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SECONDARY ENGLISH TUITION

Unlock your full potential in English with the ILLAC Secondary English Tuition Programme! Our program aligns with the latest MOE syllabus and focuses on building advanced language skills, learner strategies and knowledge. With a focus on self-regulation, our experienced MOE certified teachers guide students to achieve their best in writing, speaking, and critical thinking. Enhance your English proficiency and ace your national exams with our comprehensive program, including mock exams and examination preparation.

What is it about?

At ILLAC, we understand the importance of mastering the English language in school and beyond. That’s why we have designed our Secondary English Tuition programme to help students not only excel in their school examinations to get that A1 but also develop strong language skills that will serve them well in the future. Our experienced MOE certified teachers provide students with a thorough understanding of the latest version of the English Language Syllabus, ensuring they are up to date with the latest language skills, learner strategies, and knowledge about the English language.

Our programme is designed to enhance students’ critical thinking and communication skills by providing them with opportunities to practice and develop their oral and written communication skills. This includes extensive listening and reading, as well as writing and speaking activities that will help them process longer, more complex texts and develop informed personal and critical responses. Additionally, students will learn about the requirements and question formats for all components at the Secondary level for Cambridge/MOE/International Baccalaureate (Language Arts) / Express / Normal Academic/Normal Technical examinations, giving them the necessary skills and confidence to excel in their exams.

We take a comprehensive approach to our Secondary English Tuition programme by focusing on key language elements such as subject verb agreement, proper use of idiomatic expressions, spelling, and other syntax and semantic rules. Our experienced teachers work closely with students to ensure they have a strong grasp of the English language. Regular mock exams are also given to gauge their progress and prepare them for national exams.

At ILLAC, our priority is to help students achieve their full potential in English. Through our tuition programme, we aim to equip students with the skills and confidence to excel in writing and speaking, setting them up for success both in school and in life.

Lower Secondary English Language skills developments:

Holistic overview

  1. Master critical listening, reading and viewing skills to excel in literary and informational texts assessments.
  2. Showcase grammatically correct, fluent and intelligible standard English speaking, writing and representation skills, tailored to various exam formats and contexts.
  3. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of standard English grammar and vocabulary, elevating exam performance with accuracy and appropriateness.
  4. Impress examiners with powerful and impactful standard English communication, utilizing language to communicate meaning and achieve maximum exam marks.

Specific skills development

  • Develop the ability to analyze texts and identify main ideas and supporting details
  • Enhance the ability to plan, organize and present ideas in a clear and structured manner
  • Improve reading aloud skills with accurate pronunciation, clear articulation and fluent delivery with variations in voice quality, pace, volume, tone and stress.
  • Build confidence in responding to a variety of written, spoken and visual texts through speaking or writing.
  • Gain an understanding of how language is used to achieve purpose and impact.
  • Deepen comprehension of written, spoken and visual texts at literal, inferential and evaluative levels.
  • Acquire the ability to communicate effectively in standard, internationally accepted English.
  • Learn to adjust language to suit different purposes, audiences and contexts.
  • Develop the ability to use appropriate register and tone in speaking and writing.
  • Enhance skills in clear, effective, relevant and coherent communication.
  • Strengthen the ability to synthesize, summarize and organize information.
  • Expand vocabulary and sentence structure to communicate with clarity and precision.
  • Perfect the use of grammar, punctuation and spelling to meet exam requirements and beyond.

 

Assessment skills development

  • Paper 1 – Introduction to Editing (Grammar) Spotting and Correcting 8 grammatical errors within a 12-line passage. Focus on different word class: Nouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Tenses, Conjunctions, Articles, Modifiers, Determiners, Quantifiers and Subject-Verb Agreement.
  • Paper 1 – Introduction to Situational Writing Tasks. Focus on Informal Email, Formal Email, Incident Report (Eyewitness), Webpage/Magazine Article content generation, tone and language register.
  • Paper 1 – Introduction to Composition/Essay genres for: Narrative Writing, Personal Recount with Reflective Elements, Descriptive Writing.
  • Paper 2 – Introduction to Visual Text Comprehension. Focus on Pictorial Sources audience, context, purpose, culture based on Header, Text description, Angles and Images.
  • Paper 2 – Introduction to Narrative Text Comprehension. Focus on Literal, Inferential, Quotation and Global Questions for Plot Sequencing and Environment/Characters Cues.
  • Paper 2 – Introduction to Factual Text Comprehension. Focus on Perspective Taking, Summarising Contextual Points and Rephrase Text in Own Words.
  • Paper 3 – Introduction to Listening for Gist and Details. Focus on notes-taking and annotation, mental sequence using Venn Diagram, Mind Mapping, Flow Chart.
  • Paper 4 – Introduction to Oral Communication via Personal Response to Videos and Podcast/Vodcast, generating content for 2-minute Speech Presentation

