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Engels

Engels

English language instruction is an essential part of the HSL as it is one of the many tools that our children need to have to be successful in the world that they will inherit.

English is taught by a diverse team of teachers who draw on a wealth of experiences and competencies to deliver quality language instruction to the children. The UK-based curriculum is modified to serve the specific needs of our children ensure that it accounts for their backgrounds, present learning needs and their future prospects.

The two main goals of the English Curriculum are:


To facilitate English learning from Jip and Janneke to

Milepost 3 so that students can communicate

effectively on a social basis and excel in an academic

setting.


To prepare the students for mainstream international

secondary school lessons.

The time devoted to English lessons during school hours is as follows:

Lessons per group (per week)

Group 1 5 x 30 minutes

Group 2 5 x 30 minutes

Group 3 5 x 45 minutes

Group 4 5 x 45 minutes

Group 5 5 x 45 minutes

Group 6 5 x 45 minutes

Group 7 4 x 45 minutes

Group 8 4 x 45 minutes

Groups 1 and 2 are taught in whole group sessions and are primarily taught oral and listening skills by using thematic units that provide a backdrop for teaching specific vocabulary set. We emphasize social skills development in English and the application of team-based work and mutual respect.

From Group 3 onwards literacy is introduced using the Jolly Phonics program and the Oxford Reading Tree. In Groups 4 and 5 children study increasingly accuracy-based material to improve writing, spelling and reading comprehension skills. At this stage, the children are encouraged to further develop their reading skills and form independent and durable reading habits. In Group 6 further work is done on grammar, writing and reading comprehension. At the Group 6 level, the program is fully mainstream-oriented, which continues on into Groups 7 and 8. These groups engage in sustained writing and project work that demands full application of English language skills. There is extensive exploration of grammar and vocabulary topics and an in-depth study approach to the structure of the English language to stimulate and extend linguistic awareness.

At the HSL, however, it is common to receive new arrivals with little or no English language background. Children from Groups 3 to 7, arriving in Singapore with no little or no prior exposure English, are offered Supplementary English classes until they are proficient enough to participate in the mainstream class. This will help them to gain confidence in speaking English and to integrate more quickly into the main class activities. In these classes, the children are pulled out to get closer attention in smaller groups.

It is recommended, where possible, that new students with no experience in the English language take English lessons prior to their arrival in Singapore so that they have basic comprehension and social interaction skills.

Even with a support program, there is still a wide range of extremes in each classroom placing great emphasis on a differentiated approach to teaching. This means using a strategy of differentiated work, outcomes and/or support. It is an indelible part of English at HSL and ensures that each child who has learnt English with us finds it a rewarding and motivating experience.

For more information regarding the English lessons, please see the School guide 2013-2014.

 
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