Mother Tongue Languages
The Swiss Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) curriculum, MTL Fortnight event, cultural camp, learning journeys and other enrichment programmes equip students with the linguistic skills to become proficient users of the MTL and be more appreciative of their own culture. This is in alignment to MOE’s policy to make the MTL “living” languages that students will use in everyday situations and develop in students a lifelong interest in their MTL and culture. Swiss MTL department uses everyday situations and contexts, current affairs and contemporary issues as well as authentic materials (e.g. reports, news articles) to provide real-world context for classroom learning. This will allow students to see the relevance of MTL to their daily lives, and enable students to achieve practical language competence.
Chinese Language Experiences
Students were provided with an authentic platform to enhance their language use, and were taught critical thinking and communication skills through the use of learning portal. They learn to craft their views and ideas systematically and further develop the content based on their life experiences and prior knowledge. It was an engaging learning experience for them as they collaborated closely with their peers and also displayed the spirit of self- directed learning in Chinese Language and cultures.
Malay Language Experiences
Students have better understanding of the different aspects of their language, history and culture through Amazing Race at Fort Canning Park. They went through hands-on sessions such as playing traditional games, dancing a traditional dance. Indeed the students experience ML as a ‘living language’ in a fun and engaging way.
Tamil Language Experiences
Students explored the different aspects of the Tamil language, history and culture through an Amazing Race at Sentosa. Thus, they gain a better understanding of the historical significance of Sentosa as a former fishing village and British military base. This cultural camp also provided the platform for students to learn and express historical terms and concepts in Tamil language. These activities successfully kindled students’ interest to use MTL as they were immersed in a fun environment that encourages them to learn and use the language.
|Miss Toh Hui Jing||HOD Mother Tongue Languages|
|Miss Jamakyah Bte Adhar||Subject Head Student Leadership|
|Mdm Xu Yiping||Senior Teacher / Chinese Language|
|Mdm Noorhidaya Bte Abdul Karim||Senior Teacher / Malay Language|
|Mr Li Hairong||Chinese Language Teacher|
|Mr Liu Yong Feng||Chinese Language Teacher|
|Miss Low Yu Hui||Chinese Language Teacher|
|Mr Ng Chin Kiat||Chinese Language Teacher|
|Mdm Tee Lay Kean||Chinese Language Teacher|
|Ms Teo Lei Xin Alviena||Chinese Language Teacher|
|Mr Tien Jing Wei Gabriel||Chinese Language Teacher|
|Ms Hu Fang||Adjunct Teacher / Chinese Language|
|Ms Zhao Fang||Adjunct Teacher / Chinese Language|
|Mdm Redha Nasuha Bte Mas’od||Malay Language Teacher|
|Mdm Siti Aishah Binti Mohamed Kamsani||Malay Language Teacher|
|Mdm Taty Fairuwani Bte Hamwal||Malay Language Teacher|
|Mdm Hariyani Bte Sarmin||AED (T&L) / Malay Language|
|Mr S Radhakrishnan||Tamil Language Teacher|
|Mdm Kasthuri d/o Elamaran||Tamil Language Teacher|
|Mdm Maheshwari Thangaiah||Tamil Language Teacher|
|Mdm Vijayaprabha Natarajan||Tamil Language Teacher|