Learning French in lieu of Mother Tongue Language
For primary and secondary students
Is your child struggling to learn Chinese at school? Then French Studio has the solution.
If your child is in a local school in Singapore, they will be required to learn Chinese as part of the Ministry of Education’s Mother Tongue Language Policy. This can be a big challenge for your child, as not only will they have to grapple with a new phonetic alphabet and pronunciation, but a completely different style of writing. Achieving a low grade in Chinese at school can negatively impact your child’s Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) score. This in turn may limit their choice of Secondary School.
We offer French in lieu of mother tongue for primary and secondary students. Contact us for more details
How to Proceed ?
Step 1 – Speak to both your child’s Chinese teacher and the school’s Principal about applying for authorisation to learn a non-official language in lieu of Mother Tongue. They will provide you with the necessary MOE application form
Step 2 – Complete the form – Don’t worry, this is very easy and quick to do! See our example here.
Tip: If your child is already learning French this may help their application, so add any additional information and proof you have. French Studio runs a number of beginner classes that you can enrol your child on – click here
Step 3 – Take the completed form to your child’s school and they will send it to the Ministry of Education. You will receive a reply in approximately one month.
Step 4 – Choose your French school! You will have to find a language tuition centre that is MOE certified, as local schools only provide classes in the official Mother Tongue Languages. Your child will need to study French throughout the scholar period.