Contest for pre-school Chinese teachers

There will soon be a competition for pre-school teachers to tell Chinese-language stories creatively with the aid of teaching tools.

The Pre-School Chinese Language Storytelling Aids Competition aims to inspire pre-school Chinese-language teachers to improve their storytelling skills and strategies.

This will, in turn, get children interested in listening to and narrating stories, the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning said yesterday.

Teachers who want to participate have to write a proposal on how they tell stories using teaching aids they have created.

Each proposal can be accompanied by a maximum of five photographs to help participants better explain their methods.

They can register individually or in groups of up to three from Thursday to April 30. The list of finalists will be announced on May 31. The judging competition for shortlisted finalists will take place in early June. Shortlisted finalists will have to demonstrate the use of their teaching aids through storytelling sessions.

Six prizes will be awarded - for the top three entries, and three commendation prizes.

Teachers who want to participate have to write a proposal on how they tell stories using teaching aids they have created.

Pre-school Chinese-language teachers went through a course conducted by the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning in February last year. They learnt how to employ teaching aids to interact with pupils.

More information on the contest can be found at www.cpcll.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2018, with the headline 'Contest for pre-school Chinese teachers'. Print Edition | Subscribe