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.
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Bright crispy sounds fill the air of the corridors on the P3 level of the school. The students in their Chinese Language classrooms holding pieces of bamboo in their hands and clapping them together to create a unique rhythm that resounds through the air. They are actually learning a traditional Chinese Artform known as Kuaiban (快板) or bamboo talk and the pieces of bamboo are called bamboo clappers.
Bamboo talk is one of the oldest Artform in China and equally exciting for the other students included mask painting, clay sculpting, ink and wash painting, rod puppetry and writing on bamboo slips. These activities serve to let students be immersed in the traditions of a culture that stretches back for thousands of years.
To educate the pupils in the culture and traditions of the Chinese during this festive season, every year we invite Xin Yuan Community Care’s elders regardless of ethnicity to involve in the celebration of the Chinese New Year and share the happiness to the less-fortunate.
Chinese Language Enrichment Module (CLEM)
Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme
CEPS aims to strengthen its efforts to develop students to become proficient users of the language. Our Chinese teachers will bring students different levels to watch Chinese Cultural Performances, e.g. Plays, Dramas, Movies.
The aims of introducing CCM programme are two-fold:
a) to strengthen social cohesion among the races in Singapore; and
b) 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.