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Primary English Tuition in Singapore

Why should you enrol your child in a Primary English Tuition in Singapore? Studies show that there are three main reasons why some kids are having difficulty learning the English language at Primary level. Anxiety, motivation, and learning approaches are frequently the root reasons of the many challenges students encounter when learning the English language. 

 

Some learners may be predisposed to anxiety from their upbringing, or they could be a person who experiences worry under specific circumstances. Whichever the case, when the English subject is the cause of anxiety for your child, attending a Primary English Tuition can help.  Some students find that an English lesson is a unique setting that makes them feel uneasy. This is due to the possibility of scenarios where they fear that mispronunciation or spelling errors can cause other children to make fun of them.

 

On the other hand, motivation is among the most important elements that contribute to successful learning of the English language. However, not every student is motivated. It is the responsibility of Primary English Tuition providers to assist students in discovering ways to connect their interests to learning the English language in order for them to be motivated.

 

According to research, the effectiveness of learning the English language is positively correlated with the learning tactics the students use. It is observed that successful students use techniques that are defined as an active learning style. For instance, students might mentally prepare a response to a question given to another student or they could be actively looking for chances to apply the English language outside of the classroom setting. If your child happens to be a passive learner or is not interested in learning the English language, attending classes from a Primary English Tuition can help him practise active learning style.

About Our Primary English Tuition

 

The ILLAC Program is a powerful and effective Primary English Tuition programme that uses the theories of neurology and psychology to help students learn better and faster. The programme stimulates children’s executive functions through hands-on activities and uses brain priming activities to prep the brain before working on the questions in the worksheets. A well-stimulated and prepped brain learns faster and absorbs better!

Throughout each session, your child’s working memory, mental flexibility and inhibitory control will be systematically stimulated through our specially-designed activities to ensure they not only excel in class but also in life. The Primary English Tuition programme also includes Speed Reading and Character Education to ensure your child is not only excellent in his/her studies but also has excellent decision-making skills in life.

Benefits of the Program

  • Our Primary English Tuition allows students to have a mastery of the English language through constant practice of speed reading, character education and assessments.
  • The Primary English Tuition will familiarise your child on the spellings of various English words, the proper syntax and semantic rules and other grammar rules through frequent reading.
  • Our assessment examinations will serve as a preparation for your child’s PSLE examination in the English language
  • Your child will be able to communicate with other children using the English language, reducing his anxiety about oral communication and improving his social skills.
  • Your child will be able to reach his/her peak performance!
  • You will no longer need to worry about your child’s results because scoring ‘A’s are easily within reach!
  • Your child will no longer dread learning but look forward to every session with us!
  • Your child will have a solid foundation in whichever subject he/she is taking with us.
  • an enhanced Working Memory – able to recall Grammar Rules and answer long Comprehension questions.
  • a heightened Inhibitory Control – able to focus better and have a longer attention span in class.
  • an improved Mental Flexibility – able to learn and process different information easily and creatively.
  • An enhanced and stimulated development in executive functions places your child on the upper tier of the population in achievements from preschool, to university and even adulthood (Bailey, 2007; Eakin et al., 2004)!
  • Fantastic verbal and non-verbal reasoning – Able to express themselves comfortably and accurately
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved communication and social skills
  • improved social and moral competence

How exactly does it work?

One of the notable challenges of teaching any subject to a child is that children tend to have a short attention span. Kids tend to get motivated half the time and be discouraged the other half. This is when learning the English language becomes difficult. Apart from the students losing interest upon having their first mistakes, they also tend to get bored of the processes that are often used in Primary English Tuitions. 

For this reason, we have come up with an ideal way on how students will remain focused on learning the English language. This method sets apart our Primary English Tuition from the rest. Here at I Love Learning, we give students different activities every 10 minutes to keep them motivated and interested in the subject. These activities include speed reading, brain priming activities, and tasks that stimulate executive function.

In each 2 hours session, your child will be doing speed reading for about 10min, brain-priming activities for another 10 min and executive functions stimulation for another 10min. The rest of the time is used to learn components of English from Grammar Rules to Composition and even Oracy skills! The teacher will also engage in one-to-one consultation with each student to address weaknesses and clarify misconceptions.

Every 2 hours of learning with us is packed with brain-stimulating work and learning that ensures your child is not only receiving tuition but real solid enrichment for the brain!

Primary English

Each examinable component in the Primary English examination taxes on at least 2 executive functions, above the knowledge needed to answer each question. A conventional Primary English tuition class drills students using worksheets after worksheets. However, such methods are slow and ineffective.

At ILLAC, we stimulate the students’ executive functions according to the components they are being trained for at each moment and ensure that they learn effectively and efficiently. With this proven and tested methodology, students in our Primary English Tuition are learning the English language in a convenient manner that will stimulate their minds and prepare them for the next link in the system.

