English Programs

Success in today’s every shrinking, global marketplace is also predicated upon one’s ability to communicate. This means that proficiency in English is a prerequisite for all higher pursuits, be it academic, professional, or in some cases, purely social. The English portion of our offering is an essential component of our syllabus.

 

CRITICAL WRITING Novice(Ages 8-13)

This course will aim to help students develop necessary critical thinking skills and apply it to their ability to write. Bloom’s Taxonomy is a classification of questioning according to six levels of higher level thinking. Our tutors use Bloom’s Taxonomy in preparing lesson objectives for children. This will help students understand what they are learning.

This course will cover:

- Basic English Grammar & Sentence Structure

- Developing comparison and interpretive language

- Organizing ideas

- Evaluating and defending their own opinions

- Story continuation and prediction

CRITICAL WRITING Intermediate(Ages 14-17)

This course will help students develop critical writing skills necessary for gaining entrance into university in future standardized tests, as well as improving technical writing abilities useful for all aspects of life.

This course will cover:

- Intermediate English Grammar & Sentence Structure

- Compare and Contrast Essays

- Argumentative Essays

- Persuasive Essays

CRITICAL READING and VOCABULARY Novice(Ages 8-13)

This course will help students discover information and ideas within a text. We will use passages from popular reading texts to help students develop careful, active, reflective and analytical reading skills. We will teach students how to discover the meaning of words through context and usage.

This course will cover:

- defining terms from context

- finding evidence that supports ideas

- explaining cause and effect

- developing vocabulary

- finding main ideas and conclusions

CRITICAL READING and VOCABULARY Intermediate (Ages 14-17)

Critical reading abilities are essential for success in university and then later in your career. Students must be able to interpret meaning from a context before they will actually enjoy reading. We aim to help students to first understand a reading text, then they will automatically enjoy it.

This course will cover:

- Strategies that encourage students to read

- testing and task driven strategies

- Texts and excerpts from popular literary works

- Understanding Roots, Prefixes & Suffixes

- Reading Critically

- Rhetorical reading strategies

- Reading in different voices

Schedules

Course Code Date Day Time Schedule
Critical Reading-Novice(CR61-N) 18 June – 13 July, 2012 Mon, Wed, Fri 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Critical Reading-Intermediate(CR62-I) 18 June – 13 July, 2012 Mon, Wed, Fri 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Critical Reading-Novice(CR71-N) 10 July – 16 Aug, 2012 Tu, Thu 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Critical Reading-Intermediate(CR72-I) 10 July – 16 Aug, 2012 Tu, Thu 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Critical Reading-Novice(CR73-N) 19 July -3 Aug, 2012 Mon-Fri 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm
Critical Writing-Novice(CW61-N) 18 June – 13 July, 2012 Mon, Wed, Fri 10.00 am – 11.30 am
Critical Writing-Intermediate(CW62-I) 18 June – 13 July, 2012 Mon, Wed, Fri 3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Critical Writing-Novice(CW71-N) 10 July – 16 Aug, 2012 Tu, Thu 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Critical Writing-Intermediate(CW72-N) 10 July – 16 Aug, 2012 Tu, Thu 3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Critical Writing-Intermediate(CW73-N) 19 July – 3 Aug, 2012 Mon-Fri 10.00 am – 11.30 am