Mother Tongue Language
Key Learning Experiences
Applied Learning Programme (ALP)
EVG’s Enhanced ALP programme offers a comprehensive curriculum to guide students in their lyrical expressions and to convey their emotions through music. The school has organised a series of in-house lessons and workshop to enhance students’ public speaking skills. Through the activities, students were able to understand the elements of giving an interesting and engaging speech and managed to deliver their speech to their peers. Through a series of trainings of storytelling, students were able to understand the elements of presenting a story in terms of content, enunciation, presentation and delivery.
- North Zone Schools (Primary/Secondary) Chinese Speech Competition
North Zone Schools (Primary/Secondary) Chinese Speech Competition was jointly organised by Evergreen Primary School and Evergreen Secondary School, and saw participation of over 170 staff and students from 32 North-zone Primary and Secondary Schools between May and July 2022. The competition’s judging panel comprised Master Teacher of Singapore Centre for Chinese Language (SCCL), as well as professor from National Institute of Education (NIE) and officer from CPDD Mother Tongue Branch. Through the competition, students are able to build their oratorical skills and confidence in public speaking. The competition is also a platform for students from different schools to build friendships and expand their perspectives through learning together.
- Chinese New Year Celebration
Chinese New Year is one of the most important festivals for Chinese. In 2022, a year of rejuvenation, we celebrated and ushered in the Tiger Year with a hybrid celebration, incorporating online concert and a Chinese calligraphy competition! We have proudly presented wonderful performances from Chinese Orchestra, Chinese Dance, Malay Dance, Guitar Ensemble and Gamelan. Not only that, school leaders and HODs have also written Chinese calligraphy on red diamond-shaped papers, wishing everyone good fortune, promising career, good health and good luck.
Chinese Unit launched the Reading Programme with the Secondary One and Two students this year. Through this programme, we hope to cultivate the habit of reading in our students, enable them to find enjoyment and widen their perspective through reading. Teachers have developed learning packages in SLS that will promote critical thinking in students thereby enriching students’ reading experiences. Through the interactive activities in SLS and discussion in class, students communicate and express their thought confidently with their peers. Students has also participated a series of interesting activities on School Book Day (校园书香日), including taking part in prized pop quizzes sessions, introducing their favourite books and receiving books as gifts from school.
- Author-in-Residence Programme
In collaboration with the Singapore Association of Writers, the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL) launched the Author-in-Residence Programme (驻校作家计划). Numerous activities were organised and renowned local writers were invited to schools to promote a love and appreciation of literature among students. The school is honoured to invite local writer Mr Quek Yong Siu (郭永秀) to share his passion of writing with our students.
- Learning Journeys
In 2022, Chinese Unit has organized a virtual learning journey to Beijing and Tianjin in November. In this learning journey, students were able to explore attractions like The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City and the Singapore-Sino project in Tianjin Eco-city virtually. With the help of a local guide, students were able to learn interesting historical facts associated with these heritage sites. Different from that of last year, students had the opportunity gain a better understanding on the rapid technological development in China. Students have gained a better understanding on Chinese culture by participating in paper cutting activities.
Over the years, the Malay Language Unit has provide numerous opportunities to EVGians to demonstrate sharpen their skills in a variety workshops that cover poetry writing, debate, expository writing and communications.
Through these workshops, students participated in interactive and engaging activities that helped developed their confidence and deepen their love for the language.
EVGians have also been given opportunities to represent the school and excel in Malay Language competitions that focus on skills like debating, writing and even Scrabble.