French 1 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: FR001
The course concentrates on vocabulary and structure in a cultural context. It introduces students to basic vocabulary, grammar, and verb structures. Different games and activities, reading, and writing are incorporated into the learning process. Students are also introduced to the geography and customs of the French-speaking world. This class corresponds to French language levels A1/A1.2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue French throughout their four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B).
Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
French 3 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: FR003
This is an intermediate and upper intermediate level course that continues on from the concepts and skills learned in French 2. Students learn to apply their language skills to familiar settings at work, school, during leisure time, to produce simple connected texts and conversations on a wide range of topics. Readings are aimed on developing the ability to understand concrete and abstract topics, express their point of view and speak with a degree of fluency and spontaneity. This course corresponds to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue French throughout their four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B)..
Pre-requisite(s): French 2 (grade C- or above)/ a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
French 4 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: FR004
The course is designed to emphasize active communication, thus it is conducted exclusively in French. The goal is proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. English should be avoided in the classroom. The course focus is mastery of language skills as well as the content of the written texts. Students engage in discussions of literature, and view and discuss French language films. French 4 corresponds to B2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue French throughout their four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B).
Pre-requisite(s): French 3 (grade C- or above)/a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
IB French Ab Initio SL CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: FR005
This two-year course meets the needs of students who have had little opportunity to study the language and are interested in learning a foreign language as part of their IB Diploma. It aims to develop the students’ ability to communicate in speech and in writing so as to deal adequately with familiar and practical needs; it introduces students to the culture of countries where French is spoken; it provides a foundation for further study of the target language; provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation; and encourage positive attitudes to the learning of other languages, their speakers and countries.
Pre-requisite(s): French 1, or a diagnostic test Open to grade(s): 11,12
IB French B SL/HL CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: FR006
This is a two-year course for students whose native language is not French. The aims of the language B program are: to develop the students’ powers of expression in both oral and written communication; to promote the ability to respond to the language demands of transactional and social contacts; to provide students with an efficient tool for possible further study or job opportunity; to help students gain insights into how users of the specific language think; and to provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation. Written and spoken communication will be assessed through internal (school) and external (IBO) assessment. All students enrolled in an IB subject must sit the external exam at the end of year 2. Students taking the subject at SL may take the final exam at the end of year 1 with teacher recommendation.
Pre-requisite(s): French 3, and a diagnostic test Open to grade(s): 11,12
German 1 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: GR001
The course focuses on vocabulary and structure in a cultural context. It introduces students to basic vocabulary, grammar, and verb structures. Different games and activities, reading, and writing are incorporated into the learning process. Students are also introduced to the geography and customs of the German-speaking world. This course corresponds to German language levels A1/A1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue German throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B). Students need to pass this class with a minimal grade of C minus in order to progress to German 2.
Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
German 2 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: GR002
This course actively reinforces grammar, teaches culture, and serves as a point of departure for meaningful oral and written exchange in the target language. Conversation is the focus in this course. The up-to-date materials included are meant to stimulate student interest and provide information about everyday German life and culture. The activities create an ideal medium for the practical application and conversational practice needed to facilitate acquisition of the German language. It corresponds to A2/A2.2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue German throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B). The required minimum grade in order to proceed to the next level of German is C minus.
Pre-requisite(s): German 1, or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
German 3 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: GR003
This course is an intermediate and upper intermediate level language course that continues on from the concepts and skills learned in German 2. Students learn to apply their German language skills to familiar settings at work, school, during leisure time, to produce simple connected text and conversation on a wide range of topics. Readings are aimed on developing the ability to understand concrete and abstract topics, express their point of view and speak with a degree of fluency and spontaneity. This course corresponds to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue German throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B). The required minimum grade in order to proceed to German 4 is C minus.
Pre-requisite(s): German 2, or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
IB German Ab Initio SL CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: GR005
This two-year course meets the needs of students who have had little opportunity to study the language and are interested in learning a foreign language as part of their IB Diploma. This course aims to develop the students’ ability to communicate in speech and in writing, thus enabling them to deal adequately with familiar and practical needs; introduce the students to the culture of countries where the language is spoken; provide a foundation for further study of the language; provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation; and encourage positive attitudes to the learning of other languages, their speakers and countries. Assessment is per the IBO’s guidelines.
