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Facilities

  • Grammar & Writing Resource Centre (030233)

    Capacity: 25 seats

    The room is equipped with:

    • 25 networked PCs (XP)
    • Audio System
    • Printer
    • Scanner
    • LCD Projector
    • OHP

    Software includes:

    • Microsoft Office 2010
    • Inspiration
    • Firefox
    • itunes
    • Audacity
    • Real Player
    • Scribus
    • Quick Time


    TLDC SAC (Self Access Centre) (03-B1-02/03)

    The aim of the Teachers' Language Development Centre's Self Access Centre is to encourage student teachers to take an active role in improving their English Language skills through independent self-learning and peer-to-peer learning.

    Capacity: Maximum seating for 50 people

    The room is divided into 5 sections:

    • Lounge Area
    • Meeting Room
    • Discussion Area 1
    • Discussion Area 2
    • Speaking & Pronunciation Centre

    This room is equipped with:

    • 1 Main LCD Projector
    • 3 LCD TVs
    • Blu-Ray DVD Player


    Primary English Language Classroom (PELC) (03-B1-01)

    The Primary English Language Classroom (PELC) exemplifies for our student teachers what an engaging learning environment for primary school children should and can be. It is purposefully cheerful and welcoming to ensure that students enjoy the process of learning.

    Capacity: 40 seats at 5 tables

    This room is equipped with:

    • 1 Laptop (XP)
    • LCD Projector
    • Visualiser
    • DVD Player
    • CD/Cassette Player
    • OHP
     

     

    English Language and Literature Resource Room (03-B1-12)

    Capacity: 24 seats at 5 tables

    The room is equipped with:

    • 1 PC (Win XP & Ms Office 2003)
    • LCD Projector
    • Audio System
    • Visualiser
    • DVD Player
    • VHS Player
    • White board
    • OHP
     


    Multimedia Room 1 (03-B1-13)

    This room is configured as a mini lecture theatre.

    Capacity: 32 seats with writing board

    This room is equipped with:

    • 1 PC (Window XP)
    • LCD Projector
    • Visualiser
    • Audio System
    • DVD Player
    • VHS Player
    • White board
    • OHP
     
  • The PEL Classroom exemplifies for our student teachers what an engaging learning environment for primary school children should and can be. It is purposefully cheerful and welcoming to ensure that students enjoy the process of learning.

    Literacy

    Immersion in rich print is critical for early literacy, so the room has a large collection of books (big books, small books, audio books), children’s writing, posters and labels. Environmental print (such as signsand directions) remind children that language is functional. Children learn to read from big books, and read to learn from the learning centres of Mathematics and Science,which are arranged to integrate seamlessly with English.
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    Oral Communication

    In keeping with the English Language Syllabus 2010 that advocates a solid foundation of oral communication in the early years, a platform (complete with a simulated “Recording in progress” red light) offers an authentic context for show-and-tell and other oral activities.
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    Show-and-Tell 
    Platform

    Resources

    Apart from functioning as a “model” classroom, the PEL classroom is also a resource room for teachers. The room displays different types of easels so that teachers can decide which easel is best for their classroom. There are also different types of colourful puppets (hand, glove,finger, 3-in-1) against the backdrop of different types of puppet theatres.

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    Stellar Easel
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  • The purpose of the TLDC Self Access Centre (SAC) is to encourage student teachers to take an active role in improving their English language skills through independent self-learning, attending workshops and consultations with a tutor.

    The TLDC-SAC will provide the resources that students can use for self-improvement in the areas of grammar usage, academic writing, conducting research as well as oral presentations.

    Exact opening hours and timing of consultations will be decided each semester after the main timetable is established and based on staff and CELS and LEADs students’ availability.

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    Consultations

    Consultation sessions are by appointment and are 20 minutes each. Students should come to a consultation well before an assignment is due, so as to give themselves plenty of time to make changes after the session. If there are no consultations scheduled for a particular day, students may talk to the lecturer on site  on a drop-in basis .

    Consultations can  also help students develop the following skills:

    • Communication skills: oral presentations and English pronunciation. Students can practice their oral presentation and receive feedback on their language use and pronunciation.
    • Academic language and writing: vocabulary, grammar, style, essay structure, and appropriate use of sources. For instance, students can learn strategies for editing, avoiding  plagiarism, and using  of referencing styles such as APA.

    We can also help students with feedback related to language use that they may have received from their course tutors. Course tutors may recommend that students arrange to attend consultation sessions for language development. 

    TLDC-SAC policies

    • While we will not edit or proofread students’ work, we will help them become better editors or proofreaders of their own work. We will  identify areas of weakness, discuss these  with the students and refer them to relevant resources. We may also recommend practice activities .
    • As our focus is language improvement, we will help with advising on reading strategies, but not with course content. We will also not advise on take-home exam papers.
    • We plan to limit students to 4 appointments a semester, depending on availability.
    • Students can  have one appointment per week
    • 24 hours notice is needed if students cancel their appointments. Cancellation on the same day will count as one of the four appointments.
    • Latecomers will not be given extra time with the tutor.
    • If a student misses an appointment, it will also be counted as one of the four appointments.
    • Reports will be kept on students’ consultation sessions and will be available for tutor’s reference.
    • Students can also be recommended to the SAC by their tutor.