- Communication - This is a valuable skill for life and work. In addition to
their mastery of the English language, proficiency and ability to communicate
in MTL gives Singaporeans a competitive edge.
- Culture - Learning MTL enables our students to understand and develop their
unique identity through a deeper appreciation of culture, traditions, literature
and history. This is a critical base to preserve the transmission of cultural
values and traditions associated with each MTL in our society.
- Connection - Proficiency in MTL enables our students to connect with
communities across Asia and the people who speak that language or share that
- A variety of learning approaches and
activities are organised, designed and taught to develop proficient users who
can communicate effectively using the language in real-life contexts and apply
it in inter-personal communication, so as to make MTL directly relevant to
students and a living language. Such
activities include more performance-based tasks (show-n-tell, story-telling,
poetry recital, group work, role play and games).
- We leverage on our students’ familiarity
and regular use of ICT for MTL learning. There is greater use of ICT platforms
to create realistic, interactive settings that test students’ ability to use
the language effectively and meaningfully.
The use of iMTL portal also strengthen oracy learning.
- Holistic Assessment (HA) - ongoing feedback
to learners on how the can improve their learning. Formative approaches (e.g.
skilful questioning techniques, regular and timely feedback, self
and peer assessment) are integrated into everyday teaching and learning to help
enhance students’ learning.
Engaging Parents in MTL Learning
Support of parents is vital to language learning and development. The MT Department of Ang Mo Kio Primary School has the Let’s Read Reading Programme that encourages parents to support their children in their efforts at learning MTL, where they read together with the child and guide pupils in doing the reading activity sheet.