Students will have the opportunity to:
Some things won’t be different though. Standards and expectations will be just as high as in a face to face classroom.
Themes covered include introductions, shopping, daily life, food, education, home, people, China and the world, holidays, emergencies, special events, work, environment, media and Theory of Knowledge.
Activities include live online discussions, creating presentations, learning from videos, contributing to blogs and wikis as well as exciting, hand-writing practice and interactive tasks. The emphasis is on learning actively together. Of course, there will be some traditional activities such as essay writing and oral practice to prepare you for the exams.
Assessment will be both formative and summative and fully in accordance with IB criteria.
In order to succeed in Mandarin ab initio SL, we recommend students set aside five to six hours a week.
Taking Mandarin ab initio online will enable students to: