In The Learners' Club, we have a different Club Focus every month, which is a theme that anchors the teaching and learning of various English exam components such as cloze passage and oral. Interesting and thought-provoking articles and videos are introduced to the students. These articles and videos serve as a platform for us to facilitate lively discussions and to teach grammar and vocabulary in context. Through these discussions, we spark students’ curiosity about the world and hone their ability to reason and to articulate their views confidently.
Integrating Drama into English Tuition
Mastery of a language involves far more than just drilling grammar and vocabulary through English tuition. Often, students struggle with comprehension passages and composition writing because of their limited understanding of the world rather than their lack of language skills. Drama is a very powerful teaching tool as it helps students to make sense of the world in a more concrete and explicit manner. More importantly, learning English through the use of drama makes it a lot more engaging and memorable for students.
The English Examination consists of many components and good exam-taking skills are essential. Our in-house English Curriculum is designed such that each examinable component is covered in detail at least once or twice a month cyclically so that students continuously grow in mastery and confidence in handling each component. During each Curriculum Cycle, relevant tips, key exam techniques and frequent practices are given to reinforce the skills required to do well in each component.
Different students have different learning gaps and writing abilities. Having a small class size allows the teacher to close the learning gaps of each student and to level them up using different strategies and materials. Composition classes are held in such a way that students get customized teaching to hone their individual writing skills and also learn from their peers, hence helping them to create a large pool of creative ideas to draw from in the exam.
Students are taught explicit reading skills in preparation for PSLE Oral Examinations such as the 4Ps (Pitch, Pace, Pauses and Power). Curriculum is designed so that students get regular practice for Stimulus-Based Conversation. Over time, they build up a repertoire of content knowledge and become conversant in different topics.