Welcome to the English Department!
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From left to right:
Top row: Mr Azhari Jasman, Mr Tan Huang Nam, Ms Adeline Tang, Ms Narinderjit, Ms Justina Tan, Ms Tan Wei Min, Ms Serene Tan, Ms Dharani, Mr Md Fadly, Mr Dennis Ong, Mdm Suharti Saifee
Bottom row: Mdm Nadra Md Basir, Mdm Toh Yeok Tee, Mr Mohd Zulkefly, Ms Tham Yuen Peng, Mr Eugene Quake, Ms Sharmila Gopal, Mr Syamsul Anwar (HOD), Ms Ang Bee Lee (LH), Mr Aaron Soh, Ms Patsy Chua, Mrs Susan Pang, Mrs Parvathi Kesavan, Mdm Maziyan Abdullah, Mdm Noor Aisyah Md
CORE BELIEFS AND BUSINESS
A good grasp of the English Language and Literature is vital in this shrinking interconnected global village because it is a means to
Bukit View Secondary School’s emphasis on English aims to equip students to do well in other subjects, in post-secondary education and in life.
You can find out all about our programmes, activities, syllabus and staff at our department web portal. You will also find useful learning resources and highlighted student work.
POLICY AND PROGRAMMES
Focused teaching and learning of English and Literature takes place in the classrooms. In addition, students in Bukit View Secondary School enjoy these subjects through a committed focus on English and activities that strengthen reading, writing, listening and speaking. Some key initiatives and programmes are as follows:
Speak English Policy
To encourage immersion in and creation of an English-speaking environment, students are constantly reminded and encouraged to use English as a medium of communication. The use of the Mother Tongue is only allowed during the Mother Tongue classes and when students speak to their Mother Tongue teachers. Students are put in multi-racial groups when they have to do group/pair work.
‘Rise with English’ Morning Programme
To help set the tone for the rest of the day, there is a slew of English-focused activities for all students.
Everyday, students learn good vocabulary, idioms and expressions that will help them to improve their writing and reading skills when they are able to choose words with greater precision and enhance their understanding and ability to think. At the same time, students can speak confidently with the right choice of words and express themselves appropriately. The topics range from health & wellness, social Issues to sports, environment, technology and mass media.
Once a week, this activity increases the general knowledge of our students and exposes them to non-narrative text types found in The Straits Times. Students experience the format, tone and style of various genres and improve their writing by these positive models.
Once a fortnight on Tuesday, this activity gives students the opportunity to critically express their views in writing on a current issue in the Straits Times singled out by teachers.
Once a fortnight on Tuesday, this activity gives students the opportunity to improve their grammar accuracy by practising on two editing practices. The editing practices are similar to the new examination syllabus and students will have sufficient practices to hone their editing skills.
Once a fortnight on Friday, this activity improves students’ listening and viewing skills. Topics covered aim at self-improvement and provide life-affirming perspectives on happiness, success, worry, contentment, forgiveness, relationships and more.
Once a fortnight on Friday, News in class aims at igniting students’ interest in local and international current affairs, resulting in greater awareness of the world around them. Students can sharpen their listening comprehension, oral and writing skills through the exposure of good speakers of the English Language. Students will watch the video clip and complete a worksheet related to written or listening Comprehension that is in line with the new EL Syllabus emphasis on Listening & Speaking.
Students have access to learning activities that leverage on the technology to make learning more multimodal.