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It is very common for children to choose answers based on the fact that it sounds correct, however, English is a language that functions based on rules. There are altogether 12 different tenses and tonnes of other different language rules in the English language that children need to be familiar with. Therefore, when answering Grammar MCQ, children need to have a robust working memory in order to be able to apply all the rules that are required, have the inhibitory Control not to jump into conclusion and choose the first option they think is right, and to be flexible enough to know when to apply which rule in different contexts.

Sample Question:

Mrs Wee ___________ in the school for 20 years. The school _________ her a Long Service Award next week.

a) taught…gave
b) teaches…gives
c) had been teaching…is giving
d) has been teaching…will give

In the question above, students need to be able to identify that

  1. the clue “for 20 years” indicates a “period of time” therefore Perfect Continuous Tense needs to be used.
  2. Since she will be awarded the following week, it would suggest that she is still doing the “action”, so it should be Present Perfect Continuous Tense instead of Past Perfect Continuous Tense.
  3. “next week” is a general time in the future and Simple Future Tense needs to be used.

Therefore the answer is (d).
If children had relied on “which one sounds correct” as a guide, all answers would have sounded correct, therefore resulting in a guesswork of 25% probability of getting their answer correct.

Click here for more information of each level: Primary OnePrimary TwoPrimary ThreePrimary FourPrimary FivePrimary Six

Programme Outline for Each Level

Our daily activities depend heavily on the English language since it facilitates communication for many interactions including inside the school in the workplace, while accessing social media and even while using our phone. A systematised Primary English tuition will help the students learn English efficiently. In turn, it will broaden their horizons, help them to build their social intelligence, and help them in their future career paths.

Additionally, English is often the sole language used for communication in educational and professional settings. It is also used as an international language. The majority of authors write in English because it is the only language that the great majority of readers are familiar with. Thus, it entails that most books your child will read from Primary school onward are written in English.

For this reason, we designed a systematic approach to teaching the English language to Primary School students. Our Primary English Tuition offers organised topics in various levels to allow students to gradually gain English proficiency. These programmes are also in line with the existing curriculum for English subjects in the Primary level.

 

  • Blending and reading
  • Differentiating fiction from non-fictional stories
  • Understanding the main idea in a story
  • Inferencing of feelings and future events in a story
  • Identifying contextual clues to identify the meaning of a word
  • Familiarity with forms of words like nouns, verbs and adjectives
  • Forming short sentences
  • Ordering words to form a grammatically-correct sentence
  • Identification of “who”, “what”, “where”, “when”, “why”, and “how”
  • Differentiating plural and singular nouns
  • Differentiating plural and singular verbs
  • Familiarity with Grammar rules such as “subject-verb agreement”, “tenses”, “usage of articles”, “usage of prepositions”, “punctuations”, “contractions”, and “conjunctions”.
  • Familiarity with a list of irregular plurals e.g. geese, lice, sheep
  • Using possessive nouns e.g. mother’s
 

  • Rhyming words
  • Cloze passages
  • Ordering events in a story
  • Using actions and dialogue to understand the characters of a story
  • Analysing stories
  • matching causes with effects
  • Word ordering
  • Using conjunctions
  • Differentiating between facts and opinions
  • Choosing sensory details that match the corresponding pictures
  • Using prefixes and suffixes
  • Forming compound words
  • Using context to identify the meaning of a word
  • Sorting words into categories
  • Identifying the odd one out
  • Understanding synonyms and antonyms
  • Identifying homophones and using them correctly
  • Familiarity with Grammar rules such as Simple Present and Simple Past
 

  • Form and use of irregular past tense
  • Past and Present Continuous Tense
  • Contractions
  • Cloze passages
  • Identifying base words, prefixes and suffixes
  • Ordering events in a story
  • Using actions and dialogue to understand the characters of a story
  • Analysing stories
  • Comprehension and answering techniques like inferencing
  • Using contextual clues for Visual Text Comprehension and Vocabulary Cloze
  • Matching causes with effects
  • Using conjunctions in Synthesis and Transformation
  • Differentiating between facts and opinions
  • Choosing sensory details that match the corresponding pictures
  • Forming compound words
  • Using context to identify the meaning of a word
  • Writing stories using rich text and development of characters
  • Punctuations for dialogues and other narratives
  • Familiarity with Grammar rules such as Present Continuous and Past Continuous
 

