"Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out which they grow." — Oliver Wendell Holmes

The St. Stephen's English Department creates an inquiry-based, student-centered learning environment, where instruction encourages critical thinking, reading and writing. Students learn to explore both the literary and cultural dimensions of the subject, which enhances their analytical skills, creativity and imagination.


Through active discourse, students develop an appreciation of how the texts they study connect to other texts, their lives and the world around them. The department nurtures an appreciation of language and cultivates communication skills by further developing students' abilities to clearly and persuasively express their ideas, both orally and in writing.

English at St. Stephen’s:

  • fosters an appreciation of craft in a variety of genres
  • helps develop critical reading strategies that allow students to interpret, evaluate and appreciate challenging texts
  • inspires students, through their writing, to assimilate their critical reading experiences with the world around them
  • study texts from a wide range of places and time periods
  • encourages students to be articulate speakers who use language and register what is appropriate for different audiences and purposes

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Via Aventina 3, 00153 Rome, Italy

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