Mother Tongue Languages
Connected to Mother Tongue Language & Culture
Cintai Bahasa, Kenali Budaya
To develop our students to be effectively bilingual, communicate with confidence and having a global perspective that is deeply rooted in the Mother Tongue Culture.
Untuk membangunkan pelajar berdwibahasa secara berkesan, berkomunikasi dengan keyakinan diri dan berperspektif global yang berpaksikan kebudayaan bahasa Ibunda.
Extracted from MTL Syllabus Secondary 2021
- To provide integrated, holistic and innovative programme that will instill passion in the teaching and learning of Mother Tongue Language among both teachers and students.
- To forge sustainable partnership with the community in the promotion of Mother Tongue Language.
- To customise programme for students of varied abilities to fulfil the objectives of an ability-driven education.
- Cognizing minds with right learning attitudes.
- Cultivating moral values through Teaching & Learning and enrichment programme.
- Developing talents through flag-ship programme.
- Learning languages through edutainment activities.
Department Flag-Ship Programme
We believe that through reading, students will be able to connect to the outside world as well as their inner world. In Xinmin, under “Read@Xinmin Programme”, through “Leisure Reading” and “News-In-Education” two domains, we develop students in both of their sensibility and rationality.
World Book Day’s activities
Students’ Work of Reading
Language Learning in Authentic Settings
Language learning should not be confined within classroom, in fact, Mother Tongue Language should play the role as a life language, to enable students to learn and practise it in their daily life. Students are brought out of the classroom to learn the Mother Tongue Language and Culture by experienced it.
Overseas Bicultural & Immersion Programme
Bicultural Trip to Beijing for both
CL and ML students
Traditional Art & Craft lesson in Xi’An
Bicultural Trip to Xi’An
Local Learning Journey
|Museum Tour||Learning Journey to Kampung Glam||Learning Journey to|
Budding Presenters Programme
Malay World Carnival at Wisma Geylang Serai
Seminar Bahasa Melayu
Student guide for the
“New World New Life”
on the Singapore Federation
of Chinese Clan Associations
Budding Journalists Programme
Create Your Own Newspaper Competition 全国中学编采比赛
Budding Writers Programme
Xin Lei Awards
National Creative Story Writing Competition
Culture and Aesthetic Exposure Programme
Apart from the instructional programmes, the department aims to promote and strengthen our students’ sense of cultural heritage and identity through a variety of programmes such as the Chinese New Year Celebration, Hari Raya Awareness Programme, Mother Tongue Language Festival, Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme (CPES) and Culture & Aesthetic Exposure Programme (CAEP).
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Hari Raya Awareness
Theatre Play at Reflections Theatre,
Xinmin Secondary School
Theatre Play at Esplanade
Theatre Play at National Library Board
Language & Cultural Activities
DIY Red Packets
Spring Couplets Writing
Learning basic Chinese Opera technique
Facial make-up of Chinese Opera
Virtual learning journey to
Kampung Lorong Buangkok
Research on Chinese New Year custom
Using boardgame to revise vocabularies
Malay Scrabble Competition