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Mother Tongue Languages


We are committed to provide a positive and supportive MTL learning environment, developing our students’ ability and cultivate their interest in the learning of their Mother Tongue language.

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Our Vision is for our Crestians to be Enthusiastic and Confident Mother Tongue Language users.

MTL Fortnight Programme


  • To create an environment for the learning and appreciation of MTL

  • To provide authentic opportunities for students to learn and appreciate other ethnic groups’ cultures

  • To ignite passion in students to love MTL through the activities organised

MTL Fortnight activities are carried out yearly by the Mother Tongue Department. Students taking the Mother Tongue Languages are given opportunities to experience the different facets of the MTL language and culture. A series of fun-filled activities and learning journeys are lined up for our students during the 2 weeks.

Our Secondary 1 students also participate in a day camp where they participate in interesting activities that help build a foundation for language learning and cultural understanding. The activities planned for the camp get our students excited about learning MTL languages and cultures.

School-wide Reading Programme

Objective: To expose students to news and selected reading materials of different genres, allowing our students to be connected locally and globally.

The school embarked on a reading programme for all students taking Mother Tongue Languages so as to promote reading through creative ways, to cultivate good reading habits for extensive knowledge acquisition and to raise their language standard. Our students are to read the books selected by our teachers for each level to expose them to different types of genre.

Intensive Revision Programme

To prepare graduating students for the ‘O’ Level Mother Tongue paper in late May/early June, the MT department teachers conduct intensive revision during the school’s ELP programme. This is in the aim to better prepare our students to do well in their Mid-year O level Mother Tongue examination.

Applied Learning Programme

In line with our school’s DSLO to prepare our students to be an effective communicator, the Mother Tongue department leverages on our ALP programme to prepare and train our students to be an enthusiastic and confident MTL users. (Refer to ALP Programme outline).