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English 8

Below follows the course information for English eight, as provided by the course planning guides.

Prerequisite: None
Fees: $8.00 for a workbook

The primary emphasis in this course is on basic skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Emphasis is also placed on reading and writing for enjoyment. Poetry, short stories, novels and non-fiction pieces are read and discussed. The study of Shakespeare is introduced at this level.

Composition consists of writing both literary and creative paragraphs, and where suitable, longer exercises. Close attention is paid to training students to write clearly and to communicate in both written and oral form using vocabulary appropriate to the situation and the audience.​