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English Language


We are a team of language lovers and enthusiasts raring for literature and language to make a difference in the lives of young men and women who pass through the gates of Outram Secondary School. While aiming to sharpen the tools of our learners enough to add value to their academic results at the end of their term with us, we really hope to nurture young people who are confident, articulate and proficient users of the English Language. Find out about us!

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Members

Mrs Cheryl Fan (HOD/EL)Mrs Wong Ann Ann (LH/EL)
Mr Dawa Tshering Sherpa (HOD/SEN) 
Ms Grace Ng Kah-Yi (ST/EL) 
Mr Prathivmohan S/O ChandramohanMs Zaiton  (HOD/Discipline)
Ms Yap Qiu Hong (SH/CCE) Ms Woo See Wei
Mrs Chua Wai Yi Mr Ooi Jason 
Mrs Poon Yiam Kiau Mr Abdul Rahman Bin Abdul Rahim (ST/SS)
Ms Lim Yean Yue Gladys 
Mr Bernard Roy 
Ms Charmaine Loke Mern Yi
Ms Ismath Banu


Programmes


We are a team of language lovers and enthusiasts raring for literature and language to make a difference in the lives of young men and women who pass through the gates of Outram Secondary School. While aiming to sharpen the tools of our learners enough to add value to their academic results at the end of their term with us, we really hope to nurture young people who are confident, articulate and proficient users of the English Language. Find out about us!


Oral Skills Programme

The department’s spirally progressive oral skills programme aims to build confidence in young speakers from Secondary 1 to 3 to represent themselves, represent others and represent issues in fun and collaborative ways:

  • Representing Self (Personal voice) through Drama Pedagogies in Secondary 1

  • Representing Others (Empathy by listening, paraphrasing and summarising) through Broadcast Journalism in Secondary 2

  • Representing Issues (Social concerns) through Debate in Secondary 3


Multiliteracies Programme

In today’s world where technology and media reaches its arms into every aspect of our daily lives, bimodal and multimodal texts (Chan & Chia, 2014) such as advertisements, posters, brochures, billboards, moving pictures, animation, social media platforms such as blogs, facebook, video games, picture books, digital news and the like proliferate at an unprecedented speed. At OSS, students learn to appreciate and review multimodal texts through:

  • Principles of Advertising (Bimodal sources) in Secondary 1

  • Film Review (Multimodal sources) in Secondary 2

  • Understanding Visual Texts through Mirror Reading and OUI Thinking Frame in Secondary 3


ARP@Outram (Applied Reading Programme)



Since 2020, the department embarked on an integrated skills acquisition programme named the ARP@Outram. An applied reading programme, this department-wide initiative aims to provide a platform for students to share their reading interests with their classmates who will respond to the stories they hear from their peers. Students also learn about pertinent general affairs and topics of relevance through monthly multimodal presentations. These activities throughout the year will activate interest in reading, writing and learning through multimodal media such as videos, images, texts and audio resources.

  • Weekly Opening Reads

  • News-in-Class and Teen Talks Presentations


2020

Food Innovation

Climate Change

The Virus Within

Popular Culture

Unconventional Hobbies

The National Pride 

2021

Our Digital Life

A K-pop World 

City of the Future

Mind Your Manners

Junk Food in Disguise

2022

S1

Food Innovation 

Climate Change

Pop Culture

Unconventional Hobbies

S2

Pop Culture -  Kpop, Kdrama, Hallyu (Korean Wave) 

IT - Digital Life, Online Footprint ,Gaming

Famous Sports Celebrities

Healthy Lifestyle – Junk Food in Disguise

S3

Inspirational People

TT - IT/ Gaming

Career Guidance - Unique Occupations

Local Enterprise/ Business

TT - Sports



  • Creative Writing Activities 
      • Guided Imagery
      • Whose Story is it?



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Outram Ink Blog

Read our students’ published works on the students’ blog: Outram Ink

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LitE Up!

