I don't have the gift of the gab.
That is wrong! Reading and conversational skills can be learnt and improved on. You just need to know which areas to take note of and work on. Let us start by bringing out the chatterbox that is in you.
"I had such an exciting time learning through this Oral online course! I love the convenience of viewing the videos anytime and anywhere I like without going out. At the same time, learning is still fun. Through the strategy, I am now more confident than before about the stimulus-based conversation. Without a doubt, I will recommend others to take up this course. 10/ 10!"
- Chloe, Primary 5
Cat got your tongue?
How exactly can you still improve on your reading? Are you stuck after just saying 2 or 3 sentences? Is your mind a blank and you are just repeating your points over and over again?
Is your child facing any of the following during the oral examination?
Speech is a thought that is put into words. You need to start by knowing what to think.
It's time to RASE to the challenge!
Reading and Stimulus... What?
Stimulus-based conversation is one of the changes in the new PSLE format in 2015 and many children are stumbled by it. Compared to the previous format of picture description, there is no fixed formula for scoring as you are not supposed to merely describe what you see (e.g. You may remember asking your older children to describe the picture in a clockwise/anti-clockwise direction!).
For the new format, the aim is for the children and the examiners to have a conversation, an exchange of words that is somewhat natural. Hence, description alone is not enough, it does not provide for a conversation. Instead, the ability to share your opinions, thoughts and experiences in relation to the picture (stimulus) and topic is valued. This is why we need to bring out the chatterboxes in you.
To some children, speaking to a stranger about his day or life is not a natural thing to do. However, if you are able to have a structured plan about how to think and what to say, doesn't this make the task a lot less daunting?
We want to help you do just that.
Lil' Chatterbox Instructors
Who better to conduct this oral workshop than the original chatterboxes, Mrs Chew and Ms Nora? With their friendliness and ability to relate to the pupils, children warm up quickly to them. There is never a dull moment in class as Mrs Chew and Ms Nora inject positivity in the classroom and help bring out the chatterbox in every child.
"The online course videos were packed full with useful information about Oral, covering both the reading and Stimulus-based conversation components. The lessons were easy to understand and Leon liked how useful the the Oral Workbook is. I am sure he will use it to revise for his upcoming oral examinations. Overall, I could tell Leon really enjoyed this oral online course and I will recommend it to my friends and colleagues. It definitely created the best online learning experience for my child at home!"
- Guat Tin and Leon, Primary 6
1. Video Lessons (See curriculum below)
2. Workbook (Contains 9 SBC Practices covering a range of topics and question types with full model answers using our RASE strategy)
Wondering how our video lessons are like?
Preview the "PSLE English Oral Introduction" lecture below in the Class Curriculum window.
This course will be helpful if your child:
Wish there is a little voice to tell you what to say?
You can be your own little voice!
- May and Darius, Primary 5