Group 2

Language Acquisition / Language B

It is a requirement of the programme that the student studies at least one subject from Group 2.

Language B courses are intended for the student who had some previous experience of learning the language. They may be studied at either higher level or standard level for Hindi and only at standard level for French.

Language ab initio courses are for the beginners (that is, the student who has little or no previous experience of learning / knowledge on the subject) which is done at standard level.

Language B

FRENCH Ab initio /  SL 

French B is taught at Standard Level (SL) and as Ab initio. These language acquisition courses are for students with some previous experience of learning the language who have little or no experience of learning French, respectively. While studying the language, students also explore the culture(s) connected with it. 
The course content is designed to be challenging, engaging and gives a positive educational experience for each student. 

The French ab initio course aims to develop receptive, productive and interactive skills to a high level of communicative competence. Our course content provides a solid grammar and vocabulary framework.

Taking French ab initio will enable students to: 

  • Develop their receptive, productive and interactive skills
  • Learn with students and teachers from around the world
  • Function successfully in a French-speaking environment
  • Develop an appreciation of the cultural riches of French-speaking communities
  • Greatly expand their possibilities for work, entertainment and travel.

Curricular Objectives

  • Develop students' intercultural understanding
  • Enable students to understand and use the language they have studied in a range of contexts and for a variety of purposes
  • Encourage , through the study of texts and through social interaction, an awareness and appreciation of the different perspectives of people from other cultures
  • Develop students' awareness of the role of language in relation to other areas of knowledge
  • Develop students' awareness of the relationship between the languages and cultures with which they are familiar
  • Provide students with a basis for further study, work and leisure through the use of an additional language
  • Provide the opportunity for enjoyment, creativity and intellectual stimulation through knowledge of an additional language.

Learning Outcome

  • Be able to understand the main elements of grammar necessary to communicate efficiently in French.
  • Be able to communicate effectively in authentic French, both orally and in writing.
  • Be able to adapt the language correctly to the general and social character of their communication.
  • Be able to evaluate the cultural character of individual, social, and intercultural ideals.
  • Be able to understand insightfully how French culture has influenced other cultures.
  • Be able to understand and use an appropriate range of vocabulary.


Teaching the language ab initio course should be supported in ways that are consistent with the IB learner profile and the pedagogical principles that underpin the IB programmes: the promotion of critical- and creative-thinking skills, and learning how to learn. In order to achieve the desired result, various activities like role-play, discussions, debates, writing activities, news reading, oral presentations, dumb charade, picture descriptions, etc will be conducted.


HINDI : Hindi  is the second most spoken language in the world after Mandarin.It’s estimated that nearly half a billion people worldwide speak this wonderful language. Hindi is one of the many languages in India that is considered to be an official language.Hindi  is also known as Hindi-Urdu or Hindustani and also has many dialects. Hindi derives from the Indo-European language family.

Curricular Objectives

  • Communicate clearly and effectively in a range of situations, demonstrating linguistic competence and intercultural understanding
  • Use language appropriate to a range of interpersonal and/or cultural contexts
  • Understand and use language to express and respond to a range of ideas with accuracy and fluency
  • Organize ideas on a range of topics, in a clear, coherent and convincing Manner
  • Understand, analysis and respond to a range of written and spoken texts
  • Understand and use work of literature written in the target language of study (HL Only)

Learning Outcome

  • Students will be able to respond to written tasks using appropriate language,register and format.
  • Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively in the context of their task.
  • Students will be able to orally describe and react to a visual stimulus,respond to questions and engage in a general conversation using appropriate
    interactive skill.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate and understand written texts.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to understand the task and respond appropriately using a variety of text types.
  • Students will be able to interact with the teacher using a range of structure.
  • Students will be able to develop a coherent response using a register appropriate to the task.


  • Teaching the Language B course should be supported in ways that are consistent with the IB learner profile and the pedagogical principles that underpin the IB programmers. The following strategies will enhance the student's capability to use the language
  • Use the language for communication- Give priority to developing a natural use of the target language that emphasizes fluency, as well as accuracy.
  • Debate - This may lead for communication in social interactions, or when the language itself is being studied.
  • Learn phrases or “chunks” – Provide chunks of formulaic language for rote learning in the early stages of language acquisition
  •  Provide maximum exposure to the language- Use the target language whenever possible which increases learner's ability to comprehend.
  • Encourage students to use the language actively- Provide varied and extended opportunities for learners to practise and work with the target language through both oral and written task.
  • Addressing each student's individual needs- Ensure that teaching takes into consideration the differences between individual learners. This includes planning and differentiation for different learning styles, motivation, aptitude and stages of learning.

© Copyright 2022, Christ Junior College - Residential All rights reserved.