English is required in each of the four years in the upper school at Taipei American School. Content includes instruction in analytical and expressive writing, the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, and proofreading), in-class writing, reading and analyzing literature, discussing ideas in groups, delivering oral presentations, and applying correct vocabulary, syntax, and grammar.

As students in grades 9 and 10 study literature, they will focus on genre, the varied modes of literary expression. A key goal in these grades is for students to examine how literary form influences their interpretations of the works they read. Thus, the study of genre is intended to provide students with the tools necessary to enhance their understanding of and pleasure in literature so that they may become life-long readers and life-long learners. Students are required to purchase personal copies of books in literature courses.

Course Offerings 2022-2023

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US English Paths