EN 209 is a general core English course which is mandatory for all students registering for the Associate Degree at Corozal Junior College. It is a prerequisite course for EN 210. The course provides ample reading, writing and speaking opportunities in Standard English for the student to be able to improve in both written and spoken communication. It emphasizes the wider framework of communication principles, systems, forms and processes within which language use has context, achieves coherence and is enhanced. It focuses specifically on the appreciation of the linguistic complexity and diversity of the Caribbean and the implications of this diversity for social, cultural and economic transactions.