The importance of the English language as a language of communication both within the Maltese community as well as outside is an undisputed matter. Given the significant role this global language plays in today's life, the English department works hard to promote fluency and excellence in the use of English amongst San Andrea students.
Equal importance is given to reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in order to help students become proficient language users. English as a subject however, also involves the exploration of set literary texts in order to consolidate the teaching of the English language. Hence the department aims to instill a sense of appreciation towards canonical works such as Shakespeare's plays, while guiding students to develop the skills necessary in order to be able to analyse and write about a given text.
Each year the department of English puts up an exhibition of the students' work. The department seeks to motivate the students by focusing on a specific area of knowledge as in the case of the 2010 exhibition "Shakespeare; his work and time" which looked closely at the Elizabethan period as a context to Shakespearean theatre.
To see the full article on the exhibition click here.
Click here to read about an encounter with Shakespeare (an article by Ms Lara)
The department is also making use of this website space to publish some of the students' best work and showcase the talent of San Andrea students in the field of poetry and short story writing. Below you can enjoy some of these works done by students throughout the years.
To see students' work click here.
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