‘Writing, reading, speaking, listening’ are the four basic skills required to master a language. The four skills constitute the framework within which the teaching of English evolves in our schools.
The first two to three years (6e, 5e, 4e) are about acquiring and developing a sound basis of the language, which enables students of later years (3e, 2e, 1ere) to deal with literary texts as well as with contemporary socio-political and scientific texts.
Over the years experience has shown that the way English is taught here provides our students with a good knowledge of Shakespeare’s tongue, so that they have the necessary qualifications to follow courses both at universities in English-speaking countries and at any university offering courses taught in English. As a sound knowledge of English is essential in our globalized world, the odds are definitely in our favour.