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French B

Language acquisition consists of two modern language courses—language ab initio and language B—designed to provide students with the necessary skills and intercultural understanding to enable them to communicate successfully in an environment where the language studied is spoken.

May 2021 Examination Changes

The IBO has announced significant changes to the assessment methods for the May 2021 Examination period. Almost all subjects have seen the weighting of certain papers amended, the length of exams reduced, and many have seen entier assessment components removed.

French Language B Examination Changes for May 2021

Language Ab initio
Paper 1 amended - Students answer one question from Section A or B (rather than one from each). Still weighs 25%
Paper 2 amended - listening component removed. Used to weigh 30%
IA amended - students can be shown 5 visual stimuli from each of the five themes (instead of 1). Still weighs 25%

Language B
Paper 2 amended - listening component removed. Used to weigh 30%
IA (SL) amended - students can be shown 5 visual stimuli from each of the five themes (instead of 1). Still weighs 25%
IA (HL) amended - students can be shown two literary extracts from a single work (rather than one). Still weighs 25%

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French B doesn’t just improve students’ communication and understanding skills in a foreign language. Learning a second language also exposes students to greater understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, helping them become true citizens of the world. Furthermore, gaining fluency in a new language offers a myriad of cognitive benefits. From the improvement, of memory and problem-solving skills to the development of critical thinking skills, just to name a few, the benefits of learning of studying French B are undeniable

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This subject's group:
Group 2: Language Acquisition
It is a requirement of the programme that students study at least one subject from group 2. The main emphasis of the modern language courses is on the acquisition and use of language in a range of contexts and for different purposes while, at the same time, promoting an understanding of another culture through the study of its language.
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Advice from our tutors

When it comes to learning and perfecting one’s use of a foreign language, there is nothing as important as practice. While the IB French B course will offer the tools necessary for the understanding of its grammatical structure, the acquisition of vocabulary and the proficiency of its use can only be achieved through consistent practice and by being exposed to a variety of materials in the target language. This can however, be achieved in a fun and easy way, by reading, watching movies and listening to music.

Assessment

As a language acquisition course for those with previous experience with learning the French language, IB French B will reach its aims of improving students’ understanding, fluency, accuracy, use of a vocabulary that is appropriate to its context, as well as analysation of written and spoken texts, by exploring a variety of topics. These include: identities, experiences, human ingenuity, social organisation and sharing the planet.

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The knowledge gained from French B will support IB graduates in an endless number a careers. As one of the most important and requested languages in the world, the communication skills developed in French B will help individuals by not only offering them an advantage in their employability and careers but also by allowing them to expand and diversify their communication skills even in other languages and cultivating a multicultural understanding of the world

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Brief & Examinations
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Subject Brief ↗Announced Exams (May 2021) ↗

Read more about French B

French B doesn’t just improve students’ communication and understanding skills in a foreign language. Learning a second language also exposes students to greater understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, helping them become true citizens of the world. Furthermore, gaining fluency in a new language offers a myriad of cognitive benefits. From the improvement, of memory and problem-solving skills to the development of critical thinking skills, just to name a few, the benefits of learning of studying French B are undeniable

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This subject's group:
Group 2: Language Acquisition
It is a requirement of the programme that students study at least one subject from group 2. The main emphasis of the modern language courses is on the acquisition and use of language in a range of contexts and for different purposes while, at the same time, promoting an understanding of another culture through the study of its language.
Find out more about Subject Groups >
Advice from our tutors

When it comes to learning and perfecting one’s use of a foreign language, there is nothing as important as practice. While the IB French B course will offer the tools necessary for the understanding of its grammatical structure, the acquisition of vocabulary and the proficiency of its use can only be achieved through consistent practice and by being exposed to a variety of materials in the target language. This can however, be achieved in a fun and easy way, by reading, watching movies and listening to music.

View the IBO's brief for this subject
Read the information provided for this subject by the IBO.
Subject Brief >
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The knowledge gained from French B will support IB graduates in an endless number a careers. As one of the most important and requested languages in the world, the communication skills developed in French B will help individuals by not only offering them an advantage in their employability and careers but also by allowing them to expand and diversify their communication skills even in other languages and cultivating a multicultural understanding of the world

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