FRENCH B HANDBOOK

COURSE OUTLINE FRENCH B SL

Language B is a language acquisition course designed for students with some previous experience of the target language. In the language B course, students further develop their ability to communicate in the target language through the study of language, themes, and texts. In doing so, they also develop conceptual understandings of how language works, as appropriate to the level of the course. French B is available at SL and HL. A key aim of the language B course is to develop international-mindedness through the study of language, culture, ideas, and issues of global significance.

AIMS



  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.

  9. Explicit links to TOK strengthen the ability to communicate in the target language by increasing students’ self-awareness as inquirers in their own language learning process.

  10. As appropriate to the level of the course, communication skills are reinforced through the other categories of approaches to learning skills: think research, social and self-management skills.

ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES

  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

PRESCRIBED THEMES

Five prescribed themes are common to the syllabuses of language B and language ab initio; the themes

provide relevant contexts for study at all levels of language acquisition in the DP, 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.

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE - SL

EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT


SAMPLES


DP 1 _French B_SL_ Mock_ Paper 1.pdf


DP 1_French_B_SL_ Mock _paper_2__Reading Comprehension_text_booklet (4).pdf


DP 1 French_B_SL _ Mock _paper_2__Reading Comprehension _question_answer booklet.pdf
DP 1 French B SL Mock Listening Comprehension (2) (3).pdf


DP 1 French B SL_ Mock_ Audio for Paper 2 Listening.mp3

AUDIO FOR PAPER 2 LISTENING COMPREHENSION


IOA PHOTO.pdf

VISUAL STIMULUS FOR IOA


IOA Mock sample recording.m4a

RECORDING OF INDIVIDUAL ORAL ASSESSMENT