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Addressing

Fundamental Factors to enhance English proficiency

School
Head

The Anchor

Create an English
environment
Be a leader and
constant motivator
Ensure sustainability
Involve parents and
community

Teachers

Parents &
Community

The Learner

The Supporter

Take charge of
personal development
and learning
Support teachers in
activities
Involve parents and
community in
activities

Create an English
environment
Provide expertise
Lend help and
assistance
Provide financial aid
Implement CSR
activities

The Doer

Create an English
environment
Conduct effective
teaching and learning
Create English
programmes, tools, and
aids
Organize events and
activities

Students

Implementation Plan
Best
Practices

Implementation
Steps

Adaptation
Ideas

Possible
Challenges

Parameters
Students
involved?

Which level of
students?

Suitable for
rural/ urban?

Total cost of
the activity?

Impact on
English
proficiency?

Ease of
implementation?

Special/
critical
requirements
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Highly Immersive Programme (HIP) | BEST PRACTICES

Best Practices: Fundamental Factors

School Heads
Create
Create an
an English
English
Environment
Environment

Be
Be aa leader
leader and
and
constant
constant motivator
motivator

Ensure
Ensure Sustainability
Sustainability

Involve
Involve parents
parents and
and
community
community

Lead the school in creating an English environment.


Provide constant motivation and support to teachers to carry out English programmes .
Speak in English during English Day/Week/Month activities/ assembly.
Greet students, teachers and school community in English .
Ensure all English programmes are carried out effectively.

Maintain a high level of commitment by being actively involved in meetings and activities.
Provide constant motivation and support to teachers to carry out various English programmes.
Initiate English support programmes and provide facilities Reading corner, SAL centre, Book
Kiosk, etc.
Ensure effective and fun teaching methods are carried out.
Lead by example (role model) e.g. communicate in English and lead specific English activities.
Create a learning culture by participating and encouraging teachers to be involved in
professional learning communities
Monitor English teachers Management by Walking Around (WAYS).
Support all English programmes carried out in school.
Observe English lessons.
Encourage teachers, parents and students to work together to ensure maximum impact.
Greet and meet parents and students at the gates - all conversations are in English.
Seek involvement of higher education institutions and private sectors to carry out English
programmes and provide career guidance.
Work proactively to transform and change perception of parents and community towards
English through active engagement.

Highly Immersive Programme (HIP) | BEST PRACTICES

Best Practices: Fundamental Factors

Teachers
Create
Create an
an English
English
Environment
Environment

For English Teachers


Encourage learning and sharing in the school with peers, students, parents and community.
Organise and implement the use of English in school events and the learning of English.
For All Teachers
Practise English in the school with colleagues, students, parents and community.
Organise and support the use of English in the learning of subjects and school events.

Be
Be aa Leader
Leader and
and
Constant
Motivator
Constant Motivator

For English Teachers


English teachers act as mentors to all other teachers .
Encourage Professional Learning Communities (PLC)-sharing of professional practices.
Encourage students to use English in the learning of subjects and school events.
For All Teachers
Peer encouragement and support in the use of English.
Encourage students to use English in the learning of subjects and school events

Encourage
Encourage Learning
Learning
Using
Using English
English

For English Teachers


Implement creative and innovative teaching strategies (21 st century skills).
Conduct differentiated teaching and learning for different levels.
Organise inter-school/class competitions.
Work together with parents and community to organise activities using English.
Create a print-rich English environment in the school.

Highly Immersive Programme (HIP) | BEST PRACTICES

Best Practices: Fundamental Factors

Students
Create
Create an
an English
English
Environment
Environment

Build
Build Confidence
Confidence in
in
Using
English
Using English

Engage
Engage in
in Personal
Personal
Development
Development and
and
Learning
Learning

1. Encourage peers to use English.


2. Use English with peers, teachers, parents and community.
3. Collaborate with peers, teachers, parents and community to create and implement English
activities.

1. Participate actively in English language activities and competitions.


2. Engage in activities that develop motivation to learn English.
3. Encourage peers to participate in English based activities.

1. Lead English activities such as newspaper in education, debates, spelling, story telling, English
Month/Week activities.
2. Utilize alternative media to learn English.

Highly Immersive Programme (HIP) | BEST PRACTICES

Best Practices: Fundamental Factors

Parents and Community


Create
Create an
an English
English
Environment
Environment

Direct
Direct Involvement
Involvement in
in
School
School Activities
Activities

Provide
Provide Support
Support and
and
Assistance
Assistance

Support actively via PIBG to create a school culture and environment that supports the use
of English.
Encourage the use of English at home.
Buy English reading materials for use at home.
Encourage children to watch English programmes on the television.

Organise Story-telling corner


Organise Parents Talk ( e.g. Career Talk)
Organise Remedial / supplementary classes
Organise Training for choral speaking competitions
Organise Mind Your English lessons before/ after school
Organise international exchange programmes
Organise Educational Camps during holidays
Organise Talentimes programmes.

Provide transportation for English-related activities.


Reserve teaching (taking into account qualifications of parents).
Become teaching assistants.
Attend at monthly performance dialogue.
Ensure students complete homework.
Parents Support Group
implement English enrichment activities in schools by seeking assistance from private sector.
Undergraduates from Higher Education Institutions to support schools in English activities and
provide extra classes.
Seek Sponsorship of UPSR materials from employer and corporate sector.
Support for Tuition/remedial classes in English.
Support and prepare for SSR/DEAR reading materials.
Donation to school.

Supporting activities to create a highly immersive environment


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In-Class

Out-of-Class

To create effective & engaging


in-class programmes to facilitate
the learning of English

Fun learning
Lets Talk!
Lets Read Together
(Shared/Guided) Reading
Show Your Talent
Project-based learning

Implementation
Plan

Parameters

Further support for high-need


students and achieving students

To increase immersive
environment in school

Drop Everything and Read


Speakers Corner
Assembly in English
English Tunnel
Dear Diary
Young Talent
Junior Stage
Language Games
English Newsletter
Young Reading Tutor
Young Entrepreneur

Best
Practices
Group of
students
involved

Extra Classes

Merry Coaching in Merry Land


Welcome ABC
Holiday Fun Learning
Sunflower Programme
LINUS 2.0 (Literasi Bahasa
Inggeris)

Implementation
Steps
Suitability for
rural/ urban

Cost of the
activity

Outreach
To increase English immersive
through community outreach
& various collaborations

International/Local Skype
@Webinar
Mentoring of schools
Field trips
Parents in the House
Pupils Exchange Programme
External Collaboration with
universities, colleges
Parents Talk
Pen-pal Programme
Little Ambassadors

Adaptation
Ideas
Impact on
English
proficiency

Possible
Challenges
Ease of
implementation

Critical
requirements
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IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES

List of activities: In-Class


Objective: To create in-class programmes that are engaging for students to learn English
No. Activity

Brief Description

Fun Learning

Pupils are involved in fun learning activities. For example:


o role-play
o action songs, jazz chants, poems
o storytelling
o drama
o language games (e.g. board game, puzzle)

Lets Talk

Pupils talk to others (in groups and in pairs) for one to two minutes on a selected topic.
Pupils talk on a topic individually.

Lets Read Together

Pupils are involved in shared and guided reading activity.

Show Your Talent

Pupils are given the opportunity to show case their talents through different genres, for
example:
o role play/drama/puppet show
o singing/rhymes/poem recital
o dance/flash mob

Project-based
Learning

Pupils carry out a project-based task on a specific theme or topic. Examples of projectbased tasks include
o scrapbook
o concertina book
o video clip
o vocabulary tree
o daily diary
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Activity 1: Fun

Learning

Brief Description

Fun learning focuses on creating a non-threatening environment for pupils to use the language
creatively. This activity also aims to boost pupils confidence and engagement in using English.