Pre-requisite(s): German 2, and a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year Open to grade(s): 11,12
IB German B SL/HL CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: GR006
The main focus of the course is on language acquisition and development of language skills. These language skills will be developed through the study and use of a range of written and spoken material. Such material will extend from everyday oral exchanges to literary texts, and will be related to the culture concerned. The material is chosen to enable students to develop a mastery of language skills and intercultural understanding. Written and spoken communication will be assessed through internal (school) and external (IBO) assessment. Students taking the subject at SL may take the final exam at the end of year 1 with teacher recommendation.
Pre-requisite(s): German 4, or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 11,12
IB German A SL/HL CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: GR007
German A is for students whose mother tongue is German. This two-year course promotes respect for the literary heritage of German while students continue to develop oral and written skills. Through a wide range of literature, the course encourages appreciation of the artistry of literature and an ability to reflect critically on their reading both in a literary and cultural context. The study of works in translation is especially important for introducing students to other cultural perspectives. The response to the study of literature is through oral and written communication, thus enabling students to develop and refine their command of language.
Pre-requisite(s): Native Speaker level knowledge and teacher approval Open to grade(s): 11,12
Italian 1 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: IT001
The course concentrates on vocabulary and structure in a cultural context. It introduces students to basic vocabulary, grammar, and verb structures. Different games and activities, reading, and writing are incorporated into the learning process.. Students are also introduced to the geography and customs of the Italian-speaking world. This class corresponds to Italian language levels A1/A1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Italian throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B).
Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
Italian 2 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: IT002
This course actively reinforces grammar, teaches culture and serves as a point of departure for meaningful oral and written exchange in the target language. Conversation is the focus in this course. The up-to-date materials included are meant to stimulate student interest and provide information about everyday Italian life and culture. The activities based on this material create an ideal medium for the practical application and conversational practice needed to facilitate acquisition of the Italian language. The course corresponds to A2/A2.2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Italian throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B).
Pre-requisite(s): Italian 1, or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
Italian 3 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: IT003
This intermediate and upper intermediate level course continues on from the concepts and skills learned in Italian 2. Students learn to apply their Italian language skills to familiar settings at work, school, during leisure time, to produce simple connected text and conversation on a wide range of topics. Readings are aimed at developing the ability to understand concrete and abstract topics, express their point of view and speak with a degree of fluency and spontaneity. This course corresponds to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Italian throughout their four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B).
Pre-requisite(s): Italian 2, or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
Italian 4 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: IT004
The course is designed to emphasize active communication, thus it is conducted exclusively in Italian. The goal is proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. English should be avoided in the classroom. The course focus is mastery of language skills as well as the content of the written texts. Students engage in discussions of literature, and view and discuss Italian language films. Italian 4 corresponds to B2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Italian throughout their four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B).
Pre-requisite(s): Italian 3, or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
IB Italian Ab Initio SL CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: IT005
This two-year course meets the needs of students who have had little opportunity to study the language and are interested in learning a foreign language as part of their IB Diploma. This course aims to develop the students’ ability to communicate in speech and in writing enabling them to deal adequately with familiar and practical needs; introduce students to the culture of countries where the language is spoken; provide a foundation for further study of the target language; provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation; and encourage positive attitudes to the learning of other languages, their speakers and countries. Assessment is per the IBO’s guidelines.
Pre-requisite(s): Italian 2, or a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year Open to grade(s): 11,12
IB Italian B SL/HL CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: IT006
The main focus of this two-year course is on language acquisition and development of language skills. These language skills should be developed through the study and use of a range of written and spoken material. Such material will extend from everyday oral exchanges to literary texts, and should be related to the culture(s) concerned. The material is chosen to enable students to develop a mastery of language skills and intercultural understanding. Written and spoken communication will be assessed through internal (school) and external (IBO) assessment. Students taking the subject at SL may take the final exam at the end of year 1 with teacher recommendation.
