Azerbaijani courses are offered from beginners (phase 1) to advanced level (phase 5-6) at every MYP grade level.
The aims of Azerbaijani Language is to encourage and enable students to:
- use language as a vehicle for thought, creativity, reflection, learning, self-expression, analysis and social interaction
- develop the skills involved in listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting in a variety of contexts
- develop critical, creative and personal approaches to studying and analysing literary and non-literary texts
- engage with texts from different historical periods and a variety of cultures
- explore and analyse aspects of personal, host and other cultures through different types of texts
- explore language through a variety of media and modes
- develop a lifelong interest in reading
- apply linguistic and literary concepts and skills in a variety of authentic contexts
Students should be able to:
- Communicate information, ideas and opinions.
- Demonstrate comprehension of specific factual information and attitudes, expressed in spoken and written contexts.
- Identify main ideas and supporting details from spoken and written texts.
- Understand and appropriately use structures and vocabulary.
- Request and provide information in both spoken and written contexts.
- Engage actively in oral production using comprehensible pronunciation and intonation.
- Take part in formal and informal communications.
The language skills are assessed against the following main criteria:
Criterion A: Comprehending spoken and visual text
Criterion B: Comprehending written and/or visual text
Criterion C: Communicating in response to spoken, written or visual text
Criterion D: Using language in spoken and/or written form
In order to give the students the chance to demonstrate their proficiency in the language, they will complete a range of assessment tasks. These will be adapted to the level of the course. Some of the assessment tasks are:
- Writing: essays, short stories, articles, brochures.
- Speaking: oral presentations, speeches, discussions, interviews.
- Reading: comprehension questions accompanying a variety of texts such as articles, stories
Those students who have beginner or native proficiency in the Azerbaijani language join this course, which is based upon different junior middle school textbooks authorized by the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan. The objective of this course is to provide the students with linguistic skills necessary to read and understand a wide range of original materials. They will develop their writing skills and explore different writing styles.