Inquiry is at the heart of MYP Language learning, and aims to support your understanding by providing you with opportunities to independently and collaboratively investigate, take action and reflect on your learning.
MYP Languages and Literature courses are designed to:
- engage you in the study of many aspects of the language and literature of a communities and our cultures
- study a wide range of literary and non-literary text types, writing styles and techniques, allowing you to comment on the significance of any possible contexts, audiences, purpose, and the use of linguistic and literary devices
MYP Languages and Literature allows you to develop skills in the following six areas:
MYP Languages and Literature assessment criteria
MYP language and literature courses feature a flexible and culturally sensitive approach to determining the nature and complexity of your engagement with the subject. There are no prescribed texts; your teachers choose literary and non-literary texts that:
- suit your needs and interests
- broaden your experiences and perspectives
- increase historical and intercultural understanding
- model linguistic competency in communicating effectively with an increasing variety of audiences and purposes
- include geographical diversity and translations from other
Forms of literature in MYP language and literature courses typically include poetry, prose (short stories and novels from a variety of genres), mythology and drama.
Additional literary and non-literary texts include:
- multimedia texts, including screenplays, film, television programmes and drama series
- biography and autobiography
- essays, letters, narrative non-fiction and informational text
- speeches, oral traditions
- graphic novels
MYP teachers choose written and multimedia texts that allow you to encounter a range of styles in which you can explore linguistic, literary and visual devices, as well as supportive tools. Ideas and issues typically explored in your classroom might include:
- identity, heritage, culture, diversity
- communities, globalization, migration, displacement
- social history, civilizations, journeys
- media and mass communication
- childhood, adolescence, youth, rebellion, innocence and experience
- families, friendships, relationships
- systems, power and protest, justice, peace and conflict, freedom and independence
MYP Language and Literature Course Options
MYP English Languages & Literature
MYP English encompass the factual, conceptual, procedural and metacognitive dimensions of knowledge. Teachers focus on the elements of literature of language: listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting. These language modes are very much interactive and interrelated; though teachers may deal with them in discrete learning experiences and separate texts.
MYP Arabic Languages & Literature
As the official language of Oman, Arabic is taught in two streams: native/near- native language (Languages & Literature) and foreign language (Language Acquisition). The native/near-native stream maintains and develops the Arabic language competencies of students for whom Arabic is their first language. The MYP Arabic Language & Literature course prepares students for study towards a bilingual IB Diploma in grades 11 and 12.
Student achievement in MYP Languages & Literature is assessed as an Onscreen Examination at the end of MYP5.