The Singapore Centre for Chinese Language is collaborating with the Media Development Authority (MDA), SIM University (UniSIM), the University of Hong Kong and NTUC's SEED Institute to improve Chinese teaching standards. The collaborations aim to help Chinese teachers upgrade their teaching skills. The partnership with SEED Institute, Singapore's largest training institute for early childhood education, will offer pre-school mandarin teachers a part-time Chinese degree programme in the same area.
The collaboration with MDA will focus on integrating information and communication technology (ICT) into the learning and teaching of the Chinese language. SIM University will offer a part-time Bachelor's degree for Chinese teachers who are diploma holders. The programme will commence in 2010. The centre will also cooperate with the University of Hong Kong from next year, offering teachers a master's degree program focussing on curriculum planning.