English Department



The Cairo American College English/Language Arts Program is designed to assist students to develop the highest degree of conscious and informed control over their use of the English language.


The curriculum emphasizes the development of the powers of comprehension and critical thinking, and the employment of unity, coherence, clarity, and conciseness, as well as fluency in the communication of ideas through oral and written composition for both the native and non-native speaker. The English program aids in the development of basic language skills by offering opportunities for thinking, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Literature is presented to the learner for several reasons, foremost, to give opportunities to read, study, and discuss great books and ideas.  An essential element is the development of a critical analysis of literature.  Also important is a sense of aesthetics and imagination.




Program of Studies 2018-19