Recently, the parent of a new student shared how she feared for her daughter’s PSLE English result. Their family speaks mostly Mandarin at home and her daughter’s English has always been weak. She had engaged a home tutor but all the tutor did was to force her daughter to memorise model essays. At first, there was a bit of improvement, but since then, her daughter’s English results have plateaued. She confided that she regretted changing teachers so late. All the
by Mrs Elaine Loh The PSLE Oral Examination is the first language component your child will be tested on as part of the English Language paper. Hence, I have written this article to help you guide your child as he prepares for it. The PSLE Oral component has two parts: the reading component and the Stimulus Based Oral (SBO) conversation component. This is the part of the examination that most children find daunting for one or more of the following reasons: Speaking to a
by Mrs Elaine Loh In my last blogpost, I talked about the structure of the stimulus-based oral conversation component and how your child can prepare for it. In this post, I will talk about the main problem children face when it comes to the PSLE oral examination and how you can help your child overcome it.
By Mrs Elaine Loh It’s the June school holiday and from here on, things will be moving pretty quickly for pupils sitting for the PSLE. Today, I will be giving you tips for the reading aloud component of the PSLE Oral exam which is applicable for children in the other levels as well. The reading aloud component is the most overlooked component in the PSLE oral exam. Many parents encourage their children to practise the Stimulus-based Oral component more than
With the PSLE Listening Comprehension Examination just around the corner, here are some tips to take note of: #1 Glance through the questions before each passage is being read. This allows you to get a rough idea of what the passage is going to be about and frames your mind to look out for whatever information is required. #2 Look at the questions while the passage is being read to you. A common mistake people make is to stare