The language and literature course seeks to develop textual analysis skills as well as an understanding of how the literary and non-literary can relate to culturally determined reading practices. A knowledge of how formal components are utilized to generate meaning in a text is paired with an investigation of how that meaning is influenced by culturally determined reading habits. The course focuses on assisting students in analyzing the language of studied texts and becoming aware of the larger context in forming meaning. The study of translated literature from a range of cultures is essential for IB DP students since it is linked to a global perspective. Texts are drawn from a wide range of sources, genres, and media.
The preeminent aims of the IBDP English First Language course are to:
- introduce students to a range of texts from different periods, styles and genres
- foster the ability to conduct in-depth study of specific texts and draw appropriate connections
- help students to understand the significance of the context in which texts are produced and received
- encourage an understanding of the many viewpoints of other cultures, as well as the ways in which these perspectives generate meaning
- teach students to value texts’ formal, stylistic, and aesthetic characteristics.
To be able to participate in our online IB English First Language courses, students will need:
- a device to connect to our lessons (computer, laptop or a tablet)
- a reliable internet connection
- web camera.
Course material is included in the registration.
Start date: September
Delivery method: Online, real-time classrooms, 24/7 access to learning materials
Duration: 1 academic year
Exam Board:International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Assessment Information:The examination fee is not included in the course fee paid to International Well Rounded Education. Students are required to arrange and pay for the examinations themselves, however support and guidance will be available with regards to finding exam centers.
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