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Foreign Language Curriculum

Foreign Language Curriculum Standards

 

The Purpose of French Study

  1. To develop the ability to communicate in a foreign language
  2. To understand a language system in general
  3. To understand and appreciate culture in general
  4. To foster vocabulary expansion
  5. To become life-long learners

 

Benefits of French Study

  1. Students develop skills and strategies for acquiring new vocabulary
  2. Students develop the skill to communicate in a foreign language
  3. Students increase their readiness to acquire other languages
  4. Students increase their readiness to learn about other cultures
  5. Students gain insight in how a language works
  6. Students can lay a solid foundation for language study

 

Curriculum Standards

  1. Communicate in languages other than English

1.1 Students obtain and provide information, express feelings and emotions, engage in conversations, and exchange opinions

  • Recognize and reproduce the founds of French with accurate pronunciation
    ·Express basic physical needs
    ·Express basic courtesies
    ·Create simple descriptions
    ·Express likes and dislikes
    ·Express agreement and disagreement
    ·Ask and respond to simple questions
    ·Participate in conversations

1.2 Students understand, interpret, and respond to written and spoken language on a variety of topics

  • Respond appropriately to directions, instructions, and commands
    ·Identify main ideas and key words in oral and written language
    ·Respond to written or spoken passages about topics such as school, family, housing, food, clothing, traveling
    ·Write simple phrases and sentences in French
    ·Draw conclusions and make inferences orally or in writing

1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas to listeners and readers for a variety of purposes

  • Describe people
    ·Write a personal communication
    ·List main ideas
    ·Present prepared material to an audience

 

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures

2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives off cultures studied and use this knowledge to interact effectively in cultural contexts

  • Identify and react to perspectives and practices in French culture regarding eating habits, school life, family life, celebrations
    ·Recognize and discuss language and behaviors that are evident in the target cultures such as common greetings, proverbs, youth culture language
    ·Identify some commonly held generalizations about the cultures studies
    ·Identify social and geographical factors that impact cultural practices
    ·Identify common words, phrases, and idioms that reflect French culture

2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and the products/contributions of French culture

  • Identify some products of French-speaking countries
    ·Identify the expressive forms of French culture such as art, literature, music
    ·Identify contributions of diverse groups within French-speaking regions
    ·Recognize the effects of French culture on individuals within their society

 

  1. Compare and connect with other disciplines and acquire information

3.1 Students reinforce and expand their knowledge of other disciplines through the French language

  • Identify information for use n other disciplines
    ·Recognize and illustrate the linguistic connection between French and Latin
    ·Recognize and illustrate the linguistic connection between French and English
    ·Understand choral songs written in the French language

3.2 Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are available only through the study of French

  • Identify information from sources intended for native speakers of the target language
    ·Identify perspective of French culture using authentic sources

3.3 Students recognize that the French language has differences in words, expressions, and sentence structure. They compare and contract these patterns with their own.

  • Identify common cognates in the French language
    ·Identify borrowed words in French and English

3.4 Students recognize that cultures use different patterns of interaction. They compare and contrast these patterns with their own

  • Identify similarities and differences
    ·Identify various cultures within their own communities
    ·Evaluate products/contributions from the target cultures

 

  1. Participate in multilingual communities

4.1 Students use their knowledge of French to connect with local, national, and international communities

  • Identify French in their daily life
    ·Use local resources technology and media to explore French language and culture
    ·Identify examples of the interdependence of the world's communities

4.2 Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using language for personal development

  • Identify occupations which require or are enhanced by proficiency in more than one language
    ·Participate in activities of French culture available in the student's community

 

Curriculum Standards Spanish K-3rd

 

 

General Objectives:

  1. Students develop skills and strategies for acquiring new vocabulary
  2. Students develop the skills to communicate in a foreign language
  3. Students increase their readiness to acquire other languages
  4. Students increase their readiness to learn about other cultures
  5. Students gain insight in how a language works
  6. Students can lay a solid foundation for language study

 

Course-Specific Objectives:

Students can ...

