MYP Subject Area 2c: Language Acquisition (Classical Languages)
Huron courses: Latin I (IB503011), Latin II (IB503021)
The aims of all MYP subjects state what a teacher may expect to teach and what a student may expect to experience and learn. These aims suggest how the student may be changed by the learning experience.
The aims of MYP classical languages are to:
- enable the student to reach an appropriate degree of understanding of the language and to use this understanding for a variety of purposes
- enable the student to understand the nature of language and the process of language learning, which comprises the integration of linguistic, cultural and social components
- develop a respect for, and understanding of, diverse linguistic and cultural heritages
- enable the student to develop an appreciation of a variety of classical texts and to develop critical and creative techniques for comprehension and construction of meaning
- offer insight into the cultural characteristics of these civilizations and their connection to other societies, including contemporary people and cultures
- enable the student to recognize and use language as a vehicle of thought, reflection, self-expression and learning in other subjects, and as a tool for enhancing literacy
- provide the student with a basis for further study and work through the process of inquiry and the development of thinking and learning skills
- foster curiosity, inquiry and a lifelong interest in, and enjoyment of, language learning.