Open to grade(s): 11,12
Spanish 1 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: SP001
The course introduces students to basic vocabulary, grammar, and verb structures. Different games and activities, reading, and writing are incorporated into the learning process.. Students are also introduced to the geography and customs of the Spanish-speaking world. This class corresponds to Spanish language levels A1/A1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Spanish throughout their four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B).
Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
Spanish 2 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: SP002
This course actively reinforces grammar, teaches culture, and serves as a point of departure for meaningful oral and written exchange in the target language. Conversation is the focus in this course. The up-to-date materials included are meant to stimulate student interest and provide information about everyday Spanish life and culture. The activities will help create an ideal medium for the practical application and conversational practice needed to facilitate steadfast Spanish language acquisition. The course corresponds to A2/A2.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Spanish throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B).
Pre-requisite(s): Spanish 1, or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
Spanish 3 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: SP003
This intermediate and upper intermediate level language course continues on from the concepts and skills learned in Spanish 2. Students learn to apply their Spanish language skills to familiar settings at work, school, during leisure time, to produce simple connected text and conversation on a wide range of topics. Readings are aimed at developing the ability to understand concrete and abstract topics, express their point of view and speak with a degree of fluency and spontaneity. This course corresponds to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Spanish throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B).
Pre-requisite(s): ): Spanish 2, or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
Spanish 4 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: SP004
The course is designed to emphasize active communication and is conducted exclusively in Spanish. The goal is proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The focus is on a mastery of language skills as well as the content of the written texts. Students engage in discussions of literature, and view and discuss Spanish language films. Spanish 4 corresponds to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Spanish throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B).
Pre-requisite(s): Spanish 3, or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
IB Spanish Ab Initio SL CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: SP005
This two-year course meets the needs of students who have had little opportunity to study the language and are interested in learning a foreign language as part of their IB Diploma. This course aims to develop the students’ ability to communicate in speech and in writing enabling them to deal adequately with familiar and practical needs; introduce students to the culture of countries where the language is spoken; provide a foundation for further study of the target language; provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation; and encourage positive attitudes to the learning of other languages, their speakers and countries. Assessment is per the IBO’s guidelines.
Pre-requisite(s): Spanish 2, or a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year Open to grade(s): 11,12
IB Spanish B SL/HL CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: SP006
The main focus of this two-year course is on language acquisition and development of language skills. These language skills should be developed through the study and use of a range of written and spoken material. Such material will extend from everyday oral exchanges to literary texts, and should be related to the culture(s) concerned. The material is chosen to enable students to develop mastery of language skills and intercultural understanding. Students taking the subject at SL may take the final exam at the end of year 1 with teacher recommendation.
Pre-requisite(s): Spanish 3, or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 11,12
Chinese Language and Culture (Mandarin) CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: CH001
This course is designed to introduce students to the language and for those students who wish to pursue their personal interests in Mandarin Chinese. Students will learn Pinyin, radicals, frequently used characters, word usage, sentence patterns, and grammar. Students will develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities in Mandarin Chinese. The students will also acquire knowledge of Chinese culture and history. This course is for beginning students or non-native speakers only.
Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
French 2 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: FR002
This course actively reinforces grammar, teaches culture, and serves as a point of departure for meaningful oral and written exchange in the target language. Conversation is the focus. The up-to-date material included is meant to stimulate student interest and provide information about everyday French life and culture. The activities based on this material create an ideal medium for the practical application and conversational practice needed to facilitate acquisition of the French language. It corresponds to A2/A2.2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue French throughout their four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B).
Pre-requisite(s): French 1 (a grade C- or above)/a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
German 4 CREDIT: 1.0
The course is designed to emphasize active communication, thus it is conducted exclusively in German. The goal is proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. English should be avoided in the classroom. The focus is mastery of language skills as well as the content of the written texts. Students engage in discussions of literature, and view and discuss German language films. German 4 corresponds to B2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue German throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (Ab Initio or Language B).
Pre-requisite(s): German 3, or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 10,11,12