The popular annual Mother Tongue Languages Symposium (MTLS) is back, with a virtual twist this year. 

Just chill at home with your kids, get your devices ready and explore the online activities from August 29, 9.30am, at the website (

Into its ninth year, the event will be launched by the Minister for Education and Second Minister for Finance, Mr Lawrence Wong.

Expect lots of fun interactive experiences designed to help your kids embrace a life-long love for their Mother Tongue Language, whether it’s Mandarin, Malay or Tamil Language.

Revolving around the theme “Flourish in Our Mother Tongue Languages Wonderland”, your family can look forward to a virtual gallery comprising 35 e-exhibits, 18 e-sharing sessions and an interactive Online Quest.

You can even go online shopping to buy a range of curated resources for your kids’ learning.

Here are some of the highlights you can expect at the e-MTLS.

Virtual Gallery: Explore innovative practices

Visit the exhibits by preschools, schools, community partners and the Ministry of Education (MOE) and learn about their innovative approaches to promoting the effective learning of Mother Tongue Languages.

Sharing sessions and workshops: Get expert tips

Watch pre-recorded and live-streamed sharing sessions, featuring local and international education and curriculum experts, as well as celebrity parents. They will share tips on how to cultivate your kid’s life-long love for Mother Tongue Language.

Plus, there will be a live-streamed panel discussion on “Creating an Immersive Environment for the Learning of Our Mother Tongue Languages”, which includes a Q & A segment to allow participants to ask questions on the topic discussed.

Panellists include the e-MTLS’s Guest-of-honour, Mr Lawrence Wong, with Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social and Family Development as the moderator.

Online Quest: Immerse in an interactive virtual quest

Your kids are invited to take part in a fun Online Quest that will go live on the e-MTLS website in November. They get to role-play as friends of the MTLS mascots as they navigate the Quest, complete tasks and experience the joy of learning Mother Tongue Languages.

Virtual sales booth: Useful Resources

Check out the wide range of curated learning resources available for sale online. You can also browse through and buy recommended picks by partner organisations.

The MTL Challenge goes virtual

The annual event will not be complete without its signature component, the MTL Challenge. Take part in this year’s virtual challenge, available from August 29, and stand a chance to redeem a special gift.

Remember to join in the fun from August 29, 9.30am! See you online at Recorded segments will be available online till early 2021.

Brought to you by the e-MTLS Organising Committee