨委员会提出了母语教学的三大目的,即沟通、文化和联系。
9 Social and Emotional Learning
10 MOE IT Masterplan

Key Approaches or Key Pedagogy

Cooperative Learning
As the core pedagogy, Cooperative Learning fosters positive interdependence where students work together on a common task and feel responsible for their own and the group's effort. 

Use of teaching strategies like Hot Seating, Still image, Sculpture, Thought Tracking, Process Drama, Theatre Games, Forum Theatre to develop student’s communicative skills  in a fun and enjoyable way. 


Progressive Writing Package
Use of structured writing package which aims to develop students in their writing skills progressively from P2-6.The writing package includes step by step writing strategies to guide students in writing expressively and coherently.


Integration of ICT

Use of interactive and visual online platform to develop self-directed learning and assign meaningful online tasks to reinforce learning. Use of P1 MOE XueLe learning platform for P1-6 levels and iMTL Portal for P3 to P6 levels. Every year, P4 level students carry out Learning on the Move programme, where they would make use of Ipads to complete a series of tasks on a learning trail. 

Reading Programme
Structured reading programme to cultivate reading habit and interest among the students.  Class libraries are also set up in every Chinese class to foster a culture of reading.

Annually, the World Book Day is celebrated in collaboration with the National Library Board to enthuse students in reading. 

Reading Passports are issued to students to encourage them to read widely. Upon completion, they would be recognised with certificates and gain opportunity to achieve the Best Reader’s award.


Experiential Learning

Learning journeys, outdoor learning, internalisation programme and Mother Tongue Fortnight activities are carried out to provide authentic learning experiences and to develop appreciation for the Chinese culture.


Assessment comprises of holistic assessments, ie formative assessments and summative assessments.  Summative Assessments are in forms of mastery tests, Continual Assessments, Semestral Assessments, subject to different levels. Formative Assessments makes use of self and peer checklists to provide feedback to the students on their learning progress for improvement in learning.
Cooperative Learning

Drama in Education

The D.I.E strategy is employed in the classroom to engage students in their understanding of story content as well as vocabulary comprehension.

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"Three Billy Goats" Musical Performance Learning Journey


P4 ICT Learning Trail



P4 &5 Internationalisation Programme to Kuala Lumpur in 2015


P2 ICT Integrated Outdoor Learning


Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities




·         Story-Telling By School Leaders

·         NLB Story Telling

·         Traditional Games Workshop

·         Chinese Song Singing


·         Learning Journey to watch musical performance

·         Chimese Knot Tying Cultural Workshop

·         World Book Day Programme

.         Guess the Idioms Activity


·         Chinese Song Appreciation

·         Chinese Tea Appreciation Cultural Workshop

·         Post-PSLE Buddy Reading(P6)

·         World Book Day Programme

Internal Competitions

  • Internal P1 Singing and Dance Competition
  • Internal P2 Singing and Dance Competition
  • Internal P3 Poem Recitation Competition
  • Internal P4 Guess the Idioms Competition
  • Internal P5 Knowledge Quiz Competition
  • Internal P6 Knowledge Quiz Competition

External Competitions

  • Campus Chinese Reading Super Star Competition 2016  
       Achieved 3 Gold 1 Silver Award


  • A talk was conducted for parents on Helping Their Child to Prepare for Primary School Leaving Examinations in Term 2.
  • Lesson study is conducted together with the assistance of MOE and NIE.

Information for Parents

Tips for Parents -Creating a Conducive Learning Environment

  • Show interest in your child’s CL learning experiences and encourage him or her to share them with you 
  • Encourage your child to learn through meaningful language games
  • Read Chinese 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 CL television programmes together -Make use of objects in your environment such as road signs and advertisements to engage your child in CL conversations
  • Build up your child’s confidence by not correcting his or her mistakes excessively