Languages

FRENCH

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION YEAR 3 — Emergent Level, Phase 2 (FRENCH 8)

(MFR-08-IB)

French 8 (Emergent Level) is Phase 2 of the language learning continuum. Students entering this level will have had previous exposure to French and should have already acquired some basic language skills. However, some review of previous knowledge will be done at the beginning of the course.

We will be using the MYP model of second language acquisition, which is based on the European Framework. An emphasis will be placed on comprehensible input and communication through spoken, written, visual and aural forms. Cultural information will touch on a variety of Francophone countries. Assessment will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION YEAR 4 — Capable Level, Phase 3 (FRENCH 9)

(MFR-09-IB)

French 9 (Capable Level) is Phase 3 of the language 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. An emphasis will be placed on comprehensible input and communication through spoken, written, visual and aural forms. Cultural information will touch on a variety of Francophone countries. Assessment will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION YEAR 5 — Capable Level, Phase 4 (FRENCH 10)

(MFR-10-IB-4 CREDITS)

French 10 (Capable Level) is Phase 4 of the language 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. An emphasis will be placed on comprehensible input and communication through spoken, written, visual and aural forms. Cultural information will touch on a variety of Francophone countries. Assessment 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 language learning continuum. Students entering this level should have successfully completed three years of French language study.

We will be using the framework of language acquisition outlined in the BC curriculum. An emphasis will continue to be placed on comprehensible input and communication through both written and oral forms. Furthering grammatical accuracy and spontaneous communication will be important at this level, and more complex language structures will be introduced. Cultural information will touch on a variety of Francophone countries. Assessment will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

FRENCH 12 — Phase 6

(MFR–12 ~ 4 CREDITS)

French 12 is a continuation of French 11 and is Phase 6 of the language learning continuum. Students entering this level should have successfully completed four years of French language study.

We will be using the framework of language acquisition outlined in the BC curriculum. An emphasis will continue to be placed on comprehensible input and communication through both written and oral forms. Furthering grammatical accuracy and spontaneous communication will be important at this level, and more complex language structures will be introduced. Students will also be given the opportunity to study some French language literature. Cultural information will touch on a variety of Francophone countries. Assessment will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

 

SPANISH

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION YEAR 3 — Emergent Level, Phase 1 (SPANISH 8)

(MSP-08-IB)

Spanish 8 (Emergent Level) is Phase 1 of the language learning continuum. Students are not expected to have had previous experience in studying Spanish.

We will be using the MYP model of second language acquisition, which is based on the European Framework. An emphasis will be placed on comprehensible input and communication through spoken, written, visual and aural forms. Cultural information will touch on a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Assessment will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION YEAR 4 — Emergent Level, Phase 2 (SPANISH 9)

(MSP-09-IB)

Spanish 9 (Emergent Level) is Phase 2 of the language learning continuum. Students entering this level should have successfully completed Phase 1.

We will be using the MYP model of second language acquisition, which is based on the European Framework. An emphasis will be placed on comprehensible input and communication through spoken, written, visual and aural forms. Cultural information will touch on a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Assessment will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION YEAR 5 — Capable Level, Phase 3 (SPANISH 10)

(MSP-10-IB – 4 CREDITS)

Spanish 10 (Capable Level) is Phase 3 of the language 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. An emphasis will be placed on comprehensible input and communication through spoken, written, visual and aural forms. Cultural information will touch on a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Assessment will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

SPANISH 11 — Phase 4

(MSP–11 ~ 4 CREDITS)

Spanish 11 is Phase 4 of the language learning continuum. Students entering this level should have successfully completed three years of Spanish language study.

We will be using the framework of language acquisition outlined in the BC curriculum. An emphasis will continue to be placed on comprehensible input and communication through both written and oral forms. Furthering grammatical accuracy and spontaneous communication will be important at this level, and more complex language structures will be introduced. Cultural information will touch on a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Assessment will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

SPANISH 12 — Phase 5

(MSP–12 ~ 4 CREDITS)

Spanish 12 is a continuation of Spanish 11 and is Phase 5 of the language learning continuum. Students entering this level should have successfully completed four years of Spanish language study.

We will be using the framework of language acquisition outlined in the BC curriculum. An emphasis will continue to be placed on comprehensible input and communication through both written and oral forms. Furthering grammatical accuracy and spontaneous communication will be important at this level, and more complex language structures will be introduced. Students will also be given the opportunity to study some Spanish language literature. Cultural information will touch on a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Assessment will be based on a variety of presentations, activities and tests.

 

JAPANESE

INTRODUCTORY JAPANESE

(MBJA ~ 4 CREDITS)

This is an introductory course that is open to any students who have had no prior experience in Japanese. Altogether, there are three units per term: each unit will explore a wide range of vocabulary and simple sentence structures to communicate basic facts about yourselves and others. You will also learn about the country of Japan and its culture.

JAPANESE 11

(MJA–11 ~ 4 CREDITS)

Japanese 11 is a second-year course that is open to any students who have successfully completed Introductory Japanese. Altogether, there are three units per term: each unit will explore a wide range of aspects and complex sentences to communicate more detailed 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)

Japanese 12 is a third-year course that is open to any students who have successfully completed Japanese 11. Altogether, there are three units per term: each unit will explore a wide range of compound sentences to communicate more complex and precise ideas about yourselves and others. You will also learn about the country of Japan and its culture.

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