Welcome to the English Department.

Throughout our programmes, there is a commitment to reading, critical and creative thinking, inquiry and ways of knowing, and writing and speaking skills as mutually supportive and enhancing. Students are also exposed to a wide range of literatures, traditions, approaches, and theoretical issues but with an emphasis on establishing a clear grasp of major concerns in culture and literature.

By asserting the relevance of the literary arts, critical and creative thinking, and effective communication skills, we prepare our students to be flexible, able to read culture, and engage with different perspectives. By doing so, we want to empower our students to make informed decisions that benefit their communities and themselves, and to communicate these decisions effectively in written and oral contexts.


“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”  (Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel)