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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

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