Mission / Objectives of Department
The department is committed to
developing all students of the school to be effective and competent
communicators who appreciate the English language and its literatures and
cultures and are able to use the language creatively, critically, effectively
and ethically. The department also strives to develop all teachers of the
English Language and/or English Literature to possess subject mastery and
deliver effective and innovative teaching strategies that will imbue a love of
learning for themselves and their students alike.
Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
- Communication and Language Development
- Thinking Skills
- Learning How to Learn
- Language and Culture
Programmes and Activities
- Sec 1: Oral communication
course & EL ambassadors programme
- Sec 2: Readers' Theatre
- Sec 3: EL ambassadors
- Sec 4/5: Individual oral
The department strives to enrich the students' learning experience beyond the confines of the classroom and learning journeys will be planned for the students along the year as and when appropriate.
During the annual Speak Good English Week and Live(L)it Week a plethora of exciting activities are lined up for the students to encourage them to converse and write good and proper English and to spark a love for Literature. Some of these include cohort-based language games and activities, talks by local writers, book fairs by vendors and internal competitions. The yearly affair culminates with the much anticipated event: Books Come Alive@Dunman. Dunman undergoes a vibrant transformation each year when students and teachers alike don the outfits of famous characters from literary books, impersonating their chosen characters both in appearance and behaviour.
- Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition: Selected students will participate in this competition.
- Other ad-hoc external and internal competitions.
- Sec 1 Oral Communication course conducted by an external vendor after school.