Certificate Course

Certificate in Supporting SpLD Learners in English Exam Skills (Part 2)

Public: $777.20
DAS Parents: $699.50
Duration: 15 hours

11, 12, 18, 19, 25 July 2023

With effect from 1 Jan 2023, fees will include the prevailing GST of 8%.

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About the Course

Siti Asjamiah

Students with dyslexia and SpLD often struggle to cope with school work and the demands of English examinations due to their language and literacy challenges. The PSLE English paper, in particular, requires them to demonstrate competence not only in reading and writing but in listening and oral communication as well. For many, these are skills that may be difficult and take time to grasp and master. It is important that adults supporting such learners are equipped with the right skills and strategies to cater to their learning needs.

This 15-hour course is designed to complement the existing certificate course in supporting SpLD learners in English Examination Skills which focuses on Paper 2 components of the PSLE English paper. It aims to equip participants with an awareness of the typical challenges that learners with SpLD face in other aspects of the English examination such as Listening Comprehension, Oral Communication and Writing and how they can better support them in these areas by examining and evaluating student’s work samples, identifying learning needs and suggesting appropriate remediation practices and/or strategies to address them.


  • The target audience may be a teacher who needs specific strategies in handling English Paper Two that might be helpful in supporting struggling learners in the classroom, Parents who want to support their child at home or other professionals and specialists who support students with learning differences.
  • Having a basic understanding of phonics and grammar would also be helpful.
  • Learners who may benefit from the strategies shared in the course
  • Learners in upper primary struggling in handling English Language Paper 2.


On successful completion of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Be aware of the challenges that students with SpLD face in Listening Comprehension, Oral Communication and Writing papers for the English Examination
  • Describe the range of skills involved in developing listening, oral communication and writing skills in English at the primary school level
  • Identify the learning needs of a student in oral communication and writing based on audio recording and writing samples provided
  • Suggest appropriate remediation practices and/or strategies to support learners in the areas of Listening Comprehension, Oral Communication and Writing in English examinations

DAS Academy will be delivering the course with dual-mode of learning; face-to-face or online via live-stream on Zoom. Please indicate your preferred mode of learning in the registration form. Please note that you will not be allowed to change your preference once the registration is completed.


  • Online Quiz
  • Response to an audio-recorded sample of student’s oral communication
  • Response to samples of student’s writing

The written assignment is due 20 working days after the last day of the course.


  • A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance and successfully pass the assessment.
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance but do not wish to undertake the assessment.

*Course will be postponed if the minimum number of participants is not met.

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