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Mother Tongue

Our Vision

Every Fuchunian, a Confident and Effective Mother Tongue Language communicator

Our Mission

To cultivate students into independent lifelong learners who are able to reflect and communicate effectively in their Mother Tongue Language and appreciate the three ethnic cultures and values.

Our Approach

The proficiency of the Mother Tongue Language is progressively built up with strong emphasis in speaking and listening at the lower primary, and subsequently reading and writing in the upper primary.

For all levels, the department adopts a systematic approach in developing the student’s proficiency in speaking to lay a strong foundation in the subject through various strategies such as show and tell, dramatization and oral presentation in class. The department focuses on using authentic and real-life scenarios to better engage students and develop their communication skills. Strategies such as the 5 finger rule, SAMBOB, PEEEL and 5W1H are introduced to the students to help build up their answering technique in oral, composition as well as reading comprehension.

To instil the joy of learning in the teaching and learning of Mother Tongue language, different pedagogies such as inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning and experiential learning are adopted. There is also a greater emphasis on the use of information & communication technology (ICT) e.g. videos, animations and digital interactive games, to better engage our students. All students undergoing the Mother Tongue curriculum in our school will also be exposed to culture & values in the daily curriculum as well as through the participation of various programmes such as Mother Tongue Fortnight, Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme and Tamil Fest.

Our Programmes

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  • Buddy Reading Programme
  • Subject Remediation
  • Mother Tongue Support Programme for P3
  • Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities
  • School-based reading programme
  • In- class daily oral presentation
  • Annual school-based language competitions
  • Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme for Primary 3
  • P1-P4 Author Theatre to increase students’ interest in reading and develop their values - CL dept  invites local writers to share their books with students from P1 to P4
  • P1& P2 singing competition to showcase their talents on stage - students learn chinese language through the songs
  • P1 to P6 Penmanship competition to encourage students to develop good writing habits
  • P1 to P6 Graded readers to develop students’ interest in reading
  • P5 & P6 Chinese Language competition to cultivate students’ interest in learning Chinese Language - competition on idioms, chinese culture etc.
  • Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme
  • P3-6 Composition Writing
  • P5 & P6 oral conversation
  • P1-P6 Language and Information Quizzes
  • Tamil Fest
  • TL Cultural Activity Day For P3 & 4 students.
  • Learning Journey to watch a Tamil Stage drama.
  • Marsiling CC Pongal Celebrations to increase students’ awareness and interest in the culture and the language.
  • Suzhou Immersion Programme for Higher Mother Tongue students
  • Fuzhou Association Creative Writing Competition
  • Translation camp organised by Nanyang Girls High
  • News reporting programme for P5-P6 HCL students
  • P1-P6 Spelling Competitions
  • P3-6 Composition Writing Compositions
  • External Coding / Language Competitions

MT Fortnight Trail 2021

To spark our students’ interest in learning the Mother Tongue (MT) Languages, the MT Department organised the MT Fortnight Trail, which was held from 29 March to 9 April 2021.

Our students had opportunities to participate in a series of learning activities, ranging from cultural music and dances of the three races to making of bookmarks to depict the traditional art forms. 

We are heartened to observe that Fuchunians have cultivated a better appreciation of the Mother Tongue languages while having fun with learning!

You may visit our MT Fortnight Trail Google Site here to see some of our students’ work.



Bookmarks designed by our upper Primary students. Aren’t they creative? 



 Here are some new vocabularies we learned while doing the Fun with Books challenge! 

Students are engrossed in the Fun with Vocabulary Quizizz challenge. 


 Congratulations to the winners of the Fun with Vocabulary Quizizz Challenge! 

 We had fun trying out the Kung Fu dance during recess! 

 Learning to count in another Mother Tongue Language is fun!

P3 Cultural Performance Exposure

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P3 CL students watching Chinese Drama: “Cheng Yu Gu Shi Bian! Bian! Bian!”
at Matrix Auditorium.

P1 & 2 Singing Competition

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Students showcasing their talents on stage, learning Chinese Language through the songs

P1-P4 Author Theatre

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P1 to P4 students’ interests in reading are sparked through listening to local writers share about their books
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Students work in the P1 to P6 Penmanship competition held to encourage students to develop good writing habits
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P3 pupils practicing for their Speech and Drama performance
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P1 mask making and singing competition
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Lower primary pupils borrowing Mother Tongue Language books from the mobile book truck
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Tamil students engaged in cultural activities and competitions conducted annually in conjunction with the Mother Tongue Fortnight.

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Students joined in for Marsiling Pongal Festival Celebrations 2020 and participated in the various competitions such as colouring, Kolam drawing and cooking of Sweet Pongal Rice.