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A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO FOAs: Learning Outcomes: Part 1: Language in cultural context Analyze how audience and purpose affect

t the structure and content of texts Analyze the impact of language changes Demonstrate an awareness of how language and meaning are shaped by culture and context IB Definition of Text: Text in this subject, and in the published guide, is defined as anything from which information can be extracted, and includes the widest range of oral, written and visual materials present in society. This range will include single and multiple images with or without text, literary and nonliterary written texts and extracts, media texts (for example, films), radio and television programmes and their scripts, and electronic texts that share aspects of a number of these areas (for example, video-sharing websites, web pages, SMS messages, blogs, wikis and tweets). Oral texts will include readings, speeches, broadcasts and transcriptions of recorded conversation (Lang and Lit Subject Guide 16).

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES: STRUCTURED GROUP DISCUSSION: Discussion arising from materials prepared by a small group of students, for example, identifying the social, cultural and economic position taken by a particular text. The presentation of material lending itself to discussion with the class, for example, the offering of two opposing readings of a text. Formal debate.

ORAL PRESENTATION: An examination of a particular interpretation of a text or event. A commentary on the use of a particular image, idea or symbol in a text or texts studied.

FOA RUBRICS Criterion A: Knowledge and Understanding of the text(s) and subject matter or extract To what extent does this activity show knowledge and understanding of the text(s) and subject chosen for the oral activity?

Has the student shown awareness and understanding of the meaning of the text(s) in relation to the subject?

Criterion B: Understanding how language is used To what extent does the activity show understanding of the way language is used to create meaning? Has the student shown an appreciation of how language and style is used to particular effect in the text? Criterion C: Organization How well organized is the oral activity How coherent is the structure? Criterion D: Language How clear, varied and accurate is the language? How appropriate is the choice of register and style? (Register refers, in this context, to the students use of elements such as vocabulary, tone, sentence structure and idiom appropriate to the further oral activity.)