Mother Tongue Languages



The Hillgrove Mother Tongue language learning experience focuses on exposing students to their cultural roots through a series of workshops, competitions, local and overseas learning journeys. We believe that language learning is not confined to the classroom and should be actively applied in our everyday lives. Through our curriculum and our enrichment programmes, we seek to develop each Hillgrovian to be a confident and proficient user of their own Mother Tongue Language. Our school also offers Higher Chinese to students who display keen interest and aptitude in the subject.

Achievements & Highlights

 Teaching & Learning
  • School-based Curriculum Resources
  • Reading Programme on Specific Readers and Newspapers
    • Zb Comma
    • Dewan Siswa, Dewan Pelajar
  • MT Intensive Programme
  • Differentiated Learning in Enhancing Learning Outcomes
  • Cluster Sharing - O-Level Malay Language Preparatory Workshop
Cultural Exposure
  • Festive celebrations: Chinese New Year concert and Hamper Wrapping for various beneficiaries, Hari Raya Celebrations
  • MTL Fortnight Cultural Programme:
    • ML Inter-class essay writing competitions, EL-ML Translation competition, Boogle competition
    • CL Workshops: Wushu, Tea appreciation, Diabolo juggling, Xinyao appreciation, Chopsticks culture, Dumpling making, 7th Bicultural Forum “Reading Singapore”
    • ML Workshops: Poetry in Music, Acting Workshop, Podcasting & Interviewing Skills Workshop, Nasi Ambeng Appreciation 
  • Cultural Programme Exposure Scheme (文化随意门)
  • Rakan Bahasa (Malay Language Ambassadors)
  • 2019 Text Recital Competition for Primary and Secondary Schools  (新加坡中小学课文朗诵比赛) – Silver Award

  • Zoombara Amazing Race

  • Peraduan Mengarang EDN (Pena Emasku)

  • English-Melayu NJC Translation Competition (3T)

  • 2018 National Chinese Creative Reading Competition (全国中小学创意阅读比赛)- 3rd & 4th place