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Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu
Isonnevantie 8
00320 Helsinki
Kanslia puh. (09) 4774 180
syk@syk.fi
Kartta
Kuvat: 

Studies in Language and Literature

Teksti: 

It is a requirement of the Diploma program that students study at least one subject from group 1.

In group 1, students will study literature, including selections of literature in translation, and may choose to combine this with language or performance studies, depending on their choice of course. Students will choose to study their group 1 subject(s) in a language in which they are academically competent.

The goal of Group 1 courses is to support and develop:

* a personal appreciation of language and literature

* skills in literary criticism

* an understanding of the formal, stylistic and aesthetic qualities of texts

* strong powers of expression, both written and oral

* an appreciation of cultural differences in perspective

The range of texts studied in language A courses is broad, and students grow to appreciate a language’s complexity, wealth, and subtleties in a variety of contexts. A specific aim is to engender a lifelong interest in literature and a love for the elegance and richness of human expression.

At SYK, we offer: Finnish Literature (HL and SL), English Language and Literature (HL and SL). Students may also take Self-Taught Literature (SL only).

Language A, Literature: Students may choose among Finnish Literature and English Literature (see note above) at both the HL and SL levels. For students who wish to continue studying their own mother tongue (other than Finnish or English), the IB offers the possibility of choosing Language A, Literature SL as a self-taught component. The literature courses encourage students to appreciate the artistry of literature and to develop an ability to reflect critically on their reading. Works are studied in their literary and cultural contexts. In addition, works in translation are also studied. Cooperative work, speech acts, group and individual presentations, writing workshops, author visits, and trips outside the classroom (to museums, theatre, performance art, etc.) are all integrated into the course. The successful completion at the HL level is the equivalent of the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE); at the SL level its equivalent is the Cambridge Certifcate in Advanced English (CAE).

English A, Language and Literature: This course is for students whose strongest academic language is English as well as those who hope to continue their studies in English and those who wish a language challenge. It aims to actively engage students with language and culture and, by extension, to encourage students to question the meaning generated by language and texts, both literary and non-literary. This course aims to support lifelong learning through such engagement. Cooperative work, speech acts, group and individual presentations, writing workshops, author visits, and trips outside the classroom (to museums, theatre, performance art, etc.) are all integrated into the course. The successful completion at the HL level is the equivalent of the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE); at the SL level its equivalent is the Cambridge Certifcate in Advanced English (CAE).

Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu
Isonnevantie 8
00320 Helsinki
Kanslia puh. 09 4774 180
syk@syk.fi
Kartta