2015 Primary School Mother Tongue Languages Curriculum to Help Students Become Active Learners, Proficient Users

Published Date: 23 August 2014 12:00 AM

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1.The 2015 Primary School Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) curriculum will be phased in to schools starting from the Primary 1 level in 2015 and progressively to the Primary 6 level in 2020. The 2015 Primary School MTL curriculum aims to develop students as proficient language users who can communicate in a confident and effective way. This builds on the current curriculum and is aligned with the recommendations of the 2010 MTL Review Committee.

2.Recognising that many real-life situations require spontaneous two-way communication, the 2015 Primary School MTL curriculum will place greater emphasis on spoken and written interaction skills. The 2015 curriculum will have a greater focus on authentic activities to better develop our students’ communication skills. It will also continue to expose students to culture and values through MTL learning.

3.A set of story characters will feature in each of the MTL textbooks, big books, as well as information and communications (ICT) resources. The story characters will be set in real-life situations to better engage students in their learning of MTL. The learning objectives of each lesson will also be brought out through the story characters.

4.There will also be a greater use of information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance the teaching and learning of MTL. ICT resources such as videos, animations, digital interactive games will continue to be developed to support the curriculum in engaging our students to learn MTL in a fun and purposeful way.

5.The names of the 2015 Primary MTL textbooks are as follows:

Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Name of MTL Textbook
Chinese Language 欢乐伙伴
Huan Le Huo Ban
Malay Language Cekap
Tamil Language தேன் தமிழ்
Theen Thamizh
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