母语学习论坛 Mother Tongue Languages Symposium
The 7th Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) Symposium was successfully held on 18 August 2018 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. It was co-organised by Ministry of Education (MOE) and Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL), Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee (MLLPC) and Tamil Language Learning and Promotion Committee (TLLPC). The presentation of the Outstanding Pre-School MTL Teacher Award was also held at the morning’s Opening & Award Ceremony, by our Guest-of-Honour, Ms Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Education & Ministry of Manpower.
Themed “Our Mother Tongues as Living Languages” , this year’s MTL Symposium focused on children using our Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) to interact in authentic settings and immersive environments on a daily basis. This year, a total of 18,000 visitors came to the Symposium, participated in a day of activities at the Opening & Award Ceremony, 43 exhibition booths, Performance Area, Be A Neighbourhood Hero and 32 sharing sessions. It was heartening to receive positive feedback from participants (be it children, parents or educators) who have enjoyed the language learning opportunities and were engaged in the MTLS experience.