Information on in-lieu of Mother Tongue (External Candidate) 2021
MOE has disseminated information to schools on students offering an approved foreign language (French, German and Japanese) in lieu of a Mother Tongue Language and we would like to update parents on the following matters.
1. THE STUDY OF THE APPROVED FOREIGN LANGUAGE PRIVATELY BY EXTERNAL CANDIDATE
Students who have obtained approval from the Ministry of Education (MOE) to study a foreign language, namely French, German or Japanese, in lieu of a Mother Tongue Language (MTL) are expected to arrange for the study of the approved foreign language privately as instruction is not provided by MOE. Parents are required to provide one of the following documents to Ms Siti Rahimah (email@example.com), as proof that the child has been learning the approved foreign language privately e.g. marked assignment, result slip, payment receipt etc. latest by 12 March 2021. We will record the information.
Students who have submitted an application to do in lieu (2nd language) in MOELC at Year 1, will be automatically placed in the waiting list which is managed by MOE. The placement of the in lieu students depends on the vacancy available. Since vacancies are increasingly limited, priority will be given to Singaporeans. When there is a vacancy, the students will be notified through their schools to sit for the readiness test and admission to MOELC is subject to the students passing the test. Students who have not been notified by their schools to sit for a readiness test or did not pass the test are required to continue with private study arrangements.
2. MATERIALS FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
To support external candidates who are learning a foreign language in lieu of MTL, MOE Language Centre (MOELC) has put together a set of materials consisting of the Scheme of Work (SOW) and sample assessment papers. The materials will serve as a guide for students preparing for the GCE O-Level Examination. Please refer to the attachment for the resources.
3. YEAR-END WRITTEN EXAMINATION AT MOE LANGUAGE CENTRE
The MOELC year-end written examination serves as feedback for students undertaking private study. SJI will register our in lieu students by 9 July 2021 to sit for the 2021 year-end written examination and the EYE marks will be counted in the overall results. MOELC will send schools the exact dates 1 month before the examination. This information will also be available on the MOELC website. The final marks of the examination will be sent to schools and the examination scripts will not be returned to the students as it is a summative assessment.
L2 German/Japanese Sec 4 Prelim - 31 August, 1 and 2 September 2021
L2 French Sec 1 to 3 EOY and Sec 4 Prelim - 6 and 7 September 2021
L2 German/Japanese Sec 1 to 3 EOY - 13, 14 and 15 September 2021
4. LETTER ON ‘OFFERING ASIAN/FOREIGN LANGUAGE AS MTL-IN-LIEU’.
Parents who have received an attachment letter via email (Annex B/C), are to acknowledge by replying to Ms Siti Rahimah (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the 29 January 2021.
Siti Rahimah Binte Buang (Ms)
Subject Head, IP MTL/IB Languages