Mr Desmond Phoa
In Bedok View Secondary School (BVSS), there is a strong emphasis to equip students with the skills and knowledge in Mother Tongue Languages (MTL). We aspire to help our students acquire the proficiency and ability to use MTL confidently and learn to appreciate the diverse culture, traditions and history of their roots. With these, they will be able to thrive in the rapidly changing global society.
In BVSS, the MTL department sets high standard through an engaging curriculum. Our team of highly committed teachers are constantly exploring a repertoire of pedagogies to create meaningful learning content and experiences for the students. We aim to develop students who are self-directed learners and possess collaborative skills to enable them to work in teams effectively. In addition to that, the MTL department also leverages on Information Communication and Technology (ICT) tools to facilitate the teaching and learning of MTL.
At the end of our students’ secondary education in BVSS, the MTL department hopes that each student will:
- be proficient users of their MTL in various contexts and situations;
- possess deeper appreciation of their culture and diversity; and
- understand the need to stay rooted to their culture and yet connect in the global world.
The MTL Department also aims to develop our students holistically. We achieve this through meaningful activities and programmes planned for them that take place throughout the year.