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Postby MMM » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:50 am

Frankly, I am at a dilemma whether to switch my P3 and P2 to LCentral next year. They enjoy BC classes but I feel that it also voice down to their results. So we are trying to monitor their results before making the move.

My P3 continues to be challenge with her tenses. So we need to work on her separately at home to sort of make her more conscious to check her work,etc... It doesn't come naturally to her yet.

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Re: British Council

Postby ctct61t » Fri May 07, 2010 11:21 am

vlim wrote:Hi can any one let me know is British Council good? I am looking for a good english enrichment center for my p2 dd.


The same as me... for my P2 daughter

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British Council - Primary One course

Postby bbsin » Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:21 pm

Hi

I would like to find out if any child here attended or are attending the British Council course for Primary one.

Any review and is it good?

Thanks

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British Council - Creative English for P4

Postby pondpebble » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:56 pm

Hi,

Could anyone give feedback or comments on the eng program by BC Toa Payoh for P4?

How good is their program esp the comprehension and cloze passage?

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Re: British Council - Primary One course

Postby happymom_aa » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:26 pm

bbsin wrote:Hi

I would like to find out if any child here attended or are attending the British Council course for Primary one.

Any review and is it good?

Thanks



Did you sign up?

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Postby joconde » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:06 pm

Hi,

My girl is attending BC Pri 1 course. Their teaching style is more 'enrichment' than 'tuition/drilling'. Lessons are made fun, not dry at all, my girl enjoys it. Some times they will have hands-on activities like cooking, or watch movies.

So, if you are looking for 'tuition-like' lessons, or want ur child to get ahead of their peers by learning at advanced pace, you may be dissapointed. From the worksheets they bring back, it will appear as though they cover very little. However, i believe tat's becos they do a lot of non-worksheet activities in class. There's also no homework or spelling at all.

Hope this helps.

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Postby HyperKiasu » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:15 pm

the parent of my son's classmate (P1) said British Council course is too easy for him so he withdrawed from it after only a few lessons...and they managed to get pro-rata refund...

why too easy? Can any parents share your kids' experience?
is the course not exam-focus? thus not much worksheet, thus too easy?
or they put together kids of mixed level of capability into one class, thus too easy for higher learner?

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Postby HyperKiasu » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:23 pm

joconde wrote:Hi,

My girl is attending BC Pri 1 course. Their teaching style is more 'enrichment' than 'tuition/drilling'. Lessons are made fun, not dry at all, my girl enjoys it. Some times they will have hands-on activities like cooking, or watch movies.

So, if you are looking for 'tuition-like' lessons, or want ur child to get ahead of their peers by learning at advanced pace, you may be dissapointed. From the worksheets they bring back, it will appear as though they cover very little. However, i believe tat's becos they do a lot of non-worksheet activities in class. There's also no homework or spelling at all.

Hope this helps.


Hi, Joncode,

thank you for sharing.
was your daughter not interested in Engl before?
so u put her there to develop her fondness of lang? or you want her to expose her to native speaker?
the last two questions are my purpose as I am looking for a non-exam focus program for my son who not yet interested in language... :wink:

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Postby joconde » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:32 pm

HyperKiasu wrote:
joconde wrote:Hi,

My girl is attending BC Pri 1 course. Their teaching style is more 'enrichment' than 'tuition/drilling'. Lessons are made fun, not dry at all, my girl enjoys it. Some times they will have hands-on activities like cooking, or watch movies.

So, if you are looking for 'tuition-like' lessons, or want ur child to get ahead of their peers by learning at advanced pace, you may be dissapointed. From the worksheets they bring back, it will appear as though they cover very little. However, i believe tat's becos they do a lot of non-worksheet activities in class. There's also no homework or spelling at all.

Hope this helps.


Hi, Joncode,

thank you for sharing.
was your daughter not interested in Engl before?
so u put her there to develop her fondness of lang? or you want her to expose her to native speaker?
the last two questions are my purpose as I am looking for a non-exam focus program for my son who not yet interested in language... :wink:


Indeed, when i compare with my friend's Eng centre, there's a gap in standard. Eg, her child is already learning phrases and idioms for compo writing, do lots of written work in class, and has homework and spelling each week. However, i understand that the child isn't really enjoying.

For BC, it's good for kids who need to instill an interest, or who doesn't respond well to traditional, dry, classroom-style teaching.

For my girl, she used to be very slow in english, luckily she manage to be 'on track' by the time she reaches P1

I sign up BC partly becos of it's convenient location and timing (i can send both my kids at the same time slot), and since she's already on track, i tot there's no need to be too 'kan cheong', so even enrichment also can lor, idea is just to maintain her standard. But, I may stop her next yr as it's very ex, and also i think she can manage on her own.

And yes, i like that teacher is ang mo, she now some times can imitate british accent, ha ha !

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Postby HyperKiasu » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:16 am

joconde wrote:
HyperKiasu wrote:
joconde wrote:Hi,

My girl is attending BC Pri 1 course. Their teaching style is more 'enrichment' than 'tuition/drilling'. Lessons are made fun, not dry at all, my girl enjoys it. Some times they will have hands-on activities like cooking, or watch movies.

So, if you are looking for 'tuition-like' lessons, or want ur child to get ahead of their peers by learning at advanced pace, you may be dissapointed. From the worksheets they bring back, it will appear as though they cover very little. However, i believe tat's becos they do a lot of non-worksheet activities in class. There's also no homework or spelling at all.

Hope this helps.


Hi, Joncode,

thank you for sharing.
was your daughter not interested in Engl before?
so u put her there to develop her fondness of lang? or you want her to expose her to native speaker?
the last two questions are my purpose as I am looking for a non-exam focus program for my son who not yet interested in language... :wink:


Indeed, when i compare with my friend's Eng centre, there's a gap in standard. Eg, her child is already learning phrases and idioms for compo writing, do lots of written work in class, and has homework and spelling each week. However, i understand that the child isn't really enjoying.

For BC, it's good for kids who need to instill an interest, or who doesn't respond well to traditional, dry, classroom-style teaching.

For my girl, she used to be very slow in english, luckily she manage to be 'on track' by the time she reaches P1

I sign up BC partly becos of it's convenient location and timing (i can send both my kids at the same time slot), and since she's already on track, i tot there's no need to be too 'kan cheong', so even enrichment also can lor, idea is just to maintain her standard. But, I may stop her next yr as it's very ex, and also i think she can manage on her own.

And yes, i like that teacher is ang mo, she now some times can imitate british accent, ha ha !


haha, i once put my son in LCtral, i like it becoz its teacher is angmo...but it is quite exam-focus...everything redundant...after about one term, i discontinue it liao....

i want my son to be exposed to native speaker so that he can speak better Eng...I like ang mo accent... :P

i already called BC and there are only limited seats....think will go down to sign up this weekend....

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