​CBSE 2017-18 Syllabus Class 9 : ENGLISH - LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE


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CBSE Class-9 Syllabus 2017-18

 

Subject: ENGLISH - LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Background:
 
Traditionally, language-learning materials beyond the initial stages have been sourced
from literature: prose, fiction and poetry. While there is a trend for inclusion of a
wider range of contemporary and authentic texts, accessible and culturally appropriate
pieces of literature should play a pivotal role at the secondary stage of education. The
English class should not be seen as a place merely to read poems and stories in, but
an area of activities to develop the learner’s imagination as a major aim of language
study, and to equip the learner with communicative skills to perform various language
functions through speech and writing.
 
Objectives:
 
The general objectives at this stage are:
• to build greater confidence and proficiency in oral and written communication
• to develop the ability and knowledge required in order to engage in independent
reflection and inquiry
• to use appropriate English to communicate in various social settings
• equip learners with essential language skills to question and to articulate their
point of view
• to build competence in the different registers of English
• to develop sensitivity to, and appreciation of, other varieties of English, like
Indian English, and the culture they reflect
• to enable the learner to access knowledge and information through reference
skills (consulting a dictionary / thesaurus, library, internet, etc.)
• to develop curiosity and creativity through extensive reading
• to facilitate self-learning to enable them to become independent learners
• to review, organise and edit their own work and work done by peers
At the end of this stage, learners will be able to do the following:
• give a brief oral description of events / incidents of topical interest
• retell the contents of authentic audio texts (weather reports, public
announcements, simple advertisements, short interviews, etc.)
• participate in conversations, discussions, etc., on topics of mutual interest in
non-classroom situations
• narrate the story depicted pictorially or in any other non-verbal mode

 

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