To support the educational needs of the 21st Century, the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language has rolled out the “Specialist Diploma in Quantitative Language Research” programme. This programme aims to quip Chinese Language teachers with the relevant knowledge and skills to conduct quantitative research, which aim to raise the standards of School-based Chinese Language Research.


 1. Programme design

    • This programme is recommended for Head of Departments (HOD), Subject Heads, Lead Teachers, Senior Teachers and teachers interested in leading school-based research.
    • These courses are conducted under TRAISI system. MOE will sponsor the training cost for the MOE-Employed Trained Education Officers.
    • The participants upon completion of 6 courses from Levels One and Level Two, and a assignment (1200-1500 words) will attain a Certificate in Quantitative Language Research.
    • The participants will proceed to level 3 to attend the Pedagogy Research workshop and to conduct a school-based research. Upon completion, to submit a school-based research report (5000-6000 words) to attain the Specialist Diploma in Quantitative Language Research.


a) Level One

    • Select 1, 2 or 3 courses to attain a Certificate of Attendance.
Course Code
Course Title
Course Outline
Introduction to Language Research Approaches (CL)
(语文量化研究专科文凭 Specialist Diploma 1)
A comparison between the functions of qualitative and quantitative research
Dr Soh Kay Cheng
(4 hrs)
Research Designer 1: Topic Selection and Beyond (CL)
研究设计师 1:从课题的选择说起
(语文量化研究专科文凭 Specialist Diploma 2)
a. Basics of Quantitative Language Research
b. Formulating a feasible research topic
c. Constructing a logical, operationable research design
Dr Li Li
(6 hrs)
School-based Quantitative Research: Experimental Design (CL)
(语文量化研究专科文凭 Specialist Diploma 3)
a. Comparison Group Pre-test/Post-test Design
b. Non-comparison Group Pre-test/Post-test Design
c. Random-groups Multi-factors Experimental Design
d. Single Group and its Threats to Validity
Dr Li Li
(6 hrs)


b) Level Two

    • Undertake all 3 courses and complete a assignment (1200-1500 words) to attain the Certificate in Quantitative Language Research.
    • Complete a total of 6 courses from Level One and Level Two, as well as a assignment before proceed to Level 3: Specialist Diploma.
Course Code
Course Title
Course Outline
Design of Measurement Tools in School-based Research (CL)
(语文量化研究专科文凭 Specialist Diploma 4)
a. Assessment
b. Observation Record
c. Attitude Scale
Dr Zhang Limei
(7 hrs)
Essential Statistical Analysis of Language Data (CL)
(语文量化研究专科文凭 Specialist Diploma 5)
a. Central tendency and Variability  
b. Effect Size
c. T-test and Probability
d. Correlation Coefficients
Dr Soh Kay Cheng
(8 hrs)
School-based Quantitative Research: Literature Review (CL)
(语文量化研究专科文凭 Specialist Diploma 6)
a. Functions and Selection
b. Excerpt, Criticism and Analysis
c. Quantitative Data Analysis
d. Citation Formatting
Dr Lin Jinzhan
(7 hrs)
Assignment (1200-1500 words)


c) Level Three

    • Participants will the Pedagogy Research workshop and to conduct a school-based research.
Pedagogy Research Workshop
Conducting School-based Research
Report on School-based Research (5000-6000 words)


2. Registration
To register on TRAISI website by keying in the course code under "Search Prospectus".


3. Contact Details

Ms Wong Sirong
Executive (Curriculum)
电话:+65 6467 5667 ext 241
传真:+65 6467 1278
Ms Wong Angel
Executive (Curriculum)
电话:+65 6467 5667 ext 248
传真:+65 6467 1278
Curriculum matters
Mr Lim Yee Pin (MTT)
Dean of Curriculum
电话:+65 6467 5667 ext 214