Wish there were a little voice to tell you what to say?
You can be your own little voice!
I don't have the gift of the gab.
That is wrong! Reading and conversational skills can be learnt and improved on. You just need to know which areas to take note of and work on. Let us start by bringing out the chatterbox that is in you.
Cat got your tongue?
How exactly can you still improve on your reading? Are you stuck after just saying 2 or 3 sentences? Is your mind a blank and you are just repeating your points over and over again?
Is your child facing any of the following during the oral examination?
Unsure of why he/she is not scoring for reading
Unsure of how to begin answering during the Stimulus-Based Conversation
Stuck after answering a few lines
Answer seemed disorganised and all over the place
Unsure of when to say what
Giving a lot of irrelevant details for an answer
Speech is a thought that is put into words. You need to start by knowing what to think.
It's time to RASE™ to the challenge!
Reading and Stimulus... What?
Stimulus-based conversation is one of the changes in the new PSLE format in 2015 and many children are stumbled by it. Compared to the previous format of picture description, there is no fixed formula for scoring as you are not supposed to merely describe what you see (e.g. You may remember asking your older children to describe the picture in a clockwise/anti-clockwise direction!).
Aligned to the new PSLE English Oral format
For the new format, the aim is for the children and the examiners to have a conversation, an exchange of words that is somewhat natural. Hence, description alone is not enough, it does not provide for a conversation. Instead, the ability to share your opinions, thoughts and experiences in relation to the picture (stimulus) and topic is valued. This is why we need to bring out the chatterboxes in you.
A structured approach to craft your answers in the stimulus-based conversation section
To some children, speaking to a stranger about his day or life is not a natural thing to do. However, if you are able to have a structured plan about how to think and what to say, doesn't this make the task a lot less daunting?
We want to help you do just that.
As we continue to work with our pupils on perfecting their oral skills, we are also perfecting our oral strategies. Do you know the difference between how to respond to Q1 and Q2/3 in the Stimulus Based Conversation? If you're already enrolled in Lil' Chatterbox, check out the latest updates now!
Lil' Chatterbox Instructors
Who better to conduct this oral workshop than the original chatterboxes, Mrs Chew, Ms Nora, Ms Quek and Ms Cynthia? With their friendliness and ability to relate to the pupils, children warm up quickly to them. There is never a dull moment in class as the instructors inject positivity in the classroom and help bring out the chatterbox in every child.
1. Video Lessons
2. Workbook (Contains 10 SBC Practices covering a range of topics and question types with full model answers using our RASE strategy)
Wondering how our video lessons are like?
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? As long as Lil' but Mighty exists, this course will be available to watch. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you finish the course, implement the techniques and feel you haven’t learn anything that has helped to improve your writing, you can email me within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
Is this course aligned with the latest PSLE English Oral format?
Yes, our Lil' Chatterbox is tailored for use with the latest PSLE English Oral Format. Hoorah!
What is the recommended grade level for children to take this course?
Since this course focuses on Stimulus-Based Conversation in the new PSLE English Oral format, it will be suitable for children from Primary 4 onwards.
Will there be support provided upon purchase of the course?
Definitely! Our team of teachers will be ready (with a smile!) to provide you help on questions that you have regarding the course content and its materials.
What are the IT requirements for this online course?
For viewing the videos: - Good internet connection - Web Browsers - Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari (Mac), Opera and Internet Explorer (11 and beyond)
What do I do if I need help?
If you need help with something related to the course, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
This course will be helpful if your child:
needs help to find out what is lacking in his/her reading
needs an easy-to-use framework for organising his/her answer from beginning to the end
wants to know the process of how he/she can think of more details for his/her answer during the Stimulus-Based Conversation
needs ideas on the different types of relevant details to add to his/her answer
wants to know how to end his/her answer properly
does not know his/her focus during the 5-minute preparation of the oral examination
Wish there is a little voice to tell you what to say?
You can be your own little voice!