Zeal for read­ing

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Bright Kids -

AT Mor­ris Allen English, teach­ers know the im­por­tance of read­ing and ac­knowl­edge this by nur­tur­ing ev­ery child’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion for books.

They en­sure that stu­dents are di­rected, ac­cord­ing to their age and abil­ity, to the cor­rect level of read­ing ma­te­rial and guided to­wards se­lect­ing a genre of their pref­er­ence.

Both fic­tion and non-fic­tion ti­tles are avail­able and stu­dents are en­cour­aged to bor­row books from both ar­eas each week.

This free­dom of choice can some­times mean the dif­fer­ence be­tween de­vel­op­ing an avid reader and hav­ing a re­luc­tant one. The joy of read­ing is a trea­sure that can only be dis­cov­ered by the in­di­vid­ual him­self.

Read­ing is one of the most im­por­tant ways for chil­dren to en­rich their learn­ing of English. When chil­dren read, they are ex­posed to a va­ri­ety of vo­cab­u­lary, an ar­ray of spelling pat­terns, and the cor­rect use of gram­mar and sen­tence struc­tures.

Mor­ris Allen English adopts an in­ter­ac­tive learn­ing pro­gramme that, be­sides read­ing, en­com­passes speak­ing, lis­ten­ing, writ­ing and cre­ative think­ing.

These learn­ing ar­eas are cru­cial and work closely to­gether in al­low­ing stu­dents to de­velop their po­ten­tial in the holis­tic knowl­edge of the English lan­guage.

Nur­tur­ing cre­ativ­ity and orig­i­nal­ity al­lows stu­dents to ex­press their ideas both orally and through writ­ing.

Teach­ers achieve this through higher-or­der ques­tion­ing, re­quir­ing stu­dents to make in­fer­ences based on pre­dic­tions and per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences.

When stu­dents are sup­ported through this process, pos­i­tive dis­cus­sion is evoked, lead­ing to fur­ther ideas for cre­ative writ­ing.

An­other av­enue of build­ing stu­dents’ per­sonal con­fi­dence in us­ing the English lan­guage is through speech and drama classes where the fo­cus is on speak­ing and pre­sen­ta­tion in front of oth­ers.

In these classes, stu­dents get in­volved in fun speak­ing and role­play­ing ex­er­cises, oral read­ings to en­ter­tain and speech pre­sen­ta­tions with guid­ance from qual­i­fied na­tives­peak­ing English teach­ers.

With English be­ing a global lan­guage, Mor­ris Allen English un­der­stands the lan­guage’s im­por­tance in to­day’s world.

It builds its stu­dents into in­di­vid­u­als with a strong com­mand of the English lan­guage, giv­ing them a fu­ture brim­ming with op­por­tu­ni­ties.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03-7610 9889 or visit www.mor­risallen-malaysia.com.

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