[A level] Easiest MTL requirement for a foreigner to achieve
By - ewewewib
> Applicants who have been away from Singapore’s school system for some years and have not kept up with the study of their MTL or a language that can be offered as MTL-in-lieu may apply for MTL exemption. The MTL exemption application will be facilitated by the universities as part of the university application, and the results made known to applicants who receive admission offers from the university. [Source](https://nus.edu.sg/oam/apply-to-nus/international-baccalaureate-(ib\)-diploma/admissions-requirements).
Maybe can offer a MTL-in-Lieu if you studied another language before. Otherwise, study and take [Chinese B](https://www.seab.gov.sg/docs/default-source/national-examinations/syllabus/alevel/2022syllabus/8611_y22_sy.pdf). It is the easiest option.
Btw, you're not a foreigner/international student.
Thank you!!! I’ve only studied little bit of Chinese in middle school, English and korean in ib so i should probably go for a pass in chinese B right?
Check with MOE whether your Korean IB results can be used to satisfy the requirement.
I already told them I took Korean A during IB and they said since my secondary school record says I have studied Chinese at school so I can't be exempt. :(
> Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who would like to register for Mother Tongue Language Syllabus B can write to [SEAB](https://form.gov.sg/#!/5dc02f345f93b5001904159d) with their request. [Source](https://www.seab.gov.sg/home/examinations/gce-a-level/a-level-syllabuses-examined-for-private-candidates-2021).
But why do u need to check with NUS whether MTL B is acceptable? Your screenshot is quite clear.
I've already said B syllabus is the easiest.
Edit: You can compare it to [H1 Chinese](https://www.seab.gov.sg/docs/default-source/national-examinations/syllabus/alevel/2021syllabus/8655_y21_sy.pdf).
idk haha just to make sure? thank you so much for the sources!!
I'll study Chinese B!! thank u very much for giving me so much source
Yeah i was confused and said I’m an international haha sry
Is getting a S in A level Chinese language difficult...? I have no idea right now :(
Unless your Chinese is really terrible and you really don’t use the language at all outside lessons, it is quite easy.
lol that's me tho... I guess I'll have to study chinese :p you've been rly helpful!! thank u very much
Maybe you could check with the schools or SEAB whether it's possible for you to take MTL B syllabus?
This [CJC Link](http://cjc.moe.edu.sg/education/mother-tongue-languages-mtl) says "Students who pass MTL B will be deemed to have met the Mother Tongue requirement for admission to University. However, no consideration will be given in the computation of university admission score."
Adding on to this, [ACJC Link](http://acjc.moe.edu.sg/ac-experience/academics/subjects/h1-mother-tongue-languages) says it's only offered to students who took MTL-B at O lvls or obtained D7, E8, F9 for their MTL.
I'll probably just email NUS asking if I can pass MTL B to fulfill the requirement. Hopefully MTL B is the easiest option :(
I don't think the last sentence will matter cause I am already offered a place at NUS. Also, the photo I attached is from NUS site so... Maybe I will email NUS to make sure whether I can do MTL B to fulfil the requirement. Also, is pass in MTL B definitely easier than a S in A level Chinese? I really don't know the Singapore school system. Thank you so much for your help!
I didnt take MTL in JC as I had cleared higher MTL in O lvls. However, I heard that a friend just searched through the comprehension passage for the word that looks like the characters in the MCQ options during exams.
Plus if you search clb in this subreddit, you can probably get more insight:
["clb was just clicking mcq"](https://www.reddit.com/r/SGExams/comments/lf7lo7/jc_h1_chinese_or_clb/gmkcnvt?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3)
I tried looking for sample papers but only found one [O level 2010 Chinese B paper 2](http://mytuitionclasses.blogspot.com/p/free-test-papers.html). Maybe you can use it to gauge the level for A levels or ask the kind ppl of this subreddit for sample papers
thank u sooooo much!! I was so frustrated when MOE said that but now I feel so much better :) I should study MTL Chinese B then!! Thanks!!!