Why Us

Teaching Approach




 

Engage


Here, we engage our students by introducing to them the theme they are about to learn. This is done by engaging them with:
  • Debates and Discussions
  • Reading and going through of specially selected passages and articles
  • Watching of videos
  • Discussions based on the students’ initial understanding of the theme to make connections between past and present learning experiences

Evaluate


Finally, at the end of the lesson, we evaluate our students’ understanding and learning progress via the following:
  • Providing feedback to students on their written work
  • Recapitulation and summary of content learnt
  • Conclusion of the on-going debates and discussions

Elaborate


Here we enhance our students’ skills in components such as:
  • Comprehension
  • Writing skills for multiple forms of writing
  • Language mastery

Explore


Next, we get them directly involved with the topic and materials and start on their exploratory journey by:
  • Watching selected videos that are rich in information to enhance the students’ interest and at the same time educate them
  • Engaging students in Debates and Discussions
  • Allowing students to be exposed to specially selected Magazine Articles on current affairs

Explain


Once we have gained our students’ attention, we start to:
  • Elaborate on the information presented in the videos or flash applets used
  • Determine levels of understanding and identify possible misconceptions
  • This is done via the use of our specially designed Just English notes and materials.

 


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Nurturing effective speakers and writers of the English Language

Our English curriculum comprises of an extensive and up-to-date selection of current affairs and general knowledge, to build on students’ strong understanding of their world around them. This in turn will help them express themselves better in their spoken and written English.

Our curriculum follows a 4 –week cycle where each week, there is a different focus. Students are exposed to grammar focus, vocabulary focus and comprehension focus. With continuous exposure to these components, students form a strong foundation with correct strategies and techniques to overcome even the most challenging questions. The focus lesson is used to guide students before they start their weekly practices.

WRITING

We impart top-notch writing techniques to students to help them impress and stand out in their writing.

TELL

I was feeling uncomfortable as I wanted to vomit.

SHOW

Despite the cool air-conditioning, I broke out in cold sweat. I grimaced in excruciating pain as I clutched my stomach with my cold, clammy hands. Almost instantaneously, a wave of nausea swept over me and before I knew it, my stomach went into an overwhelming spasm. I felt something warm and putrid rising up my throat.

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STIMULUS-BASED CONVERSATION

Stimulus-based Conversation, which was previously known as ‘Oral’, is another exam component many students tend to neglect. At JustEdu, we ensure that all our students are well-equipped to ace this portion.
We design our curriculum to engage students in highly-stimulating discussions on current and popular issues in society.

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Model answers are presented to the students after the Stimulus-based Conversation discussions. However, instead of merely giving it to them, we design the model answer to be in the form of a Comprehension Cloze. This helps to intrigue the students and retain their learning as well.
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What are some of the popular social media tools that people use? Why are these social media tools so popular among youths today?

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I have seen my eldest sister using Facebook and Instagram frequently on her laptop and mobile phone. She would upload digital images onto Facebook and share them with her friends. Sometimes, she would express her personal thoughts on current affairs and interesting reads. On Instagram, she likes to upload photos of delicious and appetising cuisines that she had for the day and share them with her friends, hoping to find like-minded friends who would join her on her next food hunt!

I think one of the main reasons for the immense popularity of such social media sites among youths is that they want to feel accepted by their peers who are active on these social media sites too. They are often pressured into using these social media sites so that they can stay connected with their friends and not feel left out.

Another reason why they turn to social media like Facebook and blogs could be to search for answers to their troubles. As they feel that they are accepted on these platforms, they turn to social media to vent their emotional stress or find answers to problems which they find difficult to confide in their family members.

SECONDARY

SECONDARY ENGLISH (EXPRESS)

The enormous changes to Singapore’s secondary English syllabus in recent years reflect a critical shift in the challenges and demands faced by Singapore’s workforce.

Recognising this, we, at JustEdu, place great value in keeping our curriculum updated and in line with the examination syllabus.

Our worksheets cover all examinable components and place strong emphasis on developing both our students’ mastery of the English language as well as their grasp of current affairs.

Our readings introduce them to sophisticated writing techniques and acquaint them with the latest socio-political events in Singapore, the region, and the world. We strongly believe in getting our youths to think and comment intelligently and confidently about their place in today’s society.

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SAMPLE ESSAY QUESTIONS (FOR ‘O’ LEVEL SYLLABUS)

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Discursive question:
Describe your favourite places of entertainment.
What makes them so special to you?

Reflective question:
What is your biggest source of motivation at the present time, and why?

Discursive question:
What can we do to make Singapore a better place to live?

Argumentative question:
“Examinations and tests are no longer useful today.” What are your views?

Check out our sample papers to see how we teach key skills for various examination components!

SECONDARY ENGLISH (INTEGRATED PROGRAMME)

At JustEdu, we know just how bright IP students are – and how much brighter they can shine when someone sparks their interest in learning.

Through our thematically-structured curriculum, we inspire students to

  • Develop a strong interest in key societal issues ranging from poverty to gender inequality to environmentalism, and comment intelligently on these issues.
  • Nurture a love for literary language even as they learn how to criticise poetry, prose, and drama constructively.
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