Seminar for Pre-School Chinese Language Teachers 2021

Published Date: 12 July 2021 11:00 AM

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More than 1,300 pre-school Chinese Language (CL) teachers and educationists attended a seminar themed "Teaching and Learning Chinese Language through S.T.E.A.M1" on 10 July 2021. Organised by the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL) in partnership with Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and supported by the Early Childhood and Development Agency (ECDA) and National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC), the annual seminar aimed to enhance the professional skills of pre-school CL teachers and provide a platform for them to grow their professional support network. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the seminar was live-streamed via CPCLL's microsite (

2. This year's seminar highlighted the importance of integrating S.T.E.A.M. elements in lessons to bring about a holistic learning experience for pre-schoolers. Four early childhood experts from Beijing, Taiwan, and Singapore conducted keynote lectures while experienced local pre-school teachers shared practical tips in between the sessions. These pre-school teachers were members of CPCLL's Pre-School Chinese Language Teachers' Learning Community – consisting of past recipients of the Outstanding Pre-School Mother Tongue Language Teacher Award (CL) and awardees from the Pre-School CL Teachers Storytelling Aids Competition – and also helped in the running of the seminar.

3. At the event, Minister of State for Education and Chairperson of the CPCLL, Ms Sun Xueling, and Mr Xie Yao Quan, Member of Parliament of Jurong GRC and Group Leader of the CPCLL Pre-school group, also virtually co-presented awards to ten groups of winners for the yearly Pre-school CL Teachers Storytelling Aids Competition (see Annex). The winning entries were selected from close to 300 proposals received between March and April this year. Entries of all sixteen groups of finalists are featured in a virtual exhibition on the CPCLL microsite. Mr Xie also announced that CPCLL's publication《创意教具说故事》, which compiled winning entries from the Storytelling Aids competition from 2018 to 20202, would be available on the National Library Board's app, Libby.

4. For more information about CPCLL and its events, please visit the CPCLL website at, or

  1. S.T.E.A.M. refers to a teaching and learning approach that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.

  2. Details can be found on CPCLL microsite’s Storytelling Aids exhibition.

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