ENGLISH curriculum for Class 11th.

ENGLISH curriculum for Class 11th. & its Specific Objectives

11th CBSE

ENGLISH curriculum for Class 11th. & its Specific Objectives

As we all know that English is known as Father Tongue of our country. Our command on this language is very important. So, for the students of class 11th is High Time now they should have a Good command on this language. English consists of:

  • Reading.
  • Listening, speaking.
  • Writing.

Generally, students skip the part of Listening but one must know the importance of it. Listening is a important part while improving your English. Here are the importance of above three skills:


Students are expected to develop the following study skills:

  • Refer to dictionaries, encyclopedia, thesaurus and academic reference material.
  • select and extract relevant information, using reading skills of skimming and scanning understand the writer’s attitude and bias.
  • comprehend the difference between what is said and what is implied understand the language of propaganda and persuasion differentiate between claims and realities, facts and opinions form business opinions on the basis of latest trends available
  • comprehend technical language as required in computer related fields arrive at personal conclusion and comment on a given text specifically develop the ability to be original and creative in interpreting opinion develop the ability to be logically persuasive in defending one’s opinion making notes based on a text.

                        Listening and speaking:

Speaking needs a very strong emphasis and is an important objective leading to professional competence. Hence, testing of oral skills must be made an important component of the overall testing pattern. To this end, speaking and listening skills are overtly built into the material to guide the teachers in actualization of the skills.

Specific Objectives of Listening: 

Students are expected to develop the ability:

  • To listen to lectures and talks and to be able to extract relevant and useful information for a specific purpose.
  • To listen to news bulletins and to develop the ability to discuss informally on a wide ranging issues like current national and international affairs, sports, business, etc.
  • To respond in interviews and to participate in formal group discussions.
  • To make inquiries meaningfully and adequately and to respond to enquirers for the purpose of travelling within the country and abroad.

Guidelines for Assessment in Listening and Speaking Skills:

  1. Activities:

  • Activities for listening and speaking available at www.cbseacademic.in are to be used for developing listening and speaking skills of students.
  • Subject teachers should also refer to books prescribed in the syllabus.

In addition to the above, teachers may create their own material for assessing the listening and speaking skills.

2. Parameters for Assessment:

The listening and speaking skills are to be assessed on the following parameters:

  1. Interactive competence (Initiation & turn taking, relevance to the topic).
  2. Fluency (cohesion, coherence and speed of delivery).
  3. Pronunciation:
  4. Language (accuracy and vocabulary).

3. Schedule: 

The practice of listening and speaking skills should be done throughout the academic year. The final assessment of the skills is to be done as per the convenience and schedule of the school.

4. Record keeping: 

The record of the activities done and the marks given must be kept for three months after the declaration of result of class XI, for any random checking by the Board. No recording of speaking skills is to be done.

                           Specific Objectives of Writing:

  • To write letters to friends, pen friends, relatives, etc. to write business and official letters.
  • To send faxes, e-mails[formal].
  • To open accounts in post offices and banks. to fill in railway/airline reservation forms.
  • To write on various issues to institutions seeking relevant information, lodge complaints, express thanks or tender apology.
  • To write applications, fill in application forms, prepare a personal bio-data for admission into colleges, universities, entrance tests and jobs.
  • To write informal reports as part of personal letters on functions, programmes and activities held in school (morning assembly, annual day, sports day, etc.)
  • To write formal reports for school magazines/events/processes/ or in local newspapers about events or occasions. to express opinions, facts, arguments in the form a speech or debates. to draft papers to be presented in symposia.