Been busy the past week or so updating my YouTube channel with some online grammar lessons which I think English language students will find useful. Just click on the link below to see the new collection… and if you like what you see, please remember to subscribe 🙂
On Friday 17th March 2017, primary students from Singapore International School SISB Chiang Mai visited the zoo and aquarium in Chiangmai on an educational trip. The students learnt a lot from the visit and had a lot of fun.
If you want to know more about Singapore International School SISB Chiang Mai, visit the school website www.sisb.ac.th/sisb-chiangmai/
Established in 2001 as the first Singapore International School in Thailand pioneering the Singapore education curriculum, Singapore International School of Bangkok launched SISB Ekkamai as its first campus. SISB currently operates four campuses in Thailand, which adopt the Singapore and UK curricula as the foundation for teaching and learning.
SISB has now opened a new school in Chiang Mai with programmes for students in Nursery, Kindergarten and Primary (P1-P6).
For more information visit the Singapore International School (SISB) Chiangmai website
Here is my latest flipped learning video on YouTube for students learning English as a second language (ESL). It focused on the correct pronunciation of regular verbs in the past simple tense. Hope you find it useful !
Here is a short lesson I recorded a year ago for students hoping to better understand the Present Perfect Tense, including the terms, ‘never’, ‘ever’, ‘just’, ‘already’, ‘yet’, ‘for’ and ‘since’.
I hope it’s useful !
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