IB English Language & Literature


Language & Literature at IB Level

IB Year 5 and 6 (2020)

Our Approach

Our IB Language and Literature programme is taught by our Teacher Associate, an English Language and Linguistics major, Mr Ten Ting Kai. Lessons will focus on competently handling the Commentary in Paper 1 at SL and HL levels. Paper 1 requires students to critically analyse the given text, as well as identify and explain the various literary and linguistic devices engaged therein. Students often struggle to attain the maximum grade due to the tight time constraints and technical nature of the exam.

Benefits

The programme will look at a different text each lesson where students will be taught the necessary skills and techniques to:

  • Understand, analyse, annotate the different text types
  • Identify and explain the literary and stylistic devices
  • Organise and structure the essay to meet the demands of the question
  • Write the essay clearly, cogently and persuasively

Students will be given ample practice and prompt, personalised feedback to hone their writing ability. This programme is not for the faint hearted. There will be rigour and work during each 2-hour lesson. 

Programme Details

Dates: ​Commencing January 2020 [please call 6455 3063 for details]
Duration: 2hrs weekly
Class Size: Maximum of 14 (plus a maximum of 2 more students on replacement)

  • Term 1: 10 weeks [break 3 weeks]
  • Term 2: 10-14 weeks

Call us to find out more

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