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English Language Classes for Children Aged 4 -6 at Lorna Whiston Taman Tun

Why Start Learning English at a Young Age?

This is a frequently asked question by parents with young kids who are planning to send them for some form of English enrichment classes. Children who start learning languages at an early age have a greater capacity to pick up a new language and a natural ability to distinguish the sounds of various languages and adopt the grammar. Children absorb languages like a sponge so it is good to expose them to a second or even third language from a young age.

Whether you are sending your child to a SK (public government school), SJKC (Chinese School), SJKT (Tamil School) or private or International school, starting them young with the English language is useful and they will reap the benefits later in life.

For SK, SJKC/T, your child will be learning more languages when they start Primary 1. Letting them master English first helps to make sure that English is not neglected when they start schooling. With a good foundation in English in place, they will be less confused and can focus on learning Malay, Chinese or Tamil when entering primary school.

On the other hand, those who are sending to private or international schools may want to prepare their children for the English learning environment starting from Year 1.

What English Programmes are available for kids aged 4-6?

At Lorna Whiston, you can start off with English Language Programmes for kids aged 4-6 in a number of ways including:
  • English Language Development A - For 4-year olds
  • English Language Development B - For 5-year olds
  • English Language Development C - For 6-year olds
  • Fun with Phonics Ready! Steady! and Go! - For 4 - 6-year olds
  • Speech & Drama A - For 4-year olds
  • Speech & Drama B - For 5-year olds
  • Speech & Drama C - For 6-year olds
The English Language Development Classes are excellent starting points for English Language learning for children aged 4-6. 

At 4 years old, they learn to appreciate activities such as songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories. They are taught to follow simple instructions, to speak up with confidence, to start drawing and writing with the correct pencil grip and begin their journey in English learning with a broad vocabulary.

At 5 years old, phonics become more central in their learning. Individualized reading and group reading becomes the focus to develop strong reading and language skills. Children are now able to recognize many words, read simple books and retell stories in their own words.They work towards independent writing. Social interaction and problem-solving skills are emphasized for this age group

At 6 years old, children at Lorna Whiston have been groomed to become independent and self-motivated learners. By now, they have developed a love for reading and are able to write short stories made up of at least 3 or 4 short sentences. They can listen well and participate in group work and discussion. They are now ready for primary school.

Pre-school children are usually placed in classes according to their age, however, in line with Lorna Whiston’s individualized approach to students and learning, the teachers work closely with the parents to ensure each child is in the best class for their needs.

Call 03-7727 1909 for more details about the fees, dates and times of classes. If you have any questions about the programme or enrolment process, you can complete the form on this page.

This post was brought to you by Lorna Whiston Taman Tun Dr Ismail.



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