Quick English Aid #2: Making Cool Sentences

Quick English Aid #2: Making Cool Sentences

The Issues with Grammar How does one learn grammar? You know the drill. We spend the first six weeks of every school year drilling and re-drilling  parts of speech, phrases, clauses, types of sentences, punctuation, usage …. before realising that the students...
Quick English Aid #1: Word Bank vs Word Cline

Quick English Aid #1: Word Bank vs Word Cline

by Alyssa Chen Recently, a few parents approached me if I am currently providing tuition in EL since I taught English in a secondary school for the past 7 years. Though I am not providing this service at the moment, I decided to start a series of posts to provide EL...
The Science of English – Code Switching

The Science of English – Code Switching

  by Karl Gan Much has been said and made of the battle of words between Dr Gwee Li Sui and the Prime Minister’s office lately, incited by Dr Gwee’s op-ed piece in the New York Times where he champions the use of Singlish, discusses the Singapore government’s war on...
5 Effective Ways To Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

5 Effective Ways To Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

by The Kidz Parade   A strong vocabulary paves the way for a child’s ability to learn, their ability to understand the world and their ability to communicate effectively with other people. The more words they know, the more they are able to make sense of what they...
How To Study: English Grammar in its Parts

How To Study: English Grammar in its Parts

by Khairy Farhan   Did you know that Grammar marks for PSLE Paper 2 make up to 40% of the total marks of 95? Here’s the tabulation: 1. Grammar MCQ – 10 marks 2. Grammar Cloze – 10 marks 3. Editing and Spelling – 5 out of 10 (approximately 50%, other 50% is spelling)...