Hindi B SL Handbook

Aims

The following aims are common to both language B and language ab initio.

1. Develop international-mindedness through the study of languages, cultures, and ideas and issues of global significance.

2. Enable students to communicate in the language they have studied in a range of contexts and for a variety of purposes.

3. Encourage, through the study of texts and through social interaction, an awareness and appreciation of a variety of perspectives of people from diverse cultures.

4. Develop students’ understanding of the relationship between the languages and cultures with which they are familiar.

5. Develop students’ awareness of the importance of language in relation to other areas of knowledge.

6. Provide students, through language learning and the process of inquiry, with opportunities for intellectual engagement and the development of critical- and creative-thinking skills.

7. Provide students with a basis for further study, work and leisure through the use of an additional language.

8. Foster curiosity, creativity and a lifelong enjoyment of language learning.



Assessment Objectives

The intention of the Hindi B SL course is that the students should achieve the following objectives because the objectives reflect those parts of the aims that will be assessed.

1. Communicate clearly and effectively in a range of contexts and for a variety of purposes.

2. Understand and use language appropriate to a range of interpersonal and/or intercultural contexts

and audiences.

3. Understand and use language to express and respond to a range of ideas with fluency and accuracy.

4. Identify, organize and present ideas on a range of topics.

5. Understand, analyse and reflect upon a range of written, audio, visual and audio-visual texts.

Assessment objectives in practice

Syllabus Outline

In the Hindi B SL course, students develop the ability to communicate in the target language through

the study of language, themes and texts and,also develop conceptual understandings of how language works.

Communication is evidenced through receptive, productive and interactive skills across a range of contexts and purposes that are appropriate to the level of the course.

A key aim of the Hindi B SL course is to develop international-mindedness through the study of language, culture, and ideas and issues of global significance.

Syllabus Content

There are five prescribed themes that are common to the syllabuses of Hindi B SL and they provide relevant contexts for study and opportunities for students to communicate about matters of personal, local or national, and global interest.

The five prescribed themes are:

• identities

• experiences

• human ingenuity

• social organization

• sharing the planet.

The themes allow students to compare the target language and culture(s) to other languages and cultures

with which they are familiar. The themes also provide opportunities for students to make connections to

other disciplinary areas in the DP.




Assessments Outline

External Assessment details

Paper 1: Productive skills—writing

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Weighting: 25%


Paper 1 is based on the five themes: identities, experiences, human ingenuity, social organization, sharing the planet.

This examination is externally set and externally assessed. Paper 1 consists of two required tasks (task A and task B) of equal weighting. Each task addresses a variety of audiences, contexts, and purposes. For each task, students will be presented with a choice from three options, each based on a different theme from the syllabus.



Paper 2: Receptive skills—listening and reading

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Weighting: 50% (25% listening comprehension, 25% reading comprehension)

Paper 2 is based on the five themes: identities, experiences, human ingenuity, social organization, sharing the planet.

This examination is externally set and externally assessed. It is divided into two separate sections: listening (three audio passages) and reading (three written passages) covering different topics drawn from the five themes. The student’s understanding of the six passages is assessed in this examination; it does not test the students’ knowledge of any factual content of a specific topic. All audio and written passages are in the target language and all answers must be provided in the target language.


External Assessment Criteria

Paper 1 - Productive Skills - Writing

Criterion A: Language

How successfully does the candidate command written language?

• To what extent is the vocabulary appropriate and varied?

• To what extent are the grammatical structures varied?

• To what extent does the accuracy of the language contribute to effective communication?


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Criterion B: Message

To what extent does the candidate fulfill the task?

• How relevant are the ideas to the task?

• To what extent are ideas developed?

• To what extent do the clarity and organization of ideas contribute to the successful delivery of the message?



Criterion C: Conceptual understanding


To what extent does the candidate demonstrate conceptual understanding?

• To what extent is the choice of text type appropriate to the task?

• To what extent are register and tone appropriate to the context, purpose and audience of the task?

• To what extent does the response incorporate the conventions of the chosen text type?


Internal Assessment Details

Duration: Duration: 12–15 minutes (plus 15 minutes for preparation)

Weighting: 25%

The individual oral assessment is based on the course themes: identities, experiences, human ingenuity, social organization, sharing the planet.

The aim of this assessment is to measure the student’s ability to understand and produce communication in the target language, and to use it for successful interaction.






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Internal Assessment Criteria

Criterion A: Language

How successfully does the candidate command spoken language?

• To what extent is the vocabulary appropriate and varied?

• To what extent are the grammatical structures varied?

• To what extent does the accuracy of the language contribute to effective communication?

• To what extent do pronunciation and intonation affect communication?



Criterion B1: Message—visual stimulus

How relevant are the ideas to the selected stimulus?

• How well does the candidate engage with the stimulus in the presentation?

• How well are the ideas linked to the target culture(s)?


Criterion B2: Message—conversation

How relevant are the ideas in the conversation?

• How appropriately and thoroughly does the candidate respond to the questions in the conversation?

• To what depth are the questions answered?



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Criterion C: Interactive skills—communication

To what extent does the candidate understand and interact?

• How well can the candidate express ideas?

• How well can the candidate maintain a conversation?


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Appendices

Question Papers

DP 1 Hindi B SL Papers ALL.pdf

Listening Tracks

DP 1 Paper 2(Listening).mp3

Mark Schemes



DP_1_Hindi_B_SL___Paper_2__Mark_schemes.pdf

Individual oral

Hindi B SL_IOA_Audio.MP3