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.