Communicate in Languages Other Than English
1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.
Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
3.1 Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the World Language.
3.2 Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through
the foreign language and its cultures.
Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
4.1 Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
4.2 Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home & Around the World
5.1 Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
5.2 Students show evidence of becoming lifelong learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.
5 Cs of World Language Instruction Overlap the 7 Cs of 21st Century Learning
Communication – Learn to:
Use language to communicate in “real life” situations
Interpret oral and written messages
Demonstrate cultural understanding
Present oral and written information to various audiences for a variety of purposes.
Culture – Learn to:
Understand and appreciate the relationship among languages and cultures
Understand and respect other people's points of view, ways of life, and contributions to the world.
Connections – Learn to:
Access information from worlds of knowledge to which a monolingual speaker may only partially enter, if at all.
Connect with other subject areas, which share many common themes, topics, and content.
Comparisons - Learn to:
Compare, contrast, and comprehend the nature of language and culture
Discover patterns, make predictions, and analyze similarities and differences
Strengthen one's knowledge of one's own language and culture.
Communities - Learn to:
Interrelate appropriately in multilingual and multicultural communities at home and around the world.
Live, work, and prosper in a global society.
7 Cs of 21st Century Learning Expectations
Collection of Information – Learn to:
Access, organize, and use information
Evaluate and cite sources
Align solutions with tasks
Collaboration – Learn to:
Take a variety of roles
Keep an open mind
Tolerate different viewpoints
Communication – Learn to:
Use multiple, appropriate forms of media and a variety of techniques.
Creativity – Learn to:
Generate ideas, be original, and maximize creative efforts.
Know your personal creative process
Profit from your mistakes
Critical thinking – Learn to:
Ask clarifying questions and analyze complex systems
Evaluate evidence and justify arguments
Reflect on learning and transfer problem-solving skills
Character – Learn to:
Show consideration, respect, and concern for others
Embrace diversity and maintain positive values
College /Career – Language study casts very favorable light on college admissions.