English Language & Literature
About English Language, Literature & Elements of Business Skills
Students are competent readers, speakers and writers who are able to use the English Language to enrich their lives.
To equip students with competency and confidence in the English Language.
Approach to EL Teaching
Teachers adopt a systematic approach to teaching language skills with an emphasis on grammar and spoken English, using rich texts and a variety of language resources to help students achieve effective use of English.
- Extensive Reading Programme
- Meridian Speakers Programme
- English Language and Literature Week
|Ms Norita Ali||(HOD EL, LIT & EBS)|
|Ms Moon Jia Yuan||(Subject Head English Language)|
|Ms Yvonne Lin||(Subject Head Literature)|
|Mrs June Law||(Assistant Year Head)|
|Mdm Rosalind Lee||(Lead Teacher EL)|
|Ms Evonne Tham||(Senior Teacher EL & EBS Coursework Supervisor)|
|Mrs Sarala Rajan||(Teacher)|
|Mrs Vanessa Tan||(Teacher)|
|Ms Astri Nur Rissa||(Teacher)|
|Mrs Dhanya Kannan||(Teacher)|
|Ms Dawn Lam Huisi||(Teacher)|
|Ms Veronica Lee Fong Ting||(Teacher)|
|Mrs Isaac – Kirrthana||(Teacher)|
|Mrs Vicki Choo||(Teacher)|
|Ms Yvonne Ng||(Teacher)|
|Ms Phyllis Loe||(Teacher)|
|Mr Lee Chin Han||(EBS)|
|Mr Lee Lea Khoon||(EBS)|
Extensive Reading Programme - #MeridianReads
Our teachers are reading models who promote extensive reading by giving Meridians the time, encouragement and books to read pleasurably, at their own level.
We have a wide range of activities to encourage reading in our students this year. On top of regular visits to the library during curriculum time, activities include ‘Redesign a Book Cover’, ‘Book Fairy Giveaway’, ‘Go on a Blind Date with a Book’, ‘Print to Reel’, ‘Book Recommendation for you’. Lower Secondary students can look forward to attaining the “Best Reader Award” by completing their reading logs as well.
To build a strong reading culture within our classrooms, we provided our Sec One classes with a classroom library each. They can customise their own classroom library and pick up the habit of reading through a good book selection.
English Language & Literature Week
To foster a love of the English Language in our students through different platforms and to celebrate the joy of reading and writing, the English Language & Literature Week features a number of activities to nurture creativity among the students. For example, there is a Book Character Dress Up Day for students to dress up and represent a character from a book they have read. For the Lower Sec, we also have a Spelling Bee Competition, and for the Upper Sec, a Creative Writing Competition. The English Language & Literature Week is always a buzzing week of exciting activities!
Literature – Sec One Process Drama
This is part of the Sec 1 Literature curriculum, where students can exercise their creativity by expanding on a chosen scene in their text. This year, students read the book ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ and imagined how the funeral for Leslie, the protagonist, might have been like. Through this process, students would plan, script and enact the scene, demonstrating a good understanding of the various characters and their motivations.
National Singapore Literature Festival
The NSLF experience was uniquely fruitful. There was a short yet entertaining introduction to analysing perspectives in literature. I personally found it very beneficial because it gave an insightful and different approach to understanding and breaking down complicated text. I also participated in a debate and this was a great opportunity for me to re-explore the stories. After hours of preparation and an engaging debate, I gained many new perspectives from my teammates and the opponents. – Su Let Yati Soe 4E3
Our students attended talks by writers to learn about writer’s craft, and how they create the imaginary world. Our Sec 1 students enjoyed a session by Alwyn Hamilton, author of the “Rebel of the Sands” trilogy while our Upper Sec Lit students interacted with Yeo Wei Wei and Felix Chong, writers of “Here and Beyond: 12 Stories”.
Literature Learning Journey to Philatelic Museum
All Sec 2 students went to the Singapore Philatelic Museum for their post-exam activity. The Literature learning journey to an exhibit on “The Little Prince” allowed students to develop an interest in reading a classic novel as it provides background and context with regards to the writer and story.
Meridian Speakers Programme
The Meridian Speakers (MS) Programme is aimed at developing students’ speaking prowess. In partnership with the Student Leadership Development Committee, we provide opportunities for Meridians to take on the role of emcees in school and publicity events. Through this programme, Meridians learn to express themselves confidently and with respect and consideration for others.