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Preparing MYP Spanish learners for IB Diploma

Preparing MYP Spanish learners for IB Diploma

MYP Spanish Acquisition sudents

Teach them to be risk-takers in language

Teaching MYP Spanish Language Acquisition with the DP in mind

How do I best prepare my students for DP Spanish B? This is a common question and my answer is always the same: teach MYP with the DP in mind. If you are not a DP teacher, ask those who are what will be expected of your students as they step into DP.

I recommend focusing on the skills of aural comprehension, written comprehension, speaking and writing, while exposing learners to topics that will help them in their transition to the DP. By giving students a glimpse of what is to come, they will be more comfortable and more confident when making the transition to DP Spanish B.

 

Introduce DP topics early

Some of the core and optional DP topics can and should be introduced during the MYP by making the content appropriate for those students based on their age and phase. These are topics that students can build on, developing their inquiry skills and giving a line of sight to future learning.

When introducing DP topics, focus on providing students with a foundation on which they can build. Help them to transition from working with topics on a strictly personal level to expanding to a more global perspective. Provided that you keep the content appropriate and manageable for learners’ language levels, students will be able to engage with these topics, preparing them for the additional challenges of the DP. Even students with limited exposure to Spanish can engage with most of these topics at some level.

Most of all, remind your students that perfection is not a requirement for any part of the MYP or the DP. Comprehension comes with lapses and communication comes with errors. Teach them to be risk-takers in the language and to pick themselves up when they falter. Determination and commitment to their studies and the confidence to succeed will go with them from the MYP to the DP.

DP topics for MYP Spanish Language Acquisition

Maureen Hunt MYp Spanish  

Maureen Hunt is a Head of World Languages with more than 20 years' teaching experience. She has consulted on the MYP Language Acquisition curriculum and assessments, as well as the pilot ePortfolio. Maureen conducts workshops for MYP and DP teachers.

 

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