To develop confident and independent learners of the Mother Tongue Languages through developing listening, speaking, writing and reading skills.
Achieving Excellence in Learning and Developing Good Character.
To instil the interest and enjoy the learning of Chinese Language, Chinese Department make use of the advancements in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) as an invaluable tool for enhancing the ways our teachers and students teach and learn.
We will also continue to expose students to culture and values through MTL learning.
We also take into consideration different students’ learning needs, and help students develop essential 21st century competencies such as self-directed and collaborative learning.
Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme (CPES)
Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme (CPES) aims to expose school students to Chinese language-related cultural performance by local and foreign performing arts groups, through providing schools with the necessary funding and support.
Conversational Chinese/ Malay Programme (CCM)
The CCM Programme is introduced to P3 and P4 students. The aims of introducing CCM programme are two-fold:
to strengthen social cohesion among the races in Singapore; and
to enable Singaporeans to have some grounding in the language so that they could more easily pick up the language should they need it for economic or other reasons in adult life.
School-Based Programme: Liven Up Learning of Chinese Language Through the Use of Picture Books
To enrich learning and arouse the interest of students in learning Chinese, First Toa Payoh Primary complements the use of textbooks with appropriate picture books to help students consolidate the knowledge and language skills learned through engaging and creative activities.
Interesting picture books with Chinese cultural elements are also used in conjunction with the Mother Tongue Language Fortnight to enhance students’ understanding of the Chinese culture.
Mother Tongue Languages Fortnight (MTLFN) and Language & Cultural Camps
The MTL Fortnight activities and Language & Cultural Camps provide enriching and meaningful learning experiences for students to actively learn MTL and the associated culture to experience MTL as ‘a living language’. The activities provide authentic opportunities for students to use MTL and experience the culture. By providing an immersive environment for students to learn and use MTL in a more in-depth manner, students are able to better appreciate their respective mother tongue languages and cultures.
Chinese Language Enrichment Module (CLEM)
The CLEM Programme for Chinese Language aims to nurture selected P1 & P2 students who demonstrate interest in learning the Chinese Language and have the capability to manage the Chinese Language at a higher level to attain a high level of language proficiency and enhance their understanding of the Chinese Language. Students are exposed to extended reading, which helps to build their vocabulary and language skills, and develop in them a deeper appreciation for the language and culture.
P3 & P4 Higher Chinese Language Programme
The programme is designed to enthuse selected P3 and P4 students who demonstrate the ability and interest to develop higher levels of MTL language proficiency and cultural knowledge.
Mother Tongue Support Programme (MTSP)
Mother Tongue Support Programme (MTSP) incorporates a systematic approach and pedagogy to teach P3 and P4 MTL learners who require additional help, using a set of customised resources. It is a customised programme where students get more individualised attention while more opportunities will be provided to use MTL to experience success in varying degrees.
Chinese E-Learning Platforms
Student Learning Space (SLS)
The SLS is an online learning portal providing equal access to quality curriculum-aligned resources in major subjects from primary to pre-university level, in line with the development of 21st Century Competencies (21CC). Aligned to the Primary School Chinese Language curriculum, the Chinese Language resources on SLS focuses on developing students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in a fun way. Students can log on to Student Learning Space (SLS) with their account to access the resources.