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Mother Tongue Chinese


Guiding Idea


A dynamic Mother Tongue Language curriculum which builds a strong foundation in the languages among our students while providing them with a rich language learning environment to develop a love for learning the languages and appreciating the cultures.


Key Programmes


Chinese Programmes / Events



Mother Tongue Language Fortnight


Activities and Competitions include:

Pen Calligraphy Competition

Chinese Calligraphy / Painting

Poetry Writing & Recitation

Essay Writing Competition

Puppet Making

Tea- Appreciation

P1 – P6

Curriculum Time

Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme

P3 & P4

After School Hours

Reading Programme

P1 – P5

Curriculum Time

E-Oracy Land

P1 – P3

Curriculum Time

iMTL Portal

P4 – P6

Curriculum Time

Integrated Writing Programme

P1 – P2

Curriculum Time

Integrated Composition Writing Programme

P3 – P4

Curriculum Time

Integrated Comprehension Programme

P4 – P6

Curriculum Time

Intensive Oral Package


Curriculum Time

Intensive Study Programme


June Holidays


Other than these school-based activities, the department aims to stretch students’ capabilities and cultivate their love for the Chinese language through externally organised activities such as International Online writing competitions and N4 Cluster Drama and Script-Writing Camp


 CL1 CL2 CL3


2015 Primary School Chinese Language Curriculum & Instructional Materials


  • Greater emphasis on spoken & written interaction skills
  • Greater focus on authentic activities to better engage students and develop their communication skills
  • Continue to expose students to culture & values through MTL learning
  • Story characters set in real-life situations that students can relate to, so as to better engage students in their learning of MTL
  • Greater use of ICT e.g. videos, animations, digital interactive games etc.



Roll-out Year


Primary 1


1A textbooks & activity books will be available for purchase by mid-December 2014

Primary 2


Will be ready before the start of each academic year, i.e. 2A by the end of 2015, 3A by the end of 2016.

Primary 3


Primary 4


Primary 5


Primary 6



Professional Learning Communities


As the school journey along Phase 3 of Holistic Assessment, the CL PLC groups will continue to discuss and deepen their understanding and knowledge of assessment practices, so that assessment quality and learning in the classroom through Formative Assessment can be improved.  The focus will be on Primary 1 – Primary 4.


As Primary 2 new curriculum kicks in, the Primary 2 teachers will also be engaged in sharing of teaching practices and working on lesson study to improve Primary 2 students’ reading ability. As Primary 5 assessment format is changing in preparation for 2017 New PSLE format, Primary 5 teachers will also be working on lesson study to design an oral package to enhance Primary 4 and 5 students’ oral skills through the use of videos.