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Mother Tongue

Outcomes

The Mother Tongue Department aims to: 

  • Instill in MGS girls a passion for learning their Mother Tongue Language (MTL) 

  • Develop confident and effective MTL communicators who are able to appreciate their cultural roots and connect with wider communities across Asia and the world. 

Curriculum

The Mother Tongue Curriculum focuses on effective communication by building the fundamentals of language learning skills such as listening, reading, writing and speaking in our students. In order to cater to the different learning needs and interests of our students, we adopt a differentiated and learner-centred approach in the teaching of MTL. Students who are proficient and show strong interest in their MTL are offered Higher Mother Tongue (HMT) in Primary 5 where they continue to study MTL at a higher level. 

The Mother Tongue Support Programme is also implemented at Primary 3-4 to provide a more structured and scaffolded learning pace for students who require a more customised approach to the learning of MTL.

Cultural awareness is integral to learning of the MTL. Our yearly Mother Tongue Fortnight Programme provides students with the exposure of the traditional cultures to build awareness of their own heritage and strengthen their cultural identity. 

In MGS, teachers adopt a variety of pedagogical approaches such as e-pedagogy, role-play, drama, songs and competitions to enhance the teaching and learning of the MTL. There are also level programmes in the different MTL to create an environment where students can practise and use their MTL freely.

Chinese Language Programmes 

P1 – P2

P3 – P4

P5 – P6

  • P1 DuDu e-Reading portal 

  • P2 Pay Less Read More

  • Reading Rocks

  • P2 School-Based Curriculum 

  • P2 CL Bridging Module 

  • Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities

  • MT Online Singing Competition


  • Pay Less Read More

  • Reading Rocks

  • Talent Development Programme for P4

  • P3 CL Cultural Camp

  • Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities

  • Touch Typing skills

  • MT Online Singing Competition

 

  • Theatre appreciation for Higher Chinese students

  • Talent Development Programme for P5

  • Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities 

  • MT Online Singing Competition



Website Link

Student Learning Space (SLS)

https://vle.learning.moe.edu.sg/login

MOE Website

Chinese Language Syllabus MOE


Malay Language Programmes


P1 – P2

P3 – P4

P5 – P6

  • Show & Tell

  • Extensive Reading Programme

  • ICT in ML 

- Touch typing

- Google Classroom

- Padlet

  • Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities

  • Experiential Learning Journey

  • MT Online Singing Competition

    • Extensive Reading Programme

    • ICT in ML 

    - Google Slides / Docs

    - Padlet

    - Google Classroom

    - PowerPoint

    • Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities 

    • P3 ML Cultural Camp

    • Experiential
      Learning Journey

    • National Writing Competition

    • MT Online Singing Competition

    • Extensive Reading Programme

    • ICT in ML

    - Google slides / Docs

    - Google Classroom

    - Padlet

    - NearPod

    • Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities

    • Experiential
      Learning Journey

    • National Writing Competition

    • CW3 Writing Competition

    • MT Online Singing Competition

  • Additional Resources

    Website Link

    Students Learning Space (SLS)

    https://vle.learning.moe.edu.sg/login

    e-Cekap
    https://www.mtl.moe.edu.sg/ecekap/index.html
    MOE Website Malay Language Syllabus

    Tamil Language Programmes


    P1 – P2

    P3 – P4

    P5 – P6

    • “Speak Tamil Programme”

    • Super Reader Reading Programme 

    • Learning Journey to Indian Heritage Centre

    • Tamil Touch Typing skills.

    • Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities 

    • MT Online Singing Competition

    • “Be a DJ” Tamil Conversation Programme 

    • Reading Star

    • Learning Journey to Indian Heritage Centre

    • Tamil Touch Typing skills.

    • Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities

    • P3 TL Cultural Camp

    • StoryJumper project

    • MT Online Singing Competition

    • Tamil Short Film (Tamil Conversation Programme)

    • Reading Star

    • Learning Journey to Indian Heritage Centre

    • Tamil Touch Typing skills.

    • Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities

    • Story Jumper Project

    • MT Online Singing Competition