Speak & Story (SAS)

Give your child confidence speaking English.

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Age Groups

3 – 12 Yr

Duration

55 Min

Class Size

Max 7

Levels

6

CLASS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Speak in full sentences

  • Develop speaking confidence

  • Minimise clumsy “Chinglish” mistakes

  • Build vocabulary and grammar skill

  • Sharpen your listening and pronunciation skills

  • Learn to summarise key details of the story

  • Improve your listening and reading comprehension memory

LEVEL SPECIFIC HIGHLIGHTS

This level is for introductory speakers who a) don’t have the English foundation or vocabulary b) don’t speak in full sentences, or the confidence to speak in full sentences c) still need to develop a healthy interest in story or storytelling. In this level, children will focus on:

  • Vocabulary building (especially Tier 1 vocabulary – vocabulary that requires little explanation for what the word means)

  • Speaking in elementary full-sentences

  • Storytelling 101 – helping your child to move towards independent storytelling (describing 1 thing per page)

  • Basic stories

This level is for children that have a foundation for English who want to expand their vocabulary and sentence length. They need a gentle reminder to speak in full sentences and sometimes their storytelling is a little disorganised. This level will help your children:

  • Speak in short sentences independently

  • Develop their use of prepositions

  • Read key vocabulary from the lessons (10 words per lesson)

  • Start storytelling with medium level picture stories

This level is for children who can freely express themselves, sometimes with mistakes, and aren’t afraid to tell a story or share their thoughts. This level will help children:

  • Vary the story detail for the needs of the audience (to make a quick, or a long story)

  • Expand their sentences through using conjunctions

  • Expand vocabulary through the use of synonyms to better increase their understanding as they speak to different speakers

  • Introduce new verb tenses (present continuous)

  • Start telling descriptive, picture stories

  • Continue with flashcard reading

  • Start developing tier 2 vocabulary (words that require more explanation as to what it means)

By now your child is confident and can express their thoughts freely, tell difficult stories and summarise them with. In this level, your child will:

  • Start using verb tenses (past and future) to better speak like natives do

  • Develop antonym vocabulary and opposites (including with prefixes and suffixes)

  • Engage in friendly debate with classmates and superiors to start make logical arguments (and learn of illogical fallacies)

  • Continue with advanced picture books

By now your child has been introduced to different verb tenses and is fairly confident sharing their thoughts and arguing their points. In this level, your child will:

  • Start borrowing short novels with fewer pictures, that require better summarizing skills for the audience to stay engaged

  • Learn “story elements” to help make their storytelling more colourful

  • Further develop formerly learned tenses

  • Start using more advanced verb tenses (present perfect and past/ future continuous tenses)

  • Start using Tier 3 vocabulary (jargon heavily focused on different “specialties”) and encouraged to find the meanings of their own vocabulary in texts

Your child is nearly English royalty with how much English she has mastered with her familiarity of tenses. In this level, your child will:

  • Learn to speak “hypothetically” as she uses conditional tenses

  • Speak with time clauses as she jumps back and forth between different verb tenses

  • Use metaphors and similes making her speech more poetic

  • Engage in “talk show” like discussions with the class while leading a book discussion or questioning the speaker and encouraging others to provide their thoughts

CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Once a week
  • Twice a week
  • Three times a week
  • Four times a week
  • Five times a week

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