Components of the Curriculum Framework
Provides learners with learning experiences to increase their language proficiency for study, work, leisure and personal enrichment; develop their knowledge, skills, values and attitudes; and promote lifelong learning so as to enhance their personal and intellectual development, cultural understanding and global competitiveness.
To adopt a learner-centered approach; providing ample opportunities for purposeful, integrative and creative use of language.
To provide more opportunities for learners to practice the five fundamental intertwining ways of learning and using knowledge by engaging them in meaningful and purposeful tasks.
To use English to respond to and give expression to real and imaginative experiences. (To develop critical thinking skills and creativity)
To develop pupils’ generic skills, values and attitudes.
To maximize learners exposure to a wide range of text-types to enhance their reading proficiency.
To teach phonics in meaningful contexts to develop learners speaking (pronunciation), writing (spelling) and reading skills, and to facilitate their acquisition of stress, rhythm and intonation through shared reading at primary level.
In addition to assessment of learning, promoting assessment for learning through greater use of Formative assessment, Criterion-reference assessment to gain insights into learners’ strengths and weakness. Feedback to inform learners of their performance on how to make progress towards further learning.