How Does An English Enrichment Programme Increase Your Child’s Potential?

In today’s globalised world, many parents seek quality English tuition for their children as proficiency in the English language is more crucial than ever. English enrichment programs, both physical and online, have emerged as a powerful tool in achieving this goal, offering a structured and immersive learning experience that goes beyond the traditional classroom setting. These programs play a vital role in enhancing children’s language skills, increasing cultural awareness, fostering confidence, and unlocking their full potential in their academics.

  1. Enhanced Language Skills
  2. Cultural Awareness and Global Perspective
  3. Confidence and Self-Esteem
  4. Preparation for Academic Success

 

1. Enhanced Language Skills

Yet, students require more than mere exposure to rules and structures for effective memorisation; this is where hands-on practice proves invaluable. According to the Learning Pyramid model, students are able to retain about 75% of what they have learnt through practice, as compared to traditional lectures, where they only retain about as little as 5%

As such, English enrichment programmes go beyond instructional value; they better equip students to apply whatever they have learned through enhanced retention. 

 

2. Cultural Awareness and Global Perspective

Mastery of English does not only lead to proficiency in the language itself, but it also establishes the ground for developing many other key soft skills in the workplace – and that includes communicating and collaborating on a global stage to different stakeholders of different cultures. Employees who are culturally sensitive and globally aware are no doubt increasingly sought after. 

A wide range of themes are thus explored in classes – to prepare them to be relevant, adept and thriving global citizens.

 

3. Confidence and Self-Esteem

With over 2 billion people worldwide being English speakers, not being fluent or proficient in it can understandably be disheartening to one. 

With that, enrichment classes offer students the opportunity to grow their confidence in English, such as through writing practices with precise tips and application. The smaller class size setting also acts as a stepping stone for children with low self-esteem to take their first small step forward.

4. Preparation for Academic Success

The benefits of excelling at English very much manifest in other subjects not only at the Primary level, but also at the Secondary and Tertiary level.

Consider Visual Text as an example. Students are challenged to accurately identify relevant information, a vital skill that is required for many tasks in their future, both academic-wise and in the real world. Students need to pick out the relevant information from their data to form their hypothesis or to arrive at a conclusion. Paper 1 skills are also directly relevant in writing Narrative, Descriptive and Personal Recount essays as well as in Literature when a student moves on to Secondary school. 

To write a report or a research paper as they move on to Higher Education, your child would need to master the art of being succinct – a skill taught in Synthesis and Transformation where students combine and paraphrase information efficiently in different ways. 

 

Conclusion

If your child requires help in any of these areas, what you should then consider is to enlist the help of English teaching specialists, to hone such foundational skills. After all, it’s not too early to start, and it’s better late than never! As they say, you can’t build a great building on a weak foundation.

Here at Write Edge, we believe in tapping into every child’s potential to soar in English. By enhancing language skills, our English and Writing programmes for Primary and Secondary levels provide a strong foundation for children’s communication skills and confidence, preparing them for success. We also provide small group online tuition which features engaging and interactive classes while offering the flexibility and convenience that students need for effective and personalised education.

Investing in an English enrichment program is not just about learning a language; it’s about providing children with the tools and opportunities they need to reach their full potential and become global citizens of tomorrow. Find out more about Write Edge’s English Enrichment Programmes here

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