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IB Mandarin Language B

  • Course level: Mandarin
  • Categories IB

Description

Language B is a language acquisition course designed for students with some previous experience in Mandarin. Students further develop their ability to communicate in French through the study of language, themes and texts, while also developing their conceptual understanding of how the language works. The distinction between language B SL and HL lies in the level of competency the student is expected to develop in the receptive, productive and interactive skills.

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

Topic Areas For This Subject

Developing Productive Skills – Writing

Producing a text based on a choice of specific text types, e.g. article, speech, letter, flyer, etc.

Developing Receptive Skills – Reading and Listening

Developing Interactive Skills – Speaking (Individual Oral Assessment)

Ideal For

This course is designed for Grades 11 and 12 students studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). The course is suitable for students studying this subject at either a higher level (HL) or standard level (SL).