Value-Added Programmes

Languages and Cultures

Exploit your full potential by being multilingual and be enriched with a rich diversity of languages and exploration of cultural heritage.

Available Courses

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Introduction to Basic Korean Cultures

This course is designed for beginners with no prior knowledge of Korean. It introduces students to the basic Korean language and Korean cultures. Starting with greetings, the course proceeds to develop communication through food taste expression and Korean table manners. By the end of the course, students will become more familiar with Korean culture and they will be able to learn how to make one of iconic Korean food ‘Kimbap’.

Details of Workshop
Date: 19 June 2017, Monday
Time: 9am to 2pm
Venue: SIT@Dover, AP-SR1K

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[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Introduction to Korean Language @ NYP

This course is meant for students with no prior knowledge of the Korean language. This is an integrated course which will help students gain basic proficiency in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), grammar and vocabulary (including Hanguel, the Korean alphabet) for personal interaction and communication in authentic situations. By the end of the course, students will be able to read, write, and talk about topics such as identities, numbers, and location in basic Korean.

Participants are required to pay $10/- to the trainer for the purchase of textbook used in this course.

Details of Workshop
Date: 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30 June, 6, 7 July 2017
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7D

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[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Introduction to Korean Language @ NP

This course is meant for students with no prior knowledge of the Korean language. This is an integrated course which will help students gain basic proficiency in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), grammar and vocabulary (including Hanguel, the Korean alphabet) for personal interaction and communication in authentic situations. By the end of the course, students will be able to read, write, and talk about topics such as identities, numbers, and location in basic Korean.

Participants are required to pay $10/- to the trainer for the purchase of textbook used in this course.

Details of Workshop
Date: 21, 22,23, 28, 29, 30 June, 5, 6 July 2017
Time: 9am to 12pm
Venue: SIT@NP Bldg, SR9C

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Introduction to Japanese Language @ SP

This course will be conducted at Elementary level that covers Lesson 1-6 of Minna no Nihongo. It will focus on the very fundamentals of the Language and promote well rounded development in the aspects of reading, writing, listening and speaking in its native form. 

Participants are required to pay $10/- to the trainer for the purchase of textbook used in this course.

Details of Workshop
Date: 27, 28, 29, 30 June, 3, 4 July 2017
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR6F

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Introduction to Japanese Language @ NYP

This course will be conducted at Elementary level that covers Lesson 1-6 of Minna no Nihongo. It will focus on the very fundamentals of the Language and promote well rounded development in the aspects of reading, writing, listening and speaking in its native form. 

Participants are required to pay $10/- to the trainer for the purchase of textbook used in this course.

Details of Workshop
Date: 30 June, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 July 2017
Time: 9am to 1pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7D

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Introduction to Basic Mandarin

This course is meant for students with no prior knowledge of Mandarin. This is an integrated course which will help students understand general Chinese Culture and pronounce Hanyu Pinyin with correct tones. By the end of the course, students will be able to read, write and talk about topics such as identities, greetings and numbers in basic Mandarin.

Participants are required to pay $15/- to the trainer for the purchase of textbook use in this course.

Details of Workshop
Date: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 July, 2 August 2017
Time: 2pm to 4.30pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7D

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Introduction to Thai Language

This course aims to:

  1. Introduce students to the Thai language: consonants, vowels and tones.
  2. Teach students to construct simple sentences using basic vocabulary and expressions related to daily life.
  3. Familiarize students with some aspects of Thai culture and customs.
  4. Provide a good foundation for students who wish to further their study of the Thai language, including writing and reading, at a higher level.

Participants are required to pay $15/- to the trainer for the purchase of textbook use in this course.

