Primary Comprehensive English Age 9-12 yrs Morning Class (9:00am–12:00pm) Afternoon Class (12:30pm–3:30pm) Fees $3,600
The Primary Comprehensive English course allows students to focus on all areas of English. These literacy skills will develop the student’s confidence and overall competence in the use of the English language. During the course, students will be given practice in listening, comprehension skills, reading for meaning and enjoyment. Enabling them to understand that listening, speaking and writing have structures that are governed by their audience and purpose.
The student will:
- Follow written and verbal instructions
- Develop reading habits and build their capacity to reflect on what they have read
- Use a variety of strategies to prepare for writing (for example, making lists, mapping ideas, rehearsing ideas, grouping related ideas, story webs)
- Find words in dictionaries and create own dictionaries
- Attempt to construct more detailed writing
- Write a first draft focusing on meaning rather than accuracy
- Produce polished copy after conferencing and editing
- Experiment with some basic and less familiar adjectives, adverbs and punctuation markers
- Introduce use of a variety of language structures to enhance speaking and writing
- Pronounce words correctly and use appropriate stress and intonation patterns.
Students will examine a variety of texts both factual and creative; read independently and in small groups; examine different text types on chosen theme and extend vocabulary by noting and using previously unknown words found in the texts selected
Activities include reading a variety of theme based texts, modeled and guided practice writing, researching information, discussion, drafting, conferencing, editing, writing polished pieces, oral presentations and listening comprehension.
Speaking – Students will develop listening comprehension and presentation skills through:
- Reading aloud with expression in class
- Collaborating with others to write short play scripts
- Participating in sketches and role play
- Identifying key words in a given text
- Responding appropriately to heard text
- Developing appropriate sentences
- Composing a variety of speeches based on audience and purpose
- Developing skills in the use of appropriate phrasing, register and tone
- Using appropriate body language and gestures when delivering talks.
Writing – Students will read, analyse, plan and write the following text types: