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joconde
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Post by joconde » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:29 am

octopusmum wrote:HI Joconde

tks for the advice!

managed to drop by TLL today but no time to go to BC. will try to go down this weekend.

dh seems to prefer courses run by native teachers. he said ds can learn proper english from them. he is also doubtful whether TLL's way of teaching will work on ds ie by doing worksheet after worksheet, will ds benefit at all?

guess we will have to go down to bc and compare the 2
regards



No problem at all :-)

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Post by lisayvonne » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:32 pm

My daughter has been using Beestar (www.beestar.org). It provides progressive weekly exercises mapped to school curriculum. The reading and English language art worksheets are full of interesting stories, vivid pictures, about all real life word problems, challenging stuff to help kids thinking. She enjoys them very much. :D
Lisa

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Home English tutor or British Council?

Post by RR Mom » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:08 am

Dear all, I am thinking of getting tuition help for my son's English. He is in P3 this year. I heard that BC will benefit students whose foundation in English are sound. Is this true? For private home tutor, does anyone have good & responsible recommendation? Thanks

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British council creative writing for English

Post by yap_susan » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:33 am

Any parent has sent your child there? Is it good?

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Re: British council creative writing for English

Post by meiah » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:47 pm

yap_susan wrote:Any parent has sent your child there? Is it good?


Ds1 attended their holiday creative writing last year and p6 exam preparation course for 1 term. Supposed to be for 1 semester since we paid but we gave up attending. He didn't like it. Me neither. Find that other enrichment centres provide better stuff.


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Re: British council creative writing for English

Post by bubble108 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:31 am

meiah wrote:
yap_susan wrote:Any parent has sent your child there? Is it good?


Ds1 attended their holiday creative writing last year and p6 exam preparation course for 1 term. Supposed to be for 1 semester since we paid but we gave up attending. He didn't like it. Me neither. Find that other enrichment centres provide better stuff.



Hi,
Why give up on the P6 Exam preparation course, any reason? why he did not like it? how is the lesson like? please give more information.thanks

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Re: British council creative writing for English

Post by bubble108 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:32 am

meiah wrote:
yap_susan wrote:Any parent has sent your child there? Is it good?


Ds1 attended their holiday creative writing last year and p6 exam preparation course for 1 term. Supposed to be for 1 semester since we paid but we gave up attending. He didn't like it. Me neither. Find that other enrichment centres provide better stuff.



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Post by LOLMum » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:56 am

dd was there a few years ago and i think she was there for about a year.
she enjoyed the lessons very much especially creative writing. the teachers did correct her grammer and vocab but they were also very supportive of any ideas she had. eg. if dd said the sun is blue, the teachers will not refute the idea but will find out the reason and help dd to correct/expand on her idea.

but i guess it all depends on which teacher your kid get.

on the other hand,her class had pupils (local and foreigners) who either doesnt not speak a single word of english or a poor understanding of it. so the teacher has to spend a bit more time with them. thus you may wish to check on this issue.

at that time, driving into the compound was a major traffic nightmare. i dont know if things have changed but i dont think i want to go there again unless someone else is driving. :wink:

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British Council English courses for kids

Post by Johntenten » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:58 am

Hi,
I am thinking of enrolling my 2 boys (Pri 1 and 3) for British Council English courses so that they can learn creative writing and comprehension, and improve their vocab. I am going for their trial lessons on 27 Nov but I would also appreciate honest feedback from all parents!

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British Council - Enrichment Programme

Post by clubby_thomas » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:31 pm

Hi

Need advise. Intend to send my boy to BC for P2 Creative English.
Appreciate if you could share..

Thanks
Clubby Thomas :smile:

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