Communication in languages other thanEnglish
1.Initiate, maintain, close conversations,(written or oral) on a variety of familiar topics, using familiar vocabulary andgrammatical structures. (Interpersonalmode)2.Comprehend a passage or conversation(written or oral) in a limited number of situations and on familiar topics, usingfamiliar vocabulary and grammaticalstructures. (Interpretive mode)3.Create, express, perform, and/or presentusing learned, extended language (written or oral) on a variety of familiar topics,comprehensible to a sympathetic audience.(Presentational mode)
Knowledge and Understanding of OtherCultures
1.Draw conclusions using one’sunderstanding of the perspectives and practices of the cultures studied and howthey are interrelated.2.Examine how the viewpoints of people whospeak the target language are reflected intheir products.
Connections with Other Disciplines andInformation Acquisition
1.Assess the usefulness of informationgathered from target language resources for application in other disciplines.2.Examine viewpoints presented in authenticsources, including technology, and drawconclusions
Comparisons to Develop Insight into theNature of Language and Culture
1.Apply knowledge of similarities anddifferences between structural patterns of the target language through comparisons of the student’s own language and the languagestudied.2.Compare the similarities and differences between the target culture(s) and thestudent’s own culture and how the twocultures interact.
Participation in Multilingual Communities atHome and Around the World
1.Apply increasingly complex language skillsand cultural knowledge of the targetlanguage beyond the classroom setting.2.Analyze various resources in the targetlanguage to obtain information on topics of personal interest.