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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 lifelong 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.

Graded Readers Reading Program

With the release of recommendations proposed by the MTL Review Committee, our MT Department’s existing Reading programme is aligned with the philosophy of learning MTL. This aim is also 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 has been reviewed in 2017 based on the new release of the series of Chinese Language Graded Readers books. These picture books are age-appropriate and rich with values for students as they were designed by student writers for students’ usage.


Important values are integrated through the story and activities that accompany the reading sessions. They include the SEL values like self-awareness, self-management, relationship management, social awareness and responsible decision making etc. Students learn to interpret the stories through observing and analysing the vivid pictures and usage of colours in the picture books. Students are then actively engaged in hands-on tasks like mini-book making, poster drawing and role playing etc. They had since taken part in numerous reading related competitions. A group of students 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 immersed in the joy of the celebrations, they also learned about school values of respect, unity and resilience through the interesting sharing of customs and traditions.


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. 


Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme

The Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme (CPES) was introduced to participating schools to expose students to Chinese language-related cultural performances and programmes. Every year, identified levels of CL students would have an opportunity to watch Chinese cultural performances at public performance arts venues, experiencing and enjoying Chinese culture in an authentic atmosphere. This program aligns with the school’s vision, allowing Eunosians to be happy learners of the MTL.


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 can carry out collaborative learning by coming together as a class and commenting after watching a video stimulus on current affairs. Their peers can then carry out peer evaluation, giving feedback on their strengths and how they can improve further. Teachers can also grade them using the rubrics provided.


The use of iMTL portal helps students familiarize with the new PSLE oral examination format released in 2017. Students can respond to a video stimulus, share about their personal experience and how they can contribute back to the school and the community.