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Language A is defined as the student’s best language. It is typically but not necessarily the language of instruction in the school, and is clearly fundamental to the curriculum as it crosses the boundaries of the traditional disciplines.
Language is the basic tool of communication in the sense of enabling a student to understand and be understood, and to establish their own identity. Language is also the avenue by which one gains access to literature and thereby to the cultural treasury of civilization.
Language A courses therefore include the study of:
• the instrumental function of a language where listening, viewing, speaking, reading and writing skills are emphasized
• literature, which encompasses a variety of periods and genres.
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