Details of Workshop
Date: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 July 2017
Time: 11am to 2pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR6F

**Registration Closed**

[LIMITED SLOTS] A Historic and Hands-On Journey with Traditional Chinese Puppetry

The recent upsurge on ‘hipster heritage’ and nostalgia for vintage style is believed to be associated with the desire of Singaporeans to adopt a “simpler, less hectic, less constrained life”. Compared to their older counterparts in the 1960s and 1970s, youths today faced greater stress at schools and a more pressing need to make life choices. The objective of this workshop is to share with SIT students a lesser known but very popular form of entertainment back in the ’60s and ’70s—traditional Chinese puppetry which has existed for more than a century. Back in the early twentieth century and until the 1980s, children and the working class, some of whom might be our parents and grandparents, often crowded around the performance arena to enjoy the mesmerizing stunts and powerful narration by skilled puppeteers. Besides being a form of entertainment, the rich values embedded in this theatrical form can in turn develop our sense of collective belonging, values and shape our priorities for the future. This workshop will consist of two parts: the first part is about the development of Chinese puppetry in Singapore and the second part will allow students to put aside their pen and paper (and electronic gadgets) to have a hands-on experience where they will have contact with puppets and use their creativity to design clothes or to come up with a short play using puppets. We will also consider the innovative inputs of students in a bid to revitalize traditional Chinese puppetry. 

Details of Workshop
Date: 13 July 2017, Thursday
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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Introduction to Basic Malay

This course is designed for Allied Health students who have little or no knowledge of conversational Malay to communicate with patients and their family members. It aims to develop basic listening and speaking skills with an emphasis on accuracy and fluency. Participants will also gain insights into the Malay culture. English will be used as the medium of teaching to facilitate learning.

This course is only applicable for Allied Health students.

Details of Workshop
Date: 18, 20, 25, 27 July, 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17 August 2017
Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR4F

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Introduction to Basic Cantonese

This course is designed for Allied Health students who have little or no knowledge of conversational Cantonese to communicate with patients and their family members. It aims to develop basic listening and speaking skills with an emphasis on accuracy and fluency. Participants will also gain insights into the Cantonese culture. English will be used as the medium of teaching to facilitate learning.

This course is only applicable for Allied Health students.

Details of Workshop
Date: 18, 20, 25, 27 July, 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17 August 2017
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR4F

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Introduction to Basic Hokkien

This course is designed for Allied Health students who have little or no knowledge of conversational Hokkien to communicate with patients and their family members. It aims to develop basic listening and speaking skills with an emphasis on accuracy and fluency. Participants will also gain insights into the Hokkien culture. English will be used as the medium of teaching to facilitate learning.

This course is only applicable for Allied Health students.

Details of Workshop
Date: 19, 21, 26, 28 July, 2, 4, 8, 11, 16, 18 August 2017
Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR4G

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Introduction to Japanese Language

This course will be conducted at Elementary level that covers Lesson 1-6 of Minna no Nihongo. It will focus on the very fundamentals of the Language and promote well rounded development in the aspects of reading, writing, listening and speaking in its native form. 

Participants are required to pay $10/- to the trainer for the purchase of textbook used in this course.

Details of Workshop
Date: 31 July, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 August 2017
Time: 9am to 1pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7D

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Japanese Cultures and Etiquettes

This workshop will provide you with useful knowledge of Japan. Students will not just learn basic Japanese Language, but also Japanese traditions, travel information and transportation systems for holiday and leisure. Lunch will be at a Japanese restaurant of which you will learn Japanese food culture and eating etiquette.

Japan has a total of 47 prefectures and many great places to travel, not limited to only Tokyo and Osaka. You will learn to plan an itinerary for different parts of Japan and various activities you can do to get the most out of your time traveling in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Students are required to wear Smart Casual (Strictly no slippers and shorts).
The cost of the lunch is approximately $25/pax. (Do note that the restuarant is Non-Halal.)
Students who wish to be excluded from the lunch, may proceed to have their own lunch.

Details of Workshop
Date: 16 August 2017
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR6F

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For more information

Please feel free to email us at AP_VAP@SingaporeTech.edu.sg.

Workshops are provided free for all matriculated students unless stated otherwise.