New storytelling competition for Chinese language pre-school teachers

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

SINGAPORE - 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, in turn getting children interested in listening and narrating stories, the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning said in a press release on Wednesday (Feb 21).

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 them better explain their methods.

They can register individually or up to a group of three, from Thursday (Feb 22) to April 30.

Shortlisted finalists will then go on to demonstrate their teaching aids through storytelling sessions and six prizes will be awarded - the top three entries and three commendation prizes.

Pre-school Chinese language teachers went through a course by the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning in February last year, where they learnt how to employ teaching aids to interact with their students.

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