Preschool Class

English for Young Learners

The early years are recognized as the foundation years for children’s development. In particular, the first six years are crucial for young children in developing their first language and cultural identity, and it is during these early years that children build up their knowledge of the world around them. For children from language backgrounds other than English, the language or languages of the home that has been used since birth are the basis for developing meaningful relationships and learning about meaningful communication and interaction (Siraj-Blatchford and Clarke, 2000).

LEIT knows the importance of introducing language early on in a child’s development and has developed a program which is specially designed for children. It consists of 4 (four) different categories:

Early Childhood

Age        : 2 - 4 years old (based on placement test result)

Level       : 8 levels

Duration  : 2 – 3 months per level; up to 2 years to complete

Subjects : Functional language (how to greet and introduce oneself), introduction to the alphabet and the sounds (a – z) and numbers (1 – 20), simple vocabulary and grammar

Preparatory

Age        : 4– 4.5 years old (based on placement test result)

Level       : 2 levels

Duration  : 2 – 3 months per level; up to 6 months to complete

Subjects : Phonics, vocabulary, simple reading

Kindergarten

Age         : 4.5– 5 years old (based on placement test result)

Level       : 2 levels

Duration  : 2 – 3 months per level; up to 6 months to complete

Subjects : Vocabulary, simple grammar, simple reading

Post-Kindergarten

Age         : 5– 5.5 years old (based on placement test result)

Level       : 2 levels

Duration  : 2 – 3 months per level; up to 6 months to complete

Subjects : Vocabulary, simple grammar, paragraph reading, sentence writing