Range level expectations

Intermediate-mid
Communication in languages other than English 1. Initiate, sustain and close conversations, (written or oral) on a variety of topics, using predominantly familiar vocabulary and grammatical structures. (Interpersonal mode) 2. Comprehend a passage or conversation (written or oral) in a variety of situations and on familiar topics, using predominantly familiar vocabulary and grammatical structures. (Interpretive mode) 3. Create, express, perform, and/or present using learned and spontaneous language, in an organized structure (written or oral)) on a variety of predominantly familiar topics, with accuracy, comprehensibility, and some degree of fluidity. (Presentational mode) 1. Analyze and synthesize how the viewpoints of people who speak the target language are reflected in their practices. 2. Evaluate how and why products reflect practices and perspectives in the cultures studied. 1. Analyze the connections between information gathered from target language resources and other disciplines. 2. Classify and organize information acquired from authentic resources, including technology. 1. Apply knowledge of increasingly complex structural patterns in both the target language and the student’s own language to communicate effectively. 2. Analyze the significance of the similarities and differences between the target culture(s) and the student’s own culture and how the two cultures interact. 1. Interpret and expand complex language skills and cultural knowledge of the target language both within and beyond the classroom setting. 2. Extract from and evaluate various resources in the target language to obtain information on topics of personal interest.

Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition

Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Participation in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Intermediate-low
Communication in languages other than English 1. Initiate, maintain, close conversations, (written or oral) on a variety of familiar topics, using familiar vocabulary and grammatical structures. (Interpersonal mode) 2. Comprehend a passage or conversation (written or oral) in a limited number of situations and on familiar topics, using familiar vocabulary and grammatical structures. (Interpretive mode) 3. Create, express, perform, and/or present using learned, extended language (written or oral) on a variety of familiar topics, comprehensible to a sympathetic audience. (Presentational mode) 1. Draw conclusions using one’s understanding of the perspectives and practices of the cultures studied and how they are interrelated. 2. Examine how the viewpoints of people who speak the target language are reflected in their products. 1. Assess the usefulness of information gathered from target language resources for application in other disciplines. 2. Examine viewpoints presented in authentic sources, including technology, and draw conclusions 1. Apply knowledge of similarities and differences between structural patterns of the target language through comparisons of the student’s own language and the language studied. 2. Compare the similarities and differences between the target culture(s) and the student’s own culture and how the two cultures interact. 1. Apply increasingly complex language skills and cultural knowledge of the target language beyond the classroom setting. 2. Analyze various resources in the target language to obtain information on topics of personal interest.

Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition

Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Participation in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Novice-High

Communication in languages other than English

Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition

Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Participation in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

1. Participate in guided conversations (written or oral) on a variety of familiar and predictable topics, using both memorized and occasionally spontaneous language. (Interpersonal mode) 2. Comprehend sentence length language (written or oral) in a limited number of situations and on familiar topics, using learned vocabulary and grammatical structures. (Interpretive mode) 3. Create and/or present using learned language (written or oral) on a variety of familiar topics, comprehensible to a sympathetic audience. (Presentational mode) 1. Discuss common practices and viewpoints within the cultures studied. 2. Discuss familiar products of the cultures studied. 1. Discuss the connections between information gathered from target language resources and other disciplines. 2. Discuss own experiences and compare with those of speakers of the target language, using authentic resources, including technology. 1. Describe similarities and differences between structural patterns of the target language through comparisons of the student’s own language and the language studied. 2. Describe the nature of culture through comparisons of the target culture and the student’s own culture and how the two cultures interact. 1. Apply language skills and cultural knowledge of the target language within and beyond the classroom setting. and locate resources that provide information about cultures studied in order to extrapolate and integrate information. 2. Consult and use various resources in the target language to obtain information on topics of personal interest.

Novice-Mid
Communication in languages other than 1. Participate in basic conversations (written or

English 2.

3.

Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition

1. 2. 1. 2.

oral) on a variety of familiar and predictable topics, using isolated words and learned phrases. (Interpersonal mode) Comprehend short learned exchanges (written or oral) on learned topics that use learned vocabulary and grammatical structures. (Interpretive mode) Present using learned and simple phrases/ expressions (written or oral) on very familiar topics, comprehensible to a very sympathetic audience. (Presentational mode) Summarize common practices and viewpoints within the cultures studied. Describe familiar products of the cultures studied. Summarize the connections between information gathered from target language resources and other disciplines. Classify and organize information acquired from authentic resources, including technology.

Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Participation in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

1. Expand knowledge of similarities and differences of basic structural patterns of language through comparisons of the student’s own language and the language studied. 2. Investigate the nature of culture through comparisons of the target culture and the student’s own culture and how the two cultures interact. 1. Describe and begin to use language skills and cultural knowledge of the target language as it is used both within and beyond the classroom setting. 2. Identify various resources in the target language to obtain information on topics of personal interest.

Novice-low
Communication in languages other than English 1. Communication consists of isolated words and a few high frequency phrases (written or

2. 3.

Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition

1. 2. 1. 2.

Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

1.

2.

Participation in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

1.

2.

oral). (Interpersonal mode) Comprehend isolated learned words (written or oral). (Interpretive mode) Present using isolated words, mixed with native language, along with a few high frequency phrases (written or oral) on very familiar topics, generally incomprehensible. (Presentational mode) Identify common practices and viewpoints within the cultures studied. Identify familiar products of the cultures studied Identify the connections between information gathered from target language resources and other disciplines. Use age and level appropriate language resources, including technology, to find basic information. Identify similarities and differences of the most basic structural patterns of language through comparisons of the student’s own language and the language studied. Identify and recognize the nature of culture through comparisons of the target culture and the student’s own culture and how the two cultures interact. Recognize the need for language skills and cultural knowledge of the target language both within and beyond the classroom setting. Recognize various resources in the target language to obtain information on topics of personal interest.

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