1. To understand English when spoken. (Listening)
2. To speak English. (Speaking)
3. To understand it when written. (Reading)
4. To write it. (Writing)
These objectives are illustrated below
A. Listening: To understand English when spoken
1. To enable the learner to understand radio-talks, television, news, commentary, announcement, films etc.
B. Speaking: To Speak English
I To enable the students to speak to people coming from other states and abroad.
I. To help the students to read English story books, poems, etc. for pleasure.
D. Writing : To Write English
I. To enable the students to answer questions set in different competitive examinations.
The main objectives of the study of English as a second language are as follows
1. To enable pupils to attain working knowledge of the language from utilitarian point of view. A second language must be treated as a skill subject and the ability to read, understand, write and speak simple English should be considered enough evidence of this working knowledge of the language.
2. To develop their capacity to express themselves in the language freely, correctly and with proper pronunciation in talks or conversation on ordinary topics.
3. The third objective is to enable the pupils to express their ideas of non-technical nature in simple correct English. The stress is obviously on expression which is the result of impression on proper comprehension.
4. The fourth objective is to generate in the pupils a love for the language and a desire to cultivate it at leisure for pleasure and profit, though desirable, should not be stressed upon for the purpose of examination.