English Language Society 2011

Behold the new logo for this year's English Language Society!
Building on the success of last year's English Language Society, the ELS continues into this year... with some changes & improvements, of course.

Last year, I personally oversaw every aspect of the society because it was a personal experiment to see how far I could go with the students. Thankfully, I had the support of the society members, the teachers & the school head. The society was able to made a big impact in the school.
This year, I've divided up the work between the English Language Panel teachers to lighten my load because I wanted to dedicate more time into my role as the Chief Warden. However, as time went by, it seems that students are sometimes more reliable than adults. I had to help the teachers more often that desired. Somewhat against my beliefs in leadership but I might have to start managing people very soon.

Also, I've decided that all ELS Presidents from hence forth will be picked by the teachers. We had a President this year who was voted in by the students. He was mostly absent & did not contribute much. Over time, I found that the members were reluctant to follow or listen to him which leads me to believe that they might have chosen mindlessly or maliciously. (Kinda like the way their parents choose politicians but that's a story for another day.) After half a year, I stepped in & made a change. It's been better ever since.

A month ago, we spiced up the English Language noticeboard with all that jass (will post up pictures on another day) & are currently working on our very own ELS HQ (an unused room at school given to the ELS)!
You know me... when I'm done with it, it'll be all flashy with fancy deco & lights!

Our single most significant event of the year, the English Language Week & English Language Night will be held in September. Planning is complete & every teacher has selected an activity to run.
Some of the more interesting add-ons are "Gee" by Girl Generation will be performed this year & there will be a voluntary sing-a-long every night conducted by myself + powerpoint + a talented student guitarist.
I originally wanted to include a RockBand 3 performance but I have had difficulty procuring the said game.

Will share more as time goes by.
So, what is your English Language Club/Society at your school doing this year?

Comments

  1. The ELS at my school is very behind-the-scenes. Apart from their Bulletin, there's not much to their club.

    That's why I left years ago.

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  2. I used to be the President of the ELS in my school...I can only remember that we organized lots of debates and play games like scrabbles and word games like toggle...pretty boring stuffs :)

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  3. Anonymous25/7/11 06:54

    An English karaoke singing competition...and invite me as the chief judge...and the guest star. Muahahahahaha! Ummmm...why a smaurai?

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  4. Vio: Yeah.. I remember that bulletin. It was pretty simple too. Just a bunch of photocopied A4 papers clipped together in black & white.
    Anyway, if I ran this ELS at your school, would you join?

    Anny: Well, I guess it very much depends on the teacher in charge. Whether he/she is passionate about it or just doing it coz it looks good on paper.

    Arthur: English karaoke? Are you sure you want to go through that torture? Are you willing to come all the way to my school?
    If so, I'm willing to organise it for September. What say you?

    At the beginning, I told the students to come up with several proposals on motto, logo & colour.
    I took their ideas & expanded on it.

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  5. I would most definitely join the club. And have a whale of a time too. With all those activities planned out, it's exactly on par with the Chinese Language Society of my school.

    Mind you, they took years to build up their reputation as the central hub for all things entertainment.

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  6. Oh? And I get to sleep with you there? Oooooooo....now that's inviting! Muahahahaha!

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  7. The ELS in my school is the most active but it is not that 'active' by standard. It is considered so because we have this yearly activity called BBSS Idol (bbss being our school's name)where all students participate in this singing competition. that's as grand as it can get. However, it is better than nothing right?

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  8. Vio: Write a petition to the Minister of Education. Get all the Titiwangsa Girls to sign. Transfer me to your school so that I can entertain you guys next year! hahaha~~

    Arthur: Why not? I've got 5 star accommodations waiting for you!

    Tasha: I guess the teachers there either lack the imagination or the will to come up with grander schemes. hahaha~~
    They've probably got too many other duties anyway. Students should really be autonomous.

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