Reel experience in language learning

LANGUAGE learning need not be a classic case of boring chalk-and-talk and grammar exercises.

Star Media Group’s latest language initiative, English for Better Opportunities (EBO), is set to make learning English an engaging and enjoyable experience for all.

With the success of Star Media Group’s Newspaper-in-Education (Star-NiE) programme, now in its 21st year, the media company is widening its English language programmes through a host of activities that include holiday camps, outdoor challenges, confidence building workshops, theatre workshops, as well as a junior movie club.

The EBO project is a multi-level platform aimed at making immersive driven English language programmes interactive, fun and accessible to all.

This initiative allows corporations to come together and propel the development of English language in the country through education.

Joining in on the effort is Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd. As part of creating and delivering enriching cinema experiences to its customers, the country’s leading cinema operator is partnering with Star Media Group to host three special screenings at its 16-screen GSC Paradigm JB multiplex. The three movies -- Christopher Robin, Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald -- will be held in August, October and November respectively, and will be preceded by language activities and quizzes.

The movies which are all book-based, will lend its power of visual stimulation to the spirit of the story.

These screenings are exclusive to students from schools subscribing Star-NiE. Students from these participating schools who are interested can contact Sundarrajan at +60 16-288 3682 for more information.