Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Discussions on tuition centres/enrichment services that specialise in English.
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chloelee
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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by chloelee » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:12 pm

Hi anyone here can refer to woodlands branch LC writing class for P2? Pls pm me. Thx.

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by despmom99 » Wed May 23, 2018 11:18 am

xn_mummy wrote:Hi

am looking for english tutition classes in the west area. Center or group based
also anyone can feedback on
1. english lesson in serene greenhouse
2. english lesson in rachel's lab
3. english lesson in justedu
4. private group tutition in jurong west near pioneer mall (blk 62X)

thank you so much !
My kiddos were at serena greenhouse. They improved a lot in creative writing as the teachers really taught the kids writing skills. They also conduct oral lessons during the creative writing classes. Paper 2 classes - Comprehension skills were taught and exposure to different and challenging synthesis questions.Thumbs up

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by Vodkarib » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:57 am

Hi
Any parents here can share their experience with Augustine English classes? My child is weak in his English and is considering the centre (Pri 3) but have not seen any reviews on KSP forum before. Thanks!

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by xueyan » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:55 am

Dear all

Is there a centre that only teaches English (no other subjects) that has separate English Creative writing and English Paper 2 class. Besides The Alternative Story, i can't think of any other.

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by MerlionInGermany » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:04 am

xueyan wrote:Dear all

Is there a centre that only teaches English (no other subjects) that has separate English Creative writing and English Paper 2 class. Besides The Alternative Story, i can't think of any other.
If you go up one level on this forum, under English, many of the centers with “Writing” in their names have Paper 2 classes too. I think they started off as writing centers then added English Paper 2 classes.


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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by skymummy » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:58 am

Hello.. my child is in Primary 1. Need help on your feedback..
1. L Central
2. Lorna Whiston (English enrichment)
3. British Council

In general, looking for long term, where my child can continue until Primary 6, PSLE.

Thank you so much!! :rahrah: :smile:

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by SWV » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:27 am

Hi
anyone with referral code for Punggol Safra LC Central ?
Thanks!

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by annalee » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:57 pm

skymummy wrote:Hello.. my child is in Primary 1. Need help on your feedback..
1. L Central
2. Lorna Whiston (English enrichment)
3. British Council

In general, looking for long term, where my child can continue until Primary 6, PSLE.

Thank you so much!! :rahrah: :smile:
I think if you are looking for a centre where your child can continue till PSLE, then the centres you mentioned may not be the most applicable.
L Central is known more for preschoolers, for those who need to learn reading.
Lorna Whiston and British Council are good more for enrichment, Lorna Whiston is good for speech and drama and British Council (not so sure what is their strength) but they are not really geared for the local PSLE and local English system. Hence I would say they are more for enrichment. Good to have (may get your child interested in English) but not centres that you will expect will help your child to show results in their school papers.

For centres that are more geared for our local system and will help for primary school English, I would suggest the following:
- Learning Point
- The Alternative Story
- Learning Lab
- The Write Connection

Out of the 4 centres, I have gone down to 3 to take a look at their materials, I chose The Alternative Story in the end as I feel their methods and teaching seems structured and well thought through. My child also liked the trial lesson. It is not that the rest are not good, it's just which centre is more suitable for your child. But I would recommend you going down to the above centres rather then LCentral, British Council and Lorna Whiston if you're looking for a centre that can bring your child all the way to P6.

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by sky minecrafter » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:14 pm

:goodpost: annalee

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by skymummy » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:58 pm

Thank you annalee for your feedback.. appreciate it.
Let me visit the schools as my intention is just register for long run.

The Alternative Story.. good? Do they have spelling, compo and show&tell?

Thank you.. :)

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