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Hess Education Centre

Hess Education Centre
Street:
140 East Coast Road
Singapore  428830    Singapore
Phone: (65) 6333 6915
Fax: (65) 6333 6912
Hotline:
Email: enquiries@hess.com.sg
Contact Person: Lorraine or Lina
Website URL if available: http://www.hess.com.sg
Student to Teacher Ratio (Example 8:1): 10:1
Average Age Range of Students: 18 months - 12 years
Meal Provided (Yes/No): snack

Programmes

ENGLISH TERM PROGRAMS

Playgroup

Our Play Group is designed for children aged 18 months to 3 years old. It is a fantastic opportunity for children within this age range to begin developing a solid foundation for their burgeoning language skills, to introduce a learning environment and to develop appropriate social skills. Play Group curriculum stimulates your child’s language abilities in a creative, exploratory framework.

Learning Outcomes Play Group:
Themes 20
Vocabulary 160
Sentence Patterns 40
Songs & Chants 40
Creative Activities 40
Phonics 26
Numbers 1-10


Nursery Enrichment

Our Nursery Enrichment Program is designed to simultaneously develop a solid English foundation and a love for learning in a fun, positive learning environment. Our safe, interactive and stimulating educational environment helps nursery students acquire English skills efficiently and effectively.

Learning Outcomes Nursery One:
Themes - 10
Vocabulary - 200
Sentence Patterns - 70
Songs & Chants - 60
Creative Activities - 40
Sight Words - 10
Phonics - 26
Writing - A to Z
Pre-reading - 10
Theme Story Books

Nursery Two:
Themes - 10
Vocabulary - 230
Sentence Patterns - 100
Songs & Chants - 60
Creative Activities - 20
Sight Words - 20
Phonics - 130
Writing - Aa to Zz
Pre-reading - 10
Theme Story Books

(In addition: Nursery One's themes are reviewed in Nursery 2)


Kindergarten Enrichment

Our Kindergarten Enrichment program focuses on building a student's vocabulary, developing their grammar skills and reinforcing international standard phonics abilities in order to enhance their diction and pronunciation. Our program also focuses on developing student's writing and reading skills, creating well-rounded English learners and effectively prepares the students’ for Primary School.

Learning Outcomes Kindergarten One:
Themes - 18
Vocabulary - 200
Grammar Points - 36
Songs & Chants - 18
Dialogues - 20
Sight Words - 72
Phonics - 54 blends
Writing - 72 Sentence Patterns
Pre-reading - 18
Theme Story Books

Kindergarten Two:
Themes - 18
Vocabulary - 200
Grammar Points - 36
Songs & Chants - 18
Dialogues - 20
Sight Words - 108
Phonics - 72 blends
Writing - 72 Sentence Patterns Pre-reading
18 Theme Story Books
Additional readers


Primary Enrichment

Our English Enrichment program is designed to help children develop their confidence in speaking, writing and communicating. Our program is designed not only to reinforce, but exceed the Ministry of Education primary school requirements. Our Student-centred teaching techniques and integrated materials are effective, meaningful and stimulating enabling your child to learn more, faster.

Learning Outcomes Primary 1 to 6 Enrichment:
(Each Level)
Reading - 4 Accelerated Reading Books
Spelling - 340
Vocabulary - 340
Grammar - 34 points
Sentence Patterns - 88
Conversations - 12
Sight Words - 72
Phonics - 34
Writing - 136
Sentence Patterns

Primary Creative Writing

Our Creative Writing program guides your child through a diverse range of creative writing styles while enriching their vocabulary and reinforcing their grammar foundation. Students learn how to write confidently, expressively and accurately. Their vocabulary and grammar is also expanded. Our course materials take students beyond the Singapore Ministry of Education's learning expectations. Our students develop brainstorming, editing, grammar and mind mapping skills to become strong creative writers.

Learning Outcomes Primary 1 to 6 Creative Writing:

(Each level)

Topics - 20
Spelling - 120
Vocabulary - 120
Grammar Points - 20
Speeches - 18
Editing Exercises - 20
Mind Mapping & Brainstorming Activities - 20
Writing Projects - 20
Writing Styles - 10


Primary Reading Comprehension

Our Primary Reading Comprehension takes students on an adventure through captivating reading development exercises and phonic strengthening techniques. Students learn how to utilise reading context and content to draw conclusions and develop opinions. Students will fine tune their international phonics skills and pronunciation. The students practice developing both deductive and inductive reasoning. The students develop skills to answer factual, inferential and experiential questions. Our program also enriches their vocabulary and grammar. The materials for this Program have been designed to go above and beyond the Singapore Ministry of Educations learning outcomes. Materials are level specific and ensure students practice their reading and comprehension skills. The materials are comprised of reading exercises, comprehension activities, vocabulary building activities, phonics practice, phonics tips and tricks, discussion exercises and conversations. Each lesson introduces a captivating new theme to keep students actively participating in class.

