The English and Foreign Language Program—consisting of the disciplines of English, Spanish, French, Reading, Journalism, and ESL—is aimed at improving students’ abilities to read, think, and write critically.
In keeping with the mission of LASC, the English and Foreign Language Department’s programs and courses both provide students with foundational support in literacy and expand students’ academic experiences that contribute to enrichment of life, affirmation of a diverse population, life-long learning, and enhanced critical thinking, and prepare them to enter a four- year university in pursuit of a B.A. degree.
The EFL Department’s overarching goals are to provide students with valuable, modern, culturally-enriched and culturally-sensitive literacy skills necessary to succeed in college and in the workplace.
Specific course objectives range from teaching the fundamentals of language and literacy to advanced courses in literature, culture, language and journalism.
Our campus has been increasingly responsive to numerous writing events and clubs sponsored or co-sponsored by the English & Foreign Languages Department.
Therefore, beyond the curricula above, clubs and events on campus and in the local community designed to promote literacy through poetry, creative and academic writing, readings, and journalism—such as poetry slams, the Arts Festival, the Read-In, the Say The Word spoken word event and writing competition, and guest author readings, as well as our student-led organizations such as the Poetry Collective, the English Society, the Literature Club, the Creative Writing Club, and our school newspaper The Word—have traditionally and each consistently produced high student participation.