Pamela Seagal is the founder, the developer, and the principal trainer of ESI KIDS. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications, and a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics. She also holds a Certificate in English Language Teaching (CELTA) and Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). Backing this, she has over 10 years of management and operational experience in education, advertising & public relations, Language teaching, and both syllabus and lesson design.
This expansive experience was gained as a Teaching Consultant at the Centre For Communication and Teaching Excellence, Singapore Management University; as trainer at ITE Best, training on both Wise Modules and O’Level, and lecturing working adults in both general and academic English proficiency as well as GCE O’Level English; and Lecturer at Systematic Commercial Training Centre, where she was involved in lecturing and syllabus design on modules in Communication and Media such as Public Relations, Marketing Communications and Interpersonal Communications.
On the principle that language is how we express our EQ and SQ literacy, in 2006 Pamela drew on her experience to develop ESI KIDS, the first language curriculum in Singapore to incorporate EQ and SQ as fundamental principles, that goes beyond the fundamental skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
In 2008, the MOE issued a revised Kindergarten Curriculum Framework, incorporating iTeach in 2013 and 20th century Competencies which are broadly in line with the ESI values and methods developed by Pamela.