Understand Eye Level English
And why so many children have benefited from it
The Eye Level learning system is a unique one that is continually proving results across Singapore. When it comes to Eye Level learning, the entire focus is on seeing education through a student’s perspective, literally on a student’s level. Eye Level learning is based on the education notion that students learn at their own pace and see things in their own unique way.
The main principal of Eye Level learning is that teachers understand the learning needs of a student. This is when teaching achieves the most results and teachers are able to help students on their to self-directed learning. Throughout Eye Level learning, students grow to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and lifelong learners. Eye Level has a particular focus on English and mathematics, as well as covering the rest of the curriculum.
Eye Level English
Within the Eye Level English, students are helped to master the English language. This is based upon enhancing the four fundamental English skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The English language is seen as an art throughout Eye Level learning and the outcomes are based upon this.
The pillars of the English language as an art include:
- Print Concept
- Phonological awareness
- Phonics and word recognition
- Language, meaning spelling, grammar, and vocabulary
What’s Different with Eye Level English?
Eye Level English is different for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, as mentioned above, English is taught as an art. This means that the curriculum for Eye Level English is based on language skills while being coupled with vocabulary and comprehension.
The art of the English language is viewed as a general academic subject. Here the main focus is on developing comprehension skills and the capacity to use oral and written language skills to their full potential. Through this approach, students are able to acquire basic language skills.
The fundamentals of reading, writing, and language structure are at the forefront of this methodology. Children are encouraged to read with vocabulary so that they are constantly exposed to new words. This helps to extend their previously acquired knowledge and keep building upon the foundations for their reading material.
Furthermore, Eye Level English has individualized programs that use diagnostic testing at the beginning of the program. This way, teachers are clear about what level of English the student is at. The end of each level is used as a blueprint for instruction, which can then be customized to the students’ individual learning.
Finally, Eye Level English promotes self-directed learning. Within this program, students learn critical thinking skills that are necessary for them to take responsibility and be accountable for their learning. Children are put in charge of their learning process and the outcomes in Eye Level English.