Secondary School Third Languages

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by Andrea D » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:39 pm

I am sorry if it was mentioned before but does anyone know what are the all available Third Language in Secondary Schools in Singapore?

I am doing some research and if anyone as is familiar with this, it would be really helpful for me.

Thankful in advance!

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by emoh » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:33 pm

Andrea D wrote:I am sorry if it was mentioned before but does anyone know what are the all available Third Language in Secondary Schools in Singapore?

I am doing some research and if anyone as is familiar with this, it would be really helpful for me.

Thankful in advance!
https://www.moelc.moe.edu.sg/courses/

https://beta.moe.gov.sg/courses/express ... m=Language

https://www.seab.gov.sg/pages/nationalE ... ed-in-2019

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by FantasyLandDreams » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:06 pm

Hi
Is Spanish offered at both Newton and Bishan moelc, or only at Newton? Thanks.

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by phtthp » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:22 pm

Spanish is available only at the Newton MOELC branch, so far up to this year 2018, never at Bishan branch.

But next year 2019, don't know, not sure

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by Andrea D » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:12 pm

Thank you for all of the responses, this is very helpful for me.

Our first pick for the 3rd language is Spanish, but we are also still thinking about German.

I found couple interesting articles that I want to share with you:
https://expatliving.sg/learning-a-langu ... -mandarin/
https://smiletutor.sg/5-foreign-languag ... uld-learn/


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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by phtthp » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:47 am

FantasyLandDreams wrote:Hi
Is Spanish offered at both Newton and Bishan moelc, or only at Newton? Thanks.
Spanish is offered only at ... Newton.


there is No Mid-year exam, from Sec (1 to 3), at MOELC.
MOELC only conduct final year-end exam, in Term 4 September 20xx


Spanish / German / French / Japanese, from Sec (1 to 3) final year-end exam (September) , is a 2 hours paper

refer 2018 MOELC Examination timetable
(scroll down, to the last page)


https://www.moelc.moe.edu.sg/wp-content ... _FINAL.pdf

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by sky minecrafter » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:46 pm

phtthp wrote:If choose the wrong 3rd (foreign) language, can students request for a change of 3rd language, after trying out just one Term, in Sec 1 ?
Example
If after tried out Japanese for Sec 1 Term 1, find it hard to cope, can request to change quickly to Spanish instead, in Term 2 ?
( After all, only missed 1 Term of Spanish lesson)
Hi, I've asked MOELC Newton branch... If you have been assigned Japanese (for instance) but decide at this juncture (before lessons begin) that you want to learn Spanish instead, you should (1) register yourself for the assigned Japanese (to secure a place); (2) send in another request for a change to Spanish (subject to approval). Once class starts, you would need a stronger reason to change to another language (subject to vacancies). If the reason is along the line of, you realise you can't cope with Japanese, they would presume you will not be able to cope with Spanish as well...

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by phtthp » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:31 pm

Will there be instances whereby say, u choose Spanish, but didn't get it, instead be assigned another language instead ?

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by lee_yl » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:41 pm

phtthp wrote:Will there be instances whereby say, u choose Spanish, but didn't get it, instead be assigned another language instead ?
DD’s Teacher told them. If everyone applies for Japanese (hot favorite), then priority will be given to those who the highest Tscore first.

For example, student A with tscore 265 and student B 255, both applied for Jap as their 1st choice, student A would be considered before student B.

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Re: Secondary School Third Languages

Post by Imp75 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:16 pm

Yes there is cutoff point for taking jap from previous years experience whereby some students were not assigned their first choice of jap

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