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LIM WAN XIN, 4 YEARS OLD
KLUANG CENTRE

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It all started when I sent my little cutie pie to VITAL YEARS when she was 2 years and 10 months old. Since then, she can always be heard humming tunes whenever and wherever she is. And within 1 or 2 weeks, she was able to sing a complete song with the correct pronunciation. She...

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Louis Beckham, 4岁
Hailey Natalie, 两岁
KIP CENTRE, KUALA LUMPUR

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我们在家都是以纯中文 交谈的,所以去年在儿子Louis Beckham进入4岁幼儿班的第5个月后,某天我察觉到他无法与英文老师们好好沟通交流,甚至很多时候都听不懂老师在说些什么的时候,当下我就决定了把Louis Beckham送去弟媳强力推荐的Vital Years上课。我想让他在这个以英语为主的环境,熟悉这个语言,学习正确的发音,让他在这方面加强沟通交流的信心。 果然,去了Vital Years的短短几个月后,就让我看到了他语言上,认字上的进步;而最让我感到欣慰的是,此刻的他在幼儿园里已经可以与老师们沟通自如了。甚至有时候与友人聚餐时,他也会主动以英文跟他们的孩子们聊天呢!在家时,还会自动自发地拿起英文绘本阅读;看到他各方面的进步,我和先生更加肯定半年后也要将满27个月大的女儿Hailey Natalie送去Vital Years上课。 由于Hailey Natalie是上5天制的,相对于哥哥的一个星期才2天上课,她进步神速的英文,更让我们感到惊喜与惊讶!犹记得还未上课前,如果我们以简单英文与她对话,她会叉起双手气鼓鼓地回应我们说:“请不要说这种话,我听不懂”,选择不回应我们,那可爱的模样真是让我们感到好气又好笑,至今还深深烙印在我的脑海里。 但自从在今年的3月份开始上课后,她整个人不同了,与我们沟通时都可以华英交替地非常好。现在很多英文单字都会认了,每天放学回来还不停的哼唱英文歌,十句话五句不离英文,发音非常准确,一副信心满满的样子。我的妹妹们每次看到她喋喋不休地讲英文,都觉得Vital Years很不错,也纷纷打算将他们的孩子们送进去就读呢!有时心情大好的时候他们还会给我们办个小小演唱会,一边表演一边唱歌,当然每晚临睡前要求读一两本绘本的阅读习惯是少不了的。 我觉得Vital Years的教育理念非常棒,院长与老师们在教学上都非常地用心。老师一对一的教学模式,适时的从旁指导,引导他们使用英文沟通交流,互相问问题,这样的学习过程对他们来说是最重要的。看到孩子们在舒适开心零压力的环境下学习,享受上课的乐趣,我们觉得是值得的。 在此,我们衷心地感谢Vital Years分院KIP的老师们培养了我的孩子们对英语阅读的兴趣与能力,真心感谢他们给予我孩子们的一切,感恩! 妈妈Allice Lim

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Louis Beckham, 4 years old
Hailey Natalie, 2 years old
KIP Centre, Kuala Lumpur

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I enrolled my son, Louis Beckham in Vital Years 5 months after he had commenced kindergarten at the age of 4. As English is not spoken in our household, I realised that he was lacking in the ability to communicate with his teachers in English and there were many occasions when he could not comprehend...

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HOLIDAY CAMP 2015 @ VITAL YEARS

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HOLIDAY CAMP IS SO FUN AT VITAL YEARS! Here are the children from VITAL YEARS Medan Damansara, Bandar Baru Klang and Pertam with their “All About Me” Tree! They were participants of the Holiday Camp, which took place at the end of November. There was much fun throughout the camps as they shared about their...