Objectives

Best Practices

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Implementation
Steps

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

To develop pupils creative and critical thinking skills.


To use the English language to communicate ideas confidently in both oral and written forms.
Encourage whole class participation.
Employ collaborative and cooperative learning strategies.
Create student-centred activities.
Link activities to real world situations.
Identify the activity(s) that is/are suitable to the topic and pupils needs.
Set clear student outcomes for the activity(s).
Prepare relevant materials.
Provide clear instructions on how to carry out the activity(s).
Maximise pupils participation and monitor the use of English throughout the activity(s).

Suggested activity
6. Find a short video clip i.e. from a movies or advertisement that are suitable for the target pupils.
7. Allow pupils to watch the video clip.
8. Ask pupils to write their own scripts.
9. Assist pupils by providing structure for script writing.
10. Play the video clip by turning off the sound.
11. Ask pupils to role play the scene in the video by using their own scripts.
12. Use a checklist to observe and record pupils use of English.

Activity 1: Fun

Learning

Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Use cartoon strips and get pupils to add/ replace/ fill in dialogues in speech bubbles.
Use cue cards to help pupils with low proficiency.
Preferably carry out lesson in the language lab or computer lab.
Suggested resources
Video clips/Movies
Internet (e.g. YouTube)

Employ effective time management.


Ensure effective class control.
Manage effective grouping of pupils.
Select activities that are familiar and popular among pupils.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both

English
Proficiency
Impact

All

Both

High

Level 2

Low

(Low, Med,
High)

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low, Med,
High)

(Qualified parents,
sufficient teachers,
transportation)

Low difficulty

Parents assist their


children

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Activity 2: Lets

Talk

Brief Description

Lets Talk focuses on creating a non-threatening environment for pupils to use the language creatively
to develop pupils fluency in English. This activity also aims to boost pupils confidence and
engagement in using English. It can be carried out at any stage of the lesson where pupils talk for 1
minute on a selected item or topic for the day.

Objectives

To use the language confidently by talking about topics of interest.


To share knowledge with others.

Best Practices

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Implementation
Steps

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Encourage whole class and individual participation.


Employ collaborative and cooperative learning strategies.
Link activities to real world situations.
Provide positive feedback to pupils.
Identify the activity(s) that is/are suitable to the topic and pupils needs.
Set clear student outcomes for the activity(s).
Prepare relevant materials.
Provide clear instructions on how to carry out the activity(s).
Maximise pupils participation and monitor the use of English throughout the activity(s).

Suggested Activity
1. Teacher selects a topic to model the structures of a talk.
2. Brainstorm ideas for content.
3. Provide structure for presenting the talk e.g. greetings, introduction
to the topic, content and conclusion.
4. Encourage pupils to choose topics they want to talk about.
5. Give 3-4 minutes for pupils to prepare their talk.
6. Allocate 1-2 minutes for each pupil to present in groups/ whole
class depending on pupils readiness.
7. Provide help if needed.
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Activity 2: Lets

Talk

Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Use stimulus or cue cards to help pupils to present their talk.


Prepare materials to start, for example, different objects in a box and let the pupils to choose
an object to talk about.
Teacher models the activity.
Suggested activities:
o Poster presentation
o Present ending of a story

Provide encouragement and non-threatening environment.


Progress from talking within a group to individual presentation (confidence building).
Employ effective time management..
Ensure effective class control.
Select topics that are familiar and popular among pupils.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both

English
Proficiency
Impact

All

Both

High

Both

Low

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

Low difficulty

N/A

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Activity 3: Lets

Read Together

Brief Description

Lets Read focuses on creating a non-threatening reading environment for pupils to read and
understand texts. This activity also aims to boost pupils confidence and engagement in reading. This is
a shared and guided reading activity. Teacher selects a suitable reading text to be shared with pupils.

Objectives

To develop reading fluency.


To read and understand texts by responding to questions.
To build and enhance pupils vocabulary.

Best Practices

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Implementation
Steps

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Encourage whole class and individual participation.


Employ collaborative and cooperative learning strategies.
Link activities to real world situations.
Provide positive feedback to pupils.
Model accurate pronunciation to pupils.
Identify the activity(s) that is/are suitable to the topic and pupils needs.
Set clear student outcomes for the activity(s).
Prepare relevant materials.
Provide clear instructions on how to carry out the activity(s).
Maximise pupils participation and monitor the use of English throughout the activity(s).

Suggested Activity
1. Choose an interesting book big book/illustrated book/story book.
2. Ask questions to stimulate thinking based on the cover/illustrations.
3. Teacher reads a section of the page and elicit responses from pupils.
4. Encourage pupils to read along.
5. Initiate a discussion about the plot, characters, setting, moral values of
the story.
6. Ask pupils to give an alternative ending of the story in groups.
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Activity 3: Lets

Read Together

Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Prepare cue cards to help pupils to talk about the story.


Conduct jigsaw reading.
Conduct readers theatre.

Provide encouragement and non-threatening environment.


Progress from talking within a group to individual presentation (confidence building).
Employ effective time management.
Manage effective class control.
Select topics that are familiar and popular among pupils.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both

English
Proficiency
Impact

Selected

Both

High

Both

High

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

Low difficulty

Qualified parents to
help pupils enhance
their reading skills

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Activity 4: Show

Your Talent

Brief Description

Show Your Talent focuses on creating a non-threatening environment for pupils to use the language
creatively. This activity aims to develop pupils fluency in English by boosting their confidence and
engagement in using English. Pupils are to choose what they would like to perform in English.

Objectives

Best Practices

To use the English language to communicate ideas orally with confidence.


To develop pupils creative and critical thinking skills.
To work collaboratively with others to complete the task.

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Allow pupils to decide on the type of performance.


Allow pupils to showcase their talents.
Encourage whole class participation.
Employ collaborative and cooperative learning strategies.
Create student-centred activities.
Link activities to real world situations.

Implementation
Steps

Identify the activity(s) that is/are suitable to the topic and pupils needs.
Set clear student outcomes for the activity(s).
Prepare relevant materials.
Provide clear instructions on how to carry out the activity(s).
Maximise pupils participation and monitor the use of English throughout the activity(s).

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Suggested Activity
1. Choose an interesting topic or identify the situation based on the textbook.
2. Create questions that can stimulate critical and creative thinking.
3. Give options to the pupils to perform individually or in group.
4. Provide structures to present ideas/show talent/dramatize the story/scenario.
5. Encourage pupils to use simple language.
6. Discuss with pupils the criteria for presentations/performances.
7. Provide sufficient time for pupils to prepare their
presentations/performances.
8. Ask pupils to present to the whole class.
9. Encourage pupils to give feedback to one another.
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Activity 4: Show

Your Talent

Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Pupils with higher ability may want to continue writing the script; others may write a short
paragraph.
Pupils can show their talents in different ways.
If this is adopted as a take-home activity, one blank paper could be provided. Pupils could also
be encouraged to draw illustrations of what they write.
Suggested performance/presentation:
role-play
drama
puppetry
singing/poem recitation/jazz chant

Provide encouragement and non-threatening environment.


Employ effective time management.
Ensure effective class control.
Select topics that are familiar and popular among pupils.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both

English
Proficiency
Impact

Selected

Both

High

Both

Medium to High

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

Low difficulty

Qualified parents to help


pupils in their preparation

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Activity 5: Project-based

Learning

Brief Description

Project-based Learning focuses on creating a non-threatening environment for pupils to use the
language creatively. This activity aims to boost pupils confidence and engagement in using English. It
allows pupils to gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and
respond to complex questions, problems or challenges. The range of task and implementation steps
are general for any kind of project-based learning.