  • Recognize and reproduce the sounds of Spanish with accurate pronunciation
  • Label objects in Spanish
  • Express basic physical needs
  • Express basic courtesies
  • Create simple descriptions
  • Express likes and dislikes
  • Express agreement and disagreement
  • Ask and respond to simple questions
  • Participate in conversations
  • Respond appropriately to directions, instructions, and commands
  • Identify main ideas and key words in oral and written language
  • Respond to written or spoken passages about topics such as school, family, housing, food, clothing, traveling
  • Write simple phrases and sentences in Spanish
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences orally or in writing
  • Identify and react to perspectives and practices in Spanish culture regarding eating habits, school life, family life, celebrations
  • Identify some products of Spanish-speaking countries
  • Identify the expressive forms of Spanish culture such as art, literature, music
  • Identify contributions of diverse groups within Spanish-speaking regions
  • Apply their knowledge of Spanish to their religious life by memorizing Spanish prayers

 

Curriculum Standards Spanish 7th/8th

 

 

The Purpose of Spanish Study

  1. To develop the ability to communicate in a foreign language
  2. To understand a language system in general
  3. To understand and appreciate culture in general
  4. To foster vocabulary expansion
  5. To become life-long learners

 

Benefits of Spanish Study

  1. Students develop skills and strategies for acquiring new vocabulary
  2. Students develop the skill to communicate in a foreign language
  3. Students increase their readiness to acquire other languages
  4. Students increase their readiness to learn about other cultures
  5. Students gain insight in how a language works
  6. Students can lay a solid foundation for language study

 

Curriculum Standards

  1. Communicate in languages other than English

1.1 Students obtain and provide information, express feelings and emotions, engage in conversations, and exchange opinions

·Recognize and reproduce the sounds of Spanish with accurate pronunciation
  • Express basic physical needs
    ·Express basic courtesies
    ·Create simple descriptions
    ·Express likes and dislikes
    ·Express agreement and disagreement
    ·Ask and respond to simple questions
    ·Participate in conversations

1.2 Students understand, interpret, and respond to written and spoken language on a variety of topics

  • Respond appropriately to directions, instructions, and commands
    ·Identify main ideas and key words in oral and written language
    ·Respond to written or spoken passages about topics such as school, family, housing, food, clothing, traveling
    ·Write simple phrases and sentences in Spanish
    ·Draw conclusions and make inferences orally or in writing

1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas to listeners and readers for a variety of purposes

  • Describe people
    ·Write a personal communication
    ·List main ideas
    ·Present prepared material to an audience

 

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures

2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives of cultures studied and use this knowledge to interact effectively in cultural contexts

  • Identify and react to perspectives and practices in Spanish culture regarding eating habits, school life, family life, celebrations
    ·Recognize and discuss language and behaviors that are evident in the target cultures such as common greetings, proverbs, youth culture language
    ·Identify some commonly held generalizations about the cultures studied
    ·Identify social and geographical factors that impact cultural practices
    ·Identify common words, phrases, and idioms that reflect Spanish culture

2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and the products/contributions of Spanish culture

  • Identify some products of Spanish-speaking countries
    ·Identify the expressive forms of Spanish culture such as art, literature, music
    ·Identify contributions of diverse groups within Spanish-speaking regions
    ·Recognize the effects of Spanish culture on individuals within their society
  1. Compare and connect with other disciplines and acquire information

3.1 Students reinforce and expand their knowledge of other disciplines through the Spanish language

  • Identify information for use in other disciplines
    ·Recognize and illustrate the linguistic connection between Spanish and Latin
    ·Recognize and illustrate the linguistic connection between Spanish and English
    ·Understand choral songs written in the Spanish language

3.2 Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are available only through the study of Spanish

  • Identify information from sources intended for native speakers of the target language
    ·Identify perspectives of Spanish culture using authentic sources

3.3 Students recognize that the Spanish language has differences in words, expressions, and sentence structure. They compare and contrast these patterns with their own.

  • Identify common cognates in the Spanish language
    ·Identify borrowed words in Spanish and English

3.4 Students recognize that cultures use different patterns of interaction. They compare and contrast these patterns with their own.

  • Identify similarities and differences
    ·Identify various cultures within their own communities
    ·Evaluate products/contributions from the target cultures

 

  1. Participate in multilingual communities

4.1 Students use their knowledge of Spanish to connect with local, national, and international communities

  • Identify Spanish in their daily life
    ·Use local resources, technology and media to explore Spanish language and culture
    ·Identify examples of the interdependence of the world's communities

4.2 Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using language for personal development

  • Identify occupations that require or are enhanced by proficiency in more than one language
    ·Participate in activities of Spanish culture available in the student's community