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Chinese Language


To establish Townsville as an institution renowned for her proficiency in the MOTHER-TONGUE Language.

Area of Focus

Listening skills, Speaking skills, Reading skills and Writing skills


Key Programmes & Initiatives

2015 MT curriculum

• Development of the 4 basic language skills remain important. However, greater emphasis has been put on spoken and written interaction skills;

• Greater focus on authentic activities to better engage students and develop their communication skills;

• Continue to expose students to culture and values through MTL Learning.

• Story character set in real-life situation that students can relate to, so as to better engage students in their learning of MTL; and

• Greater use of ICT e.g. videos, animations, digital interactive games etc.

Course Framework

Mother Tongue Fortnight & Cultural Camp

The Mother Tongue Fortnight is held every year with the objectives of providing opportunities for students to learn and strengthen their mother tongue language and appreciate their culture through hands on tasks (e.g Malay students are exposed to wayang kulit (Shadow Play). For Tamil, students are engaged in activities to help them build on the spoken form of their language & Chinese students had experiences in paper cuttings, brush painting..etc)

The Cultural Camp is held annually to further enhance and enrich students’ learning in the language. (e.g For Chinese, the students learn about traditional food such as Tang Yuan ..etc) .

Key Programmes & Initiatives

• Language and Cultural Programmes

– Mother Tongue Fortnight

– Cultural Camp

– Chinese New Year Programme

– Learning Journey

– P2 Chinese Oracy Programme

• Learning Support Programmes

– Reading Mom Programme (P1 & P2)

– Comic Writing Programme (P4)

– P6 Creative Writing Programme

1.P2 Chinese Oracy Programme

In order to raise students’ proficiency in oral presentation in Mandarin as well as to deepen their interest in the learning of Chinese Language, the Chinese department organized Chinese Oracy Programme for our P2 students and they put showcase their learning at the end of the programme and parents were invited to watch.

2.Reading Mom Programme
The programme is conducted by parent volunteers for P1 & P2 students who needs more support with reading and speaking every Thursday afternoon. The students are exposed to picture books and story-telling, as well as language related activities.


The Team

Mdm Foo Shu Mei (covering HOD)
Mrs Tan Chor Hiang(LH)
Mdm Cheng Kah Yong
Mdm Ellen Woon

Primary 1 & 2
Miss Yeo Lak Hua (P1 Level Rep)
Miss Lim Fang Yi
Miss Xue Bing
Mdm Peh Ah Lian
Mdm Sim Mei Chin
Miss Ang Kim Lian
Mdm Lim Chai Luan

Primary 3 - 6
Mr Santee Lim Fang Tat
Mdm Oh Ah Yock
Miss Koh Ting Yuan
Miss Nicolette Yap jee Lian
Mdm An Wei
Mdm Chan Fei Kuan
Miss Shen Yan
Mrs Nge Yuen Ee
Mdm Ong Jia Ling