Philosophy of education
One of the key skills developed through schooling is focus. Could it be that some of the most important lessons are learned in the classes you thought you needed least?
But sir, why english?
Clear, expressive and lively language skills are as crucial today as they ever were. Your most basic needs and most profound longings both need words to carry them. Good words will carry them well and deliver their passenger unharmed. Poor words, thoughtless expressions and copied phrases do not. More common but worse: fear or neglect may paralyse your pen or tongue and leave you wordless. Nodding and smiling as the world goes by, you fail to let your deepest thoughts see the sun.
English classes are for expression, for understanding and for training in the discipline of clear and beautiful communication. Of course, without the music of life learning the instrument is pointless. So along the way we smell the roses: literature is brewed in relationships with their joys, sorrows and oddities. Stories sometimes soar and sometimes plod. But all their mountain tops and valleys are in the heart and the heart's view of this world. So English classes are about expression but they also challenge you to have something to express.