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READING :

Students are introduced to a broad range of literature with special emphasis on the classics in literature for children. They learn how to use the library, reference books, Thesaurus and dictionaries. From year to year set textbooks are used.
 
  SPEAKING AND LISTENING :  
  By means of listening comprehensions students learn how to take into account diverse ideas and opinions, in order to form their own. Continuous practice trains them to understand various English speaking accents as well as sharpening their auditory powers.
 
Students express their views in groups and class discussions. Role play by means of drama, class presentations, assembly themes, Inter house plays help students become confident and acquire skills to address a wider audience.
  WRITING :  
Paragraph writing on narrative, descriptive and imaginative topics, describing a picture or situation form the basis of student’s focus for writing. Consistent work on spelling and word formations, spelling bee competitions form part of the writing syllabus.
  ASSESSMENT-  
  See Handbook  
  HOME WORK  
  Preparation of the Reading Texts, vocabulary, grammar practice, corrections are the main areas for homework in the English Language subject.
A value added component to the English curriculum is the syllabus of the University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages - ESOL.
 
 
   
   
   
   
     
   
  The syllabus is set by the Council for the Indian Certificate for Secondary Education  
   
 
  1. To develop and integrate the use of the four language skills i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing for the purpose of effective communication.

  2. To develop a functional understanding of the grammar, structure and idiom of the language.

  3. To develop the capacity to read efficiently and access information effectively.

  4. To develop an appreciation of good literature.

  5. To experience, through literature, the thoughts and feelings of the people of the world

 
  READING:  
  Introduced to various genres but emphasis on Shakespeare, classic poetry 20th Century prose and Indian writers in English.  
  SPEAKING and LISTENING  
  Role play, drama presentations. Listening comprehensions introduce students to a wide range of English Speaking accents and everyday situations.  
  WRITING  
  The themes for compositions fall into the following categories;  
  Argumentative, analytical, descriptive, narrative, discursive, reflective and fantasy creative as well as fiction writing.  
  The ability to write formal and informal letters expressing a range of views.  
   
   
   
 
To develop the ability to:
Derive, infer and critically assess information through listening.
Express oneself by speaking individually, or in a discussion.
Read with comprehension drawing information directly or by inference from the text, through an understanding of grammar and structure, vocabulary and idiom.
Employ a variety of skills in writing : within a framework, using argument or imagination or note making and summarizing.
Use the English language for the purpose of study and social and cultural interaction.
Speak and write clearly and to the purpose, using appropriate grammar, vocabulary and idiom.
 
   
   
 
To enjoy and appreciate literature through a critical study of selected literary works.
 
   
   
 
Students throughout the school are introduced to Spanish at a basic level.
They may, however, opt to study Spanish or French. The course of study will depend on the exam they are working towards. For the Instituto Cervantes it will be as per the criterion set for language levels- A1, A2, B1, B2, etc.
Or alternatively, students may opt to follow the ICSE syllabus or prepare for the IGCSE in modern foreign languages.
 
   
 
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