The IBDP is committed to developing students’ knowledge of literary concepts and cultures expressed through other languages and teaching those languages to students. We understand that bilingual students might have native or near-native language skills with years of practice, but literary criticism and analytical essay writing could still be challenging.
How do we overcome these obstacles to achieve outstanding results in the IBDP examination? NTK’s experienced educational experts have some insights.
“We have to pay more attention to social affairs and learn how to analyse information from the new writing format.”
Ms. Esther Chan (Chinese)
Following the trend of technology, there are more new formats of writing such as visual aid materials, statistical surveys and message boards. Students have to learn how to analyse such information during the exam. Besides, students should pay more attention to current issues, especially popular culture vocabulary, lifestyle and hot topics in mainland China as those are highly related to the exam trends.
“The English language has been altered and adapted in countless texts throughout history worldwide. As a result, IBDP students are expected to recognise key contextual elements and conventions that influence the production and reception of over a dozen text types.”
Dr. Linus Chan (English)
At NTK, students will learn numerous genres and text types spanning across time and locations, which is crucial for understanding and evaluating how language is manipulated to communicate effectively for various intended audiences. Learning these skills will allow students to ace their written and oral exams – for both language and literature – throughout the two years of the Diploma Programme.
The IB Diploma Courses
With a deep understanding of many students’ stress and anxiety, NTK offers the IB Diploma courses, which ease students into these tests’ unique format and question types to match the trends of IB exams.
These courses are intended for students in their 1st or 2nd year of the IBDP. Our teachers will help strengthen students’ skills in language analysis and literary concepts so as to help them achieve higher marks in internal and external assessments. Students will learn how to analyse language effectively and synthesise information from multiple texts to score higher in commentary essays.
Key Learning Outcomes:
• Learn the exam formats and question types to maximise test-taking strategies, essay organisation, and time allocation
• Understand the marking criteria for each paper and assessment to effectively apply the language analysis and writing skills learned
• English A Language and Literature
• English A Literature
• Chinese A Language and Literature
• Chinese A Literature
• Chinese B