CIG students passed IB Chinese with high scores
Recently, 2019 IB Mandarin Chinese results have been released. CIG students, Jammy Radwan and Yuang Fan, both passed the exam with high scores. Jammy (non native language student) received full score 7 in IB ab initio, and Yuang (native language student) received 6 out of 7 in IB A Chinese language and literature.
We sincerely congratulate them for such outstanding achievements. CIG teachers will continue to devote themselves to helping every student realize their dreams.
Mandarin Chinese in the IB Diploma Programme
In some schools where the IB is awarded, there may be an option of taking Mandarin as one of the 2 languages that form part of the Diploma syllabus.
Mandarin is an option in the ‘Second Language’ subject groups. Depending on the student’s experience/level, Mandarin can be studied at one of 3 levels:
Ab initio - for beginners who have no previous experience of Mandarin. Standard level only.
Language B - for students who have had some previous experience of learning Mandarin. It may be studied at either higher level or standard level.
Language A2 – for students who have a high level of competence in the language they have chosen. It includes the study of both language and literature, and is available at higher level and standard level.
IB Mandarin Chinese course at CIG
As early as 2009, CIG started to provide IB Chinese course to students at the International School of Geneva (Ecolint) with Chinese as mother tongue or as a foreign language. Ecolint is the oldest and largest operating international school in the world. In the mid-1960s, a group of teachers from Ecolint (Campus La Grande Boissière) created the International Schools Examinations Syndicate (ISES), which later became the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and then the International Baccalaureate (IB). Ecolint is far ahead in Switzerland from the perspective of IB no matter in faculty or communication with universities around the world. The cooperation with Ecolint has provided CIG with great advantages to develop IB Chinese course. In recent years, CIG IB Chinese course has developed rapidly and becomes our signature course.