Today, English is a common lingua franca across the globe. According to some estimates, almost 80 per cent of English speakers in the world are non- native speakers. English is the language of science, computers, diplomacy, aviation, tourism and national and international communication.
Keeping in mind the ever growing importance of learning English, we at SPA, through our various endeavours try to make learning of English interactive, fun and effective, so that the students become as comfortable with the language as they are with their mother tongue.
English is the campus language of the school. English is taught to the students at SPA not just by the chalk and talk method but also modern and innovative ways. Debates, declamations, elocutions, creative writing etc. are all an important part of our teaching methodology. Students are encouraged to present their views on various topics at the morning assembly to improve their presentation skills.
The department also encourages the budding story tellers and essayists to pen down their thoughts for the world to see through the school magazine ‘The Patrician Ink’. It provides the students a platform to showcase their literary genius. The well stocked library provides our young readers ample opportunities to enhance their vocabulary and imagination.
English is an integral part of the I.C.S.E and I.S.C. curriculum. At SPA teaching of literature is done in such a manner that the students rise above the rote and memory level learning and inculcate the habit of appreciating the literary works in the prescribed course. Role play, skits, drama etc. provide the students an opportunity to step into the shoes of the characters they study and understand them.
The department also makes the use of cursive copy books, work sheets, charts, and other teaching aids along with digital resources to make learning of English enjoyable and effective for our students.
The department is continuously working towards making our students more confident individuals and enhancing their presentation skills so that they may achieve great heights in their chosen field.