Oral Examination Techniques

COURSE OVERVIEW

To learn the techniques required to do well in the reading aloud section of the oral examination.

To learn how to respond well in the stimulus-based conversation section.

  • Students will be taught the importance of articulation, pace and expressiveness.
  • Students will attempt reading a passage aloud on their own.
  • Students will critically analyse themselves by looking at a checklist.
  • Students may record themselves and compare their reading to a model reading.
  • Students will be taught 2 methods to handle the stimulus-based conversation section of the exam. (Point, Elaboration, Evidence, Opinion and 3 point technique)
  • Students will draft out responses for several stimulus-based conversation questions and practice the respective techniques. Students will compare their answers to the model answers. Students will practice reading their responses aloud (possibly involving someone in their homes).
Tutor

Eva Rene Jay

Professional Teacher, B.A. Communication and Class Valedictorian (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2006-2009), Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (London Teacher Training College, 2010 - 2011), Diploma in Education (National Institute of Education, 2005)

Eva is a passionate teacher who strongly believes in every single student under her care. She knows that with the right guidance and techniques, every child can excel at a language.

Over the past decade, Eva has worked with students from ages 6 to 60, to help them with their language skills and examinations. Eva has gained a vast range of knowledge and experience from students of all walks of life and from institutions with varied academic profiles. Her diverse teaching experience has given her the skills required to help her students ace a large variety of national and international examinations and assessments (PSLE, O levels, A levels, AEIS, Olympiad, WSG Workplace English Literacy Assessments, etc).

Eva is a constant advocate of the precious nature of time, and she ensures that no time is wasted with her. She goes above and beyond for her students and the can be felt by them, both in and out of her classroom. A firm, yet kind teacher, Eva always delivers her promise of ensuring the best for her students.

She has worked at several international and local schools in Singapore, Workforce Singapore, British Council, and English educational institutions in the Middle-East and has over 15 years of English teaching experience.