ENGLISH B COURSE DESIGN AND PLANNING
What does it mean to acquire and learn English today?
What does it mean to learn English within a programme such as the Diploma IB?
Acquiring and learning English is more than acquiring and learning a foreign language.
English is the first language in many countries in the world ,which means that our students will be involved in a multicultural world all the time. That's why we also develop cultural content.
This takes us easily to the international mindedness and Learner Profile which are central in all IB programmes.
The material you will find combines course content derived from the themes , with engaging websites, videos , plans , checklists, articles , and different activities for your everyday classroom.
And combine everything with the English usage today
Unit planners are a great tool so as to include all the necessary elements that
our IB subject needs so that is is part of a programme ,considering the Core
(TOK ,EE and CAS) and the skills derived from the Approaches to Teaching
Using the Unit planners, teachers include a variety of activities, focusing on
the different skills, with Transfer goals in mind.
The planners also include a Reflection for teachers to write after the unit.
The continuum: Inquiry , Action and Reflection , leads the planning process.
Bilingualism and Plurilingualism
Broadening the Scope This section will be a space for sharing material on bilingualism and plurilingualism and think what best fits in the subj...
Principles of Course Design
Principles of Course Design Variety Integration Transparency With the Instructions from the Guide it is very importa...
Planning with concepts
When planning try to depart from the English B concepts and the develop the units considering topics within themes. Key concepts drive learni...
The important aspect of planning in a DP subject is to think in terms of the circle INQUIRY-ACTION-REFLECTION all the time and include con...
The role of grammar
The role of grammar: The following notes may be useful to take into account when planning and deciding on the actual role of grammar when tea...
Approaches to Vocabulary Building
The idea in this section is to analyse the tasks in the different components of English B in relation to the vocabulary our students need to e...