Students who stay rooted while embracing the future
The Mother Tongue Languages Department is dedicated to nurturing the love for Mother Tongue languages while equipping students to be proficient and confident communicators in the 21st century.
In our classes, we seek to build a strong foundation for students in their respective Mother Tongue languages so that they can be proficient and confident in their communication. Beyond the classroom, we organise activities aimed at nurturing a love for our rich heritage and cultures. This helps our students to appreciate their ethnic identities and remain firmly rooted.
1. Journalism Programme
Our Journalism Programme provides students with opportunities to hone and practise their journalistic skills and report writing. Additionally, the programme guides students through the process of developing effective questioning techniques and enhances their oratorical skills.
2. Reading Programme
Conducted on Fridays, our Reading Programme aims to enrich students’ vocabulary, boosting confidence in both their writing and conversational skills. This programme also fosters a greater awareness and appreciation of the use of their Mother Tongue language, incorporating materials, such as newspapers, novels and short stories.
3. Mother Tongue Languages Fortnight
MTL Fortnight seeks to create an immersive environment for students to learn and appreciate their Mother Tongue language and culture. Different themes are explored each year to provide a diverse learning experience for our students.
4. Cultural Festivities
We provide platforms for students to develop their presentation skills about various cultural festivities, such as Chinese New Year and Hari Raya Pausa. In the process, students gain insights into the celebrations of different cultures.
The MTL Department involves our students in a range of diverse competitions that sharpen students’ language skills. These include the:
Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee (MLLPC) Malay Language Fiesta “1, 2, 3, Aksi!” Skit Competition
National Junior College Inter-Secondary Schools Translation Competition: 3T (Terjemah, Tutur, Tepat)
“Pena Emasku” Malay language essay-writing competition
Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL) National Text Recital Competition, and
National Chinese Riddle Competition.