Those who study English believe that an intense concern for words, ideas and images helps people understand who they are and who they can become. Writing helps all of us clarify and share our thoughts. Literature helps us contemplate the pains and joys of human existence. Through the study of English, we see life’s complexity, experience life as others do and understand better the world in which we live and work. It is not an exaggeration to state that one of the surest marks of an educated person is the ability to handle the English language with grace and precision. The English supporting program develops these skills and it offers these rewards.