O-Level English

PSLE marks the graduation of Primary school students and their entry into Secondary schools as teenagers. Discuss all issues about Secondary schooling here.
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Re: New Sec English Syllabus 1128- We'll answer your questio

Post by schweppes » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:50 am

autumnbronze wrote:Kekekekeke ....

So it has been made official then .....

To think that I was setting literary based questions in my comprehension exam papers some years back when I teaching .... :smile:

Is the new EL syllabus up on the MOE website??

What about the marking scheme??


u were ahead of your time , sista. :cool:

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Re: New Sec English Syllabus 1128- We'll answer your questio

Post by schweppes » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:51 am

TheLanguageLeague wrote:No problem :)

We normally recommend that our students without any literary background start with local writers. There are some good ones out there. Try Island Voices or Telltale:11 Stories. These are anthologies of local writers that are being used for the O levels. These stories make literature a little more appetising for students who aren't offering Literature but who want to read a little wider. As I said, the newspapers are not going to be adequate for the new syllabus.



Thank you for your advice :wink:

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Re: New Sec English Syllabus 1128- We'll answer your questio

Post by Herbie » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:56 am

What do u mean by literacy understanding? Can explain? Tq

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Post by TheLanguageLeague » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:41 am

Literary understanding- meaning, knowledge of literary devices and techniques- Eg; Writer's tone, use of personification, metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, analogies and how these impact the key points of the passage. Even how these work in a visual simulus.

Teachers should and must know these in order to handle the new syllabus. Which is why tutors/teachers with double majors in EL and Lit are more confident with this revamp. Check with your current tutor/centre on the background of their teachers. And if they are aware of the change even. Many are not. Even assessment books with the old syllabus are still on the shelves. lol.

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Re: New Sec English Syllabus 1128- We'll answer your questio

Post by autumnbronze » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:52 am

3 cheers for the change in syllabus :rahrah: :rahrah: :rahrah:


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Re: New Sec English Syllabus 1128- We'll answer your questio

Post by junrahmat » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:26 am

TheLanguageLeague wrote:Literary understanding- meaning, knowledge of literary devices and techniques- Eg; Writer's tone, use of personification, metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, analogies and how these impact the key points of the passage. Even how these work in a visual simulus.

Teachers should and must know these in order to handle the new syllabus. Which is why tutors/teachers with double majors in EL and Lit are more confident with this revamp. Check with your current tutor/centre on the background of their teachers. And if they are aware of the change even. Many are not. Even assessment books with the old syllabus are still on the shelves. lol.



Aah.. Now I understand why ds teacher is doing all these with the class. Luckily for him, his Lit teacher is also his Eng teacher. Thanks for sharing :)

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Re: New Sec English Syllabus 1128- We'll answer your questio

Post by TheLanguageLeague » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:39 pm

autumnbronze wrote:3 cheers for the change in syllabus :rahrah: :rahrah: :rahrah:


Totally agree! With the right guidance, it will raise EL competency in our kids :)

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Re: New Sec English Syllabus 1128- We'll answer your questio

Post by TheLanguageLeague » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:50 pm

junrahmat wrote:
TheLanguageLeague wrote:Literary understanding- meaning, knowledge of literary devices and techniques- Eg; Writer's tone, use of personification, metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, analogies and how these impact the key points of the passage. Even how these work in a visual simulus.

Teachers should and must know these in order to handle the new syllabus. Which is why tutors/teachers with double majors in EL and Lit are more confident with this revamp. Check with your current tutor/centre on the background of their teachers. And if they are aware of the change even. Many are not. Even assessment books with the old syllabus are still on the shelves. lol.



Aah.. Now I understand why ds teacher is doing all these with the class. Luckily for him, his Lit teacher is also his Eng teacher. Thanks for sharing :)


No Prob. Lucky for him, totally agree!! :)

When we receive job applications for teaching positions in our Centre, we get many with Diplomas in IT or Marine Engineering who claim to have been ENG and LIT private tutors for 5-9 yrs or sometimes, tutors in (Maths, Science, POA, CL and EL all rolled in one). It is shocking to us. They may charge cheaper fees but they aren't qualified. If you ask them a technical qns in EL, or one that has literary elements in them, they may not be able to answer them. Needless to say, we don't entertain them in our selection process.

Anyway, cheers everyone. Have a great week!

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Re: New Sec English Syllabus 1128- We'll answer your questio

Post by Herbie » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:57 pm

Can explain on the need to read novel? Why? Huh?

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Re: New Sec English Syllabus 1128- We'll answer your questio

Post by OngMum » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:25 pm

Hi TheLanguageLeague,

May I ask what are the recommended assessment books to get for this change? Thank you.

Cheers!

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