Malay Language Unit
“Bahasa dijunjung, budaya disanjung”
Language learning and culture appreciation are two main foci that the Malay Language Unit strives to provide for the ML students in AI. We aspire to develop our students into proud and confident speaker of the Malay Language, individuals who love their mother tongue and appreciate their culture.
MT Cultural DayThe Mother Tongue Cultural Day is an annual program which aims at bringing our students closer to their roots. Through culture appreciation we aim to enhance their knowledge and love of the mother tongue.
The focus of our 2016 Malay Language Unit is traditional Malay music and theatre. Our Sec 1 students were introduced to kompang and dikir barat, two of the more popular traditional art form which are still popular among the local Malays today. The Sec 2 students, on the other hand, had an intriguing time with wayang kulit, a form of shadow puppetry which marries the art of storytelling, traditional music and shadow play.
Earlier in the year, some of our 4N students had the chance to witness the production work of a local Malay TV drama. The behind-the-scene experience was indeed a very enriching one. To top it up, students were given the opportunity to mingle with and interview the TV stars.
The students came back and penned their
experience down. Their writing was then
submitted to i3 GenG, Berita Harian’s students weekly publication.
Read the full article:http://tinyurl.com/ML4N2016newspaperarticle
Overseas Immersion Programme
“I am speechless! The paddy fields and the island view from this airplane… this sight is almost magical!” quipped Harith Syafiq from 3N1, after our plane landed on Pulau Langkawi. Through the 5D4N trip, students were exposed to the rich cultural heritage of this island that was once a vassal of the ancient kingdom of Thailand.
ML Cultural Trip to Bandung
Bandung, the flower city of West Java, Indonesia was the destination of our Malay Language Cultural Immersion Programme last year. The 5D4N programme from 30 October to 3 November 2016 aimed to provide students with various authentic learning experiences and endless opportunities for deeper learning. Throughout the 5 days, our students, with iPads in hand, were busy capturing and recording their learnings, engaging locals in interviews and documenting them in their blogs.
Favourites among the students were the trip to Tangkuban Perahu and SMKN 11 Bandung. Tangkuban Perahu offered the amazing panoramic scenery of the mountainous area surrounding Kawah Ratu (Queen’s crater). The legend of Sangkuriang, a story behind the existence of Tangkuban Perahu itself was by itself also a great takeaway.
SMKN 11 Bandung, on the other hand, offered us their warm friendship, cultural learning experiences and opportunities for meaningful interactions. From the students there, our students learnt about traditional musical instruments, like the ‘angklung’ and ‘gamelan’.
We believe every student can excel and everyone wants to give their best. To help our students grow and develop, we will ensure that they are given the exposure and opportunity that they need. In recent years, we have organised and also taken part in various competitions to challenge our students to stretch their ablility and to reach for the sky.
- AISS Essay Writing Competition
- AISS Malay Language & Culture Quiz
- National Malay Language Scrabble Competition
Essay Writing Competition
Berita Harian’s Kem Obor (Journalism Camp)
NATIONAL SAHIBBA COMPETITION 2019
1) Reflection by students
NATIONAL ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION
Excelling at national stage brings about a lot of joy and satisfaction. It creates self-confidence and develop the desire to persist and strive for the best.
In the previous National Essay Writing Competition organised by EDN Limited, two of our students did the school proud by emerging among the Top 33 in a National Level Creative Essay Writing Competition.
The two talented writers are Nazurah Zulkiflee of 1E3 (left) and Nur Izzati bte Mohamed of 4N1.
NATIONAL SAHIBBA COMPETITION 2016
At the National Sahibba (Malay Scrabble) Competition 2016, represented by Muhammad Ifir Haiqel (3E1), Melissa bte Abd Latiff (3E3), Zarhidah bte Baharuddin (3N2), Zahara bte Abd Rashid (3N2) did AI proud by emerging as North Zone runners-up.
Hari Raya Celebration
Hari Raya has always been the best time for students to showcase their talents on stage. Apart from sharing the wonderful vibes of the festive occassion, it also provides our students an opportunity to showcase various Malay cultures to the school community.
Malay Language Month
The Malay Language Month is an annual event to celebrate the love of the Malay Language amongst the native speakers. This year, about our ML students took part in an event organised by Nee Soon East Community Club. The Bulan Bahasa event is more of an inter-racial event where different races come together to celebrate our Singaporean heritage and identity. It also aims to inspire our younger generation to use their mother tongue more.