English

Rothner Building, 123 Lucky Goose Ln

Preamble

Proudly situated at the center of the seventeen academic departments in Teso College Aloet, the English/Literature department has remained for some time and is one of the best performing in this school.

The English Language/Literature Curriculum
The department emphasizes a holistic curriculum that ensures that learners acquire proper communicative skills useful both in and out of class. Thus, our teaching and learning materials are carefully selected as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • Interactive
  • Inclusive
  • Accommodate all learning abilities
  • Contextually relevant
  • Incorporate real life situations
  • Contribute to the acquisition of requisite skills
  • Embed appropriate values
  • Develop the full range of cognitive skills
  • Use assessment for learning

It is these guiding principles that have influenced our choice of literature books to be studied at both O and A levels. For instance, the following A level literature texts were meticulously assessed and chosen with the above tenets in mind:

PLAYS: P310/2

Section A:

Romeo and Juliet: William Shakespeare

Section B:

The Imaginary Invalid: Moliere

Section C:

A man for All Seasons: Robert Bolt

Section D

Echoes of Silence: John Ruganda

NOVELS: P310/3

Section A

Oliver Twist: Charles Dickens

Section B

Heart of the Matter: Graham Green

Section C

House Boy: Ferdinand Onyonu

Section D

The Moon Also Sets: Osi Ogedi

Planning

When it comes to planning, the department has readily typed out schemes of work for the whole year for all the classes. These schemes are regularly updated to cater for emerging issues and new texts. Individual teachers are encouraged to use the departmental scheme as a guide but are free to use their inventiveness and ingenuity to suit the unique conditions of the classes they teach.

Successful strategies (so far):

  • Joint marking and scheming
  • Regular seminars and discussions
  • Early completion of the syllabi of both English and literature
  • Support supervision
  • Teaching of functional writing skills right from S1
  • Actively engaging students in debates and writing competitions
  • Upholding the regular marking of students’ books
  • The induction of members on functional writing skills
  • Team teaching
  • Ensuring that students read the literature texts through regular text related assignments
  • Display of important aspects in charts in the classrooms
  • Professional development

Mr. Oboi Paul
Head of Department

Contact Information
Allen Rothner
Department Head of English
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MR. OCEN SAMUEL
Assistant Head teacher Lower School

MR. OCEN SAMUEL

Qualifications: M.A – Uganda Martyrs University, –2014 BED – Makerere University...
MR. OGURO ANTHONY
Director of Studies

MR. OGURO ANTHONY

Qualifications: Master off Education (IUIU) (Educational Planning and Management.)...
MR. OBOI PAUL
Literature in English

MR. OBOI PAUL

Qualifications: Defended Masters of Education in Language and Literature, Makerere...
MS. AMUGE AGNES
Teacher of English language

MS. AMUGE AGNES

Qualifications: BED (Bachelor of Education) MUK, Diploma Education Secondary, NTC,...
MR. OGWANG. NAPHTALI
A teacher of English language and Literature

MR. OGWANG. NAPHTALI

Qualification: Transferred to Teso College Aloet in 2008 – A teacher of English...
MR. OKELLO LAMECK
Teacher of English Language and Literature

MR. OKELLO LAMECK

Qualifications: Masters in Language and Literature – Makerere University on-going...
MS. ADUKO SARAH
Teacher of English Language and Literature

MS. ADUKO SARAH

Qualifications: B.A (Educ) 2007 from Makerere University Joined Teso College Aloet...
MR. OLUKA SYLUS PATRICK
Teacher of English Language and Literature in English

MR. OLUKA SYLUS PATRICK

Qualifications: Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Uganda Christian University...
MS. IKANO EVELYNE
Teacher – English Language and Literature

MS. IKANO EVELYNE

Qualifications: Holds BA.Education from Kyambogo University Joined Teso College Aloet...