The English Language Arts department at HSCL introduces students to a variety of classical and contemporary literature from around the globe. In their literature classes, students read, discuss and analyze texts through student-driven questioning. The courses focus on concepts of identity, inequality, and the struggle of the individual against society and cultural expectations. In addition to the literature classes, students participate in writing classes that focus on developing technical writing skills, research skills, and publishing skills through the discussion and study of contemporary social issues and events.