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Chinese Language Elective Programme

Since 1990, the Ministry of Education had successively offered the Chinese Language Elective Programme (CLEP) in Temasek Junior College, Hwa Chong Junior College, Nanyang Junior College, Jurong Junior College and Dunman High School. This initiative is to encourage students with both interest and talent in Chinese language to pursue an advanced Chinese language and literature course. Being one of the first two junior colleges designated to offer the programme since its inauguration, we have groomed countless outstanding bilingual talents who had since come through our gates.


The CLEP at the junior college level spans a total of two years, and students who are enrolled will have to offer Chinese Language and Literature at the H2 level. The main focus areas of the curriculum include literary theory and creative writing, study of selected works of both classical and modern Chinese literature, and acquisition of knowledge of Chinese culture.

Click here for the Information Sheet on the Chinese Language Elective Programme.


Students participating in the CLEP will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that not only train their writing skills but also deepen their understanding of Chinese culture. One key enrichment programme is the CLEP Camp, a three-day residential camp held in early June for JC1 students. During the camp, invited well-known overseas writers will share their writing experience and guide students on how to write creatively.