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Language Acquisition in the MYP

GROUP 2: LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Emergent-capable and proficient communicators

ARABIC & FRENCH MYP (1-5)

Phase 1(emergent communicator)

Description: Phase 1 provides students with an introduction to the Language enabling them to deal with simple, basic, daily life situations. At the end of this level, students should be able to understand and respond to simple phrases, statements and questions and convey basic information in a limited range of everyday situations, using oral and written language appropriate to a limited range of interpersonal and cultural contexts.

Credit:1 per year 
Length of Course:1 year 
Prerequisite: None. Placement test for new students, and student language profile 

Phase 2 (emergent communicator)

Description: Phase 2 is structured to develop the student’s comprehensive skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students at this level play a main role in learning. At the end of this level students should be able to understand and respond to simple spoken and written texts, and identify messages, facts, opinions, feelings and ideas in oral, visual and written language. They should be able to interact to share information in a limited range of familiar situations, using basic oral and written language appropriate to a limited range of interpersonal and cultural contexts.

Credit:1 per year 
Length of Course: 1 year 
Prerequisite:Successfully passed Phase 1 with a minimum MYP grade of 5 and teacher recommendation

Phase 3 (capable communicator)

Description: Phase 3 is an intermediate Language course enabling students to deal with familiar and unfamiliar daily life situations. Students understand and respond to a limited variety of spoken and written texts. By the end of this level students should be able to, understand and respond to a limited variety of spoken and written texts, understand specific information, main ideas and some details presented in oral, visual and written language. They should be able to engage in conversation and write structured texts to express their ideas, opinions and experiences in a range of familiar and unfamiliar situations, using oral and written language appropriate to a limited range of interpersonal and cultural contexts.

Credit:1 per year 
Length of Course: 1 year 
Prerequisite:Successfully passed Phase 2 with a minimum MYP grade of 5 and teacher recommendation

Phase 4 (capable communicator)

Description: Phase 4 is an intermediate Language course enabling students to deal with daily familiar and unfamiliar life situations. By the end of this level students should be able to, interpret specific information, main ideas and some details presented in complex oral, visual and written language. They should be able to draw conclusions and recognize implied opinions and attitudes in texts read and viewed. They should be able to engage in conversation and write structured texts to share informative and organized ideas, justified opinions and experiences on topics and concepts explored in class. They should be able to identify aspects of format and style, and speak and write with a clear sense of the audience and purpose.

Credit:1 per year 
Length of Course: 1 year 
Prerequisite:Successfully passed Phase 3 with a minimum MYP grade of 5and teacher recommendation

Phase 5 (Proficient communicator)

Description: Phase 5 is an Advanced Language course enabling students on speaking and writing for social and some academic purposes situations. By the end of this level, students should be able to analyze specific information, opinions and attitudes presented in oral, visual and written language. They should be able to draw conclusions, deduce information and recognize implied opinions and attitudes. They should be able to respond and react to questions and ideas in a range of spoken, visual and written texts. They should be able to actively engage in conversations in social and some academic situations to contribute substantial information containing relevant and focused ideas supported by examples and illustrations. They should be able to write clear and effective structured texts to share informative and organized ideas, justified opinions and experiences on topics of personal interests and global significance; they interpret aspects of format and style, and adapt register and style of language to suit the context.

Credit:1 per year 
Length of Course: 1 year 
Prerequisite:Successfully passed Phase 4 with a minimum MYP grade of 5and teacher recommendation

Arabic Phase 6 (Proficient communicator)

Description: Phase 6 is an Advanced Language course enabling students to communicate in speaking and writing for a variety of social and academic purposes. By the end of this level, students should be able to analyze specific information, opinions and attitudes presented in oral, visual and written language. They should be able to draw conclusions, deduce information and recognize implied opinions and attitudes. They should be able to respond and react to questions and ideas in a range of spoken, visual and written texts. They should be able to actively engage in conversations in social and some academic situations to contribute substantial information containing relevant and focused ideas supported by examples and illustrations. They should be able to write clear and effective structured texts to share informative and organized ideas, justified opinions and experiences on topics of personal interests and global significance; they interpret aspects of format and style, and adapt register and style of language to suit the context.

Credit:1 per year 
Length of Course: 1 year 
Prerequisite:Successfully passed Phase 5 with a minimum MYP grade of 5and teacher recommendation