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Language Acquisition (Language B)

MYP Language B Honors Level I (French/Spanish/German)

(Y) Credit: 1.0
Course Numbers: 52101, 52301, or 52201
 
Prerequisite: None
 
Course Description:
 
This course is an introductory language program whose primary purpose is to start students on the path of becoming fluent in the world language, along with understanding and appreciating the cultures of the countries/regions where the language is spoken natively.  Students will learn to use the language in realistic contexts, concentrate on topics relevant to their own life and interests, and practice the essential points of grammar and pronunciation that will allow them to communicate effectively with a native speaker.


MYP Language B Culture (French/Spanish/German)-H

(S) Credit: 0.5
Course Numbers: 52103, 52303, or 52203
 
Prerequisite: Enrolled in Level I Language
Course Description:
This course will allow students to further explore the rich cultures of various countries/regions where the language is spoken natively. Along with enhancing their study of the world language, MYP Language B Culture challenges students to acquire an understanding of and appreciation for cultural differences.


MYP Language B Honors Level II (French/Spanish/German)

(Y) Credit: 1.0
Course Numbers: 52102, 52302, or 52202
 
Prerequisite: Level I or permission of instructor
Course Description:
 
This course is a language program whose purpose is to further the journey of becoming fluent in the world language along with understanding and appreciating the cultures of the countries/regions where the language is spoken natively. Students will learn to use the language in realistic contexts, concentrate on topics relevant to their own life and interests, and practice and fine tune the essential points of grammar and pronunciation that will allow them to communicate effectively with a native speaker.


DP Language I and II (French, German, Spanish)

 
(Y) Credits: 1.0 each year
Course Number: 52105, 52115; 52205, 52215; 52305, 52316;
 
Prerequisite: MYP Levels l & II 
Course Description:
 
The DP Language B course is a two-year course where students will continue their journey to becoming fluent in the world language, along with understanding and appreciating the cultures of the countries/regions where the language is spoken natively. Through analysis of authentic literature, the study of vocabulary and grammar will be studied in a cultural context that will assist in their preparation for future IB exams. All aspects of studying a language will be emphasized through writing, reading, speaking and listening. They will also use the language in realistic contexts, concentrate on topics relevant to their own life and interests, and practice the essential points of grammar and pronunciation that will allow them to communicate effectively with a native speaker.
 

DP Language Culture (French/Spanish/German)

(S) Credits: 0.5
Course Numbers: 52104, 52304, or 52204
 
Prerequisite: Enrolled in the first year of the IB Language B course
Course Description:
 
This course will allow students to further explore the rich cultures of various countries/regions where the language is spoken natively. Along with enhancing their study of the world language, IB Culture challenges students to acquire an understanding of and appreciation for cultural differences.
 


DP AB Initio Language Level I and II (French/Spanish/German)

(Grades 11 & 12)
(Y) Credit: 1.0 each year
Course Numbers: 52120, 52320, or 52220; 52130, 52340, or 52230
 
Prerequisite: None
Course Description:
Level 1
This course will introduce the student to the rich cultures of the various regions and major cities of countries/regions where the language is spoken natively. Along with enhancing their study of the world language, this course challenges students to acquire an appreciation for cultural differences and the influence they have on our understanding of the ways in which people live and interact.
 
Prerequisite: Level 1

Level 2
This course is a language program whose purpose is to further students on the path of becoming fluent in the world language along with understanding and appreciating the cultures of the countries/regions where the language is spoken natively. They will learn to use the language in realistic contexts, concentrate on topics relevant to their own life and interests, and practice and fine tune the essential points of grammar and pronunciation that will allow them to communicate effectively with a native speaker.
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