Nurturing confident and competent users of their Mother Tongue Languages through different learning strategies and programmes.
- To nurture students in the four domains of language learning – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
- To provide an environment for students to experience different ethnic cultures
The E3 Approach
A 3-tiered approach (Excite, Engage and Explore) is established for NCPS students in the learning of their Mother Tongue Language (MTL) and Culture.
Signature Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Programmes
Chinese Classics Exposure
Nan Chiau has a tradition of promoting Chinese Classics Reading since we moved to Sengkang. Students learn “Guidelines to be a Good Person” or “Di Zi Gui”《弟子规》, The Three Character Classics《三字经》and The Analects《论语》．
In conjunction with NC75, Nan Chiau published a school-based Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) teaching package, incorporating the Chinese Classics. This initiative is for all students and aims to compliment the refreshed Character and Citizenship Education curriculum.
Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities
In Nan Chiau, we adopt the Blended Learning approach for our Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities. Students get to explore their ethnic language and cultural activities in during curriculum time, via online platforms and virtual zoom interaction sessions.
Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme (CPES)
Students taking Chinese Language as their Mother Tongue go through Chinese theatrical experiences through CPES. Through the theatrical experiences, students have a deeper understanding of Chinese cultures and traditional values.