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Modern Language Standards

I. Students will express themselves in the target language through speaking and writing.

A. Projects

  1. dialogues
  2. short essays
  3. skits
  4. menus
  5. house plans
  6. cultural brochures
  7. city plans
  8. post cards
  9. party invitations
  10. greeting cards

II. Students will understand and interpret oral and written and visual messages on a variety of topics.

A. These skills will be developed through:

  1. oral drills
  2. readings
  3. translations
  4. conversations
  5. written exercises
  6. games
  7. videos
  8. dictations
  9. magazines
  10. textbooks

III.  Students will understand the relationship between the language and its culture.

A. This relationship will be demonstrated through:

  1. arts and crafts
  2. cooking
  3. videos
  4. readings
  5. guest speakers

IV.  Students will develop an understanding of other cultural values and traditions.

A. This understanding is developed on a daily basis through the classroom curriculum.

V. Students will understand how languages work.

A. Grammar of the language is taught on a daily basis.

VI. Students will apply information from the language studied to other content areas.

A. A language's history, culture, geography, grammar and literature expands the students knowledge in all other content areas.

VII. Students will use the target language for personal enjoyment, enrichment and job opportunities.

A. Students will achieve this by

  1. travel abroad
  2. attending movies
  3. interacting with native speakers in their community
  4. cultural events
  5. language clubs
  6. career fairs