Miss Ong Teck Lian
Ms Ong Teck Lian is a senior teacher at Northland Primary School, specialising in teaching Chinese language. Over the past years, she has led the Read and Appreciation Programme in the school’s Chinese department, which focuses on promoting reading and cultivating a love for Chinese literature among students. She has also been actively involved in developing a school-based writing programme. Prior to joining Northland Primary School, she taught secondary school drama at Shanghai Singapore International School for five years. In addition to her teaching career, she has been an active theatre practitioner for over two decades, participating in various theatrical projects.
Ms Ong will use "The Little Prince" as an example to guide parents on how to help children better understand stories. Through the use of plot diagrams, role-play, and questioning techniques, parents can help children cultivate an interest in reading Chinese books and enhance their comprehension skills. These methods will enable children to develop both a deep understanding of, and enthusiasm for Chinese reading. The session will conclude with Ms Ong sharing with parents how they can foster an enjoyable and engaging approach to Chinese learning through hands-on activities, oracy exercises and collaborative brainstorming.