Group 2: Language Acquisition

The need to be global communicators underpinsthe requirement that all DP students take a second language. “This process encourages the learner to go beyond the confines of the classroom, expanding an awareness of the world and fostering respect for cultural diversity.” (DP Language B guide IBO 2013). 

In Wellspring LC we offer a choice of Arabic B for those students who have a background in the language, and French and Spanish at the ab initio level. Language B offers students the opportunity to build on their previous knowledge and gain more fluency in the language along with a deeper understanding of the cultural background. The ab initio languages are for those who wish to learn a new language and have had little or no exposure to it. Both the language B and the ab initio languages give an opportunity for students to develop skills important for global communication and inter-cultural understanding.