English Language and Literature
Language A is about reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students learn about different genres of literature and discuss connections from the texts to their lives. The reading material for Language A English ranges from contemporary to classic literature. They study literary elements found in novels, plays, poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Throughout the course students learn about different writing styles such as narrative and persuasive essays along with the editing process. Grammar and syntax are very important for good writing which is emphasized for students in the editing process. Students present their work, highlighting their strengths and continuing development. Each unit emphasizes the students' creativity and self expression through the written language. Students are encouraged to take risks in their writing, thinking and exploration of the world around them.
Danish Language and Literature
If a student speaks Danish as a mother tongue, they will be in Danish Language A. In MYP the Danish lessons are “stand-alones”. This means that we are not following the IB-programme in these lessons, but rather have a focus on the ‘’trinmål’’ (attainment targets) set down by the Danish Ministry of Education (uvm.dk). The two Language A subject teachers (English and Danish) work closely together to ensure coherence and balance between the two languages, especially in terms of language mechanics; grammar and spelling. The Danish curriculum focuses on the students experience of Danish, in literature as well as in other forms of expressions. Danish A serves to promote the students own personal growth through a study in historical, aesthetical and current use of the Danish language.
Japenese Language and Literature