Language Arts (Language A in MYP speak) is fundamental to learning, thinking and communicating, therefore it permeates the whole curriculum. The study of language and literature enables students to become highly proficient in their understanding, use and appreciation of their language. In language arts students will be encouraged to recognize that proficiency in language is a valuable life skill, a powerful tool both in societal communication and as a means of personal reflection. Learning that language and literature are creative processes encourages the development of imagination and creativity through self-expression. There are six skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting, which develop as both independent and interdependent skills. Students develop these skills through the study of both language and literature. At Brockton we integrate the aims and objectives of the MYP with the BC prescribed learning outcomes.