IB Mandarin Ab Initio

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This language acquisition course is especially designed for students with little or no previous experience in Mandarin. Aimed at helping students develop the ability to communicate in Mandarin, this course fosters their receptive, productive and interactive skills. The syllabus ensures that students understand the basic structures of the language, learn a range of appropriate vocabulary, and also learn to use a register and format that are appropriate to social situations.

What Will I Learn?

  • Mastery of core curriculum topics
  • Unique question-specific strategies
  • Exam techniques practiced through extensive question practice and personalised feedback
  • Time management strategies
  • An applied understanding and appreciation of the subject beyond the syllabus
  • Lifelong subject and interdisciplinary skills
  • How to achieve excellent grades

Topics for this course

3 Lessons

Developing Productive Skills – Writing

Training students to be able to effectively write and complete 2-3 writing tasks from a choice of questions, in the stipulated time.

Developing Receptive Skills – Listening & Reading

Developing Interactive Skills – Speaking (Individual Oral Assessment)

Target Audience

  • This course is designed for Grades 11 and 12 students studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) at the standard level (SL).

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