Painting pictures with words – igniting passion through dynamic teaching and thought-provoking materials
Club Focus Every month, we anchor our Club Focus on a given theme. Interesting and thought-provoking articles and videos are introduced to the students. These articles and videos serve as a platform for us to have lively discussions with the students and for us to teach grammar and vocabulary in context. Through these discussions, we spark the students’ curiosity about the world, and hone their ability to reason and articulate their views confidently.
Drama for Deepening Understanding Mastery of a language is much more than just grammar and vocabulary. 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 fun and engaging for the students.
Customised Approach towards Composition Writing 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.
Structured Approach for Oral Examination Preparation Students will be taught explicit reading skills like the 4Ps (Pitch, Pace, Pauses and Power). Curriculum will also be set aside for students to practise their Stimulus-Based Conversation so that the students build up their content knowledge of the different topics.
Be enlightened with a whole new perspective - our 3-step approach to Mastery:
Understand and help students overcome the fear of learning Mandarin.
Acceptance of the language
Mastery of the four key skills in language acquisition – listening, speaking, reading and writing
Story Telling The power of story telling and sharing is exponential. Picture books are carefully selected in consideration of the lesson themes and ability of our students. Through a highly interactive story-telling approach whereby students get to immerse themselves in the story through role-play and discussions, we help students to overcome their fear of the Chinese language, and to be interested in Chinese eventually. By capturing the interest of our students and exposing them to an array of text types, we help our students to develop their ability to recognise, read, infer and express themselves fluently. Listening Comprehension types of questions and techniques are always integrated within the story telling session in a fun manner through games and competitions. The ability to express one’s opinion and infer the moral of a story is crucial when answering free response questions in the Comprehension component.
Club Focus Similar to our English programme, we engage our students effectively with our monthly theme of topics. These themes are weaved into Orals and Composition Writing seamlessly to help students internalize the mandatory vocabulary list associated with each theme. Where applicable, we will cross reference materials between the English and Chinese programmes so that students will be receptive to Chinese at the initial stage. Articles including the latest news and global trends will be customized based on our students’ proficiency levels to promote acceptance and appreciation of the language. This will pave the way for a highly intellectual and engaging conversation which are key attributes for Oral testing.
1 to 1 Approach towards Composition Writing
To build the foundation for good writing skills, we adopt a hybrid model for Chinese enrichment where students have at least an additional hour of 1 to 1 coaching from the teacher.
Welcome to our world of Mathemagical Secrets – Superior Notes and Fun and Interactive Activities
Mathemagical Secrets Every new concept introduced is preceded by a class discussion called “Mathemagical Secrets” whereby students take ownership of new knowledge by discovering the magic behind why a formula or a method works. Curriculum Specialist Every worksheet is designed to achieve a specific learning objective. Our experienced Curriculum Specialist is deeply familiar with the common misconceptions and areas of difficulties that students typically face. Mastery Handouts Mastery Handouts are thoughtfully designed with careful scaffolding and deliberate chunking of concepts. #Scaffolding and chunking are terms used in educational psychology whereby the former refers to support and demonstrations provided before a student is taught something new, while the latter refers to the breaking down of skills into smaller chunks so that students are able to learn a challenging skill. Individualised Lesson Plans A wide variety of handouts is designed to facilitate flexible and individualised lesson plans for each student based on different schools’ trends as well as individual learning pace and areas of weakness.
Developing outstanding skills in observation, interpretation and analysis.
Fun with Experiments! Introduce experiments and fun components during holidays where students are guided to develop skills on observation, interpretation and analysis. This will not only train students to answer experiment-based questions, but more importantly, enables them to associate science concepts to real-life application. Students will also be tasked to present their findings, enabling them to hone their oral communication and presentation skills and further reinforcing concept mastery. Comprehensive Notes Build a strong foundation in Science by introducing each new concept with comprehensive notes
Comprehensive Worksheets Comprehensive worksheets to facilitate understanding and internalizing concepts using a range of carefully curated Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Free Response Questions (FRQ) from our extensive database-
Exam Secrets revealed Develop and train students to tackle exam answering techniques, such as using the relevant key words and adopting a template for free response, experiment-based and application question