The English Department curriculum is designed to develop the ability to read and observe with discrimination, sensitivity, and pleasure, and develop the skills to communicate information and ideas clearly, persuasively, and gracefully.
Assignments and classroom activities encourage disciplined, thoughtful approaches to reading and writing, listening and speaking. Composition assignments aim to build a concern for correctness, precision, and style.
Melbourne Central Catholic's English curriculum also emphasizes conventional organizational patterns for writing, as well as the creativity inherent in the best critical writing. Students also experiment first-hand with poetry and fiction writing, and with public speaking.