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EL Syllabus 2020

The overarching aim of the EL Syllabus 2020 is to develop effective language use. Students’ language use will be affected by the purpose, audience, context and culture (PACC) and their proficiency in language use is assessed by their attainment of the learning outcomes.

To achieve the overarching aim of the EL Syllabus 2020, a two-pronged approach of building a strong foundation and providing rich language for all will be adopted.The overarching aim of the EL Syllabus 2020 is to develop effective language use.

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Students’ language use is reflected in the following areas of language learning:
• Listening and Viewing
• Reading and Viewing
• Speaking and Representing
• Writing and Representing
• Grammar
• Vocabulary

Vision & Mission

Vision
Every student a confident and proficient user of the English Language.

Mission
To inspire an appreciation for the English Language by providing students with opportunities to enhance their language skills.

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English Language Curriculum

English Language Curriculum (P1 to P6)

 The STELLAR Vision

Children Who Love Reading and Have a Strong Foundation in the English Language

The school adopts the Strategies for English Language Learning And Reading (STELLAR) which aims to strengthen the students’ foundation in literacy skills through a variety of learner-centred and developmentally appropriate pedagogical approaches.

The STELLAR pedagogic frameworks for lower and upper primary:
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Modified
Learning
Experience
Approach
(MLEA)

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Key Programmes

EXTENSIVE READING PROGRAMME

ANDRead – Addicted and Devoted to Reading (P1 to P6)
To promote the love for reading and cultivate good reading habits among Andersonians through the innovative use of technology and incentive reward badges.

Graded Readers (P1)
The language is graded for vocabulary, complexity of grammar structures and also by the number of words. They cater to all levels from beginners through to advanced, giving each child the opportunity to develop essential skills at one’s own pace.

I Love Literature (P2 to P4)
Helps children to enjoy a novel, learn about literary elements, deepen comprehension skills, build on vocabulary, grammar and character values through a variety of exciting, cross-curricular and life skills activities.

Little Red Dot (P5 to P6)
Issues of the newspaper supplement Little Red Dot ensure P3 to P6 pupils are exposed to current affairs and expository writing.

EL WEEK
The annual EL Week aims to promote the learning of the English Language in a fun and interactive way through various interesting activities planned for the week.

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                         Story-telling                                       Match-A-Title: Students match the titles
                                                                                              of books to book covers


AUTHOR'S TALKS
When it comes to writing, every author has a different and unique take on his or her sources of inspiration and what makes for good writing. Authors are invited to share their writing experiences to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing.

PROJECT WORK (P1 to P6)
Project work is a platform where students have the opportunity to cooperate and collaborate with their peers. The tasks designed for each project require them to apply their knowledge to generate, develop and evaluate ideas. Each task is developed as an extension of a selected STELLAR unit.

LEARNING JOURNEYS
Outdoor excursions integrated with other subjects to places such as the Zoo, Science Centre, Maritime Museum, LTA to appreciate the usage of English in real life.

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LJs at the Science Centre