GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Language itself is the skill having four sub skills, they are:

The general objectives of teaching English at secondary level as given in textbook of IX standard are as follow:

  • To enable them to acquire the knowledge of elements of language in order to comprehend oral and written from of the language.
  • To enable them to acquire the knowledge of elements of language in order to express verbally and non-verbally in target language.
  • To enable them to develop the skill of verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • To enable them to develop the interest in English literature.

According to Pathak (2005) specific objectives of these skills are as follows:

  1. To Enable learners to accquire the knowledge of elements of language in order to comprehend oral and written form of the language.
  • Accquire the skill of receiving sound in English.
  • Understand messages delivered at reasonable speed.
  • Understand the use of tone, accent and rhythm in English.
  • Be able to comprehend English usage.
  • Be able to assimilate messages in English.
  • Accquire skill of responding nonverbally.
  • Accquire skill of listening.
  1. To enable learners to accquire the knowledge of elements of language in order to express verbally and nonverbally in target language.
  • Accquire skill of reproducing sound in English.
  • Accquire skill of pronouncing words.
  • Accquire active vocabulary.
  • Accquire the knowledge of correct English usage,
  • Be able to assimilate messages in English.
  • Be able to read the message aloud and silently written in English.
  • Accquire skill of using English orally.
  1. To enable learners to develop the skills of verbal and nonverbal communication.
  • Accquire the communication skill in English.
  • Accquire skill of effective communication.
  • Update active vocabulary.
  • Accquire the knowledge of writing letters, applications and reports.
  • Be able to communicate formally and informally in English.
  1. To enable learners to develop the interest in English literature.
  • Accquire the skill of reading novel, short stories and essays.
  • Accquire skills reciting poetries.
  • Understand the massage interwoven in literary work.

According to David (2005) the three large division of language in secondary school are (I) Speaking. (II) Reading and (III) Writing. Under speaking there are eight specific items. They are: 1) informal conversation, 2) giving direction, 3) making explanation, 4) telephoning, 5) speaking before audience, 6) formal-informal debating, 7) declamation of memorized pieces of prose and verse, and 8) speaking as a character in drama. In reading they are 1) reading aloud to others such things as news in the papers, magazine article, stories, poetry or novels. 2) There is more formal reading to an audience, to inform, to convince, or to entertain. The third division is writing of all kinds: 1) the most common type of writing is the informal family or friendly letter. 2) next comes the business letter, such as the latter used in applying for position , ordering goods, making a report, giving directions, or inquiring into some condition or situations.

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