Mandarin B for the IB Diploma Second Edition

by Yan Burch


Exam board: International Baccalaureate
Level: IB Diploma
Subject: Mandarin
First teaching: September 2018
First exams: Summer 2020

Develop competent communicators who can demonstrate a sound conceptual understanding of the language with a flexible course that ensures thorough coverage of the updated Mandarin B Guide and is designed to meet the needs of all IB students at Standard and Higher Level.

- Empower students to communicate confidently by exploring the five prescribed themes through authentic texts and skills practice at the right level, delivered in clear learning pathways.
- Ensure students are able to produce coherent written texts and deliver proficient presentations with grammar and vocabulary introduced in context and in relation to appropriate spoken and written registers.
- Improve receptive skills with authentic written texts, audio recordings spoken at a natural pace, and carefully crafted reading and listening tasks.
- Promote global citizenship, intercultural understanding and an appreciation of Chinese cultures through a wide range of text types and cultural material from around the world.
- Deliver effective practice with a range of structured tasks within each unit that build reading, listening, speaking and writing skills.
- Establish meaningful links to TOK and CAS, and identify learner profile attributes in

Simplified Chinese characters used throughout
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  • Hodder Education; February 2019
  • ISBN: 9781510447394
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  • Title: Mandarin B for the IB Diploma Second Edition
  • Author: Yan Burch
  • Imprint: Hodder Education