Literature should continue to serve the traditional roles of facilitating literary appreciation and promoting positive values and attitudes. However, literature should also serve as the general context through which meaningful language learning takes place. It should be used to model the apt use of a range of learning skills in different genres. It should serve as the springboard for reflection and problem-solving. It is recommended that as far as possible elements of literature are fully and seamlessly integrated into the language learning process via various prompts, as well as through the treatment of specific elements. The promotion of the reading of good literature will also improve students’ language skills.
English CSEC Syllabus