Online Courses

Learning Ventures was established in 1998 and provides courses in English language pedagogy and professional communication for teachers. These courses include the teaching of reading, writing, listening, grammar and oral communication skills. Courses on mindfulness, professional writing and communication in school settings for teachers’ own personal development are also available.

Learning Ventures would be launching a new series of online course in 2018. Schools would be able to use these courses in a flipped classroom context.

Writing Series

Module 1 Text Structures- Recounts & Narratives (2018 Term 2)

Module 2 Writing the First Draft (2018 Term 2)

Module 3 Developing a Writing Vocabulary (2018 Term 3)

Module 4 Sentence Fluency (2018 Term 2)

Module 5 Revising the first draft ( 2018 Term 4)

Module 6 Marking and assessment (2018 Term 4)

Module 7 Text Structures- Factual Texts (2019 Term 1)

Module 8 Using Mentor Texts (2019 Term 1)

Comprehension Series

Module 1 Cloze that Gap : Teaching Cloze (2018 Term 1)

Module 2 Fun with Cloze (2018 Term 1)

Module 3 Strategies for Teaching Comprehension (2018 Term 3)

Module 4 Understanding and Answering Questions (2018 Term 3)

These courses will be taught by: Dr Yin Mee Cheah

Yin Mee Cheah is a partner and the principal consultant at Learning Ventures. Yin Mee’s mission, through Learning Ventures, is to inspire teachers to be lifelong learners and impactful educators.

She has been a popular in-service trainer to primary schools in Singapore. Since 1995, she has taught more than 800 in-service courses at over 150 primary schools in Singapore. Her more popular courses included courses on reading, writing, oral skills and assessment.

She has been a teacher educator for almost 40 years. Between 1985 and 1998, Yin Mee was a lecturer at the National Institute of Education where she was a pioneer specializing in the training of pre and in-service primary school teachers. Before that she spent several years teaching in a secondary school and a junior college.

Yin Mee has also worked as a linguistic and education consultant to publishers, learning centres, IT companies, schools, and the Ministry of Education.

Yin Mee’s academic achievements:

  • Ph.D. (Education) 1994, University of California at Berkeley
    Dissertation: Language and Cultural Identity:
    An ethnographic study of English language education in Singapore
  • M.A. (Education), 1987, Stanford University
  • Dip. Appl. Linguistics (with distinction), 1984, RELC, Singapore
  • Dip. Ed., 1979, Institute of Education, National University of Singapore
  • B.A. (Hons.) 2nd Upper, 1977, University of Malaya