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Mother Tongue Department


 SH Chinese LanguageMs Li Kaiying 
 SH Malay LanguageMr Esfan Rizal Bin Rahwom
HOD Discipline  Ms Ho Lian Shi 
Dr Alimah Loh
Mr Koh Geok Soon
Ms Leong Jia En
 Mdm Mazni Abu Bakar  
 Mr Mohd Ishak Abdul Rahman
Ms Nuraisyah Razali
Mdm Nurliyana Hassan 
 Mr Tan Sing Hwa 
Ms Xiao Min 
Ms Yu Hsin-Ju 

Mission Vision

The Mother Tongue Department’s vision is: 
All pupils will love their Mother Tongue language. 

Its Mission is: 
To maximise language competence and inculcate the love for the language. 

Key Programs For Each Level

Lower Secondary

1. Reading Programme

The reading programme aims to cultivate an interest and passion in Mother Tongue language and culture through literary works. The materials are carefully curated to include all genres so that students of all levels can build their interest in reading. 

2. MTL fortnight

The MTL fortnight is organised to create an immersive environment for the learning of MTL through a range of activities, competitions and workshops. 



Upper Secondary

1. Learning Journey

Learning Journeys are organised to give students an opportunity to experience a more in-depth appreciation of the MTL culture through drama and/or performances. The programme provides an authentic experience beyond the classroom.  


2. Stretch Programme
Students are identified to represent the school in various competitions, attend workshops and act as ambassadors in our partnership with external stakeholders. In this programme, students are further developed in areas of Mother Tongue language and culture. 


<These photos show students participating in a debate competition conducted via Zoom.>