The IB programme encourages students to develop their mother tongue as a Language A even when courses in their language are not offered at their school. This is called IB Language A Self Taught. Many people, however, learn things better by discussing and talking to others. Therefore we offer the opportunity to study IB Swedish A Literature Self Taught online in a small group, in combination with one-on-one tutoring.
The IB Swedish A groups consist of 3-4 students who meet with the teacher via Skype or Zoom at a fixed time every school week. The group members study the same novels, plays, short stories and poems, maybe with the exception of one individual work in translation.
In the group lessons, the students receive instruction by the teacher in accordance with the IB Swedish A syllabus, but as a bonus, they also discuss the literature and assignments with peers who are at the same programme, but may be living in another country or continent. Each lesson in the group is 60 minutes and every other week, the students meet with their teachers individually, mainly for working with their own writing one-on-one, but also to catch up on things that may have missed during class. The individual lessons are booked at the beginning of the school year, so that they are, if possible, within the pupil’s regular school schedule.
We schedule 30 group lessons during one academic year and the number of individual lessons is 15. The group students at IB Swedish A thus receive 45 taught lessons per academic year.
All students who want to study IB Swedish A with GSP take a diagnostic test to check the level of the student’s Swedish language. This also applies to students who have a grade in Swedish from grade 9. Before the final admission, a short interview is also conducted via Skype.
Included in our courses:
- Tutoring online (normally using Skype or Zoom) 45-60 minutes per lesson
- Personal feedback on all texts and speech
- Course literature
- Individual study counselling
- Full coordination with your IB School
|GROUP||Day||Swedish summer time||Example location + time||Example location + time|
|Astrid||Monday||11:00||Singapore 17:00||Tokyo 18:00|
|Bengt||Monday||13:00||Peking 19:00||UAE 15:00|
|Camilla||Monday||15:00||UAE 17:00||Doha 16:00|
|David||Tuesday||10:30||Hongkong 16:30||Canberra 20:30|
|Edith||Tuesday||12:00||Kuala Lumpur 18:00||UAE 17:00|
|Frans||Tuesday||17:00||London 16:00||Helsingfors 18:00|
|Greta||Tuesday||18:30||Genève 18:30||Dar es Salaam 19:30|
Group teaching starts the first week in September and ends in June.