Language and Literacy
The LANGUAGE AND LITERACY programme enables kindergarteners to discover the joy of reading while building the prerequisite reading skills for early primary schoolers.
Through a motivating and energizing 21st century skills infused learning environment, kindergarteners will immerse in small groups nurturing their confidence and abilities to communicate and collaborate effectively in true spoken English. Lessons will also be conducted with fun filled, thematic activities, thereby giving them ample opportunities to build their vocabulary, grammar skills and giving them a head start to primary school education.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Q. What is the Language and Literacy, Junior Mastery™ Programme all about?
A. The Language and Literacy programme is about enabling pre-schoolers to acquire the English language in a wholesome way by engaging them in thought-provoking activities. Through this programme, students will progressively gain skills to read, write and communicate effectively in proper English. They will build their vocabulary and grammar through the Kindergarten 2 programme. In particular, they will be given a head start in primary English language education through exposure to diverse curriculum activities.
Q. How does the Language and Literacy, Junior Mastery™ Programme at Adam Khoo Learning Centre differs from other learning centres?
A. We believe the Language and Literacy, Junior Mastery™ programme is unique and innovative in its approach to learning the English language. Our programme blends several learning areas together to teach the language in a complete manner. Unlike only worksheet-based programmes at other centres, the Language and Literacy lessons at Adam Khoo Learning Centre are all activity-based and the themes are diverse. While ensuring that students are kept up-to-speed through reading and writing activities, The integrated language activities will allow the children to develop a love for the language and give them confidence in building vocabulary on their own through multiple methods such as games, poster making and interactive class activities. However, worksheets will also be a foundational component of the lessons to reinforce lesson goals. The programme will fortify current preschool English curriculum and boost our kindergartners’ language abilities beyond it.
Q. Is the Language and Literacy, Junior Mastery™ Programme in line with the MOE syllabus?
A. Yes. MOE has created a framework for preschool education by reviewing methodologies and curriculum in established preschools in Singapore. Our programme is created with clear reference to the MOE framework for preschool as well as the MOE Primary 1 syllabus as a guide for the enhancement components.
Q. What will my child learn in each 1-hour session?
A. Each session in the 40-week programme will be thematic. In accordance to the theme, reading and writing sessions will be framed to build students’ reading and writing skills. Students will learn vocabulary, grammar and phrases associated with the theme for the session through various activities as well.
Through the Language and Literacy accelerated learning programme, students will be introduced to aspects of the Primary 1 English curriculum such as cloze passages, journal writing, sentence synthesis and comprehension passages.
Q. Will my child be given homework? Why?
A. At the end of each session, students may receive an activity-based extension worksheet that they can complete at home. This is to ensure that concepts learnt during the enrichment lesson are reinforced in the students’ minds. This is also to encourage and motivate them to engage independently and take responsibility of their own education.
Q. How will my child be prepared for Primary 1 by going to Language and Literacy, Junior Mastery™ Programme?
A. Through the Kindergarten 2 programme, in particular, students will be introduced as well as exposed to the Primary 1 English curriculum components such as cloze passages, journal writing, sentence synthesis and comprehension and creative writing. This will provide preparation for the academic rigours of Primary 1 English education.
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