Objectives

To develop pupils self-directed learning skills to work autonomously.


To develop pupils collaborative skills and creative and critical thinking skills.
To produce a project(s) within the time given.

Best Practices

Share and showcase end products with the school community for example, in an exhibition or
presentation during assembly.
Encourage teamwork among pupils.
Employ collaborative and cooperative learning strategies.
Link tasks to real world situations.

(Creating an
immersive
environment)

Implementation
Steps

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Identify the activity(s) that is/are suitable to the topic and pupils needs.
Set clear student outcomes for the activity(s).
Prepare relevant materials.
Provide clear instructions on how to carry out the activity(s).
Maximise pupils participation and monitor the use of English throughout the activity(s).

Suggested Activity
1. Start with the relevant questions to activate pupils prior
knowledge in a given topic.
2. Design a plan for the project in groups based on the chosen
topic with teachers guidance i.e. create a timeline, create a
checklist, assign tasks.
3. Monitor pupils progress. This can be done through
observation, checklists and peer-feedback.
4. Assess the outcome of the project by using appropriate
tools i.e. rubrics, checklist, peer-feedback, reflection.

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Activity 5: Project-based
Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Learning

Personalise the project steps to suit the pupils level (e.g. simpler projects for lower performing
pupils and more complex projects for higher performing pupils).
Source for printed and digital materials.
Provide pictures with speech bubbles.
Provide samples of end product(s).
Suggested projects:
comic book
story book
graphic novel
video clips/ PowerPoint presentation

Provide encouragement and non-threatening environment.


Employ effective time management.
Manage effective grouping of pupils.
Ensure effective class control.
Select topics that are familiar to and popular among pupils.
Empower pupils to work independently.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both

English
Proficiency
Impact

Level 2

Both

High

Level 2

Low

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

Low difficulty

Assistance from parents


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OUT-OF-CLASS ACTIVITIES

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List of activities: Out-of-class


Objective: To create an environment that facilitates increased usage of the English
language outside of the formal classroom
No. Activity

Brief Description

This activity involves reading of printed materials in English (storybooks, magazines,


newspapers, articles, brochures, etc.) by primary school pupils (pre-school till Year 6). The
activity requires classroom time set aside for teachers and pupils to carry out Drop Everything
and Read. The goal is to encourage independent reading for pleasure for a period of time on a
weekly basis. Pupils choose the materials they wish to read based on their interests and
abilities. It is aimed that through this regular activity, pupils are motivated to read.

Drop Everything and


Read (DEAR)

Activities to support the DEAR activity include:


Spellathon, Learn a Word a Day,1Pupil 1Book, English Zone/Kiosks/Corner and
WOW (Words on Wheel)
2

Speakers Corner

This activity requires a designated site in the school grounds (preferably near the school
canteen) where open-air public speaking can take place. Pupils are given the opportunity to
speak on topics of their interest at the Speakers Corner. This activity is preferably carried out
during break time. It aims to develop pupils oracy skills. Presentation can range from
storytelling, poem recitation, a book review, a synopsis of movie, show and tell to daily news.
Activities to support the Speakers Corner activity include:
Let's Talk, Lets Read, Show your Talent and Project-based Learning

Assembly in English

Assembly in English is carried out fortnightly. This event involves all instructions,
announcements, speeches, invocation and presentations to be carried out in English. This
event aims to promote and create a highly immersive English environment in school.
Activities to support the assembly in English include:
Storytelling, choir/choral speaking, poem recitation, book review, sketches,
riddles/quizzes
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List of activities: Out-of-class (Contd)


No. Activity
4

English Tunnel

Brief Description
This activity encourages pupils to develop their literacy skills through the use of words,
phrases and sentences as reading materials. It also aims to consolidate the activities taught
in the classroom by showcasing the work in the English Tunnel.
Activities to support the English Tunnel include:
Reading along, vocabulary tree, idioms, essays, newspaper cuttings and articles

Dear Diary

This activity encourages pupils to reflect on events experienced throughout the day by
writing reflection in their diary. Pupils are encouraged to share their reflection with their
friends.
Activities to support Dear Diary include:
Thinking questions and usage of metaphors

Young Talent

This activity enables pupils to coordinate and organise events in school. It is aimed at
developing pupils oracy skills. It also develops pupils soft skills, organisational skills and
protocol procedures.
Activities to support the Young Talent activity include:
Creating emcees, creating deejays, claying hosts, creating sport commentators

Junior Stage

This activity encourages pupils to stage their performances with confidence to the school
community. It can be carried out for special occasions in school.
Activities to support Junior Stage include:
Concerts, drama/theatre, song competition

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List of activities: Out-of-class (Contd)


No. Activity
8

Language Games
(Outdoor & Indoor)

Brief Description
This activity encourages pupils to play indoor or outdoor games. Pupils are to use English
when playing the games. This activity aims to develop pupils language and social skills in a fun
way.
Games that can be used include:
Outdoor hopscotch, London bridge is falling down, hide & seek, treasure hunt, or
spellathon
Indoor card games, board games, scrabble, word search, bingo, naming things or
vocabulary games, charades

English Newsletter

This activity involves a monthly publication produced by pupils. This activity encourages pupils
to take the role of journalists by reporting on events happening in school. It is aimed to develop
pupils language skills by employing the process writing approach brainstorming, drafting,
editing, reviewing, publishing.
Activities to support English Newsletter include:
Interviews, note-taking, reporting, summarising

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Young Reading
Tutor

This activity allows pupils to tutor their peers with reading difficulties. It is aimed to provide
practice and encourage pupils with reading difficulties to read. It also fosters collaboration
among peers to improve reading.
Activities to support Young Reading Tutor include:
Reading along, taking turn in reading, discussions and giving opinions

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Young
Entrepreneur

This activity allows pupils to practice real world situations by role playing or promoting item for
sale. The aim of this activity is to promote confidence in speaking among pupils. It also raises
awareness of the concept of setting up a business.
Activities to support Young Entrepreneur include:
Role play, canteen day, auction, school cooperative day

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Activity 1: Drop

Everything and Read (DEAR)

Brief Description

This activity involves the reading of printed materials in English (storybooks, magazines, newspapers,
articles, brochures, etc.) by primary school pupils (pre-school till Year 6). The activity requires time set
aside for teachers and pupils to carry out Drop Everything and Read. The goal is to encourage
independent reading for pleasure for a period of time on a weekly basis. Pupils choose the materials
they wish to read based on their interests and abilities. It is aimed that through this regular activity,
pupils are motivated to read.

Objectives

To instill reading habit among pupils.


To enhance pupils general knowledge.
To share information and knowledge with others.
To inculcate social skills and moral values among pupils.
To boost pupils confidence in using English.

Best Practices

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Activity can be carried out before the start of a school day.


Teachers facilitates and monitors pupils during the activity.
Teacher gives support and encouragement to the pupils.
Teacher displays the outcomes of the activity from time to time.
Encourage pupils to write a review or a reflection on what they have read in their daily diary.
Encourage pupils to review a book during the assembly.

(Creating an immersive
environment)

Implementation
Steps

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Pupils bring their story books or any suitable printed English materials.
Pupils may seek teachers advice regarding the suitability of their material.
Carry out the activity 20 minutes before the start of a school day, three days in a week.
Pupils read the book or material at their own pace and ability.
Pupils read the book or material for 10 minutes and share what they have read with their peers for
another 10 minutes.
6. Encourage pupils to write a review or reflection of what they have read in their daily diary.
* Encourage pupils to read anytime in between classes, during recess and after school ends.
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Activity 1: Drop

Everything and Read (DEAR)

Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Provide reading materials based on pupils interest.


