SSIS Link Handbook Compendium EA Courses & Curriculum ED HS Course of Studies 07 High School Courses 03 Modern World Languages 4 Self-Taught Language

4 Self-Taught Language

    IB Self-Taught Language SL, Year 1

    Grade: 11   Length: First of 2 years   Credit: 1.0                   

    Prerequisite: Consultation with IB coordinator and possible placement test.

    Homework:  MODERATE to HEAVY

    The IB School-Supported Self-taught Language course is designed for all those students whose strongest language (mother tongue) is not offered as an IB subject at SSIS (e.g. Indonesian, Russian, Malaysian, Vietnamese etc.). Those students can choose to study their mother tongue as a self-taught language.  Students will be required to find a private tutor who will teach them in their mother tongue privately, outside of normal classes, and work with them for the IB exams. The curriculum for this course is the same as that of the Language A: Literature SL course taught at SSIS, with the exception that the works of literature chosen are different.

    Study will focus on the analysis and appreciation of literary expression in novels, poems and short stories. Students will perform oral presentations and produce written essays and commentaries that are assessed by SSIS teachers as well as IB examiners.

    Student following the Self-Taught language course will be scheduled a block in which they can study the course. Students enrolled in IB Self-Taught Language will earn a pass/fail grade for credit. This grade in IB Self-Taught Language will not impact a student’s overall GPA.

    IB Self-Taught Language SL, Year 2

    Grade: 12   Length: Second of 2 years  Credit: 1.0      

    Prerequisite: IB Self-Taught Language SL, Year 1

    Homework:  MODERATE to HEAVY

    The IB School-Supported Self-taught Language course is designed for all those students whose strongest language (mother tongue) is not offered as an IB Language A subject at SSIS (e.g. Indonesian, Russian, Malaysian, Vietnamese, etc.). Those students can choose to study their mother tongue as a self-taught language.  Students will be required to find a private tutor who will teach them in their mother tongue privately, outside of normal classes, and work with them for the IB exams. The curriculum for this course is the same as that of the Language A: Literature SL course taught at SSIS, with the exception that the works of literature chosen are different.

    Study will focus on the analysis and appreciation of literary expression in novels, poems and short stories. Students will perform oral presentations and produce written essays and commentaries that are assessed by SSIS teachers as well as IB examiners.

    Student following the Self-Taught language course will be scheduled a block in which they can study the course. Students enrolled in IB Self-Taught will earn a pass/fail grade for credit. This grade in IB Self-Taught Language will not impact a student’s overall GPA.

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