Teaching Oral Narrative Skills to Chinese Children in Singapore

  • Li Li
  • Su Yee Au
  • Geok Hoon Tan


This article presents an intervention to help Singaporean children in narrative skills in Chinese language to prepare them in coping with the shift. Grade-three children participated in the study. Half of the children were taught through a specifically designed intervention programme, while the other half with the usual programme. Comparisons after a year showed that the experimental group made greater progress than did the control group in oral narrative skills and overall oral skill scores.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore Centre for Chinese LanguageNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Academy of Singapore TeachersMinistry Of EducationSingaporeSingapore

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