Located at the heart of the Malay Archipelago, Singapore is in a region of heavy Malay influences, culture and traditions. As such, we need the PSLE Malay Language syllabus and examinations encourage our students to be better Bahasa Melayu readers and speakers.
Being a Mother Tongue Language, the Malay Language can be less intensive and content-heavy than other PSLE subjects as the focus is to encourage our P6 students to speak, write and read proper Malay and hopefully fall in love with the language.
However, Singaporean students often find the Bahasa Melayu more difficult as English is the official spoken and written language in schools and in Singapore. More Malay families are also speaking English at home instead of Malay.
Therefore, many parents are unable to help their children improve their Malay language alone and relies on Malay tuition classes and Malay reading materials. There’s no need to fear the PSLE Malay Language exams if you can secure a strong foundation in the Bahasa Melayu!