Macedonian Language and Development 9 CREDIT: 1.0
This course aims to help students successfully transition to the regular Macedonian Language and Literature programs after two years (e.g., in 11 Grade). The application of grammar structures and enriched vocabulary will give students a solid basis for correct oral and written communication in the official, standard language. Students will differentiate between standard Macedonian and colloquial language and dialects. Phonetics (sounds) are studied to develop spelling and pronunciation skills. Reading and writing different style texts will help students develop grammar and vocabulary skills. The origins of literature are explored through myths, poetry, prose, and drama of the ancient civilizations and Macedonian folk literature, including the beginnings of Slavic literature and basic theories of literature.
Pre-requisite(s): a diagnostic test Open to grade(s): 9
Macedonian 9 CREDIT: 1.0
Native speakers of Macedonian are introduced to the origins of literature through mythology and folktales. The course also focuses on the medieval period, with emphasis on early Slavic literature. Students also apply theoretical concepts in their interpretation and analysis of literary works. Phonetics and phonology are focused on the development of correct spelling and pronunciation skills. Essays are expository in nature. The curriculum is designed to develop creative thinking, writing and public speaking skills while cultivating principles of aesthetics and ethics. Students may be required to write a research paper on a chosen topic and give an oral presentation. Open discussions help develop the students’ speaking, analysis, and interpretation skills.
Open to grade(s): 9
Macedonian Language and Development 10 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: MK006
This is a continuation of Macedonian Language and Development 9, focused on strengthening the students’ knowledge of standard Macedonian for a successful transition to the regular Macedonian Language and Literature program in grade 11 through the adoption of standard grammar and vocabulary. Morphology (types of words in Macedonian and their characteristics) is studied, with emphasis on different word groups, their forms and role in a sentence. Students study the logic and structure of simple and complex sentences to enable expression of thought in oral and written communication. Students continually adopt new vocabulary and grammatical structures demonstrating these in written and oral exercises, dialogues and presentations. Students explore Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, the Enlightenment, and Romanticism, both in Macedonian and world literature.
Pre-requisite(s): Macedonian Language and Development 9 (MLD 9) Open to grade(s): 10
Macedonian 10 CREDIT: 1.0
Native speakers of Macedonian study prose, drama, and poetry of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, the Enlightenment, and Romanticism. Students further develop their interpretation and analysis of a variety of Macedonian works, as well as works in translation. Grammar study focuses on the forms of words and the meanings of words (lexicology/morphology). Understanding these concepts develop students’ writing and communication skills. The course also focuses on the development of Macedonian language (14th century to first half of 19th century). Through advanced readings and literary interpretations, students develop sound knowledge of literary theory. Every student is required to write a research paper on a chosen topic and present findings in class. The classes incorporate individual and cooperative assignments incorporating other disciplines (ie. history, arts).
Pre-requisite(s): Macedonian 9 /MLD 9, with teacher approval Open to grade(s): 10
Macedonian 11 CREDIT: 1.0
The course focuses on the prose, drama, and poetry tied to the periods of Realism, all the way to the beginnings of Modernism. Students develop analytical skills through an interpretation of Macedonian works (from the first half of the 20th century) and world literature (19th century Realism). The course also focuses on the historical development of Macedonian language (second half of the 19th century – codification of standard Macedonian language (mid-20th century)). Grammatical focus is placed on the development of syntax and phraseology skills of students (forming sentences and idiomatic expressions). Students select a book from a reading list and complete an independent research project on a topic of their choice. Students develop essays writing while applying grammar rules through both individual and group assignments that incorporate knowledge and skills of other disciplines (i.e., history, science, arts).
Pre-requisite(s): Macedonian 10/ MLD 10, with teacher approval Open to grade(s): 11
Macedonian 12 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: MK004
The course focuses on the great works of contemporary Macedonian and world literature (second half of the 20th, and beginning of the 21st centuries). As students read for nuance, tone, and appreciation of style, they develop an insight of a true reader. Emphasis in writing is placed on analytical essays. The language part of the course includes stylistic interpretation of different writings and introduction to the dialects of Macedonian language. The course has a multidisciplinary approach, investigating the relationships between the art of literature, theatre, and film.
