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Department Members


Mdm Wang Rongbing

Senior Teacher

Mdm Gu Haiying
Miss Tan Pek Sun 

Ms Wu I-Chieh
Miss Lau Wan Ting
Miss Foo Xue Yi
Miss Jin Qi
Miss Penny Chew Lai Cheng
Mdm Liu Shuang
Mdm  Teo Ling Ping
Miss Wendy Ng Shi Yun
Mdm Shao Jie
Mrs Chua Lai Oi Lee
Mr Low Hiang Meng
Mr Ng Jia Shin 


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 Modular Curriculum Structure
The modular Chinese Language curriculum structure caters to the unique needs and abilities of students during their Primary School years. Students will take the Core Module which occupies approximately 80% of CL curriculum time.

A Differentiated Approach

Bridging Module
To build up foundation for listening and speaking skills
To provide support for character recognition in Core Module

Core Module
To develop listening and speaking skills
To build reading and writing skills

Enrichment Module
To encourage extensive reading

Three CL Teaching Approach
Listen and Speak More 
More opportunities for listening and speaking are created to encourage students to express themselves. Through active participation in classroom activities, students develop a strong foundation in oral communication.
Recognise Characters Effectively 
Students will learn useful strategies to help them recognise and remember characters effectively, and to adapt these strategies towards learning new characters to suit their needs.
Follow on with Reading and Writing 
Character recognition facilitates early reading and motivates students to learn the language well. students will learn scriptwriting at the lower Primary levels and gradually pick up essay writing skills at the higher Primary levels. 

Key Programmes

Mother Tongue Fortnight (MTF) & Language Camp
With the objective of ‘Active Learners, Proficient Users’ in mind, the Chinese Department create more opportunities for students to be exposed to Chinese culture and values, and also to enhance their learning of Chinese Language (CL).

During the MT Fortnight & Language Camp, the activities are multi-disciplinary integrating subjects such as English, Physical Education, Art, Music, Drama and Character and Citizenship Education (CCE). The learning of CL is thus made more fun, engaging and effective through multi-disciplinary settings. These activities arouse students’ interests in learning Chinese culture and better equip them with the varied use of the language in different contexts. Students learn to be more confident, adaptable, innovative and resilient.




'Let's Show the Language!'
‘Let’s Show the language!’ is using Art elements to enhance Speaking and Writing Skills in Lower Primary Chinese Language Learning. This project has been awarded INNERGY Commendation Award in 2013.

Our Chinese lessons integrated with art elements are designed based on the teaching model “Observations – Hands-on Activities (Art Elements) – Show & Tell – Assessment ”. By using this student-centric approach, we deepen the teaching and learning processes, our students are more motivated to learn Chinese.
School-based Curriculum - Di Zi Gui
Di Zi Gui is an effective approach in cultivating kids’ moral education, it sets the standards for being a good student and child. Chinese Department aims to nurture students with strong values as well as 21st Century competencies at younger stage. This programme also helps students to understand moral character traits like “Filial Piety”, “Trust”, “Love” and “Kindness”.  To align to the MOE PERI holistic assessment recommendation, students will go through various “bite-sized” forms of assessment at the end of each school term.


Conversational Chinese and Malay (CCM)
The Conversational Chinese and Malay (CCM) programme is to equip our students with basic skills and knowledge of the Chinese or Malay Language so as to enable them to communicate with their friends and show awareness and appreciation of another culture. It is able to strengthen Singapore’s multi-racial compact. The Mother Tongue department engages professional CCM programme vendor to conduct lessons.