19 Jan '11, 2am

MTL Review Committee Releases Its Recommendations. #reachsg

Following an extensive consultation exercise and review, the Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Review Committee, led by Ms Ho Peng, MOE’s Director-General of Education, has released a set of recommendations to enhance the teaching and learning of MTL. Their key recommendations include: Placing greater emphasis on helping students to like learning their MTLs and become proficient in using them in a variety of real-life settings to communicate effectively, to understand their culture and to connect with other Asian communities. Having a set of “proficiency descriptors”, which explicitly states the language proficiency skills students are expected to acquire at key stages of their education. Teaching methods, school-based assessments and national examinations will be aligned to help students achieve proficiency in usage. In particular, examination and assessment formats will chang...

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