The goal of this subject is to prepare and help students master various language skills required for effective communication both orally and in written form. English language is taught in a way that allows students to get a mastery of all of the four language skills – reading, writing, listening, speaking. It cultivates the creative talents of critical thinking, making comparisons, evaluating pieces of writing and drawing conclusions. It trains students further in planning, organizing, writing and revising written texts of their own.
The literature part is essential to broaden their horizons by introducing them to other people's views. Literature helps them appreciate and learn from the ideas of other masters of the language about the lives of people around the world.
OIS has a strong curriculum of English language and literature. The teaching of English is conducted by adopting creative strategies and by dividing it in several stages over various grades.
The rules and conventions governing spelling.
Basic comprehension skills and reading of texts meaningfully.
The learning and use of new words and expressions.
Learning the structures of sentences and rules of the correct use of language.
SAT I & II subjects.
Vocabulary: Getting to know new words in an immense variety of ways …
Literature: World literature with several themes based on life experiences.
Grammar: Mechanics, language construction and formal usage.
The school is accredited to teach curricula of the American Diploma. OIS fully supports SAT I & SAT II. Apart from being an American-diploma school OIS realizes its responsibility of helping & guiding all OIS students to the utmost success. English department of OIS believes only in one motto of education which is:
"An all-round learning is achieved only when knowledge seekers find their ways to the world of wisdom under the shinning armor of their mentors ….."