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WL8190: MYP Arabic 2

Course Description

Arabic 2 focuses on having students express increasingly complex concepts both verbally and in writing while showing some spontaneity. Comprehension goals for students include attaining more facility and faster understanding when listening to the language spoken at normal rates- being able to paraphrase or summarize written passages- and conversing easily within limited situations. A sampling of literature and a continuing exploration of the Arabic speaking world enrich a student's understanding.

Essential Standards

  • Interpersonal Communication: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions. (1.1)
  • Interpretive Communication: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics. (1.2)
  • Presentational Communication: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers. (1.3)
  • Relational Cultural Practices to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, expain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied. (2.1)
  • Relational Cultural Products to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cutlures studied. (2.2)
  • Making Connections: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively. (3.1)
  • Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives: Learners access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are available through the language and its cultures. (3.2)
  • Language Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own. (4.1)
  • Cultural Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own. (4.2)
  • School and Global Communities: Learners use the language both within and beyond the classroom to interact and collaborate in the community and the globalized world. (5.1)
  • Lifelong Learner: Learners set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement. (5.2)
    Communication: Communicate efffectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes. (1.WL)
    Cultures: Interact with cultural competence and understanding (2.WL)
    Connections: Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations. (3.WL)
    Comparisons: Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence. (4.WL)
    Communities: Communicate and interact witih cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. (5.WL)