Language B: English

The Higher Level English course allows students to acquire knowledge of English with some previous knowledge of the target language. In addition to studying the language, students explore the culture in which it is spoken and literary works are studied.

The subject, which is taught during two courses, is organized in different subjects. There are three core core issues: communication and media, global issues, and social relationships. In addition, teachers must select two topics from the five available options. Finally, two literary works are studied.

Main characteristics of the curricular and evaluation models

  • The receptive, productive and interaction skills are developed through the study in context of the language, texts and themes.
  • Multilingualism and intercultural understanding are key general objectives of the course.
  • Students will learn a variety of authentic texts and produce works in a variety of communicative contexts.
  • Students are evaluated both internally and externally.
  • The external evaluation consists of exercises to demonstrate the comprehension of authentic written texts based on core themes (receptive skills), two writing exercises -one based on the core topics and another based on the options (written productive skills) -, and a writing task based on one of the literary texts read (receptive and productive written skills).
  • The internal evaluation evaluates listening comprehension and oral production in a conversation format (receptive, productive and interaction skills). This evaluation consists of an individual oral test based on the options (presentation and discussion with the teacher) and an interactive oral activity based on core themes (three activities are carried out in the classroom that are evaluated by the teacher).