Accelerated English Programmes – Ten Week Courses

These programmes are specifically designed and constructed to be “add-ons”, not substitutes, for our usual programmes. These are designed to give extra depth, time, and coaching in specific parts of the local syllabus. They will be best suited to students who need extra assistance or a boost in their performance.

The main focus of this short course is to introduce students to the key areas of the P1 MOE English language syllabus for which they will be assessed.

Children will be actively involved in:

  • Reading and Writing skills for P1
  • Phonological & Spelling activities
  • Punctuation & Editing
  • Oral, Listening and Comprehension exercises
  • Completing Cloze passages
  • Written expression
  • Shared/individual reading and Book Reviews
  • Picture descriptions and discussions
  • A range of interesting and creative activities that enhance English and other curriculum areas including games, role play and songs.

The transition from Kindergarten to Primary One is a big leap for all children.  It is important that we provide them with a strong foundation so that they will feel more confident, self-assured and well-prepared for the challenges ahead.  With added skills, increased awareness and better understanding, STARTING SCHOOL WILL BE A WONDERFUL, EXCITING TIME FOR CHILDREN

This programme has been specifically designed to empower our Primary 6 students with skills and strategies to tackle the new PSLE format.   All aspects of the new PSLE format will be covered in detail along with time management skills and tips to reduce the examination stress.

Composition/ Situational Writing (Paper 1)

  • Focus on constructing narratives and personal recounts
  • brainstorm, create suspense/climax and edit his own piece of writing and avoid common grammatical mistakes.
  • Be aware of the purpose, audience and context when it comes to situational writing

Language Use and Comprehension (Paper 2)

  • be exposed to true or false tables with reasons
  • understand graphic organisers, word and phrase meaning tables, sequencing of events
  • learn a number of ways to tackle inferential questions
  • improve in visual text comprehension, synthesis, transformation and editing
  • handle comprehension cloze passages more accurately by using contextual clues

Listening Comprehension (Paper 3)

  • identify main ideas, recall details, infer and draw conclusions through listening practices. (Different forms of texts in the form of announcements, advertisements and speeches will be provided as practice.)

Oral Communication  (Paper 4)

  • learn specific skills in dealing with Stimulus-based Conversation read aloud with clear articulation, diction and expression

This 10-week programme is designed to assist Primary 1 to 6 students who have a particular need to improve their writing skills and content.  Students will be given extra assistance in areas of weakness. (Parents are invited to provide additional information on areas of concern.)

Teachers will cover all areas of the local syllabus over a number of lessons. However, the main focus will be on writing and students will complete at least one piece of writing in every session. Each creative writing lesson will be related to a specific topic and will include:

  • Input activities – stimulus material developing aspects of vocabulary and ideas

– skills in sentence structure, punctuation, spelling and grammar

  • Output activities –pieces of writing in a particular style/genre

The structure and content of written work are reinforced and strengthened in a positive learning environment, which encourages students to express themselves confidently and creatively.  Students will develop brainstorming, editing, grammar and planning skills to become stronger creative writers.

Since each lesson is based on a specific topic, students may commence the Creative Writing classes at any time.

This 10-week intensive course is specially written and designed based on the latest “O” level format to enable students to score well in the examination. After the course, the student will be able to:

Composition (Paper 1)

  • brainstorm ideas, plan and develop story lines.
  • handle different genres of composition

 

Comprehension & Summary writing (Paper 2)

  • tackle inference questions by using hypothesis, deduction and prediction skills etc
  • improve summary writing by skimming and scanning key points, paraphrasing, rephrasing and use of appropriate linkers.

 

Oral Communication (Paper 3)

  • read aloud with clear articulation, diction and expressiveness
  • interpret and describe a picture in details and develop it into interesting and coherent dialogue with the examiner.

Time management skills plus oral exam tips will be included in the course so that the student is more significantly prepared for his “O” Level examination

In this programme, we adopt a learn-practise-play approach to teach young children phonics in an interactive way; the way in which young children learn best.

Children will be actively involved in:

  • Learning sound blending and phonograms
  • Improving articulation and pronunciation
  • Developing confidence and fluency in oral expression
  • Expanding their vocabulary through spelling, reading and writing

Resources used will include flashcards, craft materials, sound books, worksheets and story books.

This programme allows children to learn words in context.  In this course, children will be exposed to sight words (high frequency words) so that they can apply their skills in reading real books.

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