in English
 
 
A1-language +A1

ENG A

Language and Literature

The pre-DP aims are to:

  1. introduce students to a range of texts from different periods, styles and genres
  2. introduce to students detailed analysis of individual texts
  3. develop the students’ powers of expression, both in oral and written communication
  4. encourage students to recognize the importance of the contexts in which texts are written and received
  5. encourage, through the study of texts, an appreciation of the different perspectives of people from other cultures
  6. offer students tools to appreciate the formal, stylistic and aesthetic qualities of texts
  7. promote in students a lifelong interest in language and literature.

 

The DP assessment objectives are:

1. Knowledge and understanding
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of texts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of language, structure, technique and style
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how different contexts and perspectives influence the reading of a text
2. Application and analysis
  • Demonstrate an ability to choose a text type appropriate to the purpose
  • Demonstrate an ability to use terminology relevant to the various text types studied
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze the effects of language, structure, technique and style on the reader
  • Demonstrate an ability to justify ideas with relevant examples

3. Synthesis and evaluation

  • Demonstrate an ability to compare and contrast the formal elements, content and context of texts
  • Discuss the different ways in which language and image may be used in a range of texts
  • Demonstrate an ability to evaluate conflicting viewpoints

4. Selection and use of appropriate presentation and language skills

  • Demonstrate an ability to express ideas clearly and with fluency in both written and oral communication
  • Demonstrate an ability to use the oral and written forms of the language, in a range of styles, registers and situations
  • Demonstrate an ability to discuss and analyze texts

Furthermore, assessment

  • is agreed upon and the beginning of the period or course
  • encourages the students to set their own goals and choose tools that appropriate to themselves
  • guides the students towards self and peer evaluation
  • is based on a variety of evidence including the observation of the students' learning and ways of working
  • is many-sided and can be based on a written or oral exam, a take-home exam, a group or pair exam, tests, a portfolio, a project, a research paper, self and peer evaluation, an essay, written tasks, a listening comprehension exam, homework, and oral exercises.
  • can also include evaluations outside school or methods that are free of time and/or place such as electronic take-home exams

The use of IT

  • is a natural part of studying and the assessment of learning
  • is pedagogically appropriate
  • enables a culture of sharing and interactive and communal ways of working

1. Sharpening your tools for the analysis of texts 

The student will

  • acquire tools to analyze and discuss the formal, stylistic and aesthetic qualities of a text
  • acquire skills to present ideas both orally and in writing
  • learn to evaluate his/her skills and progress as an explorer of the English language

Content:

  • literary devices
  • text genres
  • a range of short texts including images

 

2. Walking in someone else’s shoes

The student will

  • be able to understand the importance of contexts in which texts are written and received
  • be able to appreciate the different perspectives of people from other cultures
  • learn to evaluate his/her skills and progress as a an explorer of the French language

Content:

  • both literary and non-literary texts from different time periods and different countries
  • texts by both male and female authors

3. In the driver’s seat 

The student will

  • be able to perform detailed analysis of texts
  • develop a lifelong interest in reading
  • learn to communicate effectively both through speaking and writing  
  • learn to evaluate his/her skills and progress as a as explorer of the English language

Content:

  • narration
  • literary devices
  • rhetorical devices
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