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English

English

Vision

The English Department runs its curriculum in alignment with Sagesse High School Mission Statement. The Department, through imparting linguistic knowledge of the English language, educates and motivates students from diverse backgrounds to become life-long leaners and responsible citizens with strong ethical values. The English Department is dedicated to four related endeavors: surveying and analyzing the diverse range of texts in the English language; researching and teaching the rich history of the language, fostering exceptional creative as well as critical writing; and studying texts in relation to other cultural phenomena. Our mission as educators is to enable students to become the finest readers and writers of literary texts that they can be without endorsing anti-Catholic beliefs. Because those texts in their infinite variety take as their subjects our fellow humans, our histories, and our cultures, we aim in effect to equip our students both to read the world, and write the future, with subtlety, acumen, and precision.

 

Mission

The English Department aims at developing well-rounded, confident, responsible, and socially aware individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential.

This will be achieved by providing a supportive and holistic learning environment that encourages critical and social eloquence in which everyone is equal and all achievements are celebrated.

 

Course Description

Preschool Division

Preschool students work with support to interact with literature and informational text. The students learn phonics to sound out words while reading. They are exposed to emergent-reader books and asked to answer questions about the plot, key ideas, and details of story. Preschoolers are able to explain relationships between text and the illustrations, compare and contrast two different books on the same topic, and participate in group reading activities. At this age, students should be comfortable holding collaborative discussions about age-appropriate topics, be able to answer questions about a story read aloud to them, be comfortable asking for help or clarification on a topic, and be able to tell a story through a combination of text, drawings, and spoken words.

 

Lower and Upper Elementary Divisions

The English Language course is designed to help student become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and to become skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. The students’ writing and reading tasks make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.

 

Intermediate AP

The AP English language and Composition course is designed to help students become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and to become skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. The students’ writing and reading tasks make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purpose, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.

 

 

Intermediate LP

The LP aims at leading students to fulfill the requirements of the Lebanese Ministry of Education curriculum in preparation for the government examinations in preparation for the government examinations. With the exception to Intermediate IV and Secondary II classes, the school implements the National curriculum along with MYP and PYP standard by adopting books that provide healthy and constructive methods that encourages students’ involvement in the learning process. The LP at SHS transcends the nationally set standards to allow students to develop internationally minded and tolerant personalities that would ensure success in academic and career life. The objectives of the Lebanese curriculum set by the ministry in English Language in all classes except for Intermediate IV and Secondary II are fulfilled though American text books (Glencoe McGraw Hill), books that enrich the learning process.

 

Secondary AP

The AP English language and Composition course is designed to help students become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and to become skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. The students’ writing and reading tasks make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purpose, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.

 

Secondary LP

The LP aims at leading students to fulfill the requirements of the Lebanese Ministry of Education curriculum in preparation for the government examinations in preparation for the government examinations. With the exception to Intermediate IV and Secondary II classes, the school implements the National curriculum along with MYP and PYP standard by adopting books that provide healthy and constructive methods that encourages students’ involvement in the learning process. The LP at SHS transcends the nationally set standards to allow students to develop internationally minded and tolerant personalities that would ensure success in academic and career life. The objectives of the Lebanese curriculum set by the ministry in English Language in all classes except for Intermediate IV and Secondary II are fulfilled though American text books (Glencoe McGraw Hill), books that enrich the learning process.

 

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

The IBDP is a rigorous pre-university course of study designed for student in the 16 to 19 age range. It is a broad-based two-year course that aims to encourage students to be knowledgeable and inquiring, but also caring and compassionate. There is a strong emphasis on encouraging students to develop intercultural understanding, open-mindedness, and the attitudes necessary for them to respect and evaluate a range of points of view.