Standards

1. Communication

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.

2. Cultures

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.

3. Connections

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.

4. Comparisons

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.

5. Communities

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:

Initiate independently

Share responsibilities

Assist others

Take a variety of roles

Contribute ideas

Apply strategies

Keep an open mind

Tolerate different viewpoints

Communication – Learn to:

Listen actively

Express ideas

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.