The English Language & Literature Department has a staff strength of 14 trained teachers. The department is led by Mrs. Raj-Priyahlatha Nainar as Head of Department and by Mr Muhammad Haekal as Subject Head of English Language.
Mrs. Raj - Priyahlatha Nainar
HOD / English Language and Literature
Mr Muhammad Haekal bin Mohamed Taib
SH / English Language
Mr E.M. Rajaen
SH / Student Management
Ms Maria Concepcion Gumban Baluyut
Literature Coordinator [S1-4]
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|Ms Nur Hidayah Bohari||
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|Mr Odayyapan Suppiah||
|Ms Siti Farhana||
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The EL and Literature Department has the vision of developing Greenridgeans to be ‘Dynamic thinkers, inspiring leaders and contributing citizens who strive to learn as a community and are proficient and effective in communicating* with the EL-speaking counterparts (both locally and internationally), taking into account the importance of Purpose, Audience, Context and Culture (PACC)’.
Teachers use a repertoire of pedagogies to engage students in learning new concepts and skills. Three pedagogical approaches form the spine that supports most of the mathematics instruction in the classroom. They are not mutually exclusive and could be used in different parts of a lesson or unit.
Activity Based Learning
Students engage in activities to explore and learn mathematical concepts and skills, individually or in groups
Teachers lead students to explore, investigate and find answers on their own. Students learn to focus on specific questions and ideas and are engaged in communicating, explaining and reflecting on their answers.
Teachers introduce, explain and demonstrate new concepts and skills. Teachers draw connections, pose questions, emphasise key concepts, and role-model thinking.
DISTINCTIVE DEPARTMENT PROGRAMMES
|Camera. Lights. Action! Programme||Project Work (PW) for the Lower Secondary Express and Normal (Academic) classes takes the form of the CLAP. PW encourages student-centred learning as they co-operate with one another to explore social issues of interest to them, hence developing their Social Emotional Learning (SEL).|
|Reading Programme||The EL department strives to incorporate the love for the language and infuse thinking skills through its reading programs. This program seeks to create awareness of current affairs and global issues through its weekly subscription to the Straits Times and quarterly subscription of a variety of magazines. These reading materials are weaved in with EL teaching to scaffold and build on thinking and Language that are aimed at grooming a cosmopolitan citizen.|
|Connecting with Local Writers||The Literature tea works to bring Literature alive through its yearly dialogue sessions with local writers and exploration of local texts. These learning experiences and journeys promote engagement with literary forms as well as build greater empathy for different cultures and awareness of global issues.|
To help students apply their learning and to help teachers identify gaps in learning, the EL department’s homework policy is designed to ensure that students will have sufficient hands-on practice on the skills taught. This means that other than assignments given during class, the students will have a weekend homework which also serves to help students consolidate learning for that week.
30 minutes (min) to 1 hour 30 minutes (max)
For Lit (Lower Sec):
15 minutes (minimum) to 30 minutes (maximum)
30 minutes (minimum) to 1 hour 30 minutes (maximum)
When assessing our students' attainment of the EL Learning Outcomes at both Lower and Upper Secondary, all the six Areas of Language Learning – Reading & Viewing, Listening & Viewing, Writing & Representing, Speaking & Representing, Grammar and Vocabulary – will be assessed over the course of each year.
Modes of Assessment
Our students' EL competence will be assessed through: