Polish Language A:Literature
What is the course about?
These three competencies underpin the course:
ORGANIZATION PRESENTATION LANGUAGE SKILLS
Three main assessment objectives set for our students are:
1. Know and understand the texts (name of characters, plot, etc.), know the genres, conventions
The aims of Polish Language A: Literature course are to:
1. introduce students to a range of texts from different periods, styles and genres
2. develop in students the ability to engage in close, detailed analysis of individual texts and make relevant connections
3. develop the students’ powers of expression, both in oral and written communication
4. encourage students to recognize the importance of the contexts in which texts are written and received
5. encourage, through the study of texts, an appreciation of the different perspectives of people from other cultures, and how these perspectives construct meaning
6. encourage students to appreciate the formal, stylistic and aesthetic qualities of texts
7. promote in students an enjoyment of, and lifelong interest in, language and literature.
Students closely study literary texts of merit. The focus is placed on the above aims rather than historical development of literary processes and literary periods. At BISC, the Polish course is taught according to the IB guidance, pedagogy and philosophy and is based on concept-based learning and constructivist approach to teaching and learning.
How is the course structured?
During the four semesters, candidates study in depth works grouped in four parts (11 works at Standard Level and 13 works at Higher Level) and other texts as a context. These are chosen by both the teacher and the students.
Each part of the syllabus ends with a formal task which is externally or internally assessed.There are five assessment tasks which comprise the final grade for the subject (see the table).
Are there any requirements?
Candidates should have a sound knowledge of the material covered by the gimnazjum and klasa 1 liceum programmes. It is expected that the candidates work systematically, strictly adhere to the school’s internal deadlines for tasks and participate in cultural events such as theatre performances and concerts. They should also have an account in a library and an active library card.
What materials will I need?
- works studied and these can be either bought or borrowed from a local library. However, as students make extensive notes, it is advisable that they own the work.
-E. Dunaj, B. Zagórska, “Język polski. Seria Odkrwamy na nowo. Część 5.
-sturdy folder with plastic covers (koszulki)
- A4 notebook
What will I learn?
Students will learn the following:
-validate assertions and statements, give persuasive supporting evidence
-carefully choose quotes and references, which demonstrate depth of understanding
-understand that literature is an object of study
-know of various critical perspectives and their limitations dependent of time, place, the reader
-know details of characters, plot, conventions, and elements related to genre and their changes within the genres
-interpret the writer’s intentions, understand his or her craft
-analyse language, style, techniques, structure of the work
-respond to the above
-recognize how motifs, themes and subjects are realized and related
-understand the logic, purpose and structure of paragraphs, conclusions and openings
-use accurate, clear, well chosen, effective vocabulary, grammar and style
-useterminology and concepts appropriate for literary study-
organise ideas and arguments in a clear, focused, logical way
-understand that writer’s choices (narrative voice, plot, style, chronology, characteristics, time, place) affect the reader
-be discouraged from replicating stereotypical or „right” statements (including the teacher’s or a critic’s)
-recognize and understand cultural and contextual aspects of the work
-refrain from evaluating the work from the perspective of one’s culture
-read ‘in between the lines”
-read independently, negotiate a point of view
-recognize how effects have been achieved
-understand the question
-formulate a response which demonstrates an independence of thinking, flexibility
-take and make notes pertaining to difficulty understanding the work, initial response to work, suppositions, possible biases.
mgr. Agata Żółkoś
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