English

Our high school English department consists of six foreign-national, native-English-speaker teachers coming from a variety of teaching backgrounds including schools in Europe, The Americas and East Asia.

We aim for our students to be able to:

  • Speak fluently and confidently in academic and non-academic situations
  • Read and think both critically and analytically
  • Gain access to other cultures and ideas through reading
  • Write in a number of different academic styles (expository, persuasive, etc.)
  • Write in non-academic styles, including short stories, poetry and personal narratives
  • Become literate in a number of different genres and media
  • Develop their listening skills
  • Follow detailed instructions without assistance
  • Manage their time on longer projects
  • Take effective notes
  • Do research at different levels and to cite sources correctly
  • Develop presentation skills
  • Use technology responsibly and appropriately