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Studies in Language & Literature

At ISU the IB Diploma Program Studies in Language & Literature offers three first language courses:  English, Mongolian, and School-Supported, Self-Taught (SSST) for native languages not offered taught by ISU.  Each course is designed to develop the students’ writing, speaking, and analytical skills concerning literature in their first language as well as to develop an appreciation for that language's literature through finding and creating connections between literature and life.


English A - Language and Literature

The Language A: Language and Literature course is completed by all our Diploma Programme students at ISU. A course of two complementary halves, Literature and Language, the ultimate aim is to develop, on the part of the students, the highest levels of literacy; essential skills readily transferable across all areas of engagement both academic and professional.


In the literature part of the course, students study a range of literary texts from across the three major literary genres of drama, novel prose and poetry. Authors may include Carol Ann Duffy, Margaret Atwood, George Orwell, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In the language part of the course, non-literary texts are drawn from a variety of media, including but not limited to film, blogs, news articles, political cartoons and advertisements.


The study of Language and Literature aims to enable students to develop:

  1. understanding of a range of texts, in a variety of media and forms, from different periods, styles, and cultures

  2. skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, presenting and performing 

  3. skills in interpretation, analysis and evaluation 

  4. sensitivity to the formal and aesthetic qualities of texts


At the end of this course, student performance is measured through formal written examinations administered by ISU and marked through the IB examination centre; Paper 1 is a Guided Textual Analysis on a non-literary text; Paper 2 is a Literary Essay based on two pieces of literature studied during the two year course at ISU. In addition, all students produce an Individual Oral Commentary on a passage of text of their choice. Higher Level students also produce a literary essay, outside of examination conditions, as part of their ‘coursework’.


Mongolian A - Literature

Students will learn about the various manifestations of literature as a powerful mode of writing across cultures and throughout history. They will explore and develop an understanding of factors that contribute to the production and reception of literature, such as:

  • The creativity of writers and readers

  • The nature of interaction between the writers’ and readers’ respective contexts and with literary tradition

  • The ways in which language can give rise to meaning and/or effect

  • The performative and transformative potential of literary creation and response


Through close analysis of literary texts in a number of forms and from different times and places, students will consider their own interpretations, as well as the critical perspectives of others. In turn, this will encourage the exploration of how viewpoints are shaped by cultural belief systems and how meanings are negotiated within them. Students will be involved in the process of critical response which will help shape their awareness of how texts works to influence the reader and how readers open up the possibilities of texts. With its focus on literature, this course is particularly concerned with developing sensitivity to aesthetic uses of language and empowering students to consider the ways in which literature represents and constructs the world, and social and cultural identities.

IB Diploma Programme Language A Literature guide, First Assessment 2021


Students will read texts from the four main literary genres, poetry, drama, fictional prose and non-fictional prose, written by the authors listed in the Mongolian Literature Prescribed Authors’ list issued by the IB. This includes authors such as L. Ulzuutugs, Ts.Khulan, Ch.Lodoidamba, D. Natsagdorj, D. Namdag, D.Batbayar, and L.Vangan.


In the Standard Level course, nine texts will be studied: 

Works in translation: 3 works

Original Language: 4 works

Free choice works: 2 works


At the end of this course, student performance is measured through formal written examinations administered by ISU and marked through the IB examination centre; Paper 1 is a Guided Textual Analysis from a choice of two works, and Paper 2 is a Comparative Essay based on two pieces of literature studied during the two year course at ISU. In addition, all students produce an Individual Oral Commentary examining the ways in which a global issue has been conveyed through extracts of two texts’ content and form. 



Сурагчид өөрийн орны болон дэлхийн бусад улсын түүх, ёс заншил болон тэдний хоорондын харилцан холбоог уран зохиолын төрлүүдээр дамжуулан судална. Ингэхдээ зохиолчдын зохиолоо туурвих сэдэл, уншигчдад бүтээлээ хүргэх зохиомж, дүрслэгдхүүний аргуудыг ойлгож авна.

