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Name:

Tiffany Jones

Date: December 3, 2013 Instructor: Rachel LaMance Section: 123-001

French 123

Can Do Survey: Elementary 1 (1st Semester of Language Study)


Please fill out the following survey. This survey is given at the end of every semester. It is important to answer the questions thoughtfully so that your responses will reflect the progression in your learning across the semester. The answers that you give on this survey will in no way effect your grade since you will get credit on completion alone. Please place an X in the box for your answers using the following scale: you completely agree with the statement, you mostly agree, you partially agree, you disagree and cannot do what the statements says, or this statement is not applicable to your course.

Interpretive Mode- Listening


I can identify words, phrases, and expressions related to familiar topics in video clips and songs or in other recorded materials replaying as needed. I can understand and explain short and simple conversations on familiar topics or when I have previously seen or heard the content, provided that the speaker speaks slowly and clearly. I can sometimes recognize common roots between languages, prefixes, suffixes, and vocabulary that help me understand conversations that I have not prepared. I can understand questions and answers about basic needs and amenities. I can translate information not normally understood when the speaker rephrases, repeats, or reframes the information. I can classify and compare words in different disciplines. I can identify short, simple conversations and/or narratives within highly predictable and familiar topics as well as in live or recorded materials, replaying or repeating as needed. I can recognize decontextualized speech such as would be found in a phone, Skype, or other informal conversation. I can identify the essential information of an extended conversation around me on short familiar topics provided that the language is spoken slowly and clearly in other words, I can get the GIST of what is being said. I can consistently recognize cognates, prefixes, suffixes, and thematic vocabulary to help me understand spoken live or recorded language found in music, on the TV, on DVDs and on the Internet. I can connect words and expressions from one discipline to another. I have made progress in developing my listening skills this semester.

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Reading
I can recognize the symbols of an alphabetic and/or syllabic writing system and/or a limited number of characters in a system that uses characters. I can locate familiar words, phrases and simple sentences in authentic written materials, e.g. ads, directions, newspaper headlines rereading as required. I can explain short simple written directions and instructions although I prefer to have my homework assignments translated just in case. I can recognize basic questions on standardized forms well enough to give the most important information about myself. I can read a short description of a person and reconstruct in my mind what he or she is like. I can decipher online classified ads, e.g. job qualifications, car sales, and apartment rentals online using the vocabulary I know. I can appraise information and order clothes (or furnishings) from an online catalogue and would not have to return the clothes because they didnt fit or a sofa was delivered when I had ordered a chair. I can read and recognize a number of food or personal items on a shopping list and locate on a map most of the stores where these items can be found. I can understand a personal letter, email, or text message in which the writer tells or asks me about aspects of everyday life on familiar topics. I can decipher and execute short, simple written directions and routine instructions, for example, I typically no longer need to have my homework assignments and test questions translated. I can understand short narratives about everyday things dealing with topics that are familiar to me if the text is written in simple language. I can identify basic questions on standardized forms well enough to give the most important information, e.g. make vacation/travel plans. I can explain online classified ads, e.g. job qualifications, car sales, and apartment rentals online using the vocabulary I know. I can read real or online menus of a restaurant and select a complete meal that I would like to eat. I have made progress in developing my reading skills this semester.

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Interpersonal Communication Personto-Person


I can introduce myself, greet others, and take leave in a culturally appropriate way. Using memorized expressions, I can ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics. E.g., home, family, activities, and professions. I can exchange personal and professional information such as address, telephone number, age, nationality, family, likes, and dislikes. I can ask and answer in simple terms questions about likes and dislikes. I can make myself understood in simple terms and understand the other person if s/he is accustomed to non-native speakers and helps me along. I can make simple purchases in a familiar context. I can deal with numbers, quantities, cost, time, and dates in simple situations. I can spell and count. I can situate myself in time (using date and time) I can discuss clothing and fashion. I can talk about my studies and school life. I can ask for and give directions referring to a map or plan in a familiar context. I can ask simple questions on familiar topics. Even though I may stumble, I can interact using simple language in real-life situations such as ordering in a restaurant, making travel, hotel, or plane reservations, making purchases in a stroe or post office, visiting with friends. I can tell/ask someone how to get around campus or town, to a nearby hotel, library or restaurant. I can arrange to go out with friends, discussing where to go, what to do, and when to meet. I can start, maintain and end a simple face-toface conversation on topics of personal interest. I can ask people politely for things, give people things, and ask them to do things for me. When they dont do these things, I can TELL them to do so. I can explain a simple story or describe an event that happened in the past, including my habits and past events. I can describe my daily routine. I can describe the body and discuss health issues. I can talk about my professional life and envisioned career. I have made progress in developing my personto-person speaking skills this semester.

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Presentational -Speaking
I can read aloud an ad, simple paragraph, or letter and be understood by a native speaker who has a sympathetic ear. I know how to look French so that I sound French. I can give personal information (address, telephone number, nationality, age, family) using words or phrases. I can recall and make lists on things on familiar topics and describe them in phrases. I can give a basic description of myself, my family, and other people using simple sentences and phrases. I can give a basic description of my activities and personal experiences using simple sentences and phrases in the present and near future tenses. I can describe my house and my room. I can describe simple, familiar objects. I can politely present my needs, wants, and preferences. I can summarize short passages in simple fashion. I can use familiar, appropriate idiomatic expressions. I can identify and describe holidays. I can describe and discuss university life. I can do a video or PowerPoint presentation where I give simple facts about the country Im studying, its foods, or other cultural info. I have made progress in developing my oral presentational skills this semester.

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Written
I can fill in standardized forms on paper or on the Web with my personal details. I can write lists, short messages, postcards, and simple notes based on familiar materials and give simple descriptions of the items. I can write simple descriptions using a variety of nouns, adjectives, and articles. I can write about myself in the present and near future tenses using learned phrases and memorized expressions. I can write a paragraph consisting of a series of simple sentences on a topic with which I am familiar. I can write using culturally appropriate idiomatic expressions. I can write simple descriptions using a variety of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and articles.

I can write on a familiar topic, using the present, future, and/or two past tenses. I know how to use a dictionary. I can write several paragraphs (150 words) consisting of a series of simple sentences on a topic with which I am familiar. I have made progress in my writing skills this semester.

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Intercultural
I have developed an understanding of the French perspective on the educational system. I have developed an understanding of stereotypes of French and American people. I have developed an understanding of the French perspective on non-verbal communication. I have developed an understanding of the French perspective on diversity and intercultural communication. I have developed an understanding of the French perspective on family life. I have developed and understanding of the French perspective on fashion and clothing. I have developed a better understanding of American culture. I have developed an understanding of the French perspective on food, meals, and table etiquette. I have developed an understanding of the French rules of conversation. I have developed an understanding of the French perspective on the healthcare system. I have developed an understanding of the French perspective on the roles of cafs and restaurants. I have developed an understanding of the French perspective on couple life and dating. I have developed an understanding of the French perspective on the role of history and the passing of time. I have developed an understanding of the French perspective on higher education. I have developed an understanding of the French perspective on media and the role of communication and information technologies. I have developed an understanding of the French perspective on public transportation. I have made progress in understanding the differences and similarities between French and American cultures.

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