MYP English (Language and Literature)
Inquiry is at the heart of MYP language learning, and aims to support students’ understanding by providing them with opportunities to independently and collaboratively investigate, take action and reflect on their learning.
All IB programmes value language as central to the development of critical thinking, which is essential for cultivating intercultural understanding and responsible membership in local, national and global communities.
Language is integral to exploring and sustaining personal development and cultural identity, and provides an intellectual framework that supports the construction of conceptual understanding.
As MYP students interact with a range of texts, they generate insight into moral, social, economic, political, cultural and environmental domains. They continually grow in their abilities to form opinions, make decisions, and reason ethically—all key attributes of an IB learner.
To encourage and enable students to:
use language as a vehicle for thought, creativity, reflection, learning, self-expression & social interaction
develop the skills involved in listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting in a variety of contexts
develop critical, creative & personal approaches to studying and analyzing literary & non-literary works
engage with text from different historical periods and a variety of cultures
explore & analyze aspects of personal, host & other cultures through literary & non-literary works
explore language through a variety of media and modes
develop a lifelong interest in reading
apply linguistic and literary concepts and skills in a variety of authentic contexts.
Criterion A: Analyzing
Criterion B: Organizing
Criterion C: Producing text
Criterion D: Using language
IB SUBJECT GUIDES
WOTTON HOUSE CURRICULUM OUTLINES
Head of Department: Katarina Ule
MYP1 and 2 Teacher: Keri Griffiths
English Tutor: Sally Richards