DE­VEL­OP­ING CON­FI­DENCE EARLY AT LORNA WHIS­TON

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Since 1980, Lorna Whis­ton has helped stu­dents dis­cover their voice and con­fi­dence in the English lan­guage. With in­ter­ac­tive classes that en­gage stu­dents in lis­ten­ing, speak­ing, read­ing and writ­ing in English, stu­dents are groomed to de­velop their own voice and con­fi­dence in com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

Chil­dren be­tween the ages of four and six can at­tend in­ten­sive lan­guage classes at Lorna Whis­ton. Th­ese won­der­ful pro­grammes for preschool­ers en­cour­age the all-round aca­demic, so­cial, phys­i­cal and emo­tional devel­op­ment of young chil­dren to en­sure that they get the best pos­si­ble start to their ed­u­ca­tion in the English lan­guage.

In­ten­sive lan­guage pro­grammes at Lorna Whis­ton place sig­nif­i­cant em­pha­sis on the devel­op­ment of early read­ing and writ­ing skills. With a wide range of stim­u­lat­ing re­sources in­clud­ing big books, in­ter­ac­tive learn­ing games and ed­u­ca­tional com­puter soft­ware, each child grasps the es­sen­tial foun­da­tions of lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy in English. Chil­dren are also en­cour­aged to ex­press them­selves and de­velop their nat­u­ral cre­ative flair through art and craft ac­tiv­i­ties, mu­sic and drama.

Lorna Whis­ton also of­fers a wide range of weekly English lan­guage cour­ses that are ap­proved by the Malaysian Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion. Cater­ing for stu­dents aged 4 to 18 years old, the cour­ses in­clude English Lan­guage Devel­op­ment and Ex­ten­sion, Public Speak­ing as well as Speech and Drama.

Lorna Whis­ton re­cently in­tro­duced a new pro­gramme called Ad­vanced Lan­guage Dig­i­tal Con­tent for sec­ondary stu­dents. The pro­gramme will cover a range of ar­eas, in­clud­ing the abil­ity to gen­er­ate ideas, de­velop on­line con­tent, be­come an imag­i­na­tive prob­lem solver and de­liver per­sua­sive, pol­ished pre­sen­ta­tions. This helps build cre­ativ­ity, per­sonal learn­ing and think­ing skills.

All new stu­dents are as­sessed to en­sure that they are ap­pro­pri­ately placed for classes based on their ca­pa­bil­i­ties and skills. All classes are taught by fully qual­i­fied and highly ded­i­cated teach­ers who are na­tive English speak­ers from Europe, North Amer­ica and Australia.

Mas­ter­ing any lan­guage is a dy­namic process that re­quires a multi-faceted ap­proach to en­sure stu­dents main­tain their mo­men­tum and in­ter­est in de­vel­op­ing their skills. Stu­dents at Lorna Whis­ton en­joy op­ti­mum teacher-stu­dent in­ter­ac­tion with small and friendly study groups. Each class will only ac­com­mo­date a max­i­mum of 12 stu­dents.

The cen­tres are lo­cated in Ta­man Tun Dr Is­mail and Ta­man Melawati. Each cen­tre is fully equipped with ex­ten­sive li­braries and the lat­est tech­nol­ogy that pro­vide stu­dents with re­sources to in­spire their cre­ativ­ity and self-ex­pres­sion.

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