Written Assignment is the independent research that student has carried out on one of the prescribed topics of the language ab initio course in the final year. Students will be assessed in their receptive and productive skills.
The objectives of the written assignment is to develop intercultural understanding by reflecting on differences and similarities between cultures, to describe aspects of the target language culture (s), to compare aspects of the target language culture (s) with similar aspects in the student’s culture (s), and to develop language competence.
The written assignment is divided into 3 sections —
Section A: A description of the chosen topic in relation to specific aspects of the target culture (s)
Section B: A comparison of the differences and/or similarities between the chosen topic in the target culture (s) and the student’s culture (s)
Section C: A reflection related to the chosen topic
The reflection must include answers to ALL of the following questions.
- Which aspect of your chosen topic surprised you?
-Why do you think these cultural similarities/differences exist?
- What might a person from the target culture (s) find different about your chosen topic in your culture (s)
Information extracted from IB Language ab initio guide 2015
Task: To interview your assigned teacher and introduce him/her in an essay. The information should include nationality, language spoken, and about his/her family. If married, write about your teacher’s spouse occupation and work place. If single, talk about his/her siblings.
Assessment used was the productive skills from IB Language ab initio guide.