‘Singlish’ for the non singer

‘Singlish’ in the Classroom ‘Singlish’ as a method does not require the teacher to be a singer or player. It is easier, of course, however a recording can be used and with repeats works well. This method can be used when the singer is either unavailable or absent for a …

Generating enthusiasm:

‘Singlish’ in the Classroom There is every reason to look at songs which they enjoy and take exactly the same approach as we have with our folk and contemporary songs. The opportunity of making comparisons should not be missed. Important note: Watch the language as many modern songs have meanings …

Grouping Songs

‘Singlish’ in the Classroom Most of the songs used tend to fall into one of the following categories and often into more than one: 1. Industrial Ballads including mining, work in mills, sea songs and shanties. 2. Historical songs including Glencoe, marching songs, recruiting ballads 3. Transportation ballads, Australia, USA …

Student vocabulary:

‘Singlish’ in the Classroom Throughout the course students will collect a vocabulary which should be formatted into columns on the computer. This will have two sections (or more if desirable) Verbs, with both the present and past forms, should be separated from other words . Other words can be separated …

Stage 2 Investigations and essays: Task 3

‘Singlish’ in the classroom: Group project: Students will work in groups to produce a wall display. The whole of this work will be aimed at producing team work and there will be an assessment on team work at the conclusion. 1. There was no element of team work observed 2. …

Stage 2: Investigations and essays: Task 2

‘Singlish’ in the classroom: A full essay of two to three hand written pages (1000 words), computer generated cover sheet, computer generated, original or photocopied illustrations relevant to the essay, properly annotated and appendices including a bibliography (showing where the material comes from) and the material sources they’ve used. Marking …

Stage 2: Investigations and Essays: task 1

‘Singlish’ in the classroom: A short essay of one or two A4 pages around 500 words, hand written. Marking criteria for essay: 1. Nothing significant handed in. 2. An attempt has been made to complete the hand written material (At least 1/3 normal page). The work is incomplete. 3. The …

Challenge for Scotland

A Travel Conference with a difference Challenge Travel and Oxford University Press staged a joint event in which Challenge introduced their new Scotland season and OUP relaunched several publications including the Horizons series.           Szilvia Nagy from Challenge giving a presentation on travel with school groups throughout …

OUP Christmas Conferences 2003

Throughout Hungary Tom Hutchinson was the guest speaker at the Christmas Conferences in 2003. There was a good atmosphere and a huge variety of different speakers with interesting ways of projecting Christmas in English classes. Have a look at some of the pictures from the conferences: Oxford Christmas Conferences Budapest …