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MT Cultural Day

The Tamil Language (TL) Unit together with CL and ML Units of AI celebrated the MT Cultural Day in May 2016. The Indian Students had the opportunity to know about the Indian Dance and the Indian musical instruments.

(தமிழ்ப்பிரிவு மாணவர்கள் தாய்மொழிகளுக்கான இருவாரக் கொண்டாட்டத்தின் போது கோலாட்டம், கும்மி போன்ற இந்திய நடனங்களைப் பற்றியும் மிருதங்கம், கஞ்சிரா, தாளம் போன்ற இந்திய இசைக்கருவிகளைப் பற்றியும் அறிந்து கொள்வதற்கான வாய்ப்பைப் பெற்றனர்.)


TAMIL SHORT FILM MAKING’ – Workshop cum Competition
For N2 Cluster Secondary School Tamil Language Students

In conjunction with the Tamil Language Festival 2016 in April, Yishun Secondary Tamil unit organised a Tamil Short Film Making Competition cum Workshop for N2 secondary schools. 12 Secondary 2 Express Tamil students from our school participated. The objectives of the competition cum workshop were to encourage the creativity of students through the enhanced use of spoken and written Tamil in creating the short film and to create a platform for TL students to showcase their capabilities & talents. Students were taught the basics of short film making such as storyboarding, scriptwriting, filming and editing. Thereafter, the students in a group of 5 was given a month to create their short film based on their chosen topic. They are to write their story ideas into a screenplay and shoot them shot by shot to visualize their film.

The highlight for this year for Tamil Unit is our students’ excellent performance in this short film competition. Our pupils won first and second prize and emerged the overall champions for the competition and did our school proud.

Reflection of Students

It provided us with the opportunity to hone and develop our talents and interests in drama. It was also a good motivation for us appreciate our Mother Tongue, Tamil. (Abbinesh: 2E1, Olivia Surrthi: 2E1, Divya: 2E2, Jazlin Rose: 2E4, Helena:2E4)

Short film making Workshop was a good platform for our us to build tour self- confidence, perfect our presentation skills, deliver our acting skills with style and nurturing us to be eloquent speakers. (Kavya: 2E2, Ajay: 2E2, Debesh: 2E3, Daniel: 2E1, Mukesh kanna: 2E2)

“To learn, love and live the language” in our mind, Tamil Unit is proud to provide an authentic learning experiences to our students to develop them into youth to be confident in communicating and expressing themselves in Tamil.

MTL Symposium

In conjunction with SG50, Ahmad Ibrahim Sec School Tamil Unit organized a SG 50 Project Work cum Oratorical Competition at inter school level. The competition aimed to arouse greater interest in Tamil Language as well as instil the values of appreciating our pioneer generation. It helped to develop oral proficiency and provided a good platform to develop students’ confidence in using Tamil in various communication situations, both formal and informal. This mini project competition involved 5 schools and the best projects from the competition were exhibited at the 2015 MTL Symposium held at Suntec City.