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Goh Shyer Enn, 4 years old
Goh Shyer Ting, 2 years old
Damansara Jaya Centre

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I enrolled my children, Shyer Enn and Shyer Ting, at VITAL YEARS in Damansara Jaya in January 2015. My husband and I have seen a lot of improvement in their reading and writing skills, and most importantly, we notice a marked improvement in their interest and passion for learning. We get asked frequently about what...

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Umar Reza Ahmad Lutfa, 3 years old
The Atmosphere, Sri Kembangan Centre

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Umar has improved so much over time. I am very impressed that a 3-year-old boy can read and write a little bit. His ability to hold a pencil properly is far more advanced compared to his brothers when they were his age. Apart from that, his social skills and his spoken English have also improved...

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Leonard Tan Zhi Cheng, 8 years old
Sri Petaling Centre

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I believe that having a good English foundation is very important for every child. In my experience, not every English learning centre has the ability to cultivate the reading habit but VITAL YEARS has done it! In just a few months, my son Leonard is able to read storybooks and speak English fluently. His pronunciation...

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WE ARE COMING! PENANG BRIDGE RUN 2015

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VITAL YEARS is not all about teaching, roadshows and trainings. We also know how to have fun! A group of us will be participating in the PENANG BRIDGE RUN 2015 on Sunday, November 22. If you spot us in our VITAL YEARS t-shirts on the bridge, do say hi! Or you can join the ground...

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WINNER – ROADSHOW LUCKY DRAW!

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There was much excitement in the air as the Lucky Draw was taking place. It was a Lucky Draw specifically for those who registered their children during the Roadshow period of April to July 2015. The prize of a 3D2N Hotel + LEGOLAND® Malaysia Theme Park + Sanrio Hello Kitty & Little Big Club Admission...

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NEW MANAGEMENT FOR KOTA KEMUNING CENTRE

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The VITAL YEARS centre in Kota Kemuning sees new faces from today onwards. Heartiest congratulations to the new Management of the centre, namely Joanne Chia, E-Ling and Shuen Peng! These ladies are currently the youngest owners of a VITAL YEARS centre. All three are established and extremely talented music graduates; with E-Ling having performed numerous...

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VITAL YEARS ROADSHOW 2
LAKE KOTA KEMUNING

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Following the hazy days we experienced in the Klang Valley for the past weeks, it was truly a blessing to see the sun, sky and clouds so defined again. We even saw a rainbow on our way to Kota Kemuning Lake for our VITAL YEARS Roadshow this morning along the Lekas Highway at 7am! The...

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Nivasheny
Taiping Centre

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“For our daughter, Nivasheny age 3+, VITAL YEARS is more than a learning centre; it’s more like a second home for her. Though I must admit that it wasn’t easy at all for her to settle in. I remember how she would throw tantrums in class but now she throws tantrums if we do not...

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EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE TRAINING FOR VITAL YEARS FACILITATORS

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Sunday morning, 25th October 2015. Nine VITAL YEARS Facilitators completed their Emergency First Response Training at VITAL YEARS HQ, KL. They learned to response to emergency, the STOP, THINK & ACT sequence; assessed the scene if they were safe to approach the victim; put on barriers to protect themselves; performed CPR on Little Anne; helped...

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VITAL YEARS ROADSHOW 2

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We commence the second round of Roadshows next month. The VITAL YEARS team is working round the clock to finalise the locations and coordinating with the local centres to ensure that we are ready to kick off in October. Check back with us next week for updates on the whereabouts of the VITAL YEARS Roadshow...

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Nuralysha Hanoum Ariff
Putra Heights Centre

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My daughter Alysha was 2 1/2 years when we sent her to Vital Years. On my first visit to Vital Years to enquire about the programme, I was told that my child would be able to start reading in about 2 months time. I was skeptical at first and that was the reason I enrolled...

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Ern Qi & Ern Ze
SS15 Subang Jaya Centre, Selangor

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I would like to say a big thank you to VITAL YEARS SS15 Subang Jaya for their love, dedication & hard work in nurturing the young. I am truly blessed to come upon Teacher May & Teacher Linda who spent their time and effort in taking care of my two kids, Ern Qi and Ern...

