Language and Literature

  • Middle Years Programme (MYP) language and literature courses develop skills in six areas:

    The six skill areas are:

    • Listening.

    • Speaking.

    • Reading.

    • Writing.

    • Viewing.

    • Presenting.

    Inquiry is at the heart of MYP language learning, and aims to support students’ understanding by providing them with opportunities to independently and collaboratively investigate, take action and reflect on their learning. 


    What is the significance of language and literature in the MYP?

    All IB programmes value language as central to the development of critical thinking, which is essential for cultivating intercultural understanding and responsible membership in local, national and global communities.

    Language is integral to exploring and sustaining personal development and cultural identity, and provides an intellectual framework that supports the construction of conceptual understanding.

    As MYP students interact with a range of texts, they generate insight into moral, social, economic, political, cultural and environmental domains. They continually grow in their abilities to form opinions, make decisions, and reason ethically—all key attributes of an IB learner.



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