The curriculum for language has evolved keeping in mind the sound principle that effective understanding and use of language(s) enables the child to make connections between ideas, people and things and to relate to the world around. It fully recognizes the inbuilt linguistic potential of a child and that bilingual proficiency raises the levels of cognitive growth, social tolerance, divergent thinking and scholastic achievement. In its design, language is not confined to the language classroom but cuts across all other disciplines thus making it an instrument for abstract thought and knowledge acquisition through literacy. The approach to language development is holistic with the focus on developing the basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and integrating language as a tool for learning, understanding and creative expression.
In Secondary, the Cambridge language curriculum is followed. Overreaching aim of which is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.
Students are exposed to reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, including in particular whole books, short stories, poems and plays with a wide coverage of genres, historical periods, forms and authors.