Although we are just a mere nine months since our inception into the Malaysian education market, we have convinced our students and their parents that we are different from other English learning centres whose focus is on academic English.
Parents have started to realize that we don’t just teach the English language. We teach our students about storytelling and writing, about how to evoke their imagination, and the ability to communicate their thinking using English.
We are proud to say that we emphasize the application of English. Our students do not just enjoy the fun of learning English, they also learn how to explain and elaborate their ideas. What an amazing way to learn English through our fun and interactive methods!
These nine months have been a huge eye-opener for us as well. We realized the huge variance of English proficiency in Malaysia’s students. Children from an English-speaking background, with their strong reading skills generally love our writing programmes.
Message From Our Founder, Catherine Khoo
Welcome to the Unique English Classroom™ (UEC). I developed this series using more than 15 years of my media experience coupled with innovative educational concepts. I worked with media experts and educationists, and what resulted from all this synergy is a think-out-of-the-box, highly-interactive and fun series of programmes to accelerate the teaching of English. UEC has found a niche in more than 150 primary and secondary schools in Singapore since it was first introduced in 1996, with my school arm, Janus Education.
Every child is creative!
Ask yourself this question. Do you think your child is creative? If you do not think so, try thinking back to when you were a child, perhaps six or seven years old. What gives you the most joy? Was it drawing your first picture of Mum or Dad and thinking, “Wow! They will be happy to see this!” Or was it reading a story and telling it in your own words to your parents? Or is it changing Mum’s recipe for her favourite kueh kueh and realizing it tasted better! Yes, if you have done all this, and I am sure you have, let me tell you, this is creativity in action! Creativity happens many ways, and in the Unique English Classroom, I do this with words. Through verbal/spoken expression: reading and drama. Through written expression: stories and books.
The Fox and The Mouse
A story by Megan Khoo Mei-En (11 years-old)
Sayfol International School, Sabah
AWIS Student from UEC Iramanis Centre, Kota Kinabalu
On a snowy day, a fox named Foxy wandered in the snow looking for a friend. Out of nowhere, a mouse named Mousey jumped out of the snow. By the looks on Mousey’s face, Foxy knew that Mousey was terrified.
Mousey ran into the woods. He climbed a tree onto a branch in an exhausted way and was once again terrified for there were two sleeping owls on the branch. They looked friendly to each other so Mousey thought that the owls could be friends.
Mousey stood quietly next to them while Foxy came and circled around the tree. Foxy thought of pulling the branch to lower down Mousey. So he did. But instead of Mousey getting lowered down, the two owls woke up and wanted to gobble Mousey up.
If you think you hate learning grammar, prepare for a pleasant surprise. English Rules! is based around fun and teamwork.
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Testimonial from Parents
From mother of Aaron Soh Heng Lit,
UEC 88 Marketplace Kota Kinabalu
My six-year-old son, Aaron, joined Kids Can Read at Unique English Classroom (UEC) in Jan 2018. He shows tremendous enthusiasm when telling me about his day at UEC when he gets home.
UEC’s nurturing learning environment coupled with their imaginative and creative “learnt, think and interact” methodology has engaged, inspired and harnessed Aaron’s innate learning capabilities.
Aaron’s teacher is committed, warm and easy to communicate with.
My Trip to Macau and Hong Kong
Oscar Gan Hse (8 years old),
UEC 88 Marketplace Kota Kinabalu
During the holidays, my family and I went to Hong Kong and Macau.
We went to Macau first by a turbo-jet from Hong Kong. We stayed there for two days. We stayed in two hotels, Parisian and Venetian. My favourite hotel is Venetian because it has a street inside it! It can also connect to the Parisian Hotel through a mall!
We watched two shows: one about the Monkey King and the other, Water Dance. I liked Water Dance because there was a part where the bad character was riding a baby bicycle! I did not like the Monkey King because my grandma is scared of spiders and there was a part where an enormous spider hung down from above!