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IB French B HL (CEFR B2+)

(2-year course)


(Common European Framework of Reference Equivalent B2+)

Grades: 11–12 (two-year course)

Subject Area/Course Credit: World Language, 1 credit each year

Prerequisite: C- or above in French B1.2, B2.1, AP French; or CEFR B1 certificate (or equivalent); or teacher recommendation

IB French B HL is a two-year course designed to prepare students to take the IB exam at the end of the second year. This course helps students develop their abilities in the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing in a wide variety of contexts. Emphasis is placed upon the correct use of grammar and syntax in speaking and writing French. Students are challenged to express their opinions through debates and discussions. Investigations are based on a variety of authentic publications such as newspaper articles, official documents and documentaries. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of oral skills. HL students are required to use more sophisticated language and read additional literary works.