International Baccalaureate

Language Arts | Language & Literature

Headstart Programme

Year 1 (IB) Primer: Introduction to Language Arts 
All International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes value language as central to the development of critical thinking, which is deemed essential for cultivating intercultural understanding and responsible membership in local, national and global communities.

Language is integral to exploring and sustaining personal development and cultural identity, and provides an intellectual framework that supports the construction of conceptual understanding.

In Language Arts, students will interact with a range of texts, often venturing into the moral, social, economic, political, cultural and environmental domains. They will learn from this subject to grow in their abilities to form opinions, make decisions, and reason ethically—all key attributes of an IB learner.

Course Outline
Our introductory workshop will familiarise students with the aspects of the Language Arts course and support their understanding of the demands of assessment within the IB Programme.

The Critical Reader

  • concepts of text types
  • structural concepts
  • discernment of techniques

The Thoughtful Writer

  • writing for a variety of purposes
  • information management and organisational skills

The Proficient Speaker

  • dynamics of speech
  • group and individual presentation skills
  • presentation for visual and aural impact

Year 5 (IB) Primer: Introduction to Language and Literature 
The Language and Literature course in the IB Diploma Programme introduces the student to a critical study and interpretation of written and spoken texts from a wide range of literary forms and non-literary text-types. Specifically, it encompasses:

  1. the creativity of writers and readers, and the nature of their interaction with their respective contexts and with literary tradition
  2. the ways in which language can give rise to the meaning and/or effect, and
  3. the performative and transformative potential of literary creation and response.

Students need to be able to relate to their texts and do close literary analysis – a skill that must be developed and practised – of a range of literary texts in a number of literary forms and from different times and places, as well as understand the relationships between texts, cultural contexts, and local and global issues.

Course Outline
Our introductory workshop will acquaint students with these advanced components beyond their Language Arts course in the MYP (Years 1-4) and support their understanding of the demands of assessment at the Diploma Programme level.


  • non-literary text 
  • tools for analysis
  • the written commentary


  • universal themes
  • strategies for the connection
  • comparison of texts


  • the learner portfolio
  • global issues
  • works and assessment

Details to both workshops

Year 1 IB:  Thursdays on 9, 16 and 23 June 2022, 1pm - 3pm
Year 5 IB:  Saturdays on 11, 18 and 25 June 2022, 12pm-2pm
Price: $450 Workshop Fee (New students will be required to pay an additional $50 registration fee)
Teacher: Ms Yonne Han

Early Bird Promotion before Saturday 7 May 2022 (strictly no extension):
* Current students enjoy $25 off workshop fees
* New students enjoy a $25 off registration fee

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Mode of Payment

Fees should be paid by Saturday 7 May 2022 to confirm your child's seat in the class. We encourage all parents to secure the seats early. All fees must be received before the start of the class.

Hence, kindly note the following modes of payment:

  • NETS
  • iBanking/PayNow
  • Cheque
  • NETS
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  • NETS only and an additional late fee surcharge of $50

Both current and new students are welcomed! Parents who wish to sign their child(ren) up for the workshop may do so by dropping us an email at, filling in our contact form, or calling us at 6455 3063.

Registration is accepted on a rolling basis until seats are fully taken. Kindly note that seats are only confirmed upon full payment of fees. Payment must reach us before Saturday 7 May 2022 to confirm your child's seat in the class.  Otherwise, the seat will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.

All Our Holiday Workshops at a Glance

3-Day Writing and English Booster Workshops

  • P1 - P4 Celebrate Writing Workshop
  • P5 & P6 Intensive English Bootcamp

Sec- Literature Cakewalk

  • Learn the exam-savvy approach to answer Literature questions in this 2-day workshop for Sec 1 and 2

Sec- Speak Your Mind

  • Learn critical thinking and public speaking kills in this 2-day workshop for P5&6, as well as Sec 1 &2

Sec- 3-Day IB Workshop

  • Learn to interact with different texts, form opinions and rationales—all key attributes of an IB learner.
  • Year 1 & 5 IB Primers

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