Encourage low proficiency pupils to read in pairs.
Create a non-threatening environment.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

All levels

Both

Use printed materials such as newspaper, articles and brochures.


Encourage book donations from parents and community.
Integrate DEAR with the Young Reading Tutor activity.
Get parents involvement for the activity.
Activities to support the DEAR activity include:
Spellathon
Learn a Word a Day
1Pupil 1Book
English Zone/Kiosks/Corner
WOW (Words on Wheel)

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Medium - High

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

High

Low difficulty

Supply of suitable
books for the school

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Activity 2: Speakers

Corner

Brief Description

This activity requires a designated site in the school grounds (preferably, near the school canteen)
where open-air public speaking can take place. Pupils are given the opportunity to speak on topics of
their interest at the Speakers Corner. This activity aims to develop pupils oracy skills. Presentation
can range from storytelling, poem recitation, a book review, a synopsis of movie, show and tell to
daily news.

Objectives

Best Practices

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Implementation
Steps

To enhance pupils public speaking skills.


To build pupils confidence in speaking.
To motivate pupils to love the language.
To inculcate social skills among pupils.
Allocate time for each presentation.
Assign pupil in-charge of the Speakers Corner.
Prepare guidelines for the different types of presentations and display the guidelines at the school,
e.g. at the English corner (e.g. public speaking, storytelling, poem recitation, speech).
Nominate and award the best speaker of the month based on pupils feedback/vote.

1. Pupils decide on the type of presentation they would like to give.


2. Pupils prepare for the presentation.
3. Pupils may seek assistance from teacher on the format of the
presentation.
4. Pupils present at any suitable time.

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Activity 2: Speakers

Corner

Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Other activities to support the Speakers Corner activity


include:
Let's Talk
Lets Read
Show your Talent
Project-based Learning

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Provide clear guidelines on the different types of presentations.


Display presenters name to acknowledge participation.
Display presenters topics to encourage audience engagement.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

All levels

Both

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Low - Medium

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

High

Low difficulty

PA System,
Kiosks/Booth

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Activity 3: Assembly

in English

Brief Description

Assembly in English is carried out fortnightly. This event involves all instructions, announcements,
speeches, invocation and presentations in English. This event aims to promote and create a highly
immersive English environment in school.

Objectives

Best Practices

To provide exposure to English.


To build school head, teachers and pupils confidence to speak in English .

(Creating an immersive
environment)

Employ the usage of English throughout the assembly.


Engage and support the staff and pupils to give instructions, make announcements, deliver
speeches, recite the invocation and conduct presentations in English.

Implementation
Steps

Greet pupils in English.


Give instructions to pupils in English.
Recite the invocation in English.
Deliver speeches in English.
Conduct presentations in English.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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Activity 3: Assembly

in English

Adaptation Ideas

School may prepare schedule for teachers to share information, knowledge or give
motivational talk in English with the pupils.
Activities to support the Assembly in English include:
storytelling
choir/choral speaking
poem recitation
book review
sketches
riddles/quizzes

(To adapt to restrictions,


special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

All

Both

Create a non-threatening environment.


Provide encouragement to use English.

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Low

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

High

Low difficulty

PA System

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Activity 4: English

Tunnel

Brief Description

This activity encourages pupils to develop their literacy skills through the use of words, phrases and
sentences as reading materials. It also aims to consolidate the activities taught in the classroom by
showcasing the work in a designated space in the school, i.e. the English Tunnel.

Objectives

Best Practices

To facilitate the pupils in obtaining English knowledge with suitable materials and a meaningful
learning process.

(Creating an immersive
environment)

Quiz the pupils based on the materials available in the English tunnel.
Update the tunnel with new materials according to specific themes (for example: Independence
Day or other special events).
Collaborate with other Panels.

Implementation
Steps

Identify a suitable place in the school for the English tunnel.


Research and select suitable materials to be placed in the tunnel.
Display or present the materials in fun and attractive ways.
Update the materials regularly.

1.
2.
3.
4.

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Activity 4: English
Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Tunnel

Use school corridor or classroom doors as the English Tunnel.


Allow other subject teachers to provide materials for the English Tunnel.
A list of activities to support the English Tunnel include:
Reading along
Vocabulary tree
Idioms/proverbs/similes
Essays
Newspaper cuttings
Articles

Ensure English is used throughout the activity.


Set up an organising committee to execute the activity.
Encourage parents, community and private companies to support the activity.
Create a non-threatening environment.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

All

Both

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Low

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

Low - High

Low difficulty

Strategic venue in the


school

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Activity 5: Dear

Diary

Brief Description

This activity encourages pupils to reflect on events experienced throughout the day by writing
thoughts and reflections in their diary. Pupils are encouraged to share their thoughts and reflections
with friends.

Objectives

Best Practices

To encourage pupils to share their experiences in written form.


To improve writing and speaking skills.
To promote critical and creative thinking skills.

(Creating an immersive
environment)

Provide option for pupils to publish their diaries in a designated space for other pupils to read.
Invite pupils to share their reflections orally at the Speakers Corner or English Assembly.

Implementation
Steps

Provide guidance on the structure for reflections writing to pupils.


Provide samples of reflections to guide pupils who require support.
Post questions for pupils to reflect.
Ask pupils to write their experiences of the day in their diary.
Encourage pupils to share their diary entries with their teacher.
Provide positive feedback to pupils.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

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Activity 5: Dear

Diary

Adaptation Ideas

Allow pupils to use different types of notebooks as their diary.


Activities to support the Dear Diary activity include:
Thinking questions
Usage of metaphors

Create a non-threatening environment.


Encourage pupils to showcase their diaries.
Encourage parent involvement in executing the activity.

(To adapt to restrictions,


special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

All

Both

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Low

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

Med - High

Low difficulty

N/A

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Activity 6: Young

Talent

Brief Description

This activity enables pupils to coordinate and organise events in school. It is aimed at developing
pupils oracy skills. It also develops pupils soft skills, organisational skills and protocol procedures.

Objectives

To develop pupils oracy skills.


To use language creatively.

Best Practices

Provide and assist pupils with different communication skills and techniques to be put into
practice.
Acknowledge and award the young talent.
Get pupils to be in-charge of formal events.

Implementation
Steps

1. Select pupils with talent and interpersonal skills.


2. Conduct activities to promote the talents (e.g. school radio station, song competitions, drama
competitions, debates).
3. Assist and provide pupils with avenue to showcase their talents.
4. Encourage pupils to showcase their talents at the school events.
5. Provide pupils with positive feedback and encouragement to motivate them.

(Creating an immersive

environment)

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Activity 6: Young
Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Talent

Allow pupils to work in pairs or groups.


Provide pupils with inspirational videos of young talents to motivate them.
A list of activities to support the Young Talent activity
creating emcees
creating deejays
playing hosts
creating sport commentators

Create a non-threatening environment.


Provide encouragement to showcase their talent.
Conduct training sessions for pupils who wish to showcase their talent.
Encourage parent involvement in executing the activity.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

Selected

Both

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Low - Med

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

High

Medium

N/A

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Activity 7: Junior

Stage

Brief Description

This activity encourages pupils to stage their performances with confidence to the school community.
It can be carried out for special occasions in school.

Objectives

Best Practices

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Implementation
Steps

To stage performances in English with confidence.


To give pupils opportunities to be creative.
To provide a fun learning environment where pupils are encouraged to speak English.

Encourage creativity in performance.


Create opportunity for learner autonomy, e.g. pupils to come up with ideas for their performances.
Involvement from parents, e.g. provide assistance in props/ costumes, guide pupils in their
performances.

