Language and literature
Language and literature in the MYP
MYP language and literature equips students with linguistic, analytical and communicative skills that can also be used to develop interdisciplinary understanding across all other subject groups. Students’ interaction with chosen texts can generate insight into moral, social, economic, political, cultural and environmental factors and so contributes to the development of opinion-forming, decision-making and ethical-reasoning skills.
Students need to develop an appreciation of the nature of language and literature, of the many influences on language and literature, and of its power and beauty. They will be encouraged to recognize that proficiency in language is a powerful tool for communication in all societies. Furthermore, language and literature incorporates creative processes and encourages the development of imagination and creativity through self-expression.
Assessment for language and literature in all years of the programme is criterion-related, based on four equally weighted assessment criteria:
Criterion A: Analysing
Criterion B: Organizing
Criterion C: Producing text
Criterion D: Using language