Language Acquisition

Language B: English (SL/HL)

Course Description

This course aims to develop the ability to communicate accurately and effectively in speech and writing within a range of contexts; to develop the ability to understand and respond to the language demands of transactional and social contacts; to provide students with a sound linguistic base for further study, work and leisure; to offer insights into the culture of the countries where the language is spoken; and to provide the opportunity for enjoyment, creativity and intellectual stimulation.


ASSESSMENT
Standard Level

Internal ……...…………........... 30%
Individual oral (8–10 minutes) ……...…………........... 20%
Interactive oral activity ……...…………........... 10%
External ……...…………........... 70%
Written Examination    
Paper 1: Text-handling exercises on four written texts ……...…………........... 25%
Paper 2: Written productive skills ……...…………........... 25%
Written Assignment: Receptive and written productive skills ……...…………........... 20%

ASSESSMENT
Higher Level

Internal ……...…………........... 30%
Individual oral (8–10 minutes) ……...…………........... 20%
Interactive oral activity ……...…………........... 10%
External ……...…………........... 70%
Written Examination    
Paper 1: Receptive skills ……...…………........... 25%
Paper 2: Written productive skills ……...…………........... 25%
Written Assignment: Receptive and written productive skills ……...…………........... 20%