Class 8 English Learning Outcomes For The Learner

The English language learning outcomes are intended to be achieved by all children so as to enable them to be proficient users of language in real-life situations.

Broadly, the goals of language learning which could be achieved include attainment of basic proficiency in the language for effective communication and the development of language for knowledge acquisition i.e. using language as a tool for learning the content subjects.

However, the teacher should have the flexibility and consider the pace of learning of children well as their opportunities of learning English at home and in school.

Class 8 English Learning Outcomes For The Learner


1. responds to instructions and announcements in school and public places viz. railway station, market, airport, cinema hall, and act accordingly.

2. introduces guests in English, interviews people by asking questions based on the work they do.

3. engages in conversations in English with people from different professions such as bank staff, railway staff, etc. using appropriate vocabulary.

4. uses formulaic/polite expressions to communicate such as ‘May I borrow your book?’, ‘I would like to differ’ etc.

5. speaks short prepared speech in the morning assembly.

6. speaks about objects/events in the class/school environment and outside surroundings.

7. participates in grammar games and kinaesthetic activities for language learning.

8. reads excerpts, dialogues, poems, commentaries of sports and games speeches, news, debates on TV, Radio and expresses opinions about them.

Class 8 English Learning Outcomes For The Learner

9. asks questions in different contexts and situations (e.g. based on the text/beyond the text/ out of curiosity/ while engaging in the conversation using appropriate vocabulary and accurate sentences)

10. participates in different events such as role-play, poetry recitation, skit, drama, debate, speech, elocution, declamation, quiz, etc., organized by school and other such organizations;

11. narrates stories (real or imaginary) and real-life experiences in English.

12. Interprets quotations, sayings, and proverbs.

13. reads textual/non-textual materials in English/Braille with comprehension.

14. identifies details, characters, main idea, and sequence of ideas and events while reading.

15. reads, compares, contrasts. thinks critically and relates ideas to life.

16. infers the meaning of unfamiliar words by reading them in context.

17. reads a variety of texts for pleasure e.g. adventure stories and science fiction, fairy tales, also non-fiction articles, narratives, travelogues, biographies, etc. (extensive reading)

18. refers dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia as reference books for meaning and spelling while reading and writing.

19. prepares a write-up after seeking information in print/online, notice board, newspaper, etc.

20. communicates accurately using appropriate grammatical forms (e.g., clauses, comparison of adjectives, time and tense, active-passive voice, reported speech, etc.)

21. writes coherent and meaningful paragraphs through the process of drafting, revising, editing, and finalizing.

22. Writes short paragraphs coherently in English/Braille with a proper beginning, middle, and end with appropriate punctuation marks.

23. writes answers to textual/non-textual questions after comprehension/ inference; draws character sketch, attempts extrapolative writing.

24. writes an email, messages, notice, formal letters, descriptions/narratives, personal diary, report, short personal/biographical experiences, etc.

25. develops a skit (dialogues from a story) and a story from dialogues.

26. visits a language laboratory.

27. writes a book review.

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