Pre-requisite(s): Macedonian 11 /IB Macedonian A Literature 11 Open to grade(s): 12
IB Macedonian A Literature SL/HL CREDIT: 1.0
IB Macedonian A Literature is a two-year course, focused exclusively on literary texts, adopting a variety of approaches to textual criticism. Students explore the nature of literature, through works originally written in Macedonian language and in translation (world literature books), the aesthetic function of literary language and textuality, and the relationship between literature and the world. Books are studied within three areas of exploration: “Readers, Writers, and Texts”, “Time and Space” and “Intertextuality: Connecting Texts.” There are 13 books studied at Higher Level, and 9 books at Standard Level. The processes of inquiry, analysis, evaluation and interpretation of literary texts, and the preparation for assessments are informed by the consideration of seven concepts, including: identity, culture, creativity, communication, perspective, transformation, and representation.
Pre-requisite(s): Macedonian 10, and teacher approval Open to grade(s): 11&12
Albanian 9 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: AL001
Albanian 9 is a general survey of Albanian language and literature for native speakers of Albanian, ranging from the first Albanian documents found in history to an investigation of the ancient era of Albanian literature. Literature from the 18th and 19th centuries is studied and analyzed. The course balances the theory of literature, understanding of poetry, reading of novels, short stories, drama, and the use of stylistic figures. In addition to literature, the course includes progressively more complex grammar and writing styles. World literature, translated into Albanian, will be represented by a selection of Greek and Roman literature.
Open to grade(s): 9
Albanian Language and Development 9 CREDIT: 1.0
This course aims to help students successfully transition to the regular Albanian Language and Literature program in Grade 10. The application of grammar structures and enriched vocabulary will provide students with a solid basis for correct oral and written communication in the official, standard Albanian language.
Open to grade(s): 9
Albanian 10 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: AL002
Native speakers of Albanian in grade 10 explore and develop their ability to interpret and analyze Albanian poetry. Students are introduced to the Renaissance movement and its impact on Albanian literature. As a part of investigating the theory of literature students will be able to distinguish between the literary periods of Albanian literature: Humanism, Renaissance, Classicism and Romanticism. Throughout this course, students will study more complex forms of syntax.
Pre-requisite(s): Albanian 9 Open to grade(s): 10
Albanian 11 CREDIT: 1.0
This integrated course for native speakers of Albanian in grade 11 includes selected works from 20th century Albanian authors, followed by contemporary world literature authors. Grammar studies will continue to focus predominantly on syntax. In this course, students will be able to write and critique works using complex styles of expression. They will develop writing skills in order to write gracefully and express their thoughts using style and sophistication.
Pre-requisite(s): Albanian 10 Open to grade(s): 11
Albanian 12 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: AL004
This course for native speakers of Albanian in grade 12 is devoted to the study of contemporary works of Albanian literature. Emphasis will also be placed on reading, interpreting and analyzing poetry, drama, short stories and novels in World literature. The grammar will focus on morphology, lexicology, syntax and dialectical studies. By the end of this course, all students are expected to complete a project to demonstrate their acquisition of writing skills, that is to be able to express original ideas with style and sophistication.
Pre-requisite(s): Albanian 11 Open to grade(s): 12
IB Albanian SL/HL CREDIT: 1.0
IB ALBANIAN A Literature is a two-year course, focusing on the study of literature as an expression of creativity encourages the development of independent, original and critical thinking skills. Imagery and cultural context is studied through close reading, oral and written interpretation, and critical analysis. Students develop intercultural understanding through Albanian and world literature. This course is divided into four parts. Albanian A Literature course is divided into four parts: Part 1: Works in translation; Part 2: Detailed study; Part 3: Literary genres and Part 4: Options (in which works are freely chosen). Parts 1 and 4 are the focus of grade 11, and Parts 2 and 3 are the focus of grade 12.
Pre-requisite(s): Albanian 9 and 10 Open to grade(s): 11&12