19 Jan '11, 11pm

Preschools all prepped for MTL changes #LearnChinese

SINGAPORE - With the new Mother Tongue Language (MTL) curriculum on its way to schools here, change is also in store for another group of educators and pupils. Preschools will have their curriculum guidelines reviewed next year, to align them with the recommendations for primary schools and above. Some kindergartens and childcare centres seem ready to take the cue from the new directions sooner. NTUC First Campus principal curriculum specialist Connie Lum told MediaCorp she will incorporate the use of more infocomm technology (ICT) during lessons and create more opportunities for pupils to use Mandarin beyond the classroom. She added that her pupils are already learning through interactivity, one of the thrusts of the Education Ministry's new MTL curriculum. For instance, they buy stamps and envelopes from a pseudo post office and act in mini skits, using Mandarin as part ...

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