Subject-specific seminars

At the beginning of each calendar year, the International Baccalaureate (IB) publishes new subject guides and then offers face-to-face seminars to help educators understand and implement the changes.

In 2019, following the publication of the new guides, subject-specific seminars will be organised for the following Diploma Programme subjects:

  • Arabic A: Language and literature
  • Arabic A: Literature
  • Chinese A: Language and literature
  • Chinese A: Literature
  • English A: Language and literature
  • English A: Literature
  • French A: Language and literature
  • French A: Literature
  • German A: Language and literature
  • German A: Literature
  • Language A: Language and literature (generic)
  • Language A: Literature (generic)
  • Mathematics: Analysis and approaches
  • Mathematics: Applications and interpretation
  • Spanish A: Language and literature
  • Spanish A: Literature

Why attend a subject-specific seminar?

These seminars offer an important opportunity for experienced teachers to fully familiarize themselves with changes to the guide. Staff and/or a member of the curriculum review team will be on hand throughout the seminar to answer questions and participate in discussions.

Who can benefit from attendance?

The subject specific seminars are highly beneficial for experienced educators in those subject areas.


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