The department's objectives are:
In speaking and writing:
to guide and develop knowledge and skills in the use of English, enabling students to think clearly and express thoughts, feelings and experience accurately and appropriately.
to teach the art and encourage the passion of reading well and deeply.
to introduce the significant literature of our culture, because in dialogue with great writing of both past and present students learn about themselves and their world.
In the experience of language:
to foster delight in the variety and energy of language well used, and so enrich discrimination as well as understanding.