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Mother Tongue 

Department Vision

A dynamic department providing a holistic experience

Department Mission

To nurture achievers with a strong foundation in the arts language and culture

Department Staff

Mdm Awyong Ivonne Muliana     HOD/MTL
Mdm Nooraini Samat                       SH/ML
Mdm Ding Ni  Teacher
Mdm He Fei  Teacher
Mdm Ho Sci'on  Teacher
Mdm Meng Xin  Teacher
Ms Mohamed Hanif Rasina Nilofar
Ms Ngor Swee Lian
Mdm Rohani Binte  Mohamed  Ismail
Mdm Usha Subbusamy
Ms Wah Rou Jing Charmaine
Ms Wang Wei
Ms Yusnita Bte Mohamed Yusoff

Key Department Programmes:

  • MTL Fortnight
  • Conversational Chinese/Malay
  • Lunar New Year/Hari Raya Celebrations
  • Multi-Cultural Night
  • iMTL Portal
  • Intensive Oral Practice Programme for 4E5N
  • Intensive MTL Programme for 4E5N
  • Sec 3 Bridging Programme
  • ICT Programme/Moodle/Audacity
  • Lesson Study for MTL Teachers

Cluster Activities

  • E5 Chinese Teachers’ Sharing
  • Video making workshop for ML teachers
  • Creative writing competition for Students


  1. MTL Fortnight: 
    • Promote language & cultural awareness
    • Provide a platform for the promotion of Mother-Tongues
    • Demonstrate socio-cultural sensitivity 
  2. Conversational Chinese/Malay: 
    • Promote understanding between the different ethnic groups in multi-racial Singapore
  3. Chinese New Year/Hari Raya Celebrations:
    • Celebrate ethnic rich Singapore
  4. Multi-Cultural Night:
    • Provide awareness on an age-old custom
  5. iMTL Portal:
    • Promote the use of ICT in the teaching and learning of MTL