IB Diploma Language Acquisition
Course Outline: The course aims to further develop students' ability to communicate in the target language through the study of language, themes and texts. In doing so, students also develop conceptual understandings of how a language works and how it varies in different contexts. Some of the topics covered throughout the course are identities, experiences, and new technologies. Students will practice and be assessed on the four following skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking.
A typical Language Acquisition Standard Level student will have studies the language for 3-4 years whilst a Language Acquisition Higher Level student will usually have studied the language for at least 5 years.
Students can study French, Spanish and Mandarin.
Course Outline: A typical Language Ab Initio student has no prior (or very limited) experience in the target language. The emphasis of the course is on developing the ability to communicate in the target language and in a range of familiar contexts. Students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures they need to use in everyday social interactions and situations. The course aims to develop a variety of linguistic skills and basic awareness of cultures. Some of the topics covered throughout the course are family and friends, leisure, and the environment. Students will practice and be assessed on the four following skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking.
Students can study French and Spanish.