FIVE MAIN THEMES:
Sharing the Planet
These are CONCEPTUAL themes, big 'powerful organizing ideas' with 'significant content' , as the Language B Guide says. This content will allow students to develop both subject and interdisciplinary understanding.
Each of them will allow us to create diverse exercises that will develop the necessary skills to be ready for the different components that make up the exam.
The order in which the themes appear in the Guide is not prescriptive. We may choose to develop them all along the two years of the programme or plan to deal with, for example, 3 themes the first year and two the second.
At the end of each theme and topic, suggestions will be made so as to achieve a variety of activities for practicing receptive and productive skills.
These suggestions are just guidelines, which are by no means compulsory. Feel free to develop your own.
EXPLORING THEMES IN DIFFERENT UNITS:
When constructing and developing units for our students we focus on different objectives, such as :
- Increasing learner competence.
-Applying multiple skills.
-Integrating critical thinking.
-Providing self-study strategies.
-Identifying key concepts.
-Focusing on high-frequency vocabulary.
The idea is to encourage engagement in developing and applying different skills.