Diploma Programme language courses

  • Spanish: Language ab initio
  • Spanish B: Language acquisition SL
  • Spanish B: Language acquisition HL
  • Spanish A: Literature

Are you thinking of IB Spanish at a distance? Spanish A – SSST – Literature is often chosen.

Spanish A: Literature SSST

I offer customization. One student needs three hours a week to do IB Spans B; the other does IB Spanish A in two hours. After a consultation, we can estimate how many hours you need, if necessary, we can adjust it.
IB offers, in consultation with the IB coordinator of the school self-taught, I offer customized lessons online.
Below you can download the so-called ‘Subject Briefs’ that briefly and briefly describe the various courses

Language-Ab Initio

IB Spanish Ab Initio is a language learning program designed to be studied over two years at the standard level by students who have had no or very little previous experience of learning the language.

At the language ab initio level, a student develops receptive, productive and interactive communicative skills. Students learn to communicate in the target language in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

Receptive: Students understand, both aurally and in writing, simple sentences and some more complex sentences relating to the five prescribed themes and related topics. They understand simple authentic and adapted written and audio texts and related questions in the target language.

Productive: Students express information fairly accurately, in both writing and in speech, using a range of basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. They communicate orally and respond appropriately to most questions on the five prescribed themes and related topics.

Interactive: Students understand and respond clearly to some information and ideas within the range of the five prescribed themes and related topics. They engage in simple conversations. They use strategies to negotiate meaning and foster communication. The final level of the student will be CEFR A2 or B1. The estimates for the amount of study needed to reach B1 is between the 360-400 hours. (source Cervante.es). The recommended teaching time is 150 hours to complete SL courses, as stated in the document General regulations: Diploma Programme (2016: 6, article 8.2). This means that the students in addition to his homework must spend at least 2 hours independently on the Spanish language to complete the course with a good mark.

Expectations of the course

  • Understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies, or leisure.
  • Deal with most situations that occur while travelling in areas where Spanish is spoken.
  • Produce simple and coherent texts about familiar topics, or topics of personal interest
  • Describe experiences, events, wishes, and hopes, as well as to be able to briefly express opinions or explain plans

Language Acquisition Spanish B

Spanish B is a language acquisition course designed for students with previous experience of the language.

At both levels of Spanish B (SL and HL), students learn to communicate in the language in familiar and unfamiliar contexts. They describe situations, narrate events, make comparisons, explain problems, and state and support their personal opinions on a variety of topics relating to course content.

Students already at CEFR A2 or B1 (A and A+ in Spanish 3 – 3 to 4 years of Spanish Instructions in their Middle and High School years) in the target language can comfortably take language B SL. The recommended teaching time is 150 hours to complete SL courses, as stated in the document General regulations: Diploma Programme (2016: 6, article 8.2).

Language B HL

Students already at CEFR B1 or B2 (4 to 5 years of Spanish Instructions in their Middle and High School years) can comfortably take language B HL. The study of two literary works originally written in the target language is required. The recommended teaching time is 240 hours to complete HL courses as stated in the document General regulations: Diploma Programme (2016: 6, article 8.2).