What are some key changes of the 2018 Language B Syllabus?

  • The new course is based on five themes:
  1. Experiences
  2. Identities
  3. Human ingenuity
  4. Sharing the planet
  5. Social organization
  • The SL and HL level Written Assignment has been discontinued
  • Students must study five overarching concepts throughout the course: Audience, Context, Purpose, Meaning and Variation.  The goal is to improve conceptual understanding
  • Listening comprehension will be included as part of the assessment in paper 2. Students at both SL and HL must listen to three spoken texts and be required to answer listening comprehension questions.
  • Interactive oral activities have been removed from the internal assessment. 

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