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Annabelle Lee
Putra Heights Centre, Selangor

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My younger daughter, Annabelle Lee joined Vital Years Putra Heights since she was 2 1/2 years old. During the 1st month, I found that my daughter started to sing English songs at home. We were so excited! In the 2nd month, she could recognize words in the scrapbook and I found that she loved flipping...

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Our Technology

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Our centres are equipped with interactive SMART Boards to promote active engagement, collaborative learning and verbal interaction. The optimal use of the SMART Board puts us in the forefront of education, providing endless opportunities to enhance our children’s speaking skills and their ability to use language for communication.

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Tan Pei Yu
Sg Ara Centre, Penang

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“I was three years old when I first came to VITAL YEARS. Then, I didn’t know how to read and write well. After having lessons for two years I was able to read and write well. When I started the Advanced Level I began to understand and enjoy the more difficult storybooks. At the same...

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Charlene Yeap
Sg Ara Centre, Penang

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Dear Teacher Maggie, First and foremost, I would like to apologise for this long overdue email. Hope this email is finding all of you at VITAL YEARS well. The main reason for this email is we would like to express our highest gratitude to all the teachers at VITAL YEARS for teaching Charlene at a...

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Foo Yong Jie
The Atmosphere Centre, Sri Kembangan

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3-year-old Foo Yong Jie has made his mum, Choo Siew Lee, very happy. She says, “I am so happy my son has improved in his spoken language and has a greater interest in reading now. He speaks in English more often too. I am eager to see more progress as he continues lessons at the...

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Zi Xin
The Atmosphere Centre, Sri Kembangan

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Tan Mee Ling, mother of 3-year-old Zi Xin, is thrilled that her daughter is influencing her older siblings to speak in English at home. Here is her testimony: “Zi Xin is the youngest in the family and we are surprised that she is able to speak English in such a short time at the VITAL...

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Tina Shirley
The Atmosphere Centre, Sri Kembangan

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Tina Shirley’s progress at the centre in The Atmosphere, Sri Kembangan: I am totally amazed with the progress Tina has shown since attending VITAL YEARS. She’s only 2 years old and she is already reading within a short period of time! She is currently in Stage 2 after only 2 months. Tina loves singing and...

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2nd RUNNER-UP – BELINDA FONG

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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB What I love about my job? Let me see… I am a stay-at-home mum of two girls, ages 10 and 3. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and International Relations from Winona State University, Minnesota, USA. I am currently pursuing my Masters of Communications, specialising in Integrated...

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1st RUNNER-UP – SUSAN KHOO

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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB Mr and Mrs Ong Kian Huat registered their 2-year-old son, Chuan Ler, with VITAL YEARS Bandar Baru Klang. During the first week, Chuan Ler clung to his dear mum and cried profusely refusing to let mum go. However by the second week, he began to show interest in singing...

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GRAND PRIZE WINNER – ANNA CHOONG

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INTERESTING PLACES I HAVE VISITED – ACCORDING TO THE FIVE SENSES Sight One of the most beautiful cities I have visited was Rome. I’d read all about it, of course – the history, the architecture, the art. Along with a small group of friends, I wandered around the majestic columns and watched the colourful people...

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Our History

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The VITAL YEARS Early English Literacy Programme was born out of a mother’s love for her children. By 1974, English Masters graduate Lam Kam Foong had taught every stage from pre-primary to university. A passionate scholar of language and linguistics, she became increasingly concerned about the literacy problems that she confronted on a daily basis....

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Our Programme

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The VITAL YEARS Early English Literacy Programme recognises that children are natural readers, decoding and differentiating the sights, sounds and sensations around them from the moment they are born. Because our method harnesses the way in which they were BORN to learn, children progress faster and develop a love for the language itself. We affirm...

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