SINGAPORE : More teachers will be trained to teach the revised English Language syllabus that is targeted at upper primary students.
The Education Ministry said some 1,000 teachers at the Primary 4 level from 115 primary schools will be trained by the end of this year.
Under the Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading (STELLAR) programme, teachers learn ways to implement the English syllabus more effectively, to better engage their students in the learning of English.
Students learn to communicate more effectively through stories and tasks.
At Northland Primary School, for example, English lessons include a structured writing programme to help students hone their comprehension skills. Students also get exposed to different types of text as part of their learning.
Tham Wan Churn, head of department (English) at Northland Primary School, said: "The use of rich authentic text helps to provide a holistic context for children in the learning of language skills. And it is more structured so scaffolds have been provided for the learning of language."
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