1. Provide option for pupils to choose the type of


performance they want to carry out.
2. Facilitate training of pupils for the performance.
3. Reach out to parents for support and involvement.
4. Get pupils and/or parents to prepare.
props/resources/materials/stage/costumes/lighting/ for
the performances.
5. Delegate work or assign roles for pupils to assist in
performance.
6. Provide feedback and award certification as
acknowledgement.

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Activity 7: Junior
Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Stage

Use costumes and musical instruments.


Involve parents and community in this activity.
Activities to support the Junior Stage include:
Concerts
Drama/ theatre
Singing competition

Ensure English is used throughout the activity.


Set up an organising committee to execute the activity.
Encourage parents/community/private companies to support the activity.
Create a non-threatening environment.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

Selected

Both

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Medium

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

High

Medium

Parental involvement

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Activity 8: Language

Games

Brief Description

This activity encourages pupils to play indoor or outdoor games. Pupils are to use English when
playing the games. This activity aims to develop pupils language and social skills in a fun way.

Objectives

Best Practices

To use English in a fun way.


To increase pupils motivation to use English.

(Creating an immersive
environment)

Carry out the language games in the school English Village or at the school compound.
Encourage and support pupils participation in the language games.

Implementation
Steps

Identify the language games.


Decide on the location to carry out the language games.
Provide instructions to play the language games.
Prepare relevant resources/materials for the language games.
Store the resources/materials and display the instructions at the English Village.
Guide pupils in playing the language games.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

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Activity 8: Language

Games

Adaptation Ideas

The list of games include:


Outdoor hopscotch, London bridge is falling down, hide & seek, treasure hunt, or
spellathon
Indoor card games, board games, scrabble, word search, bingo, naming things or
vocabulary games, charades

(To adapt to restrictions,


special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

All

Both

Ensure English is used while playing the language games.


Encourage parents, community and private companies to support the activity.
Create a non-threatening environment.
Organise language games competitions to encourage pupils participation.

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Low - Medium

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

High

Low - Medium

Storage for the


language games

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Activity 9: English

Newsletter

Brief Description

This activity involves a monthly publication produced by pupils. This activity encourages pupils to take
the role of journalists by reporting on events happening in school. It is aimed to develop pupils
language skills by employing the process writing approach brainstorming, drafting, editing,
reviewing, publishing.

Objectives

To encourage pupils to write in English.


To expose pupils to creative and informal writing.
To improve on the main language skills (L&S, Reading & Writing).

(Creating an immersive
environment)

Make full use of technology.


Give freedom for pupils to create their own concept of newsletter.

Best Practices

Implementation
Steps

1. Select pupils to form the publication group.


2. Brief pupils on themes, topics or content of the
newsletter.
3. Guide pupils on how to write and create the newsletter.
4. Pupils to collect suitable information to be added in the
newsletter.
5. Get pupils to publish the newsletter in the school.

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Activity 9: English
Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Newsletter

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

Selected

Level 2

Create newsletter using the traditional way for schools without ICT facilities (e.g. recycled
items, cut and paste print materials, draw). It can be displayed at one specific place that can
be seen by others in the school compound
Provide workshops to assist pupils in publishing
Activities to support the English Newsletter include:
Interviews
Note-taking
Reporting
Summarising

Create a non-threatening environment


Provide encouragement to use English
Involve parents and community to assist in publication of newsletter

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Medium

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

Medium High

Medium

ICT (printers,
computers), papers
(variety of colours,
stationery)

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Activity 10: Young

Reading Tutor

Brief Description

This activity allows pupils to tutor their peers with reading difficulties. It is aimed to provide practice
and encourage pupils with reading difficulties to read. It also fosters collaboration among peers to
improve reading.

Objectives

Best Practices

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Implementation
Steps

To support pupils with reading difficulties.


To boost the confidence of weak readers.
To instill the habit of reading among pupils.

Allow the young reading tutors to identify a suitable time to carry out the tutoring sessions.
Provide supervision and assistance to the young reading tutors.
Use reading assessment tools i.e. word correct per minute to track pupils reading fluency.
Record the peers readings in a specific book to track the reading progress.
Share the records with the English language teacher.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Identify the weak readers.


Identify the young reading tutors.
Brief the tutors on how to carry out the activity.
Model the process.
Take the role as a facilitator in assisting the weak readers at the beginning of the implementation,
and gradually release the responsibility to the young reading tutors.
6. Get the young reading tutors to assist their peers during breaks or any time during or outside
school hours.

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Activity 10: Young


Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Reading Tutor

Use graded reading materials based on pupils level and interest


A list of activities to support the Young Reading Tutor:
Reading along
Shared reading
Taking turns in reading
Discussions
Giving opinions

Ensure English is used during the tutoring sessions.


Encourage parents, community and private companies to support the activity (e.g. funds,
book donations).
Create a non-threatening environment.
Monitor the Young Reading Tutor sessions.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

Selected

All

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Medium

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

High

Low

Set of graded reading


books

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Activity 11: Young

Entrepreneur

Brief Description

This activity allows pupils to practice real world situations by role playing or promoting actual products
for sale. The aim of this activity is to promote confidence in speaking among pupils. It also raises
awareness of the concept of setting up a business.

Objectives

Best Practices

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Implementation
Steps

To use English in a real life context.


To boost confidence in using English.
Involve the school, parents and the community in the activity.
Use technology to promote products.
Give freedom to pupils to create their own business strategy.

1. Select pupils to form the group to set up the small


enterprise.
2. Conduct workshop on business management.
3. Brief and guide pupils on setting up the business.
4. Promote the products to the schools community
using various ways (e.g. school newsletter, Frog
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Facebook or
blog).
5. Brainstorm ideas on expanding the business.

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Activity 11: Young

Entrepreneur

Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

Selected

Level 2

Collaborate with other subject teachers such as Living Skills, Mathematics, Art teachers,
parents or NGOs to set up the small enterprise.
Allow pupils to be creative and innovative.
Collaborate with parents, community as well as private sectors to share their expertise.
A list of activities to support the Young Entrepreneur activity:
Role play
Canteen day
Auction
School cooperative day

Create a non-threatening environment.


Provide encouragement to use English.
Encourage parents, community and private companies to support the activity (e.g. funds).
Provide guidance and monitor the progress of pupils.

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Medium

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
(Low/Med/High) (Qualified parents,

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

(Low, Med,
High)

High

High difficulty

ICT (printers,
computers), papers
(variety of colours,
stationery)
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EXTRA CLASSES

List of activities: Extra classes


No. Activity

Brief Description

Merry Time Coaching in


Merry Land

This activity is carried out by teachers to guide pupils who have difficulty in completing
their homework or need assistance in English. This activity aims to help pupils who fall
behind in their studies and need help especially in coping with their homework. It is
carried out before school, during recess or after school, depending on the pupils needs
in a conducive environment. Teachers will be available for pupil-teacher meeting in a
specific room.

Welcome ABC

This activity is carried out to assist pupils who have low proficiency in English. (those
who could not master the basic level of the four skills). This activity aims to prepare
pupils for the intended lesson. It is a pre-stage activity conducted in the first 10-15
minutes of the lesson to stimulate pupils interest.

Holiday Fun Learning

This activity is similar to an English Camp which is carried out during weekends or
holidays. It is targeted at Year 5 and 6 pupils. The activity aims at enhancing the four
language skills (L&S, R, W) and grammar. to immerse pupils in the language.

Sun Flower Programme

This activity focuses on the aesthetic use of English language targeted at average and
above average pupils. This activity aims to provide practice for pupils to use idioms,
proverbs and similes in their oral and written communication. It is carried out 15-20
minutes before the start of a lesson.

