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The Mother Tongue Department is committed to nurture Beattyians to be passionate about the Mother Tongue Language (MTL), appreciate the various cultures and be lifelong learners.

MTL Curriculum
We offer HMTL (Higher Chinese Language, Higher Tamil Language and Higher Malay Language) to selected students who show proficiency in MTL. Lessons will be conducted in Beatty Secondary School as we are a Higher Chinese Language Centre which offers Secondary 1 to Secondary 4 HCL lessons.

MTL Department Key Programmes

MTL Fortnight
The Mother Tongue Language Fortnight aims to create an immersive environment for students in the learning and usage of the mother tongue languages as well as to show appreciation of the three different cultures.

Some of the key programmes and activities organised during the MTL Fortnight include:

  • Lunar New Year Celebration – Reunion Lohei session and Lunar New Year Concert
  • MTL Cultural Camp for all Secondary 1 classes
  • MTL language-related competitions such as Essay Writing Competition, Story Telling Competition and Pen Calligraphy Competition
  • MTL Language & Cultural Quiz– Proverbs & Idioms
  • MTL Oratorical Skills Camp
  • Chinese Tea Appreciation Workshop
  • Chinese Mobile Trail @ Toa Payoh
  • Introduction to communal dining through Nasi Ambeng
  • Malay Language Improvisational Skills Workshop
  • Introduction to Jawi Calligraphy
  • Malay Language Peribahasa Quiz
  • Malay Language Essay Writing Competition
  • Tamil Public Speaking Workshop
  • Tamil Celebrity Talk cum Motivational Workshop

These fun, meaningful and authentic learning experiences will surely help to deepen students’ understanding of MTL and appreciation of the different cultures.

Festive Celebrations
Lunar New Year Celebration
Beatty Secondary School celebrated Lunar New Year on 27 January. In line with the school’s theme of ‘One School, One Family’, the celebration started with the reunion Lohei session in class with form teachers. The Lohei session was meaningful and exciting as it helped to strengthen class bonding.

The Lohei session was followed by the Lunar New Year concert in the hall, another highlight of the celebration for the day. The event was graced by our Principal, Mr Ling, Vice-Principals and members of key school partners from the School Advisory Committee, the Alumni and Parent Support Group.

Concert items were put up by students from Chinese Orchestra, Wushu and Malay Dance. A group of teachers and students also presented a song item. During the celebration, students learnt about the Chinese culture and traditions through the informative video clip and exciting quiz. The highlight of the concert was the finale performance by the lion dance troupe. It was a wonderful and memorable Lunar New Year celebration for all Beattyians.

Hari Raya Celebration
Other than language acquisition, Malay Language Unit believes in deepening students’ understanding of cultural elements through the celebration of festivals. This year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri was celebrated as one Beatty family through the following platforms:

  • Recess programme – Introduction of Hari Raya songs 
  • Hari Raya Concert 
  • Photo booth 
  • Kuih Tasting 
  • Quiz on Hari Raya festivities 

MTL Reading Programme
Every Friday students read MTL materials during the Reading Period. This serves as a platform to inculcate the love of reading varied MTL texts which come in the form of newspapers, novels, short stories, and interesting articles. MTL teachers also take the opportunity to extend students’ learning by discussing these materials during MTL lessons so that students can gain knowledge and find relevance in the materials they read.

Department Teachers and Contacts
Name of Teacher Email Contact no
Mdm Tay Wee Chin tay_wee_chin@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 117
Ms Jacqueline Lim lim_ling_jacqueline@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 126
Ms Fauziah
fauziah_mohd_shariff@moe.edu.sg
62569108 Ext 189
Mdm Jafarnisha jafarnisha_beebi_nur_mohd@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 149
Ms Massuniza massuniza_ismail@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 217
Mr Anjappan anjappan_sinna_konar_a@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 157
Mdm Rosnita rosnita_abdul_ghani@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 152
 Mdm Muru murugeswathy_ramasamy@moe.edu.sg   62569108 Ext 127
Mdm Chua Geok Song chua_geok_song@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 149
Mdm Fu Rong fu_rong@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 152
Mr Fu Si fu_si@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 218
Mdm Ho Fui Ling lim_chee_heong@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 218
Ms Khoo Xin Han khoo_xin_han@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 154
Mdm Li Hai Yu li_haiyu@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 155
Dr Andal mariyappan_andal@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 158
Mdm Noryati noryati_abd_rasid@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 158
Mdm Seow Siew Hong seow_siew_hong@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 217
Mdm Lee Soh Ngoh lee_soh_ngoh@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 208
Mdm Suhaila suhaila_rahman@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 157
Mr Kumar theva_kumar_panaigan@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 155
Mdm Wan Chia Jia wan_chia_jia@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 156
Mdm Wang Fang wang_fang_a@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 154
Mdm Zhong Qian zhong_qian@moe.edu.sg 62569108 Ext 153

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