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    ENGLISH CREATIVE WRITING with Miss Sally

    Hi, all, I m just helping friend to share on a crash course in creative writing esp for Y6. Some international schools are having hols and some parents requested for this course.


    Checkpoint Crash Course in Creative Writing on Tuesday 10/4 from 9am-1pm with Miss Sally

    During this short holiday, some parents requested help to teach Y6 (just before Checkpoint) how to write better.

    Will be teaching the students techniques and getting a good storyline. Interested please whatsapp at 016-211 7290

    Venue: to be advised for successful candidates. ( in Kota Kemuning)
    Date: 10th April (Tuesday)
    Time: 9am-1pm
    Cost: RM185

    https://www.facebook.com/English-Cre...9903758111763/

    https://www.facebook.com/Childrens-P...3530064680367/


    English Creative Writing with Miss Sally
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    Shah Alam, Malaysia

    Disclaimer: miss sally is really good. That is the reason i share her crash course. I have no personal monetary benefit by promoting her course. Thank you.

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    I never believe in such thing called "crash course" especially for language.

    Language needs to build upon a solid foundation and this can only be possible with long term learning and usage of the language. This is one of the main reasons some parents in this country send their kids to international school or English-medium private school as early as primary level (some even from kindergarten).

    Some international schools practise "mixed ability" in English classes, some screen the students according to their proficiency level. This mixed ability approach can support students at all levels and with effective teacher differentiation will allow all students to make progress. There will always be a difference in learning across classes but experienced teachers can help to make sure students are engaged and making progress. Overall, "mixed ability" is common at secondary or upper secondary school. At elementary level, students should be taught according to their proficiency level and the best/most experienced English teachers are often assigned to teach students in lower ability class.

    If students from international schools still have to attend crash course to improve their scores in KS2 or KS3 Checkpoint English exam, I wonder what kind of English teaching resources are available in such "international schools" ??

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    past 4 years some 200 NEW education licenses were issued by bn to proxies and related cronies. These licenses cover from international 'schools' to private colleges to so-called Universiti...So r u then terkejut to see new 'international' kindergartens, schools, colleges sprouting up like taugeh?
    Ask thyself only 1 question:
    Where the ikan, are those 'qualified' teachers gonna be cumming from? Either they poach from each other or from long standing 'internationals' or they engage half baked back packers with the white skin...

    Back 1.5decades ago, even with just a handful international schools around, I asked the Principal/admin director whatever title during the Open House registration, 'What is your teaching staff attrition rate?" ...He could not answer and his 'international' school didnt get 5 years of my business.

    If i ever in need of half baked speekin teach I might as well enrol my precious in form 1 kebangsaan skool lah. DUH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tupai View Post
    past 4 years some 200 NEW education licenses were issued by bn to proxies and related cronies. These licenses cover from international 'schools' to private colleges to so-called Universiti...So r u then terkejut to see new 'international' kindergartens, schools, colleges sprouting up like taugeh?
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    Previously (before 2009), international school enrolment were only limited to foreigners and a small number of Malaysians whose children were studied in foreign country due to their parents' overseas posting. The restriction had been removed after 2009 and the enrolments are open to all, locals or foreigners.

    International School and private school are two different schools in Malaysia.

    Private school adopts the curriculum prescribed by the Ministry of Education Malaysia or in other words, students can sit for all the public school exams from primary school to secondary school. Since they study Malaysian syllabus, the students can apply local university.

    International school uses different syllabus according to the country of origin, most are adopting UK curriculum, some use Canadian, Australian, Japanese, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tupai View Post
    .... Ask thyself only 1 question:
    Where the ikan, are those 'qualified' teachers gonna be cumming from? Either they poach from each other or from long standing 'internationals' or they engage half baked back packers with the white skin....
    I know a fair bit about international school.

    Although there is no official demarcation that differentiate them, I can divide them into 3 categories:

    a) expensive : tuition fee starts from RM100k per year

    b) average : tuition fee starts from RM40k to RM70k per year

    c) cheap : annual fee less than RM30k per year

    What differentiate them is the*teaching staff.*

    - (a) 100% expatriate teaching staff.
    - (b) around 50% to 80% of expatriate teaching staff. The higher the more expensive.
    - (c) almost non-existence of expatriate teachers.

    For (a), there is a high percentage of international students in the school.

    For (b), there is a good mix of international student and local students (predominantly Malaysian Chinese)

    For (c), apart from the foreign syllabus, I don't see why the school is an "international" school as the teaching staff and students are almost 100% local.

    p/s : the one near a busy roundabout in sj causing massive daily traffic jam during school dismiss time is a good example of (c)
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    Talk about the academic standard of international school ( I take UK-based school as an example)

    - Those with high percentage of expatriate teaching staff are always good in humanity subjects like English, English literature, history, art and drama, etc. You can expect your kid to outspeak you after 2-3 years there if he/she is actively involved in the school activities.

    - They are weak in mathematics and science subjects. They talk a lot about these subjects but with little substance inside. If you envisage your kid to pursue a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering & Math), you need to know what you can do to provide extra assistance for the kid to be competitive.

    International school is a one-way ticket, it is highly unlikely you can enroll the kid back to public school. You also can practically forget about getting scholarship from your 1gomen and/or other institutions (public and private) in this country.

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    One must understand all schools have pros and cons irrespective of how much the school fee.

    One must also know what they envisage the kids can be and wanted to be in future and then focus on providing the relevant resources to them. If such resources are not up to par in public school, then look for the resources elsewhere.
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    I think I know some of the main reasons why some parents send their kids to international school.

    1. Some simpletons think international school is the solution to their kid’s problem especially poor academic problem. They have no idea of what they want and have no clue of what the international school can offer but since many people (especially their rich or richer friends/relatives) are doing this, this should be the right thing to do.

    2. Some have lost faith in the public school especially the forever-changing policies on using English in teaching science and maths. Some are fed-up with the decreasing standard of English and the stronger and stronger religious influence in public school.

    3. Some think the emphasis in current education system is heading the wrong way. They believe kids should have opportunity to explore their raw talent and only focus on subjects that match their strengths and interest. Bear in mind, not everyone can be good in maths and not everyone is good in drawing, for example.

    4. Some regard international school as something of status symbol. People in this category are wealthy folks and normally have more than 2 children. So, the annual school fee can be in excess of RM200k and this is something they feel good and can brag about...

    5. Some have no choice because they worked in overseas previously and their children were studied in overseas international school. I know a young lady whose husband worked with a tobacco MNC and later repatriated back to Malaysia. It is quite tough for them to continue sending two kids to international school as the school fee is no longer covered by company once the remuneration is not expat terms.
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    Post #4 - 8 are recycled posts from my other thread...

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