This is our regular weekly Chinese enrichment classes.
This course is developed in accordance with the MOE syllabus and examination blueprint. Our programme differs in its focus on teaching skills and strategies of reading, writing and test taking instead of just working on assessment papers. For writing, we have included all the skills needed for writing school essays. Our trainers adopt an explicit approach to teaching where they model and demonstrate the strategies clearly to the students. In addition, we weave thinking skills into our lessons and nurture positive learning and thinking dispositions in students to facilitate successful learning.
Each lesson is conducted over a 2 hour period. During each lesson, students will be taught new strategies or will work on consolidating their use of the strategies taught. Trainers will demonstrate how to use the strategies and students will use them to accomplish given tasks. Practice assignments are given in class for students to complete so that the newly acquired skills are applied and assessed. Students are encouraged to reflect on each lesson and on their own learning.
I first joined AKLC when I entered Secondary One. Before I joined AKLC, my Chinese results were always failing. It would never improve no matter what method I used to solve the questions. After joining AKLC, my results have been improving steadily. My trainers would use other words to associate with words that I am learning. This helps me in memorising the words and their meaning. Their constant encouragement drove me on to improve my results. The trainers do not punish their students for slow in learning, in fact, they do whatever it takes to help their students!