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Fees: IB Exam Fee as appropriate. If there is a concern about the cost, please see the ASB bookkeeper or your counselor.

Learning Recommendations: Successful completion of FO130A/B - French 3 or equivalent.

Students expect to commit to an average of 30 minutes of homework per night. In addition, students must have a working knowledge of all simple and complex tenses, including the subjunctive.

General Description: IB French SL is a yearlong class for highly self-motivated students who want to learn more about the French language and the francophone cultures at an advanced level. It is expected that IB level students will be able to utilize conversational French to function in the class without the use of English. Students in their first year (SL) of IB French have the option of sitting for the Standard Level exam in May, though sitting for IB exams or being an IB diploma student is not a course requirement. Though this course prepares students for success in the IB exams, any student who wishes to develop their French language skills at an advanced level is encouraged to enroll.  

Content and Themes:

  • Identities
  • Life experiences
  • Human ingenuity
  • Social organization
  • Sharing of the planet

Strategies:

  • Collaborative learning opportunities
  • Communicative activities
  • Writing and presentation of dialogues, speeches, presentations
  • Listening activities
  • Variety of cultural readings in the target language
  • Connections to other disciplines
  • A variety of assessments, written and oral

Equipment to be provided by Student: A 3-ring binder and lined paper. Purchase of one or two short novels, usually between $10 and $15. If there is a concern about the cost, please contact your counselor.

Note: IB World Language (Language B) is designed as a language acquisition course. The IBO states that the "...Language B course should be a challenging educational experience for the student, offering not only the opportunity to learn an additional language, but also the means of learning, appreciating and effectively interacting in a culture different from the student's own."