Languages

FRENCH

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION YEAR 3 – Phase 2 (FRENCH 8)

(MFR-08-IB)

French Phase 2 (French 8) is the third year of MYP Acquiring Language and is the second phase in the learning continuum. Students entering this level will have had some exposure to French and should have acquired some basic language. Some review of previous knowledge will be done at the beginning of the year.

We will be using the MYP model of second language acquisition, which is based on the European framework. The criteria are based on comprehension and communication in spoken, written and visual form. The emphasis will be on comprehensible input and communication. Cultural information will touch on a variety of francophone countries. Assessment and evaluation will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION YEAR 4 – Phase 3 (FRENCH 9)

(MFR-09-IB)

French Phase 3 (French 9) is the fourth year of MYP Acquiring Language and is the third phase in the learning continuum. Students entering this level should have successfully completed Phase 2.

We will be using the MYP model of second language acquisition, which is based on the European framework. The criteria are based on comprehension and communication in spoken, written and visual form.  The emphasis will be on comprehensible input and communication. Cultural information will touch on a variety of francophone countries. Assessment and evaluation will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION YEAR 5 – Phase 4 (FRENCH 10)

(MFR-10-IB-4 CREDITS)

French Phase 4 (French 10) is the fifth year of MYP Acquiring Language and is the fourth phase in the learning continuum. Students entering this level should have successfully completed Phase 3. We will be using the MYP model of second language acquisition, which is based on the European framework. The criteria are based on comprehension and communication in spoken, written and visual form. The emphasis will be on comprehensible input and communication. Cultural information will touch on a variety of francophone countries. Assessment and evaluation will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

FRENCH 11 – Phase 5

(MFR–11 ~ 4 CREDITS)

French 11 is Phase 5 of the learning continuum. Students entering this level should have successfully completed three years of French language study. French 11 will follow the framework of language acquisition as outlined in the BC curriculum. It will continue to focus on comprehensible input and communication, in both written and oral form. Furthering grammatical accuracy and spontaneous communication are important at this level. More complex facets of language are introduced. Cultural information will touch on a variety of francophone countries. Assessment and evaluation will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

FRENCH 12 – Phase 6

(MFR–12 ~ 4 CREDITS)

French 12 is the continuation of French 11 and is phase 6 in the learning continuum. Students entering this level should have successfully completed four years of French language study. French 12 will continue to follow the framework of language acquisition as outlined in the BC curriculum. It will continue to focus on comprehensible input and communication, in both written and oral form. Furthering grammatical accuracy and spontaneous communication are important at this level. More complex facets of language are introduced. Students will also be given the opportunity to work with some French language literature.  Cultural information will touch on a variety of francophone countries. Assessment and evaluation will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

SPANISH

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION YEAR 3 – Phase 1 (SPANISH 8)

(MSP-08-IB)

Spanish Phase 1 (Spanish 8) is the third year of MYP Acquiring Language and is the first phase in the learning continuum. Students are not expected to have prior experience in studying the language.  We will be using the MYP model of second language acquisition, which is based on the European framework.  The criteria are based on comprehension and communication in spoken, written and visual form.  The emphasis will be on comprehensible input and communication. Cultural information will touch on a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Assessment and evaluation will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.  


LANGUAGE ACQUISITION YEAR 4 – Phase 2 (SPANISH 9)

(MSP-09-IB)

Spanish Phase 2 (Spanish 9) is the fourth year of MYP Acquiring Language and is the second phase in the learning continuum. We will be using the MYP model of second language acquisition, which is based on the European framework. The criteria are based on comprehension and communication in spoken, written and visual form. The emphasis will be on comprehensible input and communication. Cultural information will touch on a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Assessment and evaluation will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION YEAR 5 – Phase 3 (SPANISH 10)

(MSP-10-IB – 4 CREDITS)

Spanish Phase 3 (Spanish 10) is the fourth year of MYP Acquiring Language and is the third phase in the learning continuum. We will be using the MYP model of second language acquisition, which is based on the European framework. The criteria are based on comprehension and communication in spoken, written and visual form. The emphasis will be on comprehensible input and communication. Cultural information will touch on a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Assessment and evaluation will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

SPANISH 11 – Phase 4

(MSP–11 ~ 4 CREDITS)

Spanish 11 is Phase 4 in the language learning continuum.  Students entering this level should have successfully completed three years of Spanish language study. Spanish 11 will continue to follow the framework of language acquisition as outlined in the BC curriculum.  It will continue to focus on comprehensible input and communication, in both written and oral form. Furthering grammatical accuracy and spontaneous communication are important at this level. More complex facets of language are introduced.  Cultural information will be touch on a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Assessment and evaluation will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

SPANISH 12 – Phase 5

(MSP–12 ~ 4 CREDITS)

Spanish 12 is the continuation of Spanish 11 and is Phase 5 in the language learning continuum. Students entering this level should have successfully completed four years of Spanish language study. Spanish 11 will continue to follow the framework of language acquisition as outlined in the BC curriculum.  The emphasis will continue to be on communication in both written and oral form. Furthering grammatical accuracy and spontaneous communication are important at this level. More complex facets of language are introduced. Students will also be given the opportunity to work with some Spanish language literature.  Cultural information will touch on a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Assessment and evaluation will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

JAPANESE

INTRODUCTORY JAPANESE

(MBJA~ 4 CREDITS)

This is an introductory course to Japanese (Phase One MYP Japanese) and open to any students with no experience in Japanese. There are altogether three units in each term in which we will work with a wide range of vocabulary and simple sentences to communicate simple facts about yourselves and others. You will also learn about the country of Japan and its culture.

JAPANESE 11

(MJA–11 ~ 4 CREDITS)

This is a second-year Japanese course (Phase Two MYP Japanese) and open to any students with Japanese Intro credit. There are altogether three units in each term in which we will explore a wide range of aspects and complex sentences to communicate more complex and precise ideas about yourselves and others. You will also learn about the country of Japan and its culture.

JAPANESE 12

(MJA–12 ~ 4 CREDITS)

This is a third-year Japanese course and open to any students with Japanese 11 credit. There are altogether three units in each term in which we will explore a wide range of compound sentences to communicate more complex and precise ideas about yourselves and others. We will also learn about the country of Japan and its culture.

 

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