I began teaching in Singapore in a room at my home with 21 pupils (who were my own children, my friends and their children), back in 1983. One thing led to another by 1990, the Julia Gabriel Speech and Drama Centre was formed. Today, I work with a growing team of motivated, enthusiastic, specialist educators who have been chosen for their shared belief in my teaching philosophy and aims. I do not want to lose, or forget, the fun we shared in those early days. My original pupils, many of whom are still in touch, love coming to our centre because our subject is approached in a way that makes learning fun, the environment is welcoming and every student is valued and respected as an individual. These important ingredients will not change at Julia Gabriel Centre. Communication is a wonderful area both to teach and to study, and our teaching facilitates invaluable life-skills in a competitive world. More importantly, the longer I teach, the more I see the good our classes provide and the joy they bring, now counting to several thousand students.
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|ADULT ACCOMPANIED PROGRAMMES - PLAYNEST (6 – 18 Months)||Nurturing attachment and security This single year in a child’s life contains the most profound leaps in learning and development. There is no other time in our lives when growth is so rapid, so visible, from day-to-day, moment-to-moment. ...||Not Available|
|ADULT ACCOMPANIED PROGRAMMES - PLAYCLUB (1½ – 3 Years)||Fostering self-control and autonomy By the time your child is two years and five months old, your child’s growing independence will require a larger playing field enriched with thoughtful activities to enhance learning. Welcome to the joys...||Not Available|
|ADULT ACCOMPANIED PROGRAMMES - BILINGUAL PLAYCLUB (1½ – 3 Years)||Fostering self-control and autonomy in two languages at a go Many studies support the learning of two languages (or more) to improve the overall functionality of our brains to become better thinkers, while boosting our ability to negotiate mean...||Not Available|
|ADULT ACCOMPANIED PROGRAMMES - STEPPING STONES (Nursery 1)||Promoting initiative and independence By the time your child turns 3, your child is moving out of babyhood and into childhood. Your child will become more curious about new experiences and new environments, and will want to explore them on thei...||Not Available|
|SPEECH & DRAMA (2 – 4 Years / Nursery 1 and 2)||Making learning as natural and engaging as play Our focus for the little 2 to 4 year olds is language in action with stories, music, props and characters. With specially selected collection of literature, we enable young children to develop the...||Not Available|
|SPEECH & DRAMA (4 – 6 Years / Kindergarten 1 & 2)||Inspiring creative and cognitive thinking through poetry and prose Based around stories that appeal to children while helping children develop self-awareness and an understanding of their own abilities, Speech and Drama for our 4-6 year olds wo...||Not Available|
|I LOVE READING (2 – 4 Years / Nursery 1 and 2)||Opening up a world of language I Love Reading is a reading readiness programme to motivate young children to discover the world of print through the participation in drama activities that enables each child to develop stronger oral vocabulary. ...||Not Available|
|LET’S READ & WRITE (4 – 6 Years / Kindergarten 1 and 2)||Fostering a love of reading and writing through experiential learning Through experiential learning, Let’s Read and Write focuses on skills to improve both oral and written expression, namely communication, listening, literacy, cognitive, fin...||Not Available|
|THINK N’INK (6 – 12 Years / Primary 1 to 6)||Becoming confident readers and writers Carefully structured to help children succeed in school and meet the standards expected of lower-primary students by the Singapore Ministry of Education, Readers and Writers focus on key literacy skills s...||Not Available|
|ADULT LEARNING PROGRAMMES||Julia Gabriel Foundation Teaching Certificate (Speech & Drama) The Julia Gabriel Foundation Teaching Certificate (Speech & Drama), or JGFTC, is an intensive 5-month part-time training programme for adults who wish to learn about teachin...||Not Available|
|PROGRAMMES FOR PRESCHOOLS||Julia Gabriel Centre has been offering preschool Speech & Drama programmes for over 15 years using our unique, specialised EduDrama methodology. We have worked with various kindergarten and childcare centres, to help meet the specific needs ...||Not Available|
WHAT IS EDUDRAMA®?
EduDrama® is the unique Julia Gabriel Education teaching methodology. EduDrama® drives every programme that you come across in Julia Gabriel, from PlayNest to Stage Lights to our teaching certificates. EduDrama®’s unique methodology was developed by Julia Gabriel and is what makes Julia Gabriel programmes stand out from other programmes offered by other enrichment centres.
A teaching and learning methodology used in all Julia Gabriel Education programmes, EduDrama® supports children’s development of communication skills and self-leadership abilities in a natural progression, starting with initial self-discovery and moving on to self-actualization as young adults who contribute their talents at home, in school, and in society.
EduDrama® combines drama with planned educational outcomes to foster learning through interaction and active involvement and to engage children in using and extending their language communication knowledge and strengths. Children and adults respond readily and with great success to learning this way.
Using a wide range of drama tools such as improvisation, theatre, mime, puppetry, role-play, masks, storytelling, reading aloud, dramatic poetry and creative writing, students are engaged and challenged to draw upon their own interpretation and add their own experiences to express their ideas.
EduDrama® drama builds strong self-expression, confidence, collaboration with others, compassion, courage, cognition and commitment to continuous growth.
Our English EduDrama® programmes have also been taken up by other kindergartens, primary and secondary schools in Singapore since 1995.
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