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English Language and Literature
The English Language and Literature Department nurtures effective communicators and discerning readers, who are able to evaluate real-world issues empathetically and critically. We empower our students to use language purposefully to make a difference to their community and beyond.
We aim to make learning joyful and relevant for students. In the acquisition of listening, reading, speaking and writing skills, students are exposed to a wide range of texts, e.g., audio, visual and linguistic. Students are given opportunities to collaborate and showcase what they have learnt.
Students design book covers to show an appreciation for the characters and themes of a text.
Students develop confidence in public speaking and develop presentation skills.
Extensive Reading Programme (ERP)
The ERP cultivates the love of reading in students, supports the acquisition of language skills and engages students in a gamut of social and global concerns. The programme comprises Newspaper Reading on Mondays and Silent Reading of various genres of writing on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the morning assembly. Reading Ambassadors are appointed in all English classes to champion a culture of reading through regular book sharing sessions.
“What I enjoy most about the Silent Reading period is being able to read my book in a quiet and calm environment in the morning.” - Naomi Maiyanti
Promoting the joy of reading in school through Book Buzz with NLB, and newspaper and book reading
The school participates in Read for Books, a charity book drive organised by the National Reading Movement.
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The library provides a conducive space for students to read and collaborate during the Library Week.
Students participate in the Live On Festival, organised by the National Organ Transplant Unit, to express their thoughts on organ donation and transplantation through writing.
Eunice Yong En Qi of 3 Faith received the Distinction Award for the essay writing competition, School Category (Senior).
Apart from collaborating online and engaging in self-directed learning, students also benefit from rich and authentic learning experiences. They go on local and overseas virtual tours and participate in e-drama activities.
Going on a virtual tour to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, U.K.
Creative Writing as a Process in a Literature Classroom
Students are given the time to write creatively in class. With their PLD and their stylus, they are also able to draw and colour an accompanying picture for their poem.
Students write a haiku after learning about its poetic form.
National Schools Literature Festival
Students participate in the National Schools Literature Festival, where they can develop their passion and love for Literature.
Celebrating success at the National Schools Literature Festival