The Literature and English teams join hands to organize an annual day of fun for the Secondary 1s and 2s. Games include Spelling Bee, Running Idioms, Caption This!, Act Up, Choral Reading and the finale, Character Parade.

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Enrichment and Learning Journeys

 

Selling Dreams Exhibition at the National Library

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Watch-a-Play! Drama Appreciation

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Visit to the State Courts

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Competitions

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition (Anglo-Chinese Junior College) 

 

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world's oldest international writing competition for schools, established since 1883. For 2021, the Competition theme was Community in the Commonwealth, and the essay topics were centered round the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are pleased to announce the following good results. Bravo, Outram writers!


1.            

TAN JING YI

S3-3

Silver Award

2.            

ALYSSA TEO XIN RU

S3-4

Silver Award

3.            

HO ZI LE ZAEYEA

S2-3

Bronze Award

4.            

LYON KHOW MAEDA

S3-3

Bronze Award

5.            

NICHOLAS NGAN WEI HON

S3-3

Bronze Award

6.            

ALYA MAISARAH BINTE MOHAMMAD ZAZALEE

S2-2

Certificate of Participation

7.            

SHERLYN ANG XIN YI

S2-2

Certificate of Participation

8.            

LIM MING LE JERICHO JAVIER

S2-2

Certificate of Participation

9.            

LEE E YU GRACE

S2-3

Certificate of Participation

10.          

HO CONG THANH

S2-3

Certificate of Participation

11.          

JAKOB FOK YING NING

S3-3

Certificate of Participation


Orator’s Trophy (Anglo-Chinese Junior College) 

2021
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Florence Seah (Sec 2/3)

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Yadav Shreya (Sec 4/3)
20192018

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Ayeisha Mei Johnson (Sec 4/4)

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William Wang (Sec 4/4)


National Schools Literature Festival (NSLF)

2021

Lower Secondary Book Trailer – Commendation Award

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2019

Secondary 3 Debate (Unseen) – Winner
                                                     
Lower Secondary book parade – Gold Award

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2018

Secondary 3 Debate (Unseen) – Winner  

Lower Secondary book parade – Silver Award
 
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2017


Secondary 3 Debate (Unseen) – Winner 


Lower Secondary book parade – Gold Award


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OSS Speakability Award

2021Overall Winner:  Martin Ethan Mina (Sec 3/4)
Video Link: Overall Winner

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13VKxdbXO1yQ3uWkYELJJgIEEZW1j8gb0/view?usp=sharing 


Write for Kindness Competition

                           2022
 Poetry writing

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                           'Leading with Kindness'                                                            "The Miracle Of Kindness"
Loong Yu Ting(Sec2/4), Joelle (Sec 2/4) ,Alisha (Sec2/4)             Goh Ting Shuen,Vera (Sec2/4),Callula Inara                                                                                                                      Febriajie (Sec2/4)

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                                                        Sharvin Sekar (Sec2/4), Koh Chen Soon (Sec2/4)   
 2021Poetry writing

Write for Kindness is a national creative-writing competition organised by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM), with the Singapore Book Council as its programme partner. It is a platform for secondary, junior college, centralised institute, madrasah and international school students to promote kindness to the younger audience by creating age-appropriate and culturally relevant children’s stories, through short stories, poetry, illustrations and songs
 ‘A Sweet Little Act’ Florence Seah Kah Woon (Sec 2/3) Turmunkh Solongo (Sec 2/3) ‘The Wounded Wolf and the Warm-hearted Farmer’   Lim Ming Le Jericho Javier (Sec 2/2) Ngim Adriel Daxin Garcia (Sec 2/2) 

 2020
Poetry writing    

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 ‘Sharing the Limelight’ - Winner ‘Helping a Neighbour’ - First runner-up ‘Newfound Friends


