Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

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

Post by LeeLee2018 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:57 am

tuxsam wrote:
LeeLee2018 wrote:I am looking for English enrichment, mainly compo writing for my 8 year old son. I live in the central.
Hi, you may wish to consider WritersatWork http://www.writersatwork.com.sg/
Compare TAS and Writers@work, which is better ? Any parents try out both ? My younger boy is very weak in compo and comphre,

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by Blissedsher » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:19 pm

Anyone can comment if learning pt english is good?

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by sky minecrafter » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:25 pm

Hello, from feedbacks, The Alternative Story, Writers at Work & Learning Point are all good centres for English enrichment.

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by Bochapmum3 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:18 pm

Recall that some time back, there was some discussion on Academia English tuition at Sin Ming. Just to share, recently I check out their P6 classes, and was told that max class size is 16-18. Most of their weekend classes are full, while weekday classes have around 13-14 students. Hmm, thought these class size is pretty huge considering their fees are not exactly cheap at about $80/lesson including GST…

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by sky minecrafter » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:45 pm

Bochapmum3 wrote:Recall that some time back, there was some discussion on Academia English tuition at Sin Ming. Just to share, recently I check out their P6 classes, and was told that max class size is 16-18. Most of their weekend classes are full, while weekday classes have around 13-14 students. Hmm, thought these class size is pretty huge considering their fees are not exactly cheap at about $80/lesson including GST…
Hi, thank you for sharing. Yes, I'd agree that 18 is big, even for P6, unless there is a teaching assistant(?). A good size would be ~10 (jmo) for a crucial year or even 15 (if there are no students who require more attention from the tutor). My dd has attended one with 12-15 students, & it was a not-fruitful experience even for P1 (with a class of serious learners). The tutor could not mark properly, for instance - there was a chunk of writing which the tutor marked out as irrelevant, & though I personally picked up that piece of work from her, she did not have time to give me her feedback. Now, I'd need to read that lesson's materials & figure out what had gone wrong...


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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by MerlionInGermany » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:53 pm

sky minecrafter wrote:
Bochapmum3 wrote:Recall that some time back, there was some discussion on Academia English tuition at Sin Ming. Just to share, recently I check out their P6 classes, and was told that max class size is 16-18. Most of their weekend classes are full, while weekday classes have around 13-14 students. Hmm, thought these class size is pretty huge considering their fees are not exactly cheap at about $80/lesson including GST…
Hi, thank you for sharing. Yes, I'd agree that 18 is big, even for P6, unless there is a teaching assistant(?). A good size would be ~10 (jmo) for a crucial year or even 15 (if there are no students who require more attention from the tutor). My dd has attended one with 12-15 students, & it was a not-fruitful experience even for P1 (with a class of serious learners). The tutor could not mark properly, for instance - there was a chunk of writing which the tutor marked out as irrelevant, & though I personally picked up that piece of work from her, she did not have time to give me her feedback. Now, I'd need to read that lesson's materials & figure out what had gone wrong...
Not re EL, but I thought the CL tuition centers (J and W for eg) also have big classes? MS had 15 when I checked last year for psle.

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by Bochapmum3 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:50 pm

sky minecrafter wrote:
Bochapmum3 wrote:Recall that some time back, there was some discussion on Academia English tuition at Sin Ming. Just to share, recently I check out their P6 classes, and was told that max class size is 16-18. Most of their weekend classes are full, while weekday classes have around 13-14 students. Hmm, thought these class size is pretty huge considering their fees are not exactly cheap at about $80/lesson including GST…
Hi, thank you for sharing. Yes, I'd agree that 18 is big, even for P6, unless there is a teaching assistant(?). A good size would be ~10 (jmo) for a crucial year or even 15 (if there are no students who require more attention from the tutor). My dd has attended one with 12-15 students, & it was a not-fruitful experience even for P1 (with a class of serious learners). The tutor could not mark properly, for instance - there was a chunk of writing which the tutor marked out as irrelevant, & though I personally picked up that piece of work from her, she did not have time to give me her feedback. Now, I'd need to read that lesson's materials & figure out what had gone wrong...
Yes, they do have a teaching assistant, supposedly to help out with the marking I guess. Yes, established big names (wang, busybee) class size is probably 13-15 during the weekends. maybe my impression of academia is that it is more of a boutique tuition centre with smaller class size, but guess with increasing popularity, the increase in class size is inevitable. they are running a business after all.

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by Bochapmum3 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:02 pm

Heard that they mention that 3pm weekday time slots were not popular, thus only a handful of children in these classes. This year, they change most of the 3pm afternoon classes for upper Pri to 5pm, and the number of students swell. Kids in the 3pm classes have not choice but to take the 5pm classes.

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by studyabroadlife » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:14 pm

Hi, If you are looking for good English Enrichment Programmes then I personally believe to join IELTS Classes. Because I heard about studyabroadlife they not just teaching a foreign language, but these courses are designed to improve your overall English competency across the four skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing. Whether you want to know more about them and hope it help. So, IELTS is the open world of opportunity for all.

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Re: Comparing English Enrichment Programmes

Post by xueyan » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:00 pm

Hi

I really really need English tutor for my son in P5. Both paper 1 and 2. Stay in Punggol.

Thank you.

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