The course

Welcome to the IB Language A: language and literature course!  This page gives you an overview of everything you can find on the site about the basics of teaching and designing the course.  You can find information about the areas of exploration, concepts, assessment,  additional resources, and the IB Core by clicking on the relevant links.   

1. Creating student accounts

2. Requirements

3. Learner Portfolio

4. Course construction

5. Principles of course design

6. Types of units

7. Bodies of work

Selected Pages


Creating student accounts 22 April 2021

Allowing students to access to InThinkingMany of the pages on this site are accessible to students. The information below...

Bodies of Work - A Curated List 22 July 2021

Bodies of work can be a tricky beast to figure out. To help you in all of this, we’ve created a working list of all...

Requirements 10 June 2021

While there is much freedom in the teaching of the IB Language A: Language and literature course, it’s not a free for...

Bodies of work 3 December 2020

This page was updated on December 4th, 2020. It will be updated again if the IB provides more information about “bodies...

Principles of course design 26 June 2019

There are four guiding principles the IB wants you to think about when designing your course: variety, integration, autonomy,...

Learner Portfolio 25 April 2019

The learner portfolio is a wonderful opportunity for your students to chart their growth and their learning over the two...

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