The new syllabus is cool. Wish we had it during our time!
Being foremost a Literature person, I am qualified to teach the new English syllabus. The use of literary devices, words and sentences and their impact are right up my alley, not to mention four semesters of doing my MA(English Language and Literature) at NUS means I am adept at close reading. Reading and analysing close to a 100 titles ranging from primary texts to critical readings at NUS has made me sensitive to tone, atmosphere, mood, mode of characterisation and the subtle nuances of words and phrases.
Moreover my grounding in grammar and sentence skills and years of tutoring the erstwhile syllabus means that I am equipped to teach the new syllabus as the new assessment retains some of the former features such as writing summary and essays.
I like the variety and the skills required to do well in this paper are more diverse and challenging.
This is why I find the new English syllabus so fun!
In a nutshell, I cover all aspects of the new English syllabus and they are listed below:
Reading and Comprehension Skills
Critical literacy of both narrative and expository texts
Answering comprehension questions
Deciphering and evaluating visual texts
Expository, descriptive, recount and narrative writing
Grammar and Sentence Skills.