English

A high-quality education in the English language empowers students to speak and write fluently in a common language so that they may communicate their ideas and emotions to others and others may communicate their ideas and emotions in return. A common language within the school community allows students to better develop cultural, emotional, intellectual, and social understandings of each other and the wider community.  It enables students to acquire new knowledge, build on what they already know, investigate possibilities, express their feelings and explore their imaginings.  When students acquire the skills of language they are able to participating fully as members of a community; they develop confidence and are empowered to communicate effectively.

Aims

The English language curriculum at Middleton International School, based on the UK National Curriculum for English Language, falls into three categories.  That is:  Spoken Language, Reading and Writing.  The aim of the curriculum is to give students a strong understanding of the spoken and written word.  It also aims to develop in students a love of the written word by encouraging them to read widely for information and enjoyment. The curriculum for English aims to support students to:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading for both pleasure and information
  • acquire an understanding of grammar and a widening vocabulary
  • write accurately, clearly and cohesively in a range of styles
  • write for a range of contexts by adapting language, style purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; elaborate and explain understandings and ideas as well as listening to others
  • develop competence in speaking and listening
  • make formal presentations

Give your child a strong foundation in English. 

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