Lindsay Donaldson (juniors)
Phone: 720-423-4304
BA in French
Minor in Spanish
MA in Curriculum and Teaching

Patty Cartwright (seniors)
Phone: 720-423-4476
B.A. in French
Minor in English
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction

French B SL

"Language B Standard Level is a language acquisition course for students with some previous experience of learning the language. While studying the language, students also explore the culture(s) connected with it.

The course is organized into themes. Three core themes are required: communication and media, global issues, and social relationships. In addition, teachers select two more themes from five options provided.


Key features of the curriculum and assessment models

-Interactive, productive and receptive skills are developed through contextualized study of language, texts and themes

-Intercultural understanding and plurilingualism are key goals of the course

-Students are exposed to a variety of authentic texts and they produce work in a variety of communicative contexts

-Students are assessed both externally and internally

-External assessment at SL consists of exercises to demonstrate understanding of authentic print texts based on the core themes (receptive skills), a writing exercise based on the options (productive skills), and a written assignment based on the core themes (integrating receptive and productive skills)

-Internal assessment tests students’ abilities in listening and speaking in a genuine conversation format (integrating receptive, productive and interactive skills). Internal assessment consists of an individual oral based on the options (presentation and discussion with the teacher), and an interactive oral based on the core (three classroom activities assessed by the teacher)"

-IB Language B Subject Guide