develop the communication competencies necessary for a variety of real-life purposes :
- listen, understand and respond appropriately to others ;
- speak effectively and participate in group discussions in different situations ;
-read, understand and reflect critically upon what is read ;
-write effectively for a variety of purposes and audiences ;
- exchange information, ideas, and experiences ;
-use reading, writing, speaking and listening competencies to
• gather and organize information ;
• communicate effectively ;
• succeed in educational, and rather occupational settings.
To develop knowledge and sub-skills necessary for a variety of real-life purposes:
- acquire a deep understanding of how language works, as well as the mechanics of language ;
-understand and use the functions of language of every day life ;
-express oneself using a range of vocabulary ;
-acquire semantic and discourse knowledge ;
-understand the way language adapts to context.
To develop study skills leading to learner autonomy :
- work individually on assignments;
- negotiate, plan their work over a certain time span and learn how to set realistic objectives and how to devise the means to attain them;
- search out information for themselves from dictionaries and other reference materials appropriately and effectively;
-monitor and evaluate their own learning process in an appropriate way;
-develop their own independence in learning and using English;
-manage projects effectively.
To develop the intellectuel abilities of the learner :
-Develop high-thinking skills and metacognitive strategies (critical thinking, logical reasoning, decision-making, problem-solving, enquiry and evaluation skills;
- Elicit rules from language in use and discuss their hypotheses with others;
- Use their knowledge of the language creatively and imaginatively.
To develop cross-cultural communication competency :
- attain an understanding and appreciation of attitudes and values of other cultures ;
- consider other cultures and compare them to their own culture;
- develop an interest in cross-cultural aspects and other ways of doing things;
- convey their cultural concerns to other users of English.
To enhance the learner's awareness of, and reflection upon, global issues :
- get acquainted with, and reflect upon, international issues and relations (e.g., international organisations, world conflicts …etc).
- develop an understanding of economic issues (e.g., business and financial news;
- to get acquainted with, and reflect upon current issues (e.g., human rights, women's rights, health, education, science and technology).
to reinforce values pertaining to character, civility, and citizenship :
- reflect on the consequences of their own actions and develop self- discipline, a sense of responsibility and self-respect ;
- value cooperation and sharing, respect and care for others;
-understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens and gain awareness of active contribution to democratic processes;
- value integrity, honesty and truth;
-respect nature and the physical environment.