Language B refers to the acquisition of an additional language after one's mother tongue. MYP Language B is designed to expose students to five full years of continuous instruction in the same world language, in order to facilitate the communication abilities holistic learning, and intercultural awareness that are the cornerstone of international education. Students are supported in acquiring functional fluency in their Language B by the end of year 5. Currently, Summit schools offer Spanish and French as their Language B choices. Language B teachers are responsible for covering the Colorado state content standards for World Languages, which are written for novice through intermediate levels.
MYP Language B assessment criteria:
Criterion A = Oral communication
Criterion B = Visual interpretation
Criterion C = Reading comprehension
Criterion D = Writing
Language B teachers work to modify all four of these criteria in the classroom to accommodate different phases of language acquisition and to correlate the criteria with the level of state standards (novice to intermediate) a student is working on.