Modern Languages (A.A)
These syllabuses give persons a deeper understanding of themselves as members of a wider Caribbean community which is multi-lingual and multi-cultural, and of their place in a global setting. The syllabuses emphasize the development of the four language skills of listening, responding, reading and writing, and the acquisition of knowledge of Francophone and Hispanic cultures through the study of selected topics and contemporary writings of relevance to Caribbean society.
While the topics have been selected to provide knowledge and understanding of issues pertinent to Caribbean people in a global context, the emphasis is on language competence rather than on content knowledge. The objectives and approaches that guide the teaching and define the assessment have been designed to equip persons to meet the needs and evolving circumstances of Caribbean society and to function appropriately in the wider world.