The English Department at Haileybury Astana aims to foster pupils' enthusiasm for English literature and language learning, drawing on a range of texts from a variety of ages, sources and cultures. The department will be committed to promoting life-long learning through developing pupils' potential as inquiring, risk-taking and internationally-minded individuals. Pupils learn though an engaging range of speaking and listening, reading and writing inquiry-based activities and exposure to a wide range of English texts, including fiction and non-fiction, poetry, print media and moving image.
Pupils will be encouraged to be proactive in their learning and develop an appreciation of a range of both non-fiction and fiction writing for children; express preferences and use refined strategies to improve their reading skills. Near native speakers will be encouraged to either use monolingual dictionaries or use other strategies for improving their vocabulary.