Young Wordsmith English & Current Affairs for Kids

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Young Wordsmith English & Current Affairs for Kids

Postby Minstral » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:40 am

Recently, I had the chance to speak to a lecturer of my friend's son (who's studying at a tertiary institution), and he introduced me to classes that he's holding in November for primary and sec school kids in English Enrichment and current affairs.

My kids are already taking tuition classes in English, but I'm particularly interested in the fact that they will be learning current affairs in the class, which I think is really important, given how demanding English is today, and my kids' lack of interest in the news. In the tuition classes that my kids attend, they only teach them the technical know-how and make them practice, but lack of exposure makes it hard to produce substantial responses.

Website here if anyone's interested: http://wordsmith.com.sg/english/

Have you heard of this class? What do you think of it? The lecturer I spoke to seems sincere and knows his stuff. Apparently he used to be a journalist with SPH and some international papers too. Really sound credentials. But I'm in a bit of a dilemma because this means I'll have to sacrifice some classes to avoid stressing my kids out too much. The plus point is that the course is only in November, so it doesn't require a very long committment and doesn't cut into our year-end holiday plans.

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Re: Young Wordsmith English & Current Affairs for Kids

Postby bbsin » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:37 pm

this program look interesting, I tried to call and find out more what they can offer.. . however, the person was very unfriendly .. ask me to find out the method from my own tuition center?????.. .. what a way to do business.

... so angry...

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Re: Young Wordsmith English & Current Affairs for Kids

Postby Josef Lim » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:36 pm

One of my friends told me about BAFEL. Have you guys heard of them? I don't know if they have a website but BAFEL stands for British Academy for English Language. From what i know they programmes are super unusual and for those who are interested in philosophy, serious debating, public speaking, storytelling etc. If anyone knows more about them, please let me know. Their website www.bafel.org is not up yet, but my friend just said he knows someone who knows someone who was told about this very unique academy.

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