Learning your Mother Tongue Language while living overseas

You are encouraged to help your child keep up with learning their Mother Tongue Language (MTL) while living overseas. Learn how to do it and what to do once your child returns to school in Singapore.

Overview

As a Singaporean living overseas, your child is highly encouraged to study their MTL. This can help them adapt more easily when they return to school in Singapore.

How to do it

If you have applied for a Leave of Absence (LOA) for your child, ask the school for the LOA package which contains a guide on MTL learning.

You can also use these additional resources for your child's MTL learning:

Foundation MTL

If your child is not ready for the Standard MTL curriculum when they return to school in Singapore, there is the option for Foundation MTL from Primary 5.

The focus for Foundation MTL is to develop your child's oral, listening and reading skills, with some emphasis on writing. Lessons will be tailored to support your child's progress.