English programme subjects (ENG04‑02)
Relevance and central values
English programme subjects focus on language and communication development with the aim of contributing to all-round development and identity development. The subject shall help develop pupils’ intercultural awareness, increase their understanding of the versatility of the English language and of the importance of using situationally adapted language. Learning English is essential for pupils when it comes to education, working life and interaction with people around the world.
All subjects are designed to help give pupils a strong foundation for learning. The subject shall help make pupils confident users of English, so they can use the language to learn, communicate and connect with others. A good command of English may help pupils develop good self-esteem, confidence and the opportunity to express themselves. Knowledge about and an investigative approach to other languages, societies, ways of life, communication methods and cultural expression pave the way for new perspectives of the world and ourselves. The subject shall help pupils to develop an understanding of and respect for cultural and linguistic diversity, and to reflect over the historical context in which cultural expression and social conditions are situated.