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MTL fortnight – Chinese (P1 – P6)

To create an immersive environment for the learning of MTL, the MT Department-Chinese Language has designated two consecutive weeks for the MTL Fortnights, during which a wide range of activities related to Chinese language and culture will be conducted. The purpose of the MTL Fortnight is to provide platforms for students to actively learn MTL and the associated culture so as to experience MTL as ‘living languages’. The activities also provide authentic opportunities for students to use MTL and experience the culture.

Guided Reading Programme (P1 – P6)

A compilation of in-house created picture books, audio-visual books and exemplmary essay pieces that aim to cultivate in pupils of all levels a love in reading to lay down the foundation for the acquisition of Chinese Language. There are a series of follow-up activities that engage pupils after they have finished their reading.

Outdoor Learning Experience (P1 & P2)

Pupils pay visits to Fast Food Restaurant, Convenience Store, Cinema, Clinic, Library and many other locations within the same day! Teachers will transfer various corners of the school into these places and create an thematic environment to start a conversation with the pupil pertaining to that specific setting. During the conversation, children get to practise their learning in an authentic environment, thus boasting their desire and willing
ness to practise Chinese.


With the funding from the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL), pupils are able to visit various Chinese Language related cultural performances and programmes by local and foreign bodies under the Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme (CPES). Students are able to see world class performances while aquiring Chinese languages and cultural knowledge.

Chinese Word Games 语文游戏乐翻天 (P1 – P3)

The Chinese Word Games is an Internet based game designed to align to the Chinese syllabus to allow the pupils to reinforce their Chinese characters, words and simple phrases. In addition, they could also look at their own ranking among all the primary pupils of Singapore.

Dictionary Master (P3)

To equip our students with the skills to perform self directed l
earning, pupils will go through this series of lessons and workshops to learn more about Chinese characters using traditional print and electronic dictionary.

Outdoor Learning Experience to Botanic Garden (P3)

The experiential learning journey aims to expose our students with an enriching outdoor learning experience, that compliments formal classroom teaching. In addition, it also helps to instill a sense of love for Chinese Language in students, and helps to develop their positive attitude for Chinese Language.

Cultural Camp (P3)

In addition to Mother Tongue Fortnight, Primary 3 pupils are given the additional opportunity to immerse themselves in a Chinese rich environment. Pupils learn a wide variety of activities related to Chinese language and culture, such as Chinese Drawing and Chinese Calligraphy. Parents are invited to join their child for these activities.

Oratorical Programme (P3 – P5)

This programme aims to help students grasp oral skills, focusing on their weaknesses, using speeches and story telling to improve the students’ confidence in public speaking, making them confident speakers.

Conversation Malay for Chinese Pupils  (P3 – P5)

To encourage non-ethnic pupils to learn another Mother Tongue Language (MTL), MOE is assisting schools to conduct school-based Conversational MTL enrichment programme for their interested pupils. The Conversational MTL programme will equip pupils with basic oral skills and allow them to communicate with their friends and neighbours of different races. Learning basic Conversational MTL thus aims at bridging the language divide and strengthening racial harmony.

My Dream Shop 小小店屋 (P4)

This is a collaborative project between Buona Vista Community Club Youth Executive Committee and New Town Primary School Mother Tongue Department-Chinese Language. This project provides opportunities for pupils to practise their Chinese language in a real audience context and enables them to have a hands-on experience of entrepreneurship through realistic and monitored environment.   Besides enabling pupils to make Chinese Language a "living" language, pupils also learn to care about the less fortunate children in our society through a meaningful buying session that teaches them the value of money indirectly.

Creative Connections (P4 & P5)

“Creative Connections”, is an internet exchange/immersion project which has taken the pupils of New Town Primary School on learning adventures into the virtual space and learning journeys to various countries. The pupils made friends, exchanged ideas and opinions on a variety of topics via the internet in English, Chinese and Tamil languages.

Who wants to be a Mandarin DJ? (P5)

Pupils get a chance to become a Radio Station DJ. They present news, music, joke and interact their other audiences, during which they learn to think on his feet and then relay the information to the audience in a clear and concise manner. By doing so, they hone their skills to become confident speakers.

NTPS Games Master 光道百万小学堂 (P5 & P6)

Pupils are tested on their general knowledge and subject related knowledge in Chinese through Who Wants to be a Millionaire style game setting. This programme aims to instill in pupils a love for Chinese Language and motivate them to learn.

Creative Writing Course (P6)

The objective of this course is to equip pupils with different skills and techniques in writing. They are also exposed to the use of a wide range of vocabulary and phrases that are appropriate in writing.