English Language & Literature in english
Too often we teach our students what to think, not how to think. -The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
The English Language and Literature Department's focus is to nurture our students’ critical thinking and effective communication skills. We want our students to develop meta-cognitively, knowing why they do what they do. This will in turn translate into students becoming more effective readers, viewers, writers and speakers of the language.
This engaging and enriching programme develops students’ ability to articulate with intent and meaning, representing what they read and hear effectively as they convey the appropriate emotions as intended by different writers. After all, every story told well paints a million images in listeners’ and viewers’ minds.
• Become more effective speakers who can read and communicate with clarity
• Appreciate and analyse the nuances of language: how meaning and emotions can be conveyed with subtlety, or with certainty
• Take into consideration Purpose, Audience, Context and Culture, a crucial life skill that is relevant for effective communication in real life contexts, and across all disciplines
|Secondary One to Three||
The Reading in Curriculum Programme
This programme exposes students to rich short stories that help students appreciate authors’ use of language. Through engaging and varied activities created by teachers, each story reveals interesting themes and issues about human behaviour that is a reflection of a slice of real life.
• Appreciate reading by looking at the authors’ craft in conveying meaning in creative ways, by manipulating language or by employing the clever art of storytelling.
• Broaden their exposure to stories and a pool of effective and appropriate vocabulary
• Become better writers, orators and hence more effective communicators
|Secondary One to Three||
Selected students who have the talent and passion for public speaking will be identified by their teachers to be trained and to participate in specific competitions in order to develop their craft as orators. Seen as our way of stretching students with talent, these clubs see students developing skills beyond the classroom curriculum.
• Develop their thinking as they begin to venture into the conceptual thinking process behind their own writing or speeches.
• Become responsible, critical thinkers who analyse each other’s work in order to improve their skills
• Gain confidence as writers or speakers as student artefacts are published within the school or externally
|Language Enrichment through Scrabble|
This programme enables students to acquire a wider range of vocabulary through fun and challenging ways. Students work in teams to practise playing Scrabble and take part in competitions.
Department Contact List
|Name/ Designation||Email address|
|Mrs Andrea Chan (HOD/ EL & Lit) (Covering)||email@example.com|
|Miss Mazna Bte Mohd Hussain (SH/EL & Lit)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Miss Deborah Chua Lihuiemail@example.com|
|Mrs Govindarrasu Indrianifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Madam Harpreet Kauremail@example.com|
|Ms Idriaty Sabarifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Lester Tan Jie Junemail@example.com|
|Mrs Millicent Tee-Yapfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Muhammad Hilmy B Zohryemail@example.com|
|Mr Nur Hakim Alim Bin Salimfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Madam Nurhidayah Binte Mohamed Aliemail@example.com|
|Miss Robyn Yangfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Shafiq Rafiemail@example.com|
|Miss Shanthini Thiagarajahfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Miss Sharon Kohemail@example.com|
|Miss Tia Kai Lingfirstname.lastname@example.org|