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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.


OUR TEACHERS

Mrs. Raj - Priyahlatha Nainar
HOD / English Language and Literature
priyahlatha_nainar@moe.edu.sg
Mr Muhammad Haekal bin Mohamed Taib
SH / English Language
muhammad_haekal_mohamed_taib@moe.edu.sg
Mr E.M. Rajaen
SH / Student Management
e_m_rajaen@moe.edu.sg
Ms Maria Concepcion Gumban Baluyut
Literature Coordinator [S1-4]

maria_concepcion_gumban_baluyut@moe.edu.sg

 Ms Nerissa Koh Shiu Lingkoh_shiu_ling@moe.edu.sg 
Ms Nur Hidayah Bohari nur_hidayah_bohari@moe.edu.sg
Ms Soh Jia Mei Kezia soh_jia_mei_kezia@moe.edu.sg
Ms Siti Farhana siti_farhana_ghufran@moe.edu.sg
Ms Teng Jing Ying Victoria teng_jing_ying@moe.edu.sg
Ms Thivya d/o Asokan thivya_asokan@moe.edu.sg



PHILOSOPHY

With a strong emphasis on the 21st century competencies, The English Language 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, empathetic communicators.

To realise this vision, our department focuses on developing the students’ aptitudes in the productive skills (speaking, writing, representing, knowledge about language: grammar and vocabulary) as well as in the receptive skills (listening, viewing and reading) throughout the 4 to 5 years in GSS.



DEPARTMENT PEDAGOGY


Differentiation and Collaboration in the EL Classroom


English Language teachers at GSS strive to cater to the diverse learning needs and interests of our students through differentiated instruction. This enables us to engage our leaners to enable their success across the domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

The curriculum design for our language classroom also caters to collaborative learning and inquiry through dialogue. This highly interactive platform enables students to apply their language skills from the various domains [listening, speaking, reading and writing] as they navigate through their assigned tasks simulating authentic experiences they can apply in the future.

Fostering Deeper Appreciation for Language and Facilitating Assessment for Learning

The EL and Literature department seeks to cultivate deeper sensitivity for language through enrichment programmes, debates and panel discussions. These fun learning activities make language learning joyful and meaningful to Greenridgeans. 

GSS teachers also aim to develop students’ metacognitive awareness through the use of peer feedback and teacher modelling as a bridge to self-assessment. This enables the learner to engage in the learning process through directed teacher and peer feedback.

 

LITERATURE ENRICHMENT

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Engaging in a dialogue with Playwright Haresh Sharma on his play, ‘Off Centre’.
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Literary Debates Team Win at National School Literature Festival
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Secondary 2 Students with their Winning Book Parade Entry at the National Schools Literature Festival.