Learning Outcomes Primary 1 to 6

Reading Comprehension (Each level)

Topics - 40
Spelling - 500-600
Vocabulary - 400-600
Grammar Points - 40
Reading Exercises - 40
Discussions - 40
Inductive & Deductive Exercises - 40
Phrases / Idioms - 40

English Holiday Programs

Our Holiday Programs are engaging, educational and theme based.

Term 1: March (1 week)
Term 2: May 31st to June 25th (1 to 4 weeks)
Term 3: September 6th to September 9th (1 week)
Term 4: November 22nd to December 17th, 2008 (1 to 4 weeks)

The program covers vocabulary and grammar, arts and crafts projects, interactive language based songs, captivating stories, reading comprehension, creative writing (P1 –P6), activities and language reinforcing games. At the end of each week students show off their week of learning on stage for fellow students and family.


MANDARIN TERM PROGRAMS

Nursery Enrichment

Our Nursery Mandarin Program provides children with a warm, highly motivating and creative learning environment. Children learn Mandarin and Chinese culture more easily and naturally, with our comprehensive theme-based teaching activities Our Nursery Mandarin Enrichment Program increases children's confidence, improving listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through our integrated Mandarin themes.

Learning Outcomes Nursery 1 Enrichment

Themes - 16
Vocabulary - 105
Sentence Patterns - 32
Songs & Chants - 16
Creative Activities - 8
Basic Stroke Tracing - 27
Numbers - 32
Nursery 2 Enrichment Themes - 16
Vocabulary - 105
Sentence Patterns - 32
Songs & Chants - 26
Creative Activities - 8
Basic Writing Strokes - 27
Numbers - 11-50

Kindergarten Enrichment

Our Kindergarten Mandarin Enrichment goal is to stimulate children’s curiosity, develop creative thinking and broaden a child’s imagination and knowledge. Children will enjoy stories, learning vocabulary, writing, counting, and music and movement. Our Program has been written using the Ministry of Education’s key principles and our native speaking Mandarin teachers come from China with a wealth of teaching experience.

Learning Outcomes Kindergarten 1

Themes - 16
Vocabulary - 110
Sentence Patterns - 30
Songs & Chants - 16
Creative Activities - 8
Writing Strokes - 27

Kindergarten 2

Themes - 16
Vocabulary - 120
Sentence Patterns - 34
Songs & Chants - 16
Creative Activities - 8
Hanyu Pinyin - 45

Hanyu Pinyin

Hanyu Pinyin guides the students through a range of vocabulary development exercises and phonic strengthening techniques. The students will learn components of Chinese syllables, four groups of vowels and seven groups of consonants through songs, chants and games. The course is designed to complement the latest MOE guidelines and prepares the children thoroughly for Primary School.

Learning Outcomes Hanyu Pinyin:

Discussion Topics - 4
Vocabulary - 5
Grammar/Sentence Patterns - Vowels, Consonants, Nasal Consonants, Tones, Tones Mark, Reading Practice Songs - 4
Others - Grasp of foundation rules through usage of songs and rhythm Enrichment/Creative Writing - Reinforce Pinyin Reading, writing, composition (according to the new MOE syllabus) to give your child added advantage in Primary 1


Primary Enrichment

Our Primary Mandarin Enrichment course is designed not only to reinforce, but exceed the Ministry of Education's primary school requirements. Students will practice reading and writing skills as they develop their comprehension and written communication abilities. Moreover, students will have plenty of opportunities to practice their speaking and oral communication skills as they learn to describe scenes in Mandarin and practice conversations with their classmates.

Learning Outcomes:
Primary Enrichment 1 to 6: (Each level)
Vocabulary - 360
Sentence Patterns - 100
Spelling - 180
Intonation - All 4 tones
Hanyu Pinyin - 80 blends and placing of tone mark Reading Comprehension - 40 exercises
Writing Exercises - 16
Oral Exercises - 10

Mandarin Holiday Programs

Hess Education Centre offers exciting, educational and fun Mandarin Holiday Programs.
Term 1: March (1 week)
Term 2: May 31st to June 25th (1 to 4 weeks)
Term 3: September 6th to September 9th (1 week)
Term 4: November 22nd to December 17th(1 to 4 weeks)

Each Holiday Program focuses on a different theme. The children study vocabulary, sentence patterns, grammar, character recognition and writing and Hanyu Pinyin related to a theme that is designed to peak the children’s curiosity. Students will learn songs, do creative activities and a mini performance at the end of the week.

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