Project Title Tickle Your Tenses (TYT)
Project Category Innovation
Abstract Learning tenses is an uphill task for ESL (English as a Second Language) learners, es-pecially children. One of the reasons is that grammatical structures in English are in-herently different from those of the mother tongue. More often than not learners find it difficult to comprehend and apply the rules accurately for effective communication. Hence, they become frustrated and give up trying to learn the language. The main purpose of TYT is to address the said problems faced by these learners besides provid-ing a fun, exciting and interactive environment to reinforce the rules of tenses learnt. Presently, English language games tend to focus on parts of speech and vocabulary learning but not many emphasise on tenses. TYT fills in the gap to reinforce the learn-ing of tenses and its application in different everyday contexts. Children can learn with their peers while playing in an enjoyable setting which will promote better reten-tion of their tenses knowledge. TYT is also useful for language educators as an alter-native teaching tool to drill the rules of tenses which otherwise would be too monoto-nous and dry for students in the classroom
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2017-11-20


Staff Status
Ch'ng Looi Chin Member
Dayang Zarinah Awang Bohari Leader
Sueb Ibrahim, Dr Member
Abang Fhaeizdhyall Bin Abang Madaud Member


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Language Invention, Innovation & Design 2017-11-02 National Gold Ideal Convention Centre Shah Alam (IDCC)