PSLE Examination and Our Teaching Processes
Our Comprehensive TeachingProgramme and the Procedure for the PSLE English Examination
We help students with their Oral examination, testing the students' proficiency in speaking the language, a Listening Comprehension (LC) examination, testing the students' ability to comprehend speech in daily situations, an examination to test the student's Composition skills and the student's proficiency in writing in various scenarios, and finally an examination testing the student's written use of the language (e.g. grammar, punctuation, vocabulary)
Raising Awareness - PSLE English language (Oral Examination).
Motivate learning and help the learner to pay attention to what is to be learned. Help them make connections with what they already know.
- Train for the oral examination and the development of time management
- Encourage to read aloud the passage fluently
- Train the students to describe and interpret a picture as thoroughly and detailed as possible in a clockwise or anti-clockwise way and giving comments about their actions in a formal way and predict the consequence of such an action
- Clear methodology of physical actions when relating the story and the importance of Present Tense
- Train the students for the final section that requires the students to answer the questions the teachers would ask them related to the two sections, which often require their opinion and inference
- Familiarise students of the listening comprehension examination to test the students' ability to comprehend the spoken English language in various daily situations, with the use of the composed twenty multiple choice questions which is based on information contained in audio or (the passage theteacher had read) to the students
Regular Structuring and Consolidation - PSLE English language (Written Examination).
Revisit and reinforce what has been learned.
- Regular practice on the composition question comprising of Continuous Writing and Situational Writing. The students write an informal or a formal Letter, Memo, note or even possibly a short report, and an essay, usually written in the form of a narrative or third person drama.
- Develop an understanding of what is required of the essay section in particular it usually avoids giving questions requiring logical argument and favours scenic or event description.
- Familiarise the student with the methodology of writing.
- The first question takes the form of a picture, representing a scene in which the students are supposed to write about and describe, and the second takes the form of a given situation or scenario, each including writing criteria, such as the required setting of each of the two questions in which the students are supposed to fulfill.
Facilitating Assessment for Learning - The Final Examination Paper
Through regular practice we diagnose students' needs, abilities and interest. Identify learning gaps, monitor their leaning and provide timely and useful feed back to develop confidence in students before they sit for the Final Examination Paper.
- Regular practice in the final examination testing the students' proficiency in the language.
- It is a written paper which tests the student overall knowledge English language.
- Usually the test lasts about 1 hour and 50 minutes in length.
- We at the Language Learner train the students to develop Time Management as we have found majority of students complete the paper in less than an hour
- Hence the time management plays an important role to complete and recheck within the given time of 1 hour and 50 minutes
- Practice on Multiple choice questions that are given in the first section of the written paper. Often students are given a graphical stimulus; students will answer multiple-choice questions based on the graphical stimulus
- Tests on grammar, where students are required to spot a mistake in tense and provide the correct word form, or provide correct punctuation
- We get students to understand the meaning and write sentences using the vocabulary given in the text
- Students are required to choose a word from a list that fills in a blank that will express a sentence logically
- We familarise the format of synthesise (join) two sentences together into one complete, to develop grammatically coherent and agreeable sentence
- Following this we get students to develop and understanding of the ten sentences with highlighted spelling and grammar mistakes which are supposed to be copy edited
- We have constant discussions and practice on cloze passages with a total of ten questions each,which is provided to the student, the passage tests grammar specifically
- Students are made to practice on a cloze passage testing comprehension as opposed to grammar, in which they fill in blanks with words on their own.
- Finally, we train students to read with understanding the comprehension passage in order to be confident when answering in full sentences ten open-ended questions