Zeal for reading
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.
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