Supplementary English Language Programme

Supplementary English Language Programme

 Course Objectives

  • To facilitate learning that is interactive, learner and process-centred
  • To equip the foreign scholars or students with essential aural-oral, vocabulary building, reading, information-gathering and writing skills and
  • To familiarise them with the requirements of the GCE ‘O’ level EL syllabus

 

THE APPROACH:

  • to facilitate learning
  • to instill confidence in writing and speaking both in and out of classroom setting
  • and to reinforce learning with practices-cum-assignments

BY

  • creating a learning environment where current news-articles, and our wide range of photograph/pictures and other materials which are thematically-linked are made available
  • exposing them to grammar and vocabulary work so that they have a better grasp and a more confident and accurate usage in their daily interaction
  • honing their reading skills through a variety of readers with short responses after each read
  • the process of parallel writing, the use of word frames and incorporated lessons on Language use, Word power/Vocabulary tied to the themes or tasks
  • helping the pupils to apply techniques required to fulfil the variety of tasks set from oral discussion to reading comprehension to situational, as well as, free composition writing (genre-approach)
  • stressing on revision and editing

Grammatical accuracy and oral confidence are 2 components we emphasise and which the students are aware that they should strive for.

Free Writing Skills:

Writing up a good and accurate expositions: discursive- informative essays; persuasive/ argumentative writing.

Situational/ Functional Writing Skills

  1. Undertake the task fulfillment
  2. Understand the organisation and layout of letters and reports
  3. Distinguish the tone and register in the different types of questions in this instance letters from informal to formal
  4. Highlight the grammatical and structural features distinctive to each text types

Reading, Comprehension and Summary Writing and Vocabulary Skills

To encourage them to read widely and develop reading and summary-writing skills in response to the demands of comprehension questions through a reading programme.

Grammar and Vocabulary Drills

To develop fundamental competencies in grammar and vocabulary for both speech and writing

Oral Communication

To develop oral competency enabling them to understand and express themselves in speech during daily interaction and to discuss issues with peers, teachers and examiners

Listening Skills

  1. to be sensitive to the nuances of speech and body language in conveying meaning
  2. to use a range of skills to clarify the speaker’s meaning
  3. to discern of the speaker’s intent, purpose and point of view

4.    to use a range of skills to record information gathered

Speaking skills

  1. to be articulate and able to communicate effectively using the voice, body language and structures of language
  2. to use a variety of techniques to capture attention
  3. to present his/her message in a number of ways depending on his/her purpose and audience

Presentation Skills

Students will understand that presentations

  1. complement / supplement the written text / message
  2. present the message in a variety of ways depending on the purpose and audience
  3. enhance the effectiveness of the communication
  4. use specific techniques to capture attention

 

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