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CBSE syllabus for class 2 English

English is an important language for students to learn in order to communicate with their friends, teachers, and others. And it is crucial for class 2 students to grasp the basics of the English language in a simple and enjoyable way. The CBSE board’s class 2 English syllabus includes short stories, poems and rhymes to make students learn the pronunciation and understanding of the language. 

Let’s have a look at the latest CBSE class 2 English syllabus, which can also be downloaded in pdf form.

CBSE English Syllabus Class 2

The CBSE syllabus for Class 2 English for the academic year 2022-2023 includes chapters that simplify and ease learning. The English course for class 2 is divided into the following two books:

1. Marigold

NCERT Books Marigold for Class 2 Chapter-wise PDF
Chapter 1: First Day at School and Haldi’s Adventure
Chapter 2: I am Lucky! And I Want
Chapter 3: A Smile and The Wind and the Sun
Chapter 4: Rain and Storm in the Garden
Chapter 5: Zoo Manners and Funny Bunny
Chapter 6: Mr. Nobody and Curlylocks and the Three Bears
Chapter 7: On My Blackboard I can Draw and Make it Shorter
Chapter 8: I am the Music Man and The Mumbai Musicians
Chapter 9: Granny Granny Please Comb my Hair and The Magic Porridge Pot
Chapter 10: Strange Talk and The Grasshopper and the Ant

2. Raindrops

NCERT Books Raindrops for Class 2 Chapterwise PDF
Chapter 1: Action Song (Poem)
Chapter 2:Our Day
Chapter 3: My Family
Chapter 4: What’s Going On?
Chapter 5: Mohan, The Potter
Chapter 6: Rain in Summer (Poem)
Chapter 7: My Village
Chapter 8: The Work People Do
Chapter 9: Work (Poem)
Chapter 10: Our National Symbols
Chapter 11: The Festivals of India
Chapter 12: The Monkey and The Elephant
Chapter 13: Going to the Fair
Chapter 14: Colours (Poem)
Chapter 15: Sikkim


The general objectives at Level-1 are:

  • To build familiarity with the language primarily through spoken input in meaningful situations (teacher talk, listening to recorded material, etc.).
  • To provide and monitor exposure to and comprehension of spoken, and spoken-and written inputs (through mother tongue, signs, visuals, pictures, sketches, gestures, single word questions/answers).
  • To help learners build a working proficiency in the language, especially with regard to listening with understanding and basic oral production (words/phrases, fragments of utterances, formulaic expressions as communicative devices).
  • To recite and sing poems, songs and rhymes and enact small plays/skits
  • To use drawing and painting as precursors to writing and relate these activities to oral communication.
  • To become visually familiar with text [word(s)], what it means, and to notice its components

- Letter (s) and the sound-values they stand for.

  • To associate meaning with written/printed language.

At the end of this stage learners should be able to

  • Talk about themselves, members of the family and the people in their surroundings.
  • Follow simple instructions, requests and questions, and use formulaic expressions appropriately
  • Enjoy doing tasks (including singing a rhyme or identifying a person, object or thing) in English
  • Recognize whole words or chunks of language
  • Recognize small and capital forms of English alphabet both in context and in isolation
  • Read simple words/short sentences with the help of pictures and understand them
  • Write simple words/phrases/short sentences

So, you now have a firm grasp on the CBSE English Syllabus for Class 2. We hope you find this comprehensive information on English Syllabus useful for your studies and preparation of your class 2 exams.