English, Language and Literature

Language is fundamental to learning, thinking and communicating; therefore it permeates the whole curriculum. Indeed, all teachers are language teachers, continually expanding the boundaries of what students are thinking about. Mastery of one or more languages enables each student to achieve their full linguistic potential. Students need to develop an appreciation of the nature of language and literature, of the many influences on language and literature, and of its power and beauty. They will be encouraged to recognize that proficiency in language is a powerful tool for communication in all societies. Furthermore, language and literature incorporates creative processes and encourages the development of imagination and creativity through self-expression. (Language and Literature Guide 2014, p.4)

During this semester we will be reading some literary works, with a focus on Poetry and Drama.

Evaluation objectives:

  • Analyzing
  • Organizing
  • Producing text
  • Using language

These objective will be assessed through different types of activities that involve the main language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening.