The overall aims of the English Language Education curriculum are:
to provide every learner of a second language 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.
to enable every learner 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 pleasures, study and work in the English medium.
Learning Targets and Objectives
The Subject Target of English Language is for learners 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 learned.
The Subject Target is supported by three interrelated Strands:
Interpersonal Strand (IS)
to establish and maintain relationships;
to exchange ideas and information;
to get things done.
Knowledge Strand (KS)
to provide or find out, interpret and use information;
to explore, express and apply ideas;
to solve problems.
Experience Strand (ES)
to respond and give expression to real and imaginative experience.
Strands define the general purposes of learning English and serve as content organizers of the curriculum. They refer to the categories for organizing the curriculum content for the purpose of developing knowledge, skills, values and attitudes as a holistic process.