  • Form and use of irregular past tense
  • Irregular plural forms
  • Past and Present Continuous Tense
  • Past and Present Perfect Tense
  • Direct and indirected speech (Reported speech)
  • Converting forms of words e.g. from adjectives to nouns using various suffixes
  • Cloze passages
  • Ordering events in a story
  • Comparing and contrasting two or more ideas
  • Analysing stories
  • Comprehension and answering techniques like inferencing
  • Using contextual clues for Visual Text Comprehension and Vocabulary Cloze
  • Making predictions in stories
  • Drawing conclusions from comprehension texts
  • Using conjunctions in Synthesis and Transformation
  • Identifying the purpose and audience of text read or viewed
  • Choosing sensory details that match the corresponding pictures
  • Forming compound words
  • Using context to identify the meaning of a word
  • Writing stories using rich text and development of characters (Composition)
  • Inserting/Using metaphors and similes in compositions
  • Punctuations for dialogues and other narratives
  • Familiarity with Grammar rules such as Present Perfect and Past Perfect
 

  • Past and Present Perfect Continuous Tenses
  • Future tenses
  • Gerunds
  • Direct and indirected speech (Reported speech)
  • Perceptive Verbs
  • Past Participles
  • Spotting errors in “Editing”
  • Converting forms of words e.g. from adjectives to nouns using various suffixes in “Synthesis and Transformation”
  • Cloze passages
  • Conditional/Hypothetical clauses (if, until, unless)
  • Ordering events in a story
  • Comparing and contrasting two or more ideas
  • Analysing stories
  • Comprehension and answering techniques like inferencing
  • Using contextual clues for Visual Text Comprehension and Vocabulary Cloze
  • Giving explanations for events in stories
  • Drawing conclusions from comprehension texts
  • Matching causes with effects
  • Using conjunctions in Synthesis and Transformation
  • Identifying the purpose and audience of text read or viewed
  • Using context to identify the meaning of a word
  • Writing letters based on a given situation using the appropriate tone and expressions
  • Writing stories using rich text and development of characters (Composition)
  • Inserting/Using idioms and quotes in compositions
  • Punctuations for dialogues and other narratives
  • Familiarity with Grammar rules such as Present Perfect Continuous and Past Perfect Continuous
 

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  • Past and Present Perfect Continuous Tenses
  • Future tenses
  • Gerunds
  • Direct and indirected speech (Reported speech)
  • Perceptive Verbs
  • Past Participles
  • Spotting errors in “Editing”
  • Converting forms of words e.g. from adjectives to nouns using various suffixes in “Synthesis and Transformation”
  • Cloze passages
  • Conditional/Hypothetical clauses (if, until, unless)
  • Ordering events in a story
  • Comparing and contrasting two or more ideas
  • Analysing stories
  • Comprehension and answering techniques like inferencing
  • Using contextual clues for Visual Text Comprehension and Vocabulary Cloze
  • Giving explanations for events in stories
  • Drawing conclusions from comprehension texts
  • Using conjunctions in Synthesis and Transformation
  • Identifying the purpose and audience of text read or viewed
  • Using context to identify the meaning of a word
  • Writing letters based on a given situation using the appropriate tone and expressions
  • Writing stories using rich text and development of characters (Composition)
  • Inserting/Using idioms and quotes in compositions
  • Punctuations for dialogues and other narratives
  • Familiarity with all Grammar Rules

Extensive revision of all topics will be done on a weekly basis to ensure students are ready for PSLE!

We also include in our programmes:

SPEED READING

Speed Reading is a fixed component in our ILLAC program regardless of subject chosen. We train them to speed read using our very own Super Reader application on the iPad (you won’t be able to find it in iTunes, don’t bother ;).

We teach children to speed read using visualisation skills which broaden their ability to comprehend stories that they read in an instant.

Speed Reading takes place every single session (about 10min per lesson), hence the more times they come in in a week, the faster they are able to speed read!

But why speed read?

Imagine your child being able to read at half the time he usually takes, understand the demands and finish what is expected all in a jiffy.

You will not only save your breathe in chasing him to finish his work, he will have more time to relax and engage in other stuff which he likes!

BLISS…

Speed reading will also prepare your child for higher academic achievement by ensuring that he will be ready to read, visualise and understand anything that he needs to digest in order to prepare himself for the world-stage.

Character Education

You might think this is not important, or why would you need to sign up for an enrichment class that teaches “character”. Actually, character education is more than just teaching children to be good, our “Character Education” teaches students situational analysis, exposes them to current affairs, and guides them in developing decision-making skills.

Research shows that students who go through high-quality character education perform better academically due to their heightened ability in making good decisions in life.

Character Education in ILLAC takes many forms. Most of our Comprehension Passages and Cloze passages teach either a moral or is based on current affairs that stir thinking. Teachers will also take about 10min per lesson to conduct discussions in class using our Character Education materials. From there, students develop oratorial skills in presenting their thoughts.

What is the schedule ?

You can choose between once a week per subject, or twice a week, 2 hours each subject/lesson. Multiple combinations of classes are available, please click here for more information of each level: Primary OnePrimary TwoPrimary ThreePrimary FourPrimary FivePrimary Six

How to register ?

You can call, Whatsappemail or visit us at our centers at Vision Exchange #06-15 or West Coast Plaza #01-16/17/18.

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