FAQ

The MES DifferenceWhy should I enrol with My English School?

A good command of the English language is essential for success at school and later on in life. Through systematic and interactive small-group teaching, our programmes ensure that your child is equipped with the writing and understanding skills necessary for thinking creatively and critically.

Our reading programmes and primary English programmes lay a solid foundation in the English Literacy of children. Our classes give young learners from 2.5 years up to 12 years the opportunity to improve their English language skills and ultimately to succeed in utilizing this language for life.

Learn English for school. Learn English for life.


Who developed the curriculum for My English School?

The materials were developed by our capable and experienced in-house curriculum team for the exclusive use of My English School centres.


Who are the teachers?

Our teachers embody what our programme stands for. With a multi-national mix of personalities, our teachers are able to conduct lessons in a creative and engaging manner. All teachers are native-level English speakers carefully selected for their qualifications and experience.


How do I know if my child is doing well?

We understand the concerns you have about your child’s progress. Our teachers will monitor and record the learning progress of each individual student throughout the term. The findings will be shared with parents at Parent-Teacher Meetings twice per year. In addition, at any time you may ask the Centre Manager to schedule an appointment for you to speak to the teacher. Our teachers are approachable and, if time permits, would be happy to speak with you at any time.


What happens if my child is unable to attend a lesson?

He or she will be given a replacement session subject to our Terms and Conditions. Arrangements will have to be made through the Centre Manager.


When are centres open?

Please see our centre locations page for our hours of operation. See our course calendar for dates when we are closed for course holidays and public holidays. Changes to the calendar will be posted in the announcements section.


Is there a scientific approach behind the My English School Reading Programme? What is it?

The My English Reading Programme has its roots in the reading programme promoted by Rudolf Flesch. The research that has been done since then in the field of linguistics culminates in the “Reading First Program”, that which is widely promoted by the U.S. Department of Education. Our reading programmes consist of the same key elements as the ones that were the result of the scientific-research based report (that reviewed more than 100,000 studies on reading):

  • Phonemic awareness (blending, segmentation, and identification and manipulation of sounds in words)
  • Decoding (Phonics)
  • Reading Fluency
  • Vocabulary development
  • Reading comprehension strategies

What makes the My English Reading Programme unique in the Singaporean context is that it incorporates:

  • Reading and understanding (comprehension)
  • Efficient and age-appropriate materials for young learners
  • Materials that broaden a child’s field of experience
  • Integration towards the My English Primary Programme and the required learning outcomes as set out by the Ministry of Education

How much will the programme cost?

Our initial assessment is free of charge. Our programmes are priced on a termly basis. Please contact your nearest centre for more information.


How long is the expected progression to the next level?

The My English Reading Programmes are ability-based programmes. Students are promoted to the next level when they consistently achieve the required learning outcomes for the programme that they are currently enrolled in. The outcomes are monitored and recorded continually by the teacher who will make the necessary recommendations.

The My English Primary Programme is a year-long programme that guides students through a meticulous process of learning in their respective levels. They will gain the skills and nuances needed when speaking publicly and be encouraged to apply critical thinking and independent learning.

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Upcoming open house events!Visit us to learn more about our programmes!

We will be hosting open house events from 10am to 4pm on:

Saturday 21 Sept at Tampines and Parkway Parade
Sunday 22 Sept at Chua Chu Kang

Saturday 28 Sept at Novena and Northpoint City
Sunday 29 Sept at Woodlands

There will be colouring and games for the young ones. Teachers will be on hand for free assessments. Sign up at one of our open house events and get a goodie bag and $50 off course fees!

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