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Chinese Department


Coordinators

Miss Wong Jie Ying (wong_jie_ying@moe.edu.sg)

Mdm Loke Yik Pey (loke_yik_pey@moe.edu.sg)

 


Vision

Nurturing confident communicators with good moral values and life long learners of Chinese language.


Mission

Students are cared for in a nurturing MT environment and their learnings of the MTL will equip them to be proficient users in 21st century.

 

 

SEL Reading Program


With the release of recommendations proposed by the MTL Review Committee, our MT Department’s existing SEL Reading programme is aligned with the philosophy of learning MTL. This aim is aligned with the school vision of Eunosians being guided by values; they are happy readers and learners of the MTL.

 

This school-based reading curriculum is designed by teachers. Teachers read e-books that are rich with values to students. SEL values are integrated through activities that accompany the read-aloud sessions. These values include self-awareness, self-management, relationship management, social awareness and responsible decision making. Students learn to apply their learning through different scenarios during these activities. Students are then actively engaged in hands-on tasks like book-making, poster drawing and role playing etc. They had since taken part in numerous reading related competitions. A group of students recently participated in the Reading Superstar Competition and they achieved Gold, Silver and Participation awards from it. 

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Chinese New Year Festival


We celebrated Chinese New Year with a concert packed with interesting and exciting performances. The students also sang along to the festive songs. Not only so, the students often look forward to the finale, the Lion Dance performance. While the students immerse in the joy of the celebrations, they also learnt about school values of respect, unity and resilience through the interesting sharing of customs and traditions.


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MT Fortnight

 

The objective of the MT Fortnight is to create an environment that encourages our students to use Mother Tongue languages and appreciate the heritage and culture associated with these languages. This year, the theme of the Mother Tongue Fortnight carried out in February, was Games. 

 

During Mother Tongue fortnight, students visited various booths, where they had the opportunity to try out traditional Chinese, Malay and Tamil games. To motivate students to excel in the MT languages, students took part in creative and intellectual inter-level competitions, i.e. kite designing, Chinese Chess and traditional Qi Qiao Ban game. 

 

 

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Effective Use of iMTL Portal


Our focus of nurturing self-directed learners and effective communicators of MTL, leverages upon the effective use of the iMTL portal. Through the use of the iMTL portal, students record their speech after watching a video stimulus. Their peers then carry out peer evaluation, commenting on their strengths and how they can improve further. Teachers can also grade them using the rubrics provided.

 

The use of iMTL portal is for the familiarization of the new PSLE oral component in 2017. students will respond to a video stimulus, share about their personal experience and how they can contribute back to the school and the community.


CCM: Conversational Chinese & Malay

 

Since 2005, students are given the opportunity to learn Conversational Chinese and Malay (CCM). Students taking Chinese will learn Malay and students taking Malay will learn Chinese. This is to strengthen bonds among students of different races; at the same time helping students acquire the languages that would enable them to operate comfortably in the region. They learn to do self-introduction, greetings and have fun conversing with their peers at the end of the lessons. 
 

 

Self Directed Learning Using Differentiated Rubrics


Being a critical thinker is an important 21st century skill. Students are taught to use the differentiated rubrics to self-assess as well as to carry out peer assessment of their language skills. These set of differentiated rubrics clearly spelt out the requirements to aid students of different learning abilities. It also guides students on how they can achieve the next level of accomplishment. Students can then carry out self-directed learning and improve their language skills through the use of these rubrics. CL teachers have also developed a set of questions and inquiry process to teach students to be critical thinkers.


Overseas Learning Journey: Beijing


In March 2016, 35 students together with 5 teachers and our vice-principal, Mrs Chu, embarked on an exciting 6-day journey to experience the rich history and vibrant culture of the largest country in Asia - China.

 

Our students visited many of the famous sites in Beijing, such as the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and even have the chance to experience the Great Wall of China. If that wasn’t enough, the students and teachers had unique hands-on experience when they learnt about porcelain in the National Gallery Museum, and of the advanced technology in the Sony Explora Science Museum. While sipping tea, they enjoyed the acrobatic performances performed in the culture rich Lao She Teahouse. 


Furthermore, our students had the opportunity to attend lessons in these two local schools, Jin Tai Primary and No.2 Experimental Primary School of Haidian, Beijing. They were engaged in meaningful learning through activities like face painting and even got a chance to attend their CCA lessons. 

  

Though it was tiring at times, both students and teachers returned with memorable experiences from the 6-day immersion programme. Most importantly, they fostered many new friendships, and learnt about the rich historical culture of China. 


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