LINUS 2.0 (Literasi Bahasa


Inggeris)

This activity is carried out to provide extra assistance to the remedial pupils who have
not mastered the constructs in Linus 2.0. This activity aims to ensure that pupils master
the constructs in Linus 2.0 and able to read simple sentences.
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Activity 1:

Merry Time Coaching in Merry Land

Brief Description

This activity is carried out by teachers to guide pupils who have difficulty in completing their
homework or need assistance in English. This activity aims to help pupils who fall behind in their
studies and need help especially in coping with their homework. It is carried out before school, during
recess or after school, depending on the pupils needs in a conducive environment. Teachers will be
available for pupil-teacher meeting in a specific room.

Objectives

Best Practices

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Implementation
Steps

To improve pupils English language proficiency.


To provide assistance to pupils in completing homework.
Equip room with English language resources and facilities.
Decorate room to provide conducive and pupil-friendly environment.
Maintain small groups for easy facilitation.
Provide guidance and feedback in English learning.
Reward pupils.

1. Identify pupils who need help.


2. Prepare and obtain letter of consent from the parents concern prior to the activity.
3. Analyse data on pupils progress (e.g. homework, scores, activities) and devise action plan to
coach pupils.
4. Chart pupils progress throughout the coaching sessions.
5. Motivate pupils by highlighting their progress or by rewarding them.

MERRY LAND
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Activity 1:

Merry Time Coaching in Merry Land

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

Low

Both

Ensure teachers/volunteers involved have the expertise in the subject matter.


Ensure teachers/volunteers are committed to this activity.
Negotiate timetable with administration and parents.
Involve parents and community for funds or other forms of support.
Create an informal environment.

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both

Both

Low

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementati Requirements
(Qualified parents,
on

Low, Med, High Low, Med,


High

Low & Med

Low to Med

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

Qualified Coaches

MERRY LAND
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Activity 2:

Welcome ABC

Brief Description

This activity is carried out to assist pupils who have low proficiency in English (those who could not
master the basic level of the four skills). This activity aims to prepare pupils for the intended lesson. It
is a pre-stage activity conducted in the first 10-15 minutes of the lesson to stimulate pupils interest.

Objectives

To improve the proficiency level of weak pupils.


To stimulate pupils interest prior to lesson.

Best Practices

Incorporate language games, role play and interactive activities to stimulate pupils interest and
engagement during the extra class.
Use simple and precise sentence structures and employ gestures to support learning.
Provide individual attention to extremely weak pupils.
Employ positive reinforcement throughout the activity to motivate pupils.

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Implementation
Steps

1. Plan fun and meaningful activity to stimulate pupils interest (e.g. language games/role plays/video
clips/interactive tools/pictures).
2. Link the activity to the intended topic/theme.
3. Prepare the resources for the activity.
4. Carry out the activity in the class for 10-15 minutes.

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Activity 2:

Welcome ABC

Adaptation Ideas

Integrate fun, play-based element throughout this activity.

Ensure teachers/volunteers involved have the expertise in the subject matter.


Ensure teachers/volunteers are committed to this activity.
Seek assistance from parents, volunteers (e.g. teacher trainees, teacher assistants,
undergraduates/graduates) to assist in planning and conducting the activities.
Involve parents to provide refreshment during the extra class.

(To adapt to restrictions,


special requirements, and/or
cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

Low performing

Both

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both

Both

Low

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementati Requirements
(Qualified parents,
on

Low, Med, High Low, Med,


High

Med

Med

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

Qualified individual in
the subject matter.

Activity 3:

Holiday Fun Learning

Brief Description

This activity is similar to an English Camp which is carried out during weekends or holidays. It is
targeted at Year 5 and 6 pupils. The activity aims at enhancing the four language skills (Listening
and Speaking, Reading, Writing and Grammar) to immerse pupils in the language.

Objectives

Best Practices

To listen and speak in English on selected themes/topics.


To read and answer comprehension questions on selected themes/topics.
To write compositions on the selected themes/topics.
To communicate in English throughout this activity.

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Ensure English is used as a medium of instructions/communication throughout this activity.


Design activities that are fun and meaningful that engages pupils.
Ensure the activities planned addresses all four skills.

Implementation
Steps

Plan and discuss logistics (i.e. time frame, types of activities, venue, funds, manpower).
Set up a working committee and delegate tasks.
Decide on the number of pupils involved. Select pupils based on different proficiency level.
Prepare and obtain letter of consent from the parents concern prior to the camp.
Divide pupils into groups consisting of different proficiency level (i.e. beginner, intermediate,
advanced).
Plan activities that cater to mix-ability pupils.
Prepare materials and resources prior to the camp.
Provide rules and regulations for the camp.
Facilitate and monitor pupils and activities during the camp.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

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Activity 3:

Holiday Fun Learning

Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Identify pupils who are proficient in English to be facilitators for activities.


Get teacher helpers (e.g. undergraduates/graduates, parents, community) to assist in the
camp.
Reward to encourage pupils to use English.

Ensure teachers/volunteers involved have the expertise in the subject matter.


Ensure teachers/volunteers are committed to this activity.
Ensure pupils attendance prior to camp.
Encourage parents and community involvement.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

All

Level 2 (Year
5&6)

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

High

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementati Requirements
(Qualified parents,
on

Low, Med, High Low, Med,


High

High

Med

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

Ensure attendance and


usage of English
throughout camp.

Activity 4:

Sunflower Programme

Brief Description

This activity focuses on the aesthetic use of English language targeted at average and above
average pupils. This activity aims to provide practice for pupils to use idioms, proverbs and similes in
their oral and written communication. It is carried out 15-20 minutes before the start of a lesson.

Objectives

To enhance the use of English in oral and written communication.


To use idioms, proverbs and similes accurately in oral and written communication.

Best Practices

Create situations where pupils can practice using idioms, proverbs and similes accurately.
Incorporate language games, role plays, songs and communicative activities to stimulate pupils
interest and engagement during the activity.

(Creating an
immersive
environment)

Implementation
Steps

1. Select a list of idioms/proverbs/similes to focus.


2. Employ different activities (e.g. readers theatre, drama/role play, poetry recitation) to familiarize
pupils with the idioms/proverbs/similes.
3. Use relevant resources (e.g. video clips/pictures/story books) to familiarize pupils with the idioms/
proverbs/similes.
4. Create situations for the pupils to use idioms/proverbs/similes.
5. Get pupils to use suitable idioms/proverbs/similes in their writing.

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Activity 4:

Sunflower Programme

Adaptation Ideas

(To adapt to restrictions,


special requirements,
and/or cost)

Encourage pupils to produce creative works (e.g. poems, stories, jazz chant) by using the
idioms/proverbs/similes learnt.
Create a print-rich environment to expose pupils to idioms/proverbs/similes.

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Ensure teachers/volunteers involved have the expertise in the subject matter.


Create a non-threatening environment for learning.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)
High

Level 2

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

low

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementati Requirements
(Qualified parents,
on

Low, Med, High Low, Med,


High

High

Med

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

Time suggested: 15-20


minutes before the first
bell.

Activity 5:

LINUS 2.0 (Literasi Bahasa Inggeris)

Brief Description

This activity is carried out to provide extra assistance to the remedial pupils who have not mastered
the constructs in LINUS 2.0. This activity aims to ensure that pupils master the constructs in LINUS
2.0 and join the mainstream.

Objectives

To master the constructs in LINUS 2.0


To assist remedial pupils to read simple sentences.

