Singaporean Mandarin Database

This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.

jiào yù
Education
初级学院
chū jí xué yuàn
junior college
单班制
dān bān zhì
single-session system
德育在于行动
dé yù zài yú xíng dòng
Values in Action (VIA)
豆豆班
dòu dòu bān
pre-school
高才班
gāo cái bān
Gifted Education Programme
工艺教育学院
gōng yì jiào yù xué yuàn
Institute of Technical Education (ITE)
华文 B 课程
huá wén B kè chéng
Chinese Language ‘B’ Syllabus
华校
huá xiào
Chinese school
浸濡
jìn rú
immersion (programme)
快捷课程
kuài jié kè chéng
Express course
理工学院
lǐ gōng xué yuàn
polytechnic
邻里学校
lín lǐ xué xiào
neighbourhood school
品格与公民教育
pǐn gé yǔ gōng mín jiào yù
Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)
普通课程
pǔ tōng kè chéng
Normal (Academic) course
荣誉学位
róng yù xué wèi
honours degree
双班制
shuāng bān zhì
double-session system
特别学校
tè bié xué xiào
Special Education (SPED) school
特选学校
tè xuǎn xué xiào
Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school
校群
xiào qún
school cluster
新加坡剑桥普通教育证书(高级水准)
xīn jiā pō jiàn qiáo pǔ tōng jiào yù zhèng shū (gāo jí shuǐ zhǔn)
Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)