Group 2: Language Acquisition

Group 2 Language acquisition consists of a foreign language course that is offered in French, Spanish and English. Language AB INITIO & Bare language acquisition courses designed to provide students with the necessary skills and intercultural understanding to enable them to communicate successfully in an environment where the language studied is spoken. This process allows the learner to go beyond the confines of the classroom, expanding their awareness of the world and fostering respect for cultural diversity.

The language course develops students’ linguistic abilities through the development of receptive, productive and interactive skills.

Placement onto Group 2 courses is designed to ensure that students are following the course that is most suited to their needs and that will provide them with an appropriate academic challenge whether itis at SL or HL.

Language B: French and English

Language B is an additional language-learning course designed for students with some previous learning of that language. It may be studied at either SL or HL. The main focus of the course is on language acquisition and development of language skills. These language skills should be developed through the study and use of a range of written and spoken material. Such material will extend from everyday oral exchanges to literary texts, and should be related to the culture(s) concerned. The material enables students to develop mastery of language skills and intercultural understanding. It should not be intended solely for the study of specific subject matter or content.

There are 5 assessment objectives for the language B course. Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively in a range of contexts and for a variety of purposes.
  2. Understand and use language appropriate to a range of interpersonal and/or intercultural contexts and audiences.
  3. Understand and use language to express and respond to a range of ideas with fluency and accuracy.
  4. Identify, organize and present ideas on a range of topics.
  5. Understand, analyse and reflect upon a range of written, audio, visual and audio-visual texts.

Presently at Reigate Grammar School Vietnam Language B is offered at both HL and SL in French and in English.

Language AB INITIO: Spanish

Language AB INITIO is an additional language-learning course designed for students new to a second language or with a limited background in that language.  It may only be studied at SL. The main focus of the course is on language acquisition and development of language skills. These language skills should be developed through the study and use of a range of written and spoken material. Such material will extend from everyday oral exchanges to literary texts, and should be related to the culture(s) concerned. The material enables students to develop mastery of language skills and intercultural understanding. It should not be intended solely for the study of specific subject matter or content.

There are 5 assessment objectives for the language AB INITIO course. Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively in a range of contexts and for a variety of purposes.
  2. Understand and use language appropriate to a range of interpersonal and/or intercultural contexts and audiences.
  3. Understand and use language to express and respond to a range of ideas with fluency and accuracy.
  4. Identify, organize and present ideas on a range of topics.
  5. Understand, analyse and reflect upon a range of written, audio, visual and audio-visual texts.

Presently at Reigate Grammar School Vietnam Language AB INITIO is offered at SL in Spanish.

Collaboration between RGS Vietnam and RGS UK

So many life-changing opportunities will be created for pupils and staff
Mr Sean Davey - RGSI’s Managing Director
This is a flagship project and an example for others to follow
Mr. Nguyen Hoang Long - Vietnam’s Ambassador to the UK
Together we can create a new paradigm and stronger version of international education
Mr Shaun Fenton - Headmaster of RGS UK