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English Language & Literature

Department Members

HODMdm Azrina Salleh 
SH/ELMr Vincent Wong
SH/LitMs Jean Ong Rui Yun 
TeachersMs Siti Nur Sufiana Hashim
 Ms Moritza Lim Fang Min
 Ms Chan Wei Meng
 Ms Wang Tiying 
 Mdm Lim Pei Yee  
 Ms Charlene Lim
 Mr Lance Tan Yong-Wen
 Ms Lim Yu Xin Sheryl

EL Learning Outcomes (Syllabus 2020)

Area of Language LearningLearning Outcomes
 Listening & Viewing
  1. Develop auditory discrimination skills and positive listening and viewing attitudes and behaviour
  2. Develop listening and viewing skills for understanding by focusing on literal and inferential meaning
  3. Develop critical listening and viewing by focusing on implied meaning, higher-order thinking and evaluation
  4. Listen to, view and respond to a variety texts
Reading & Viewing 
  1. Develop reading and viewing readiness, word recognition skills, accuracy, fluency and positive reading and viewing attitudes and behaviour
  2. Process and comprehend age-/year level appropriate texts by focusing on literal and inferential meaning
  3. Analyse, evaluate and appreciate age-/year level appropriate texts by focusing on implied meaning, higher-order thinking and judgement
  4. Respond to a wide and extensive range of texts for enjoyment and understanding how grammatical/lexical items and semiotic modes are used in diverse contexts
Speaking & Representing 
  1. Develop knowledge and awareness of the features of speaking and representing
  2. Develop accuracy and fluency in speaking and representing
  3. Explore, generate, develop and organise ideas respectfully as individuals and collaboratively in planned and/or spontaneous situations for a variety of purposes, audiences, contexts and cultures
  4. Speak and represent confidently, coherently and cohesively for a variety of purposes, audiences, contexts and cultures
  5. Monitor, review, revise and refine responsibly before, during and after speaking and representing 
Writing & Representing 
  1. Develop writing readiness and handwriting to write accurately and fluently
  2. Use accurate and consistent spelling
  3. Generate, select and organise ideas for writing and representing creatively and critically for a variety of purposes, audiences, contexts and cultures
  4. Develop, organise and express ideas coherently, cohesively, creatively and critically in writing and representing to produce texts for a variety of purposes, audiences, contexts and cultures
  5. Review, revise, edit and proofread to improve writing and representing 
Grammar
  1. Use metalanguage for learning and talking about language structures and language in use
  2. Apply knowledge of grammatical rules at word and phrase levels
  3. Apply knowledge of grammatical rules at sentence level
  4. Show understanding of how the purposeful use of language shapes meaning in texts
Vocabulary
  1. Develop word consciousness and use metalanguage in building vocabulary knowledge
  2. Build rich vocabulary knowledge that supports the development of listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and representing skills
  3. Use words appropriate for purpose, audience, context and culture

EL Learning Outcomes (Syllabus 2010)

Area of Language LearningLearning Outcomes
 Listening & Viewing
  1. Demonstrate positive listening and viewing attitudes and behaviour by showing attentiveness and understanding
  2. Use appropriate skills and strategies to process meaning from texts
  3. Use appropriate skills and strategies to evaluate texts
  4. Listen to and view a variety of literary selections and informational/functional texts
Reading & Viewing 
  1. Use reading readiness and word identification skills
  2. Process and comprehend age-/year level appropriate texts at literal and inferential levels
  3. Apply critical reading and viewing by focusing on implied meaning, higher-order thinking, judgement and evaluation
  4. Apply close and critical reading and viewing to a variety of literary selections and informational/functional texts, from print and non-print sources, for learning in the literary/ content areas and to understand how lexical and grammatical items are used in context
  5. LO5b: Sustain reading and viewing widely for pleasure, personal development and learning in the literary/content areas (Secondary)
Speaking & Representing 
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of spoken grammar and register
  2. Speak with accurate pronunciation and appropriate intonation
  3. Plan and present information and ideas for a variety of purposes
  4. Use appropriate skills, strategies and language to convey and construct meaning during interactions
  5. Produce spontaneous and planned spoken texts that are grammatically accurate, fluent, coherent and cohesive 
Writing & Representing 
  1. Develop writing readiness and penmanship to write accurately and fluently in print and cursive script
  2. Use accurate and consistent spelling
  3. Generate and select ideas for writing and representing for a variety of purposes, audiences, contexts and cultures
  4. Develop, organise and express ideas coherently and cohesively in writing and representing for a variety of purposes, audiences, contexts and cultures
  5. Review, revise, proofread and edit to improve writing and representation
  6. Produce a variety of texts for creative, personal, academic, and functional purposes, using an appropriate register and tone
Grammar
  1. Use metalanguage for learning and talking about language structures and language in use
  2. Apply knowledge of grammatical rules at word, phrase and sentence levels
  3. Show understanding of how the purposeful use of language shapes meaning in texts
Vocabulary
  1. Use metalanguage in building and using vocabulary
  2. Demonstrate a rich vocabulary that supports the development of listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and representing skills
  3. Use words appropriate for purpose, audience, context and culture

Programme Highlights

Area of Language LearningKey Programmes
Reading and Viewing

Read and SHINE Daily Reading


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Affirming our readers during assembly.

Reading Activities
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Speaking and Representing


Singapore Secondary Schools
Debating Championships

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