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Tamil Language

The Tamil Department conducts various interesting, engaging and meaningful programmes and activities which cater to the holistic development of pupils keeping in mind the different abilities of the pupils.

Mrs Thelagavathi  Gajan
Year Head, Lower Primary 

"Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about." - New Benjamin Lee Whorf

Email: thelagavathi_balakrishnan@moe.edu.sg

Mrs  Mena Junesh


"EDUCATION is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". – Nelson Mandela

Email: menachi_shanmugan

Members of the Department 

Mrs Hema Vishnu
Mrs Safeenah Banu

Department’s Mission

Vision: Adventurous Learners with a passion for the Tamil Language.

Mission: Create an environment where pupils will develop a love for Tamil Language and have a firm rootedness to the Indian culture.

Tamil Department

Department’s/ Subject’s Overview

யாமறிந்த மொழிகளிலே தமிழ்மொழி போல் இனிதாவது எங்கும் காணோம்

மகாகவி சுப்பிரமணிய பாரதிI


Adapted from the 2015 Primary Tamil Language Syllabus

       To make Tamil Language a Living Language in Singapore through….

The adoption of a flexible syllabus, inclusion of varuous interesting and engaging pedagody, and meaningful assessment modes which cater to the holistic development of our pupils keeping in mind the different ability of the pupils.


Our Aims and Objectives


Adapted from the 2015 Primary Tamil Language Syllabus

To provide pupils a strong foundation in the 4 skills of the language, namely; Listening,  Speaking, Reading and Writing and to provide pupils opportunities to enhance their oral and written communication skills .

Key Approaches

We conduct the following student centric values driven programmes and activities with the integration of the 21st Century competencies and skills which aim to enhance students’ holistic development and prepare them for the future.


  • Discussion on articles from the Tamil Newspaper and Chutti Mayil Magazine.
  • Reading Program

Reading Comprehension

  • Comprehend Comprehension Marks – To help P5 and P6 students realise their mistakes.


  • Pre-Writing Activities – P3
  • Word Splash – P4-P6
  • Process Writing – P4-P6
  • What Happened After That (WHAT Strategy)- P5-P6Key Approaches

Programmes and Activities

Classroom Activities

ICT Lessons using PlICKERS (School Value – Adventurous Learners)

Talk for Parents by SINDA (Working Hand in Hand with our Stakeholders)

CultuCultural cum Language Camp

MTF Activities (School Value- A love for Learning)

Learning Journey – P3 & P4 Drama LJ

Tip for Parents

  • Bring your child to the library or bookshops to cultivate a reading habit.
  • Make use of the following to engage your child in conversations:
  • Simple books, starting with books with attractive illustrations.
  • Our very own electronic books at https://www.mconline.sg/
  • Quality Tamil Language programmes
  • Objects in your environment such as road signs and advertisements
  • Build up your child’s confidence by not correcting his or her mistakes excessively




  • We also work closely with the following stakeholders to conduct the following:
  • Motivational Talk by SINDA.
  • Talk by Media Corp Celebrities.
  • MC Online on the production of e-books.

  • ETD Officers, Mdm Sumathi and Mr Jayakumar (Knowledgeable Other) on our Lesson Study.