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Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue Department@GESPS strives to develop our GESPians into confident individuals who are passionate in learning and are able to communicate effectively in their respective Mother Tongue Languages.

We strongly believe in creating a conducive environment that promotes language learning encompassed with cultural values. The department puts in place programmes to nurture the passion for heritage and culture among our pupils. Through recognition and appreciation of their own cultural identity, a sense of pride is instilled in our GESPians, thus inspiring them to excel in his/her Mother Tongue Language to the best of his/her ability.

Above the standard curriculum, the MT teachers take pride in customising and developing school based curriculum to provide various learning opportunities for our pupils. These approaches not only ignite the passion in MT but also enrich our pupils’ knowledge and propel them to learn beyond classrooms.

MTL Programmes @ GESPS:


  • Reading Programme
  • Chinese New Year Celebrations
  • MTL Fortnight
  • Literary Competitions
  • Hari Raya Celebrations
  • Pesta Bahasa Challenge
  • P3 MTL Cultural Camp
  • Experiential learning through Learning Journeys
  • Cultural Performance Exposure Programme
  • S4 Tamil Debate Competition for Primary Schools
  • School Based Competitions
  • Deepavali Celebrations


Chinese Language Activities:


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Mother Tongue Language Fortnight We Are Proud Of Our Creations!
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It Is Fun To Communicate In Chinese Our Mother Tongue Language!
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P5 Chinese Cultural Immersion Programme To Chengdu (prc) Great Experiential Learning Overseas


Malay Language Activities:


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Ops Baca 2019 was a great platform which showcased the diverse talents of our Malay students. They won third place in the overall category!
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In the South Zone Malay Language Scrabble competition, Sahibba, our Gespians brought pride to the school by coming in 2nd place!
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Olimpik Kampung was an opportunity for our Gespians to enjoy the Malay traditional sports while at the same time fostering friendships with students from other schools.


Tamil Language Activities:


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The P2 Mock Market experience conducted during the Mother Tongue Fortnight week 2019 gave our Tamil students an opportunity to practice using Tamil Language in an authentic setting. They learnt how to speak more confidently in Tamil to the stall-holders!
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The Dream Shop Competition provided our Tamil students with opportunities to play the role of a business owner to a real-audience context while conversing in their MT language. They successfully marketed the products and emerged 3rd place in the competition.
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The National Tamil Debate for Primary Schools 2019 organised by Tamil Representative Council and Ministry of Education served as a great platform for Tamil students to improve in their language proficiency, specifically in the area of articulating skills.

They were able to reach the quarter finals and one of the team members was awarded the Best Speaker award.