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Every JYian an effective communicator using Standard English.


To achieve value-added results by equipping JYians with lifelong learning skills and values.


To develop JYians into confident and competent communicators

2) To develop a strong reading culture amongst JYians

3) To achieve value – added results in English Language

Stand and Deliver and TED Talks

The English Department has embarked on a school-wide public speaking programme – Stand & Deliver (S&D) and TED Talks during morning assembly. These public speaking platforms aim to develop every JYian into confident and competent speakers of the English language.  More details are available here on the Applied Learning Programme (ALP) write-up.

EL Reading Programme and English Language Week

The department has continued to encourage students to read to help them develop their general knowledge and instil good reading habits by subscribing to various magazines and providing in-house reading material monthly.

English Language Week is aimed to encourage students to develop the love for reading and writing. Fun and engaging activities are carried out during the week, exposing students to different kind of reading materials and competitions.  Students are also given an opportunity to discuss and share their favourite novels and present them as characters on Book Character Day.

EL Intensive Programme (Graduating classes)

This programme is intended to equip our students with specific examination skills to prepare them for the GCE ‘O’ and ‘N’ level examinations during term time and school holidays. Through this programme, our students are more confident and motivated to do well in their national examinations.


English Enrichment and Grammar Programmes

The department also embarked on a series of topical enrichment lectures to equip graduating students with the necessary knowledge and language skills to tackle the GCE O Level examination.  The skills were conducted both by English Language teachers and invited speakers from other departments.  Topics ranged from education to environment.

Offering Literature as an Elective in Secondary 3

In addition, English Department continues to offer Upper Secondary English Literature as an Elective subject for Secondary 3 Express students. The inaugural class of 10 students study Hook and Eye: Stories from the Margins, poetry and unseen prose. Literature students understand themselves and others better in a multicultural and interconnected world by exploring the depth and breadth of the human experience through works of literature.

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Secondary Two ALP 2019 – Drama Workshop

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Students familiarizing with the use of levels in staging a performance through interactive activities.

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Students rehearsing for the Secondary 2 ALP Drama Showcase.

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 Sec 2E3 performing their play titled ‘What makes you Singaporean?’

Secondary Three ALP – Debating Training Workshop

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Debating on the motion ‘This house would make community service compulsory in secondary schools’

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Applying rebuttal skills in the inter-team debate

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Discussing and researching for contents

Secondary Four ALP – Interview Skills Workshop

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The trainer modelling on what to do and what not to do on conducting oneself in an interview. 

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tudents engaged in the interesting activity that the trainer is running. The students are presenting responses from their own group and their friends to the class, followed by a Q&A session. The trainer is skilled at questioning the students for deeper responses.

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 Students from 4E2 discussing on the first impressions people look out for during interviews.

Mdm P ManimegalaiHOD (English Language & Literature)
Ms Shynn LimHOD (Character & Citizenship Education) 
Ms Maybellina Lim 
 Covering Assistant Year Head (Secondary 2)
Ms Elydia Azman
 Level Discipline IC for Secondary 2
Mr Kartik Aravind RajTeacher
Ms Lynette WongTeacher
Ms Teoh Cheng LingTeacher
Mr Yee Jen SiongTeacher
Mr Senthil SilvarajooTeacher
Ms Nur NadiyahTeacher
Ms Amanda FooTeacher
Ms Serena XuTeacher
Ms Serene TanTeacher 
Mr Mohammad FauzulTeacher
Ms Hema LataTeacher
Mr Winston LinTeacher
Ms Goh Wan Ru Teacher
Mr Darren SubramaniamTeacher
Mdm Kurusamy G.Teacher