English Language

In the study of English we endeavour to develop mastery of the language of instruction in order to facilitate fluency of communication, develop reading and comprehension skills and to inculcate a knowledge of the structure of the language. The course is naturally a progressive one and pupils will deal with differing levels of difficulty according to their development of language.

The range of skills which the pupil should master are reading, writing and speaking. Learners will study the structure of language and the correct use of grammar. This involves spelling, punctuation and vocabulary enrichment. The appreciation of correctness of expression in writing or oral activities is an important skill. Pupils will also develop editing skills as the teaching of grammar is largely through the contextual use of language and it is not taught in isolation. In addition, the literature programme will enable the boys to appreciate the richness of the English Language. The day to day programme involves writing and comprehension exercises, oral activities, regular spelling tests, and language study. Group work plays an important role and the outcomes of all study will be explained to the learners before any section/project is begun. The overall aim is to produce boys who are highly literate, confident communicators and who have a love and appreciation of English.