Aims and Subject Targets

  1. The overall aims of the English Language Education curriculum are:
    • to provide every student of English with further opportunities for extending their knowledge and experience of the cultures of other people as well as opportunities for personal and intellectual development, further studies, pleasure and work in the English medium; and
    • to enable every student to prepare for the changing socio-economic demands resulting from advances in information technology; these demands include the interpretation, use and production of materials for pleasure, study and work in the English medium.
  2. Subject Targets
    The subject target of English Language is for students to develop an ever-improving capability to use English:
    • to think and communicate;
    • to acquire, develop and apply knowledge;
    • to respond and give expression to experience;
      and within these contexts, to develop and apply an ever-increasing understanding of how language is organized, used and learnt.