Welcome to the webpage of Kranji Secondary School English Language and Literature Department. As a department, we aim to equip Kranjians with skills and knowledge to be confident in the use of English Language for effective communication, as well as to develop in Kranjians an appreciation and a passion for the English Language and Literature.
Here are the videos that you will get to watch in this webpage:
Overview of EL & Lit Department – EL Syllabus 2020, Key Department Programmes, Key Pedagogies
Speaking Task for Secondary 1
The following is a summary of our key programmes that you may want to read about:
1. English Reading Programme
Reading extensively is an integral part of language learning. The objectives of the school’s English Reading Programme are:
To develop good reading habits in students
To help students sharpen their language skills and broaden their general knowledge
To enable students to widen their range of vocabulary
To enhance students’ ability to generate and develop ideas for expository writing and spoken interaction
The department subscribes to a range of magazine titles for students. The titles are selected based on their suitability for each level/stream, considering the profiles and language competencies of students. Reading time is set aside in the morning for students to do silent reading together as a school. Apart from the assigned magazines, students are also encouraged to read their own reading material on selected days during the morning reading time.
Each month, a one-hour English lesson is used for the discussion of a selected magazine article. Thinking Routines are adopted as a key pedagogy to facilitate class discussion of topics/issues featured in the magazine article. Thereafter, students write an individual reading reflection piece on the magazine article, based on guiding questions aligned to the Thinking Routine(s) employed during the class discussion.
2. Speech and Drama Enrichment Programme
The Speech and Drama Enrichment Programme is offered to all Secondary 1 students and serves to achieve the following objectives:
To teach students the fundamentals of drama, such as basic acting and stage terminology, improvisation and movement, verbal and non-verbal elements of acting etc.
To enhance students’ competency in speech and articulation, enunciation and pronunciation
To inculcate in students 21st century competencies through working in teams
The programme is designed with the following student outcomes in mind:
Students are able to explain and apply their knowledge of basic speech and drama skills
Students are able to employ techniques culminating in a short assessment item done at the end of the programme
Students develop values of respect, resilience, teamwork and discipline during the enrichment programme
Here are a few photos showing our students in action during the Speech and Drama Enrichment Programme.
3. Kranji Voices
Kranji Voices is a platform for Kranjians’ to share their personal experiences or views on any matter and have their voices heard by fellow Kranjians. It involves a 3–8-minute sharing, which could be in the form of storytelling, speech or oral presentation. This programme serves to raise awareness of personal experiences of Kranjians so as to highlight and reinforce the Kranjian Identity. The key objectives of Kranji Voices are:
To reach out to students through the spoken language by highlighting common experiences and/or sharing of reflections, views and thoughts
To inspire students and/or to create a positive impact on students, thereby changing their mindset as well as behaviour positively
To develop students’ confidence in public speaking
Here is a video clip of a Kranjian giving a presentation to the school. Enjoy!
We hope that the above materials will give you a good understanding of our curriculum and programmes! Should you have any questions, please feel free to drop us an email!