Upper Secondary English Language skills development:

Holistic overview

Ethical

  • Navigate Timeless Issues: Explore ethical dilemmas and gain insights into contemporary society.
  • Appreciate Different Perspectives: Broaden your worldview by embracing diverse opinions and perspectives.
  • Empathize and Connect Globally: Build understanding, empathy, and awareness of our interconnected world.

Aesthetic

  • Master the Art of Reading: Dive into the depths of language and uncover hidden meanings and complexities.
  • Experience Language Like Never Before: Gain a heightened appreciation for the subtleties and nuances of language.
  • Uncover Writer’s Intentions: Get in the mind of writers and understand the artistic decisions behind their works.

Intellectual

  • Empower Your Mind and Emotions: Utilize the power of language to shape and influence your thoughts and feelings for positive outcomes.
  • Embrace Ambiguity: Cultivate intellectual curiosity and open-mindedness to embrace uncertainty and turn it into an opportunity for growth.
  • Articulate with Conviction: Develop strong persuasive skills by mastering sound reasoning and evidence-based arguments to effectively communicate and influence others.

 

Specific skills development

  • Master identifying main ideas and details in various text forms
  • Enhance planning and organization skills to showcase developed ideas
  • Perfect reading aloud with proper pronunciation, clear speech, and vocal variations
  • Strengthen ability to respond in speech and writing to diverse texts
  • Develop critical thinking skills to understand language’s impact on thoughts and emotions
  • Deepen comprehension of written, spoken, and visual texts at literal, inferential, and evaluative levels
  • Communicate fluently and confidently in internationally accepted English
  • Adapt communication to suit purpose, audience, and context
  • Speak and write with the right register and tone
  • Express thoughts clearly, effectively, and cohesively
  • Efficiently organize, synthesize, and summarize information
  • Use a wide and appropriate vocabulary with varied sentence structures and clarity
  • Use grammar, punctuation, and spelling correctly with ease

 

Assessment skills development

  • Paper 1 – Improving techniques to accurately handle Editing (Grammar) Spotting and Correcting 8 grammatical errors within a 12-line passage. Focus on different word class: Nouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Tenses, Conjunctions, Articles, Modifiers, Determiners, Quantifiers and Subject-Verb Agreement.
  • Paper 1 – Generate content and formatting with appropriate tone and register for Situational Writing Tasks. Focus on Speech Script Writing, Proposal Report, Formal Letter Writing, Testimonial Writing and Marketing Articles.
  • Paper 1 – Familiarising with Composition/Essay genres for: Expository Writing, Discursive, Argumentative and Hybrid Genres.
  • Paper 2 – Strengthening responses and strategies to master Visual Text Comprehension. Focus on Impact, Effect and Persuasiveness of the Pictorial Sources (audience, context, purpose) Text Header and descriptions.
  • Paper 2 – Justify responses effective for Narrative Text Comprehension. Focus on Literal, Inferential, Quotation and Global Questions for Plot Sequencing and Environment/Characters Cues.
  • Paper 2 – Concise reframing and phrases manipulation for Factual Text Comprehension. Focus on Perspective Taking, Summarising Contextual Points and Rephrase Text in Own Words.
  • Paper 3 – Routine practices for Listening for Gist and Details. Focus on notes-taking and annotation, mental sequence using Venn Diagram, Mind Mapping, Flow Chart.
  • Paper 4 – Ample opportunities for Oral Communication via Personal Response to Videos and Podcast/Vodcast, generating content for 2-minute Speech Presentation.

How to register?

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