IB Japanese ab initio
First exams 2020
The following workbooks take you through the syllabus of the ab initio Japanese programme. Unit 1 includes a version of the workbook which allows you to click through to the relevant video tutorials, and more challenging material. Units 3 & 4 will be updated with media links soon:
|Unit 1 download
Unit 1 Multimedia Links
|Unit 2 download
Unit 2 Multimedia
|Unit 3 download
|Unit 4 download
You can access the video tutorials which support the IB ab initio Workbooks, by viewing them directly from the playlists on my Youtube channel.
Writing worksheets for laminating
Print and laminate (or slip into a sturdy plastic envelope) the matching sheets – back to back – and use a non-permanent marker to practise all the kanji you need for the ab initio Japanese course. You can start by tracing the characters on one side, and as you gain confidence you can fill in the empty squares on the other side. It’s OK to peek at the reverse side if you forget a kanji:
Individual Oral Exam Booklet
Download the Individual Oral Exam Booklet here to help prepare for your oral exam.
Download the Kanji Book here with all the kanji you need for the ab initio course, including key kanji vocabulary items and detailed explanations.
Download the list of grammatical patterns which students must be familiar with for the IB Japanese ab initio course. Students can check the patterns off as they learn them, and put their own example sentences in the spaces provided.
If you would like to contact me regarding online tutoring, please complete the online enquiry form here.
IB Language B Standard Level
First Exams 2020
Download the Kanji Book here with all the kanji you need for the language B (SL) course, including key kanji vocabulary items and detailed explanations.
Tips on how to complete the Comprehension Paper 2 for ab initio and Language B exams:
Ab initio & Language B Text Types
Here is a summary of the things you need to include with the various IB text types: