New Flexibility in CL Curriculum
- Flexibility in CL curriculum which allows teaching according to students’ abilities and needs
- New modular CL curriculum will be implemented at Primary 1 and 2 in 2007, Primary 3 and 4 in 2008, followed by Primary 5 in 2009 and Primary 6 in 2010.
- All students will take Core modules.
- Bridging and Reinforcement modules will meet the needs of students who enter school with little exposure to CL or who require additional support for the Core modules.
- Students with the ability and interest will be encouraged to study the language at a higher level through Enrichment modules.
- The CL PSLE examination will be pitched at the standard of the Core modules.
- Enhancement of teaching methods, assessment methods and instructional resources
- At Lower Primary, explicit lessons on strategies that students can use for the recognition and understanding of CL characters will be taught.
- Greater emphasis on speaking, listening and reading. Strategies like songs, verse/choral reading and recitation will be used more widely.
- Instructional and reading materials that will capture students’ interest.
- Changes to the PSLE from 2006 to reduce emphasis on memorisation, increase testing in context and increase weighting for speaking/listening component.
- Use of approved CL electronic handheld dictionaries in composition will be allowed in school-based assessments from 2006 and in the PSLE from 2007.
- More opportunities to use CL in school
- SAP primary schools may provide greater exposure to CL by teaching more subjects in CL, particularly in the early primary years.
- Higher CL will still be offered in Primary Schools.
For more information, check out the Ministry of Education’s website.