IB SL French B is designed for students whose interest is primarily in the contemporary French-speaking world. The class is conducted entirely in French and active oral participation is expected. Speaking and writing activities are related to the contemporary world and prepare the students to a variety of tasks (oral description of a visual stimulus, writing letters, blogs, diaries, emails, etc.). Cultural themes and contemporary issues are explored through varied sources and correspond to the IB Themes. Review and continued refinement of grammatical structures are aimed at helping students develop their self-expression. Assignments are both written and oral. Juniors and seniors may, but are not required to, sit for the IB Language B standard-level exam at the end of this course.
IB SL French consists either of 3 mods of Intensive French 4 (FRE451A) plus the IB SL mod, or at least 2 mods of Advanced French (FRE550A) plus the IB SL mod. Students must have at least two mods of French (including the IB-specific mod) in the year they sit for the exam.
Min-Max Credit Hours: 3.0-4.0