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Aryisha Binte Muhd Reymie (Sec 2/2), Layla Karina Binte Kamal (Sec 2/2), Danial Haqim Macdonald (Sec 2/2), Ho Darren Mitchell Mahilum (Sec 2/2), Jude Michael Chua (Sec 2/2), and Martin Ethan Mina (Sec 2/2)


 
https://www.kindness.sg/news/congratulations-to-the-write-for-kindness-2020-winners/

2019 
Poetry writing     

‘A Helping Hand’ - 2nd place ‘A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed’ - Consolation Prize 

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Aarthi Kris (Sec 2/3),  Isabelle Oentoro (Sec 2/3) Jefferson Kwek (Sec 2/2) and Low Jay Yee (Sec 2/2)

 


2018 

Poetry writing
 
‘The power of Kindness’ – Champion
‘At the Playground’ – 3rd place


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Imran Westerhout Hasan (Sec 2/4),  Nur Aleeyah Binte Mohamed Rizal (Sec 2/4),  Zaragoza Sabryne Kirsten Mendoza (Sec 2/3), and Nguyen Ngoc Khanh Chi (Sec 2/3) 








 

Story writing


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Andrea Seng Jun Xin (Sec 2/3), Adriana Batrisyia Binte Steve Arifianto (Sec 2/5), Briones Cheyanna Carlyn Javier (Sec 2/5), Diana Hue (Sec 2/5), and Tan Swee Ling (Sec 2/5) 

 
























Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) 2019

In our first foray into SSSDC, the team won 2 out of 3 rounds in the preliminaries and Justine Hari Muruga (Sec 4/5) won Best Speaker in Round 2.

Debaters: Maria Reyes (Sec 32), Basil Hia & Brendan Lim (Sec 4/5)

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Scrabble Competition 2019

A team of Secondary 4 students took an enjoyable Sunday afternoon out for intense rounds of scrabble at Jurong Green CC.

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Tales of ‘S’ (Civica) 2018

Winning Entry from William Wang Silang (Sec 4/4).

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ICAS Writing Competition (University of New South Wales)

30 students took part in 2018 and received certificates of Credit, Merit and Participation.


Oldham Cup (ACJC) 2017

The team comprising Zander Widjaja, Nguyen Hai Duong (Sec 4/4) and Shyanne  (Sec 4/5) won 2 rounds out of 8 in their inaugural outing.


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English Resources


For Students


Video Resources


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How to Capture PAC in Reading Aloud O & N Level English Oral

Examination

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GCE O & N Level Persuasive Writing Part 1 Overview  English 

Language (Argumentative Essay)

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GCE O & N Level Persuasive Writing Part 3 Language Features & Hedging English (Argumentative Essay)

 pic 4.PNG GCE O & N Level Persuasive Writing Part 4 Types of Supporting Material (Argumentative Essay) English
 pic 5.PNG GCE O & N Level Persuasive Writing Part 5 Checklist & Idea Map (Argumentative Essay) English
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O & N Level Oral Exam BOAR Oral Thinking Frame Part 1
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O level English Comprehension Visual Text Purpose & Intended Effect Questions Part 1
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Updated O Level English Comprehension Visual Text Purpose & Intended Effect Questions Part 2 
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Website Resources

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Online Reading

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http://www.eastoftheweb.com/

Short stories for the avid reader.

http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/title.html 

Read your favourite classic online!



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Speak Good English Movement (SGEM)

Speak Good English Movement encourages Singaporeans to speak and write standard English and provide resources to learners who wish to improve their English. There are fun quizzes and resources for everyone. Check it out here!

Learn English Learn English is a portal which links to all the British Council's websites for teachers and learners of English 

Grammar Bytes

Grammar Bytes provides notes, worksheets and interactive practices.

English Grammar Online 4 u

English Grammar Online 4 U focuses on learning and applying grammar rules.

Grammar Terrorist The Grammar Terrorist Blog
BBC English Language An award-winning site for learners of English, the BBC website is chock full of resources for students and teachers alike

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