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Encyclopedia > IB Group 2 subjects
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The Group Two of IB Diploma Programme subjects, subtitled second language, refers to the one or more foreign languages that each Diploma candidate is required to study. The second language can be studied at one of five levels (in order of decreasing difficulty): A2 higher level, A2 standard level, B higher level, B standard level, or ab initio standard level. The Group Two courses focus on written and spoken communication in the foreign language. International Baccalaureate logo. ... The IB World School logo The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a group of three educational programmes and their respective examinations, as established by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). ... The IB World School logo The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an educational programme created and managed by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) for students aged 3 to 12. ... The IB World School logo The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a five-year educational programme intended for students aged approximately 11 to 16 (grades 6-10 in the United States). ... The IB World School logo The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (often incorrectly referred to as just the IB) is an educational programme taught in one of three languages - English, French or Spanish - and is intended for students in their final two years of secondary school, often before entering university. ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a group of three educational programmes and their respective examinations, as established by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). ... This is a list of acronyms connected with the three International Baccalaureate programmes: the IB Diploma Programme, the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Primary Years Programme. ... A total of 1468 schools (as of March 2005) offer one or more of the three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes; the majority of these offer the IB Diploma Programme. ... The Group One of IB Diploma Programme subjects, subtitled language A1, refers to the native language or otherwise best language of the student - thus, language A1. ... The Extended Essay (often EE) is a 4000-word essay that is a requirement of the IB Diploma Programme. ... Creativity, Action, Service (usually referred to as just CAS) is a component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, with the aim of providing a counterbalance to the academic rigour of the educational programme. ... The IB World School logo The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (often incorrectly referred to as just the IB) is an educational programme taught in one of three languages - English, French or Spanish - and is intended for students in their final two years of secondary school, often before entering university. ... See subject (grammar) for the linguistic definition of subject. ... A foreign language is a language not spoken by the indigenous people of a certain place: for example, English is a foreign language in Japan. ... The Latin term ab initio means from the beginning and is used in several contexts: when describing literature: told from the beginning as opposed to in medias res (meaning starting in the middle of the story). ...


The languages offered vary by the level they are taught at, but most of the over 80 languages taught as languages A1 are also taught as Group 2 subjects. Latin and classical Greek are taught only as second languages, and not as languages A1. The Group One of IB Diploma Programme subjects, subtitled language A1, refers to the native language or otherwise best language of the student - thus, language A1. ... Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The History of the Greek language Origins There are many theories about the origins of the Greek language. ...


Language A2

The language A2 corresponds to a near-native level of fluency in the foreign language, and as such concentrates less on studying the actual language and more on the literature and culture of the countries where the language is spoken. The languages A2 are studied through Cultural Options and Literary Options, both of which need to be included by the teacher in the two-year IB course. Study at the A2 level is available in a significantly lower number of languages than at other levels. Wikisource Every Author - Online books and writers forums A Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism, and Philology (José Ángel García Landa, University of Zaragoza, Spain) Open Directory Project: Literature World Literature Electronic Text Archives Magazines and E-zines Online Writing Writers Resources Libraries, Digital Cataloguing, Metadata Distance Learning T... The word culture comes from the Latin root colere (to inhabit, to cultivate, or to honor). ... In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study or a practical skill, including learning and thinking skills. ...


Internal Assessment for language A2 consists of two oral components, in the same way as for language A1. The final exams have two papers: Paper 1 is called Comparative Commentary, and it asks to write a commentary that compares the two previously unseen texts that appear in the exam. Paper 2 is an essay on either a Cultural or a Literary Option. In addition, students produce two Written Tasks of 1000-1500 words total to be assessed externally by the IBO. The Group One of IB Diploma Programme subjects, subtitled language A1, refers to the native language or otherwise best language of the student - thus, language A1. ... In education, certification, counselling, and many other fields, a test or exam (short for examination) is a tool or technique intended to measure students expression of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a group of three educational programmes and their respective examinations, as established by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). ...


Language B

Language B is intended for students who have a previous background of a few years in the language, and focuses more on learning to communicate in the language in a written and spoken form. There are no specific syllabi for languages B (unlike most other IB subjects), and the teacher has great freedom in deciding how their students should go about in studying a language B. Syllabus (sometimes syllabi) is a a document with outline and a summary of topics to be covered in a course. ...


Internat Assessment for a language B consists solely of oral presentation to be given to the teacher. The final exam includes several multiple choice tasks, some open questions, a short written task and an essay. Multiple choice is a type of form to be filled out by checking one or more of the choices in a list. ... Essay, a short work that treats of a topic from an authors personal point of view, often taking into account subjective experiences and personal reflections upon them. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Extended Essay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (385 words)
The Extended Essay (EE) is one of the requirements of the IB Diploma Programme.
The EE may be written on a topic of the student's choice, taken from the field of any one of the IB subjects.
The subject that the EE is written is recommended to be one that the candidate has formally studied, but this is not required.
International Baccalaureate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (223 words)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a group of three educational programmes and their respective examinations, as established by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
IB Diploma Programme (DP) for pupils aged 16 to 19
High schools often advertise that they offer the 'International Baccalaureate Programme', in which case it is obvious that they are referring to the DP as it is the only of the three programmes intended for students of senior high school age.
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