Best Practices

Employ different phonics approaches that appeal to pupils


interest/needs.
Provide individual coaching on letter-sound relationship.
Design activities that cater to pupils multiple intelligences.
Employ positive reinforcement throughout the lesson to
motivate pupils.

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Implementation
Steps

1. Plan lesson according to constructs to suit individual needs.


2. Select and prepare relevant materials from the LINUS 2.0 booklet for the lesson.
3. Carry out lesson and monitor pupils progress.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)
Low

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Low

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementati Requirements
(Qualified parents,
on

Low, Med, High Low, Med,


High

Med - High

Med

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

Use the existing LINUS


2.0 booklet.
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OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

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List of activities: Outreach activities


No. Activity

Brief Description

International/Local Skype
@ Webinar

This activity promotes two-way communication between pupils from two schools by
using Skype, Webinar or other communicative platforms.

Mentoring of schools

This activity allows teachers to share and explore best practices in the teaching of
English amongst teachers within their districts/zones spearheaded by SBT or SKK
schools.

Field Trips

This activity allows for real-life experiences by meeting and interacting with people
outside the school. It also enhances team work.

Parents in the House

This is a parental support activity to assist pupils learning.

Pupils Exchange
Programme

This activity provides opportunity for pupils to experience learning in other schools
within a given time frame.

External Collaboration
with Universities

This activity is a collaborative effort initiated by SBT/SKK schools with universities which
aims to provide support to the mentee schools.

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List of activities: Outreach activities (Contd)


No. Activity

Brief Description

Parents Talk

This activity provides a platform for parental involvement in sharing their knowledge
and skills in their area of expertise (music, craft, unique profession).

Pen-pal Programme

This activity provides opportunities for pupils to establish friendships with pupils from
different schools through letter writing/emails.

The Little Ambassadors

This activity provides a platform for pupils to promote their schools at events and
functions.

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Activity 1:

lnternational/Local Skype @ Webinar

Brief Description

This activity promotes two-way communication between pupils from two schools by using Skype,
Webinar or other communicative platforms.

Objectives

Best Practices

To promote the use of English between two or more pupils from different schools.
To collaborate on projects, activities and tasks facilitated by the teacher.
To exchange and share information on topics of interests (pupil-pupil) or topics set by the teacher.

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Encourage and employ the use of free communicative tools (e.g. Canvas, VLE, Facetime).
Utilise communicative tools that are familiar to pupils to eliminate technical preparation.
Create active users of English through the usage of these communicative tools.
Collaborate amongst teachers and pupils via these tools by bringing the outside world into the
classroom.

Implementation
Steps

Identify and link with partner schools.


Plan schedules and ensure communication tools are ready for use.
Select topics for classroom project.
Ensure projects are facilitated by teacher until completion.
Allow student autonomy to encourage social interaction.
Encourage and support until objectives are achieved.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

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Activity 1 :

International/ Local Skype@ Webinar

Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Use mobile devices and mobile apps (e.g. WhatsApp, Wechat,


Line)

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

All

Both

Ensure English is used as a medium of instructions/communication.


Ensure good internet connection.
Ensure teachers are well-equipped with technical skills and knowledge (tech savvy).
Encourage parental assistance in supporting school projects.
Encourage private companies to provide free technical equipments/facilities through the
CSR.

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both

Both

Low to Medium
(based on
projects)

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementati Requirements
(Qualified parents,
on

Low, Med, High Low, Med,


High

Med-High

Medium

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

1. Parental
involvement (during
pupil-pupil
interaction)
2. Parental assistance
in supporting school
projects
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Activity 2:

Mentoring Schools

Brief Description

This activity allows teachers to share and explore best practices in the teaching of English amongst
teachers within their districts/zones spearheaded by SBT or SKK schools.

Objectives

To share best practices in the teaching of English amongst teachers in neighboring schools.
To enhance teaching methods and approaches.
To share English language resources.
To build professional learning community (PLC).

Best Practices

(Creating an
immersive
environment)

Encourage easy access and accessibility to resources in ELTC among teachers in the
neighboring schools.
Create platforms (e.g. workshops, coffee & chat, colloquiums, forum) for teachers to share best
teaching practices.
Encourage support visit by teachers to view effective English lessons in neighbouring schools.

Implementation
Steps

1. Identify and link with neighboring SBT and SKK schools.


2. Identify areas of sharing and mode of implementation.

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Activity 2:

Mentoring Schools

Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Use e-learning platforms to share and learn (e.g. Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Blogs).
Promote lesson study within neighbouring schools.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)
-

Both

Ensure English is used as a medium of instructions/communication.


Ensure good documentation of ideas and resources.
Set up a committee to execute this activity.
Encourage private companies to provide training and funding through the CSR.
Involve JPNs and PPDs.
Tap on parents and community to provide assistance.

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM
Urban/
1000
Both
High = > RM 1000
Both

Low

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
Low, Med, High

Low, Med, High

High

Low

(Qualified parents,
sufficient teachers,
transportation)

SBT and SKK


commitment and driven
by school leadership.

Activity 3:

Field Trips

Brief Description

This activity allows for real-life experiences by meeting and interacting with people outside the school.
It also enhances team work.

Objectives

Best Practices

To provide opportunities for pupils to interact and communicate with people outside their
classroom in English.
To create real-life experiences for pupils to learn and share amongst themselves.
To collaborate and support each other in ensuring that the language is used extensively before,
while and after the field trip.

(Creating an immersive
environment)

Integrate the field trip as part of the curriculum (based on topics taught i.e. environment, health)
Get pupils to be part of the planning and managing the field trip making calls, planning the
schedule, etc.

Implementation
Steps

Decide on the date and place (depending on pupils interest).


Plan for the field trips (e.g. permission, logistics, schedule etc).
Prepare pupils with pre, while and post tasks (e.g. questions, readings print or digital).
Get pupils to take photos of the sites as part of documentation.
Provide a template for report writing to be used during field trips.
Get pupils to present their reports orally or in written form.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

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Activity 3:

Field Trips

Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements, and/or
cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Virtual field trips


Link to project-based learning (in-class component)

Ensure English is used as a medium of instructions/communication.


Set up a committee to execute this activity.
Encourage private companies to provide funding through the CSR.
Involve JPNs and PPDs.
Tap on parents and community to provide assistance.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

All

Both

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both

Both

Medium

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementation Requirements
Low, Med, High

Low, Med,
High

High

Medium - High

(Qualified parents,
sufficient teachers,
transportation)

Funds (if trip is outside


school premise)

Activity 4:

Parents in the House

Brief Description

This is a parental support activity to assist pupils learning.

Objectives

Best Practices

(Creating an immersive

environment)

Implementation
Steps

To involve parents as teaching assistants in the English language classrooms (team-teaching).


To support the instructional practices in the identified English language classes (focus on weak
pupils).
Involve parents in their childrens learning of English.
Foster good relationship between school, parents and community.
Obtain support from interested parties (parents) to ease workload.

1. Identify suitable volunteers (parents).


2. Hold discussions between parents and teachers on classroom practices (topics, activities, group
work, etc).
3. Conduct brief and de-brief sessions (before and after class) with parents to address arising
issues (e.g. teaching practices, pupils weakness).

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Activity 4:

Parents in the House

Adaptation Ideas

Introduce flipped classroom approach as an alternative for involvement of parents at home.

Ensure English is used as a medium of instructions/communication.


Advertise for participation of parents to assist in areas of specilisation (e.g. drama, debates,
singing, using software/apps).
Advertise for volunteers (parents) to assist pupils learning of English.
Encourage parents to provide funding.