  • Зохиолч, уншигчийн бүтээлч сэтгэлгээ
  • Зохиол бүтээлээр дамжих зохиолч ба уншигчийн хоорондын харилцан холбоосын мөн чанар
  • Зохиол бүтээлийн хэлээр дамжин хүрэх утга санаа болон үр нөлөө
  • Зохиол бүтээлээр уншигчдад хүрэх болон хүргэх хэлбэр төрлүүдийн ач холбогдлын цар хүрээ

Түүхэн тодорхой цаг үе, нутаг орны онцлог шинжийг уран зохиолын олон төрөл жанраар дүрсэлсэн зохиолуудыг сурагчид судлан шинжилж өөрийн тайлбар дүгнэлтийг өгөхийн зэрэгцээ бусдын дүгнэлтийг харилцан хэлэлцэнэ. Энэ нь сурагчдад улс үндэстний итгэл үнэмшил, тэдний үнэт зүйл, ёс заншил хэрхэн үүсэн бий болдог талаар судлах боломж олгоно. Судалгаа шинжилгээний явцад сурагчид уран зохиолын уншигчдад үзүүлэх нөлөөг илүү танин мэднэ. Уран зохиол судлалын хичээлийн гол зорилго нь сурагчдын хэлний гоо зүйн мэдрэмжийг хөгжүүлэх, улс орнуудын нийгмийн болон соёлын өвөрмөц байдлыг уран зохиолоор дамжуулан судалж хэрхэн бүтээгдсэнийг судлахад оршино.

IB Diploma Programme Language A Literature guide, First Assessment 2021

 

ОУ-ын Баклариуат байгууллагаас гаргасан Монголын зохиолчдын жагсаалтаас багш сонгон (Л. Өлзийтөгс, Ц. Хулан, Ч. Лодойдамба, Д. Нацагдорж, Д. Намдаг, Д. Батбаяр, Л. Ванган гэх мэт зохиолчдын бүтээлээс) уран зохиолын шүлэг найраглал, жүжиг, үргэлжилсэн үгийн төрлүүдээс сонгон сургалтын хөтөлбөрт багтаана.

Стандарт төвшингийн сурагчид 2 жилийн хугацаанд нийт 9 зохиол судална. Орчуулгын зохиол 3

Эх хэл дээр бичигдсэн зохиол 4

Чөлөөт сонголтоор 2 зохиол

 

Хоёр жилийн хөтөлбөрийн төгсгөлд сургуулиас боловсруулан гаргасан бичгийн шалгалтаар сурагчийн мэдлэг чадварыг үнэлэх ба эцсийн үнэлгээг IB байгууллагын шалгагч багш нар хийнэ. Шалгалтууд нь хоёр жилийн хугацаанд уншиж судалсан зохиолуудаас 2 зохиолыг даалгавар тус бүрт сонгон авч, Бичгийн Ажил 1 (Уран Зохиолын дүгнэлт ), Бичгийн Ажил 2 (Харьцуулсан Исээ) бичиж дүгнүүлнэ. Мөн сурагч бүр судалсан зохиолуудаас 2 зохиол сонгон авч Уран зохиолын дүгнэлтийг Аман Тайлбар хийх байдлаар өгнө.



School-Supported, Self-Taught Language A - Literature

What is SSST?

ISU aims to support each DP student in the study of their best or home language. ISU offers the SSST course option as part of the studies in language and literature group (Group 1), available to any DP1 student whose best or home language is not taught at ISU. Although the course requires a considerable amount of self-management and autonomy, there are many supports in place for any student exercising this option.

 

Support for the SSST student

ISU ensures that SSST students are supported at school by building this course into students' schedules and by assigning an SSST Coordinator who meets with students regularly to

  • discuss the development of a booklist that meets all of the course requirements

  • help to set a timeline (both short- and long-term)

  • discuss the assessment components and the assessment criteria of the course

  • meet individually to check in on progress and concerns

  • connect with the language tutor in an informed manner

  • be a resource for literary studies

  • give access to past exam papers and exemplars.

All SSST Language A courses meet a standard level (SL) requirement. SSST language course cannot be taken at the higher level (HL). 

 

SSST students will be assigned a tutor (usually someone outside Mongolia) who is an experienced Language A: literature teacher. SSST students will also have time blocked in their schedule for independent Language A: literature study and, once a cycle, to meet together with other SSST students and the SSST coordinator.

 

Academic Honesty

SSST students are held to the same academic honesty standards as all DP students. All work must be completed by the student and secondary sources must be properly cited and acknowledged. Evidence of academic dishonesty may result in removal of a student's candidacy for the IB diploma.


Source: International Baccalaureate Organization. Language A: Literature School Supported Self-Taught Student Guide. International Baccalaureate Organization, Feb. 2019. pp. 1-7.


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