The study of language arts is the study of the processes of communication. These processes are related in classroom activities, which strike a balance between receptive activities (listening and reading) and expressive activities (speaking, writing, and other creative forms of expression).
The comprehensive goals of the language arts program are:
- To encourage progress in language skills in relation to individual ability and learning style.
- To develop the ability to use language with ease, clarity and purpose in both oral and written communication.
- To respond to literature in creative and enjoyable ways through writing, speaking, drama and the visual arts.
- To provide opportunities to communicate using technology such as computers and audio or videotape, and giving the students experience in composing and delivering communications for such media.
- To stimulate creative expression through rich language experience by reading various literary forms that provide the information needed to develop mutual understanding of and respect for the contributions of people of all ages, cultures, religions, and languages.