Using poems in the English language classroom is nothing new, but to inject some forms of challenge and creativity in the process of delivering them can be intriguing to the learners. So, I started “Creative Poetry Presentation” activity in my class this semester, requiring my learners (coming from different faculties and having different MUET bands), ...

Listed as one of the Form 5 novels for the KBSM Literature Component, Catch us if You Can by Catherine MacPhail (Perlis,Kelantan,Kedah, Penang and Perak) is one interesting story about Rory and his grandfather, Granda. The story portrays how Rory acted as his grandpa’s carer and their journey (of escape) is full of surprise betrayals ...

We all know Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland 3D movie is hitting cinema across the world. Based on Lewis Carroll classic novel, Alice in Wonderland can be used as a good resource to teach ESL especially literature component. It’s always a good idea to start with something close to students’ heart before going ...

We all know that drama has been included in the list of literary texts for the new KBSM literature component. However, to most ESL (English as a second language) teachers in Malaysia, it is a new learning curve since not everyone is exposed to the genre during their training or studying years. Fear not, like ...

This is the first of TESLMALAYSIA’s “Lite-Fun” Series (Literature: Light and Fun). “I Wonder” by Jeannie Kirby is one of the poems included in the new literature component and it is a very interesting poem. On first reading, it is rather apparent that the poem seems to be a “lament” by the persona on everything ...

As some of you might have noted, the literature component for KBSM has been updated with a complete new list of reading materials. There is still a lack of input on the novels though as some teachers have mentioned they might not be included. We’ll wait and see. At the mean time, TESLMALAYSIA.com will start ...