Students who attend literature classes are immersed in a variety of literary texts, including novels, short fiction and nonfiction. The goal of the classes is to improve vocabulary, reading comprehension skills, and knowledge of literature. Beyond this, students develop their ability to reflect on the texts to synthesize the information learned, to express thoughts, opinions, and ideas in written, artistic, and oral-presentation forms.
In Language Arts, students learn English as an exploration of the world around them. Drawing on National Geographic content, the curriculum transforms the learning experience through engaging images, articles, and videos. Students will improve their grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and listening and communication skills through various texts, while also sharpening their technical speaking skills through both functional and situational language interactions.
Literature for grade 9 students offers two periods a week of in-depth novel studies, aimed at keeping students' reading and discussion skills sharpened while the main bulk of their language studies is to prepare them for their national exams.