(To adapt to restrictions,


special requirements, and/or
cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

Selected (Low
performing)

Both

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both

Both

Low

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementati Requirements
(Qualified parents,
on

Low, Med, High Low, Med,


High

Med-High

Medium

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

JPN & PPDs to support


school & community
and expand to as many
other schools

Activity 5:

Pupils Exchange Programme

Brief Description

This activity provides opportunity for pupils to experience learning in other schools within a given time
frame.

Objectives

Best Practices

(Creating an immersive
environment)

Implementation
Steps

To provide opportunities for pupils to learn with other pupils in a different school (preferably
International Schools).
To enable pupils to experience a new school culture which is predominantly English.
Select nearby schools that have the existing immersive approach to learning English.
Encourage sharing of ideas in English to boost confidence.

1. Identify and select school.


2. Plan and discuss logistics (time frame, selection of pupils and
parental involvement).
3. Implement the programme through monitoring and facilitation.
4. Create platform for sharing of experiences amongst the
schools and pupils (e.g. assembly, workshops).

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Activity 5:

Pupils Exchange Programme

Adaptation Ideas

Introduce a teacher-exchange programme.

Ensure English is used as a medium of


instructions/communication.
Develop criteria for selection of pupils.
Set up a committee to execute this activity.
Tap on parents and community to provide assistance.
Focus on feasibility of logistics.

(To adapt to restrictions,


special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)
All

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Low - Medium

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementati Requirements
(Qualified parents,
on

Low, Med, High Low, Med,


High

High

Med - High

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

Time factor to be
considered (how long is
sufficient)

Activity 6:

External Collaboration With Universities

Brief Description

This activity is a collaborative effort initiated by schools with universities which aims to provide
support to the mentee schools.

Objectives

Best Practices
(Creating an
immersive
environment)

Implementation
Steps

To provide opportunities for pupils and teachers to learn and share with other lecturers and
university students from the higher education sector
To be involved in university-affiliated activities as a gateway for teachers and pupils to explore
tertiary education

SBT/SKK schools should provide continuous support to mentee schools.


Motivate pupils towards tertiary education.
Ensure this activity is part of the universities collaborative agenda (two-way collaboration).

1.
2.
3.
4.

Identify university for collaboration.


Plan and discuss logistics (time frame, types of activities)
Implement the programme through monitoring and facilitation.
Create platform for sharing of experiences between the schools and universities.

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Activity 6:

External Collaboration With Universities

Adaptation Ideas

Develop collaboration with teacher training institutes, community colleges, polytechnics etc.

Ensure English is used as a medium of instructions/communication.


Ensure the selected lecturers and students are proficient in English.
Set up a committee to execute this activity.
Tap on parents and community to provide assistance.
Focus on feasibility of logistics.

(To adapt to restrictions,


special requirements, and/or
cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

All

Both

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Low - Medium

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementati Requirements
(Qualified parents,
on

Low, Med, High Low, Med,


High

Med-High

Medium

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

Commitment from
university ensure its
part of the universitys
local agenda

Activity 7:

Parents Talk

Brief Description

This activity provides a platform for parental involvement in sharing their knowledge and skills in
their area of expertise (e.g. music, craft, unique profession).

Objectives

To promote parents involvement with the school.


To expose pupils to different types of registers.
To gain knowledge and skills from people from various professions.

Best Practices

Identify potential parents who are willing to volunteer their time and expertise.
Expose pupils to the various job opportunities and opens their world-view on career choices.
Provide interactive sessions (e.g. Q&A , forums, workshops) between pupils and parents to
enhance pupils confidence to speak in English.

(Creating an
immersive
environment)

Implementation
Steps

1. Identify potential parents and prepare yearly/semester schedule for talks.


2. Brief pupils on the person invited for the programme (Prior reading on the profession can help
pupils ask questions later).
3. Identify and guide the pupils with Q&A.
4. Get pupils to share their opinions and experiences based on the talks.

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Activity 7:

Parents Talk

Adaptation Ideas

Invite celebrities or famous personalities once in a while to add flavour to the activity.

Ensure English is used as a medium of instructions/communication.


Prepare guidelines for parents involvement.
Invite parents to assist in areas of specialisation (e.g. engineering, sports, arts etc).
Advertise for volunteers (parents) to assist pupils learning of English.
Encourage parents to provide funding.
Acknowledge parents contributions.

(To adapt to restrictions,


special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

All

Both

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Low

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementati Requirements
(Qualified parents,
on

Low, Med, High Low, Med,


High

High

Medium

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

Parents/Personalities
who are fluent in
English would be an
advantage

Activity 8:

Pen-pal Programme

Brief Description

This activity provides opportunities for pupils to establish friendships with pupils from different
schools through letter writing/emails.

Objectives

Best Practices
(Creating an
immersive
environment)

Implementation
Steps

To create opportunities for pupils to interact with new friends from different schools /
districts/states through letter writing/emails in English.
To encourage pupils to write in English.
To build pupils confidence in expressing ideas in writing.

Encourage pupils write to peers without fear of making language errors.


Encourage the use of online mode for quick implementation and easy access.

1.
2.
3.
4.

Build a network with schools that are interested in this programme.


Begin initial communication through topics of common interests.
Allow pupils some freedom to write without correction
Create class sharing time for pupils to talk about their pen pals.

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Activity 8:

Pen-pal Programme

Adaptation Ideas

(To adapt to restrictions,


special requirements, and/or
cost)

Encourage expression of thoughts and feelings through greeting cards, postcards, letters,
etc.
Employ different modes of interaction (e.g. snail mail, email, class-initiated Facebook,
class-iniated WhatsApps group).

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Ensure English is used as a medium of instructions/communication.


Prepare guidelines for pen pal programme (offline and online interaction etiquette).
Inform parents to monitor their childrens involvement in this activity.
Ensure teachers are the administrators in all online modes of interaction.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

All

Both

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Low

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementati Requirements
(Qualified parents,
on

Low, Med, High Low, Med,


High

High

Medium

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

Parents/Personalities
who are fluent in
English would be an
advantage

Activity 9:

The Little Ambassadors

Brief Description

This activity provides a platform for pupils to promote their schools at events and functions locally
and internationally.

Objectives

To provide pupils the opportunity to talk about their school in special functions/events.
To boost pupils confidence level to speak in English in public.
To instill a sense of patriotism and love for the school.

Best Practices

(Creating an
immersive
environment)

Provide avenues for pupils to promote their schools at events/functions (e.g. RIMUP, English in
Camp, Exchange Programme).
Acknowledge pupils involvement to motivate other pupils in their schools.
Provide simulation .

Implementation
Steps

1. Provide pupils with an overview of schools


achievements/historical moments/special events (e.g.
documents, videos, photos, awards).
2. Carry out simulation for pupils to practice their
talk/presentation.
3. Prepare appropriate materials prior to events/functions (e.g.
brochures, posters).

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Activity 9:

The Little Ambassadors

Adaptation Ideas
(To adapt to restrictions,
special requirements,
and/or cost)

Tips for Effective


Implementation

Promote the school via video presentation and exhibition.


Provide links to school website.

Ensure English is used as a medium of instructions/communication.


Provide coaching and mentoring to the pupils involved.
Tap on parents and community to provide assistance for this activity.
Prepare prompts or guidelines for the little ambassador activity.

Pupils involved Suitable for


(All, Selected, High
Level
Performing, Low
1/2/Both
Performing, etc)

All

Both

Suitable for Total Cost


Low = < RM 100
Rural/
Medium = < RM 1000
Urban/
High = > RM 1000
Both
Both

Med

English
Proficiency
Impact

Ease of
Special/Critical
Implementati Requirements
(Qualified parents,
on

Low, Med, High Low, Med,


High

High

Medium

sufficient teachers,
transportation)

NA