Group 2 – Language Acquisition
Language B is a foreign language course for students with previous experience of learning the language. It is primarily a language acquisition programme, although some literature is studied in the HL course as a means of understanding the diverse use of the language. The emphasis in the language B programme is on communicative skills in speech and writing, and on learning about the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.
Aside from the literature component at HL, the main difference between the HL and the SL courses is that HL students are expected to show a much wider range of vocabulary, a firm command of grammar and an effective use of complex sentence structures. As a rule of thumb, we expect about 3-5 years of previous learning for the SL course, and 5+ years of previous learning for the HL course. However, what is appropriate will vary individually and the school is happy to advise students about the choice of level.
French B Ab Initio (Beginners)
Offered at SL only, this is a foreign language learning programme for absolute beginners.
A foreign language course for students with some knowledge of German.
A foreign language course for students with some knowledge of Spanish.
